Grace College women’s basketball stand-out, Vironnica Drake, is featured in a story in the Marion, Ind., Chronicle Tribune this week. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story. Drake makes big impact for Grace As compliments go, Taylor University women’s basketball coach Jody Martinez couldn’t have paid much higher respects to Vironnica Drake. Drake had just finished what might be her la[...]
Jack Klyne Peters Sr., age 97, of West Milton, Ohio, met Jesus face to face on October 22, 2019. Jack was born on October 31, 1921 in Roanoke, Va., to Alice (Daniel) and Jesse Peters. He was married in Roanoke, Va., on November 6, 1946 to Stellena Maxine Mustard and they shared nearly 64 years together. Jack and Maxine are the parents of two boys, Jack Jr. (Deborah), Steve (Sue) and one very special daughter, Dawn; nine grandc[...]
The year 2019 has been full of stories of how God has used members of Charis Fellowship churches to further the gospel. On this Giving Tuesday, we are sharing two summaries of stories from this newsletter from the last few months. As you look back on what God has done through churches in the Charis Fellowship, would you consider contributing to GraceConnect? Your financial support helps to nurture Great Commission teamwork in [...]
A $10,000 donation to Grace Village will support the ARTcare program at the retirement community, according to story in Monday’s Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Grace Village’s ARTcare Program Receives Donation Grace Village Retirement Community announced it received a $10,000 donation made in memory of Doris and Harold Strange from their children [...]
For the second time this season, Grace College’s Vironnica Drake was tabbed as the NCCAA National Player of the Week. Drake had a pair of strong performances last week against ranked teams for Grace’s women’s basketball team. Her statline of 26 points, 5 rebounds, 6 steals and 2 assists led the Lady Lancers to an 88-73 upset of No. 21 Huntington. She also produced 18 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steal[...]
“Don’t miss it,” Craig Groeschel said. “Don’t miss out on the special thing you’ve got going on here [in Warsaw/Winona Lake]. “ Groeschel, senior pastor to over 80,000 people at Life.Church, had extra time on his calendar that he decided to use to inspire, uplift, and challenge one special community. That community was us. Grace College hosted the event sponsored by the Global Leadership Summit and the Intercession Group on it[...]
The Grace College Mediation Team concluded its eleventh season of competition in November. The goal of the team is to establish peace-making values and practice conflict resolution. Dr. Mark Norris, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and mediation coach at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., led the team of five students through two successful competitions this year. “My style of coaching is grass-roots,” Norris said. “I al[...]
Dorothy Lee “Dottie” Rough, 85, resident of Richland HealthCare, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 9, 2019. Dorothy was born to the late Pastor Robert and Beulah Crees on November 22, 1934, in Kittanning, Pa. Preceded in death by her parents and by her youngest son, Stephen Mark. She leaves behind a marriage of 62 years to Pastor H. Don Rough. Survived by her three sisters: Rosemary Stiffler, Ro[...]
Players from the Grace Brethren High School football team were among those honored this week on all-league teams, according to a report in the VC Star. A portion of the report is included below. Click here to read the complete story. Grace Brethren High School is a ministry of Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Simi Valley, Calif. Camino, Canyon high school football leagues honor their best of the best League ch[...]
Jack Brown, executive director of Grow New England, a Charis Fellowship church planting ministry in the North East, has sent his December newsletter. Here are a few items of note: On Wednesday, November 27, 2019 our two campuses met together in Danvers to celebrate Thanksgiving. We had several people from the community join us for a time of food and mingling and sharing favorite Thanksgiving memories. There were many testimoni[...]
Austin Robbins, who served with Grace Brethren missionaries in the Central African Republic, died October 22. This note came from former missionary to the CAR, Eddie Mensinger: “We just received the news that Austin Robbins passed away in October. He was our dentist in the Central African Republic during our first term in Africa. We had been in contact with him from time to time and sent him our Christmas letter. His wi[...]
The Grace Brethren Church, Uniontown, Pa. (Roland Maust, pastor), is mentioned in an article in yesterday’s Uniontown Union-Standard about churches being creative in serving their communities. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Local churches innovating as congregants across the country leave The doors of Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Uniontown’s East End were open on Thanksgi[...]
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A memorable season ended in defeat for Grace’s men’s soccer team at the 2019 NCCAA national championship game. The Lancers lost 5-0 to Mid-America Christian on Saturday night at Austin-Tindall Sports Complex. Grace was making its third trip to the NCCAA title game and first since 1976. The first 10 minutes were calm. Each side battled for possession and tried to test the other’s defens[...]
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Grace’s men’s soccer team finds itself 90 minutes away from hoisting a championship trophy for the first time in program history. Ivan Santagiuliana scored the winning goal in the first half, and the Lancers upset top-seed Campbellsville 1-0 on Friday in the NCCAA national semifinals. Grace will take on Mid-America Christian on Saturday in the NCCAA championship. The match, held at Austin-Ti[...]
Former Grace College head basketball coach, Jim Kessler, will be honored by the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020, according to a story in yesterday’s Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Indiana Basketball HOF Announces Class Of 2020 The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Directors announces the 2020 Men’s Induction Class to be honored on M[...]
There are few things I enjoy more this time of year than puzzles. I love piecing together a beautiful landscape or a colorful scene. I find it relaxing yet challenging. I relish the satisfaction of tracking down that one piece I have been looking for. Recently, I’ve discovered what I believe to be a near-perfect combination of favorite things: fuzzy socks, a cup of hot coffee, and a puzzle. My love for puzzles goes back to my [...]
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – A hallmark season for Grace’s women’s soccer team came to an end on Tuesday. The Lady Lancers lost 3-0 to No. 3 Northwestern Ohio in the round of 16 at the NAIA National Championships. The defeat ends the season for Grace with a record of 16-5-2; all five losses came to teams who are currently in the NAIA Elite Eight. Grace qualified for the NAIA tournament for the third time under head c[...]
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Grace’s men’s soccer team had an ideal opening to the 2019 NCCAA National Championships. The Lancers shut out Ecclesia 4-0 on Tuesday night to start pool play. Four different players scored for the Lancers (10-6-3) in a balanced effort. The win sets up a crucial matchup on Wednesday night against Ottawa-Arizona (6 p.m.). If Grace wins or ties the game, the Lancers will win the pool and advance to [...]
Terry Alan Howie of Winona Lake, Ind., passed away unexpectedly at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the age of 73. He was born on October 18, 1946 in Johnstown, Pa., to Mary Louise (Roberts) Howie and Gail Von Howie. Terry married Lynn Suzanne (Paige) Howie on November 16, 1997. Terry moved to Winona Lake as a college student from Johnstown, Pa. He has been a resident of Winona Lake since 1964. Terry earned his Bachelo[...]
“We are getting out in the community and telling people about Jesus,” says Jerry Swain, an elder of Winchester Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Winchester, Va. (Kevin Mincey, lead pastor). On November 2 the congregation hosted their third annual winter coat distribution. The idea was birthed from the men’s ministry in 2017 when they noticed a need for winter coats for the homeless and impoverished areas of Win[...]
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