Chandler Elliott added one more award to her outstanding softball career for Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind. She was named Google Cloud Academic All-America® Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). CoSIDA honors deserving student-athletes for both athletic and academic achievement, as voted in during the district and national levels. Elliott, a 3.68 GPA graduate who studied Sp[...]
Overcoming Challenges, Creating New Molecules There is something innate in the human story in which challenge leads to discovery. Sometimes, that challenge is based on need. Other times, it is simply the push to achieve more. No matter the reason, we as a people enjoy the thought of succeeding when others assume success is out of reach. In fact, when one person decides to ask, ‘Why not me?’ and ‘Why not now?’, they achieve som[...]
The Ventura County Star notes outstanding softball players from Grace Brethren High School, Simi Valley, Calif., have been honored. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Grace Brethren High School is a ministry of Grace Church, Simi Valley, Calif. (Jordan Bakker, pastor). Jessie Fontes, Sidney Wimpee earn top softball honors for the Frontier League Jessie Fontes of Grace Brethren High is th[...]
A feature in Lancaster Farming details a busy year for the 2018 Pennsylvania Dairy Princess, Yvonne Longenecker, who also happens to be involved in the Synergy Youth Program at the Martinsburg, Pa., Grace Brethren Church (Brian McCall, executive pastor). A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Yvonne Longenecker’s Very Busy Dairy Year Yvonne Longenecker, the 2018 Pennsylvania dairy princ[...]
Blue Ridge Grace Brethren Church (Winchester, Va.) voted on May 20, 2018, to extend a call to Davey Ermold to be their pastor. Having served as a lay leader at Grace Brethren Church of Calvert County, Owings, Md. (Dario Agnolutto, pastor) for the past nine years, Davey and his wife, Laura, are excited to transition to ministry on the other side of the nation’s capital. Laura has been an elementary school teacher at Grace[...]
Getting away from the noise of everyday life and into God’s creation can bring light to a person’s life. Each year, God brings 1,500 to 2,000 people to Camp Tuk-A-Way, a Grace Brethren camp in Blacksburg, surrounded by the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. Outside groups rent the camp from March to November, and the camp has two weeks of its own programming, which welcome about 100 kids each week. The camp was esta[...]
During my missionary kid days, silence used to terrify me. If no one was talking, that meant they might not feel connected with, treasured, or heard. I found myself filled with anxiety quite often, trying to make sure the silence on mission trips was rare. I never wanted my visiting team to think I wasn’t invested in the overall mission. In my childish mind, silence gave them a reason to doubt my passion. I guess you could say[...]
Grow New England, the Charis Fellowship church planting in the Northeast United States, has sent their June newsletter. Here are some excerpts. Thank you for your continued partnership in the ministry in New England. We had a fabulous spring and are looking forward to an outstanding summer. Our Danvers church plant is very excited about the doors that are being opened. Spring Outreaches Included “Make Your Own Easter bas[...]
Grace College graduate, Amanda Anschutz, has been recognized by About magazine in its list of Twenty under 40. About is a magazine about Stark County, Ohio. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. AMANDA ANSCHUTZ | TWENTY UNDER 40! 39, Co-founder/President, Compassion Delivered What is the best career advice you’ve ever been given? “Plan B and a good sense of humor.” This advice was given[...]
Today’s This Week newspaper reports on the state championship run by Worthington Christian 3,200-meter relay team of Jake Bertelsen, Kyle Smith, Luke Smith, and Taylor Vallangeon over the weekend. (Worthington Christian High School is a ministry of Grace Polaris Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation led by Pastor Mike Yoder.) A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Worthington Ch[...]
Grace College invites interested high school students and their parents to Preview Day on Friday, June 29, to see first-hand the educational and student life opportunities at Grace. Located in the historic lakeside town of Winona Lake, Ind., Grace offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and seminary degree programs in a beautiful setting. At Preview Day, prospective students and their parents will tour the campus, meet with ad[...]
A report in today’s Fort Wayne, Ind., Journal Gazette, notes that Grace College has won a lawsuit (filed along with Biola University) that challenged enforcement of a portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that required providing contraception when an employer’s religious convictions opposed it. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. CBN also carried a story, which is inclu[...]
A report today on the online news site, InkFreeNews, notes that more than 6,000 community members attended the 10th annual Northern Indiana Lakes Festival, which is sponsored by the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. 2018 Lakes Festival Hosts Over 6,000 Visitors The 10th-annual Northern Indiana Lakes Festival, May 25-27, began with[...]
Mark Lancaster has been named the director of the Brethren Heritage Center, Brookville, Ohio. His hiring is a milestone in the 15-year history of the organization when the need for a salaried director to oversee the all-volunteer staff was recognized. He begins his new role on July 1. Mark brings more than 40 years of experience in working with non-profit organizations, including Heifer International and American Friends Servi[...]
A traveling exhibit that remembers the witness of peace-minded people against the First World War 1914-1918 will be on display at the Brethren Heritage Center, Brookville, Ohio. The exhibit opens July 11 and closes on August 11. The exhibit, “Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War” developed by Kauffman Museum in North Newton, Kansas. It is based on the narratives of men and women, religious believers, secular hu[...]
The June issue of the newsletter from the Charis Fellowship Equipping Network went out yesterday. We thought the readers of GraceConnect.us would be interested. One of the most demanding vocations is being a pastor, not only by the volume of responsibilities but also by their variety. Probably only a minority of those sitting in the pews Sunday morning have any idea of all that their pastor has been engaged in during the week[...]
A former Grace College student and employee who is now an Indiana State Trooper received kudos for going above and beyond the call of duty recently after an accident seriously injured a Kosciusko County, Ind., man. Master Trooper Joe McLaughlin stayed with the injured man’s children until another family member could reach them. (McLaughlin formerly served as campus security at Grace College and was a police office in War[...]
Janis Ann Jenkins of Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, Ind., went home to be with the Lord at 8:07 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at the age of 93. She was the widow of retired Navy Chaplain, Lee Jenkins, who also served as the Chaplain Endorsing Agent for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (Charis Fellowship) from 1987 to 1995. Janis was born on April 16, 1925, in Dayton, Ohio, to Robert “Bert” Pleasant[...]
CE National is pleased to announce the students who will be serving this summer on City Life, their one-week student team in California. City Life begins June 12 at the Norwalk Grace Brethren Church, which is also the site of the new Urban Hope Training Center Los Angeles. City Life is a program to assist high school students to live a life that is ON MISSION for God. Click here to see the roster of students who will be partic[...]
A story in today’s Simi Valley Acorn tells about Nicole Vassallo, a recent graduate of Grace Brethren High School who is competing in the California High School Rodeo Association. (The school is a ministry of Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Simi Valley which is pastored by Jordan Bakker.) A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story. RODEO /// Team roping Simi Valley woman[...]
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