News of the sale of an event building to a Charis Fellowship pastor and his wife is reported in today’s Greencastle, Pa., Echo Pilot. Paul and Denise Hutchison, and their son, Aaron, now own the former Rescue Hose Co. Special Events Center property at 407 S. Washington St., Greencastle. They have been leasing it for several years and operated their business, From Scratch Catering and Event Planning and Blue Heron Events,[...]
Jay Toia, defensive tackle for the Grace Brethren High School Lancers in Simi Valley, Calif., has been named a finalist for the USA Today Los Angeles Football Defensive Player of the Year. He will be among those recognized on May 19 at the UCLA campus. A portion of the yesterday’s online post appears below. Click here to read the complete article. (Grace Brethren High School is a ministry of Grace Church, a Charis Fellow[...]
David Swain, a Winona Lake, Ind., police officer, and a member of Grace Church, Leesburg, Ind. (Tim Sprankle, pastor), was among those honored on Tuesday for saving a young boy who fell through the ice on a local retention pond. A report from WSBT-22, the CBS affiliate in South Bend, Ind., includes footage from Swain’s body camera. (Also, David is the son of George and Cindy Swain. George is pastor at the Grace Brethren [...]
Joe James and his dad, Dave James, from Grace Church, Ashland, Ohio (Dan Allan, senior pastor), have been working on a project to provide clean cooking alternatives for people in developing countries. The stoves have been tested among groups served by Charis Alliance ministries. On November 21, Joe pitched the project at an event at the University of Akron in a competition for $10,000 in startup funds. (See Startup Challenge P[...]
Cathie Peebles has joined the staff of GraceConnect as operations coordinator. In that role, she will be responsible for administrative tasks, including coordinating business operations, maintaining the database, assisting with events and conferences, and other parts of the day-to-day operations of GraceConnect and BMH Books. She previously worked with GraceConnect in 2011. She comes to GraceConnect with experience in the insu[...]
In just one year, Grace College women’s soccer freshman JJ Aalbue has grabbed the attention of the national soccer community. Aalbue was honored as the NCCAA National Player of the Year after a record-setting season for the Lady Lancers. The freshman scored 17 goals with 18 assists in 23 games Aalbue’s 18 assists led all players in the Crossroads League and ranked No. 7 in the NAIA. Additionally, that mark set the [...]
Grace College’s women’s soccer team wrapped up the 2019 campaign as the No. 14 team in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll. The Lady Lancers (16-5-2) enjoyed one of their most successful seasons in program history. The Michael Voss-coached team qualified for the NAIA National Championships for the third time. Grace won two matches to claim the NAIA Opening Round bracket in Kansas, qualifying for the NAIA “Swe[...]
Sharing Thanksgiving Blessings “I knew I wanted get involved and help other families,” says Laura Melfe, a member at Grace Polaris Church in Westerville, Ohio (Mike Yoder, lead pastor). This year is the first year she took the lead as the coordinator for the church’s annual Thanksgiving Care Package distribution, which has been a ministry for more than 20 years. Hundreds of people participate in the ministry by praying, donati[...]
Arron Patrick, first-year men’s soccer coach at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., is interviewed at the online news site, InkFreeNews, after a disappointing loss in the NCCAA National Championship tourney recently. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Finding Their Silver Lining WINONA LAKE – It’s not often a coach will find solace in a shutout loss in a national championship gam[...]
Alexa Hill, Grace College’s two-time recipient of the Susan Hellings Award, the highest individual honor given volleyball student-athletes by the NCCAA, is featured in a story at the online news site, InkFreeNews. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Queen Of The Hill WINONA LAKE – It takes a special person to win the Susan Hellings Award. Alexa Hill did it twice. As the only per[...]
A trio of Grace College men’s soccer players were given All-American recognition at the end of the season. Marcelo Talamas highlighted the Lancers’ awards after being named honorable mention NAIA All-American to go along with Third Team NCCAA All-American. Ivan Santagiuliana joined Talamas as a Third Team NCCAA All-American, and Gabriel Osti was honored to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Second Team. Osti boasted [...]
A story of generosity featuring a young Grace College grad was broadcast yesterday on WNDU-16, the NBC affiliate in South Bend, Ind. It tells how 25-year-old Laura Hoke donated $30,000 to fund a new school in Tanzania. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article or view the video link below. 25-year-old donates $30K to build school in Tanzania Laura Hoke is taking the season of giving to a who[...]
Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., has received a $100,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its new initiative, Charting the Future for Indiana’s Colleges and Universities. The initiative is designed to help Indiana’s 38 higher education institutions further develop strategies to strengthen their effectiveness and sustainability. “We are thankful for Lilly Endowment’s Charting the Future initiative, and for the resources[...]
Grace College, along with nearby Manchester University, will be supporting the Work Ethic Certificate campaign in Kosciusko County, according to a story today at the online news site, InkFreeNews. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Grace College, Manchester University, Support Work Ethic Certificate Program Officials for Kosciusko’s Work Ethic Certificate campaign recently announced [...]
Encompass World Partners has an opening for a Storyteller. Interested? See the post below. You may be an answer to prayer! Encompass World Partners is looking for an individual to join our Mobilization Services team in the Communications department, sending and sustaining cross-cultural workers to make disciples among the least reached peoples of the world. At Encompass, you could use your professional skills to make an eterna[...]
Gavin Roswarski’s Journey through Grace College’s Actuarial Science Degree Choosing a college, deciding on a major, and following through to graduation can feel like a risky thing. There are countless uncontrollable factors involved in the journey–from stepping onto a college campus to stepping into your first job. You will constantly be challenged to evaluate risk–much like the role of an actuary. A graduate of Faith Christia[...]
The Committee to Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King recently announced the speaker for the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Event in Warsaw and Winona Lake, Ind. This year’s keynote speaker will be Kondo Simfukwe, lead pastor at Mission Point Community Church, Warsaw, Ind. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the program is scheduled to run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at the Manahan Orthopedic Capital cente[...]
The news didn’t bring me joy. I was more than angry—I was incensed! A man was being nationally applauded for a good deed in his community. However, I knew he was more evil than good, more manipulative than gracious, and more selfish than considerate. First good deed in sixty years, I bet! I muttered under my breath as a read the article. The guy didn’t know me from Eve, but I had briefly connected with one of his victims, and [...]
The Susquehanna Grace Community Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Wrightsville, Pa., is again hosting its “Road to Bethlehem” Christmas event, which was featured in the Community Courier this week. Click on the link below to read the complete story. (The Road to Bethlehem was featured last Christmas in the GraceConnect eNews.)[...]
Scott Feather, lead pastor of Gateway Grace Community Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Parkesburg, Pa., is pictured on the front page of the Octorara Community Courier this week. The article promotes a community Christmas Eve service at a local high school that Gateway Church is hosting in partnership with several other churches. Click the image below to read the complete article.[...]
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