Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., invites the public to join in two special events. Grace’s annual Day of Worship and Communitas will take place on Wednesday, April 10. “This year’s Day of Worship theme is creation care, and to complement that theme, most of our Communitas events will be held in Grace’s newly renovated and expanded Science Center–a building whose architecture and landscaping reflects our campus’s commitment to[...]
Last week, Eddie and Martha Clemons were featured in a story in the Fort Myers, Fla., News Press, about the lack of Medicaid funding in Southwest Florida for residents who qualify. The couple are involved at Villas Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Fort Myers (Matthew Niemier, pastor). A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Disabled Southwest Floridians wait years for Med[...]
The online news site, News Now Warsaw, reports that the bike share program in Warsaw and Winona Lake, Ind., has returned. Two of the four sites in the community are located in Winona Lake, including one on the campus of Grace College. Click here to read the complete story. Bike share program returns for second year in Warsaw & Winona Lake Bike share is back for Warsaw & Winona Lake. All four Zagster bike stations are n[...]
An article on Worthington Christian High School’s website details a new fund that has been set up to honor Randy Kettering, former worship director at Grace Brethren Church in Worthington, Ohio, (now Grace Polaris, Mike Yoder, lead pastor). Randy and his wife, Jane, a long-time teacher at the school, retired last year after 44 years at the church. The Randy Kettering Family Performing Arts Fund will serve as an investmen[...]
Tony Webb, executive director of Vision USA, a Charis Fellowship cooperating organization, has sent a recent prayer letter. It includes an update on his recovery after being injured in a traffic accident, ways that Vision USA is working across denominational lines, and prayer requests for a variety of projects. I am so thankful for all the prayer support over the last 7 weeks! So amazing! There have been at least two ‘things’ [...]
Chuck Davis, executive director of Caribbean Vision Ministries has sent this update following last week’s first national conference of Fraternite Charis d’ Haiti, the group of churches in Haiti affiliated with the Charis Alliance. THANK YOU! Thanks for helping to make the Historic First National Conference of Charis Alliance in Haiti a great success. Another Conference is scheduled for August 2020 and everyone expects it[...]
Arron Patrick has been named as the next head coach for the men’s soccer team at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind. Patrick will be the 14th head coach in the 53-year history of the program. He comes to the Lancers from Goshen College, where he coached for five seasons. The Grimsby, England, native helped the Maple Leafs reach the Crossroads League semifinals in 2017 with a 12-6-2 record, and Goshen was also the CL tournam[...]
Jason Geiser likes to build ladders to help people grow. But it wasn’t always that way. In this video, he shares how 1 Peter 4:10 impacted his life and helped him realize that he was to use his gift to serve others. This video was from the recent “Work for What Lasts” series at Grace Church, Wooster, Ohio (Nick Cleveland, senior pastor). Thanks to Wooster Grace for allowing us to share Jason’s story! Ja[...]
Brittany Misencik, a third-year journalism student at Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind., is one of several dozen young journalists chosen to participate in this year’s World Journalism Institute, a program of learning and practice for young journalists. The dates of the institute are May 16-June 1, and it will be held on the campus of Dordt College in northwestern Iowa. This is the twenty-second year for the institute, which [...]
I remember my first donor appointment well. My boss asked me to accompany him to play golf with George, a major donor. I spent the previous night ironing my clothes, shining my shoes, and ensuring my golf clubs were in tip-top shape. We showed up to the course early and waited for George to arrive. When George pulled into the parking lot, my preconceived notions about what a donor should look like were immediately challenged. [...]
Word has been received of the death of (Edgar) Nelson Fay, former missionary to Argentina. He died May 28, 2018, He and his wife, Marjorie, served with Encompass World Partners (formerly Grace Brethren International Missions) from January 13, 1963 through April 1, 1973. Nelson married Patricia following Marjorie’s death in 1995. Patricia died Aug. 2, 2018 in Desert Hot Springs, Calif.[...]
Since March 31 falls on Sunday, the Momentum Youth Conference early bird registration has been extended to Monday, April 1. Pay the $75 Momentum Youth Conference deposit by April 1 and save $25. Registration for Momentum 2019 opened February 1 at buildmomentum.org. The week will feature nationally known speakers and amazing worship as we focus on our theme, The Reason, and 1 Peter 3:15. The conference is for 6th to 12th grade [...]
Grace College and the Village at Winona are pleased to present three free concerts this spring as part of the 2019 Festival of Music. The Grace College Worship Arts Department faculty and students will present recitals in April, while the Lancer Chorus, Worship Arts String and Guitar Ensembles, and Coram Deo will give a May concert before their upcoming France tour. The Worship Arts Faculty Recital will take place on Friday, A[...]
Grace College’s men’s basketball team was honored at the national level to wrap up a memorable 2018-19 season. Logan Godfrey was recognized as a Third Team All-American by the NCCAA as well as honorable mention All-American by the NAIA. Haden Deaton was named to the NCCAA All-Tournament Team. On the academic side, Grace had even more honors. Charlie Warner and Godfrey were both named to the CoSIDA Academic All-Dist[...]
The second day of the Haitian National conference is being held on the campus of House of Hope Orphanage in Cap Haitian, Haiti, through Saturday, March 30, 2019. Here are some photos from today sent by Dumont Cardichon.[...]
Sarah McMahon has joined the GraceConnect team as newsletter coordinator. She will be responsible for the weekly production of the newsletter, from initiating stories to pushing the “send” button. She’ll be working from her home in northeast Ohio. Her other part-time job is director of marketing for Western Reserve Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Macedonia, Ohio (Jason Haymaker, pastor), whe[...]
Jason Geiser, who was featured in this week’s GraceConnect eNews, and his company, Deco-Crete Supply, was recognized Thursday by the Orrville, Ohio, Chamber of Commerce. Jason is involved at Grace Church, Wooster, Ohio (Nick Cleveland, senior pastor). A portion of a story from the Wooster, Ohio, Daily Record, appears below. Click here to read the complete article and view photos. Deco-Crete Supply Wins Community Impact A[...]
Barb Wooler, director of Crisis Response for Encompass World Partners, has sent this update. Rain had been falling for a full week before Cylone Idai made landfall on March 4th, 2019. By the time the cyclone (hurricane) struck, there was no place for the water to go, so it spread laterally. One such inland “river” was reportedly 31 miles wide, carrying along and depositing millions of tons of mud and debris. Though people in n[...]
Winona Lake, Ind., a community that is steeped in the history of the Charis Fellowship and is home to a number of Charis Fellowship organization, is featured in an article posted today at the online news site, InkFreeNews. Included is an interview with Terry White, former executive director of BMH/GraceConnect and a faculty member at Grace College. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. [...]
Fraternite Charis d’ Haiti, the group of churches in Haiti affiliated with the Charis Alliance, began their first national conference yesterday. The conference are meeting on the campus of House of Hope Orphanage in Cap Haitian, Haiti, through Sunday, March 31, 2019. This new network of 90 congregations from throughout the country is committed to sharing the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and working together to support and e[...]
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