Gaining a Return on an Eternal Investment Jim Brown By Jim Brown, Moderator Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches So what can $1.59 buy these days? Here are a few things: half a gallon of gasoline, a pack of gum at the airport, small fries from Wendy’s, and 13 of the 26 breath mints in an Altoids container. As you can see, you can’t buy much, unless you are standing in a market in Cambodia. I like to think that I a[...]
“Grace to Go” is the theme for Women’s Celebration ’08 in Tampa, Fla., July 27-31. The theme focuses on how God’s grace equips individuals to fulfill the Great Commission. Cindy Landry, a pastor’s wife who has served as evangelism consultant for the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be the keynote speaker Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Cindy Landry “[...]
Camp Albryoca Allegheny District Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Manager: Leigh E. Squier 2801 Greenville Road, Meyersdale, PA, 15552-8409 (814) 634-0023 Established in 1970 and managed independently as a cooperative venture between district congregations in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches and the Conservative Grace Brethren Churches, International. The name is a condensation of Allegheny Brethren Youth Camp. L[...]
The Grace Brethren Investment Foundation (GBIF), Winona Lake, Ind. has recently approved two new loans totaling $392,168 for the following churches in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches: — $292,168 to Eglise Evangelique de la Paix (Pastor Elysee Joseph) to purchase a building in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. They had previously worshiped in a rented facility. — $100,000 to the Community Grace Brethren Church of Gol[...]
This year marks the anniversary year of significant events in the heritage and history of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC). 1708 (300 years ago) – The Brethren Movement began with the baptizing of eight in Schwarzenau, Germany, with a clear separation from the established churches of that time. 1883 (125 years ago) – A “Progressive” group withdrew from the movement, becoming The Brethren[...]
New Western Maryland delegate Andrew Serafini is sworn in by Maryland Speaker of the House of Delegates Michael Busch. Serafini’s wife Diana looks on. (Herald-Mail photo by Kevin Gilbert) Andrew Serafini, the moderator of the Maranatha Grace Brethren Church of Hagerstown, Md. (Jay Fretz, pastor), has been chosen from 19 candidates to fill a vacant house seat in Maryland. A businessman in Hagerstown, he is an advocate of [...]
By Jonathan Walter “Because these men share the burden of teaching the Word to us, there has been a marked freshness. Their varying personalities give an added breadth to Bible studies.” “We like hearing the different styles and backgrounds of the team. Everyone brings something fresh.” These were responses to an anonymous survey on speaking teams conducted at the Winona Lake (Ind.) Grace Brethren Churc[...]
By Ron Dorner “It is not good for a person to be without knowledge, and he who makes haste with his feet errs.” (Proverbs 19:2) Great changes are taking place in the U.S. economy. Each of us will be affected. The financial decisions you make in the near term could be devastating if not thought through carefully. Most important is that you should get good counsel prior to making any financial decision. It is amazing[...]
This 300th year since the founding of the Brethren movement provides unique opportunities to reflect on how God birthed, peopled, and has led the group we now know as the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. To help mark the 300th anniversary, BMH Books of Winona Lake, Ind., is publishing two distinctive books on Brethren history and is inviting financial participation to help make the project possible. Heroes Who Live On, V[...]
Three new Grace Brethren congregations have begun meeting this spring. Life Spring Church (Phil Gabriel, pastor) in Brownsburg, Ind., held its first public service on Sunday, March 16. They were conceived about two years ago, and have been developing the core group and ministries since that time. New Spring Church was launched on Easter Sunday in the Orlando/Maitland area of Florida. It is a re-start of what had been the Maitl[...]
Reaching Everyone, Everyday, Everywhere! is the theme for iGo ’08, the annual conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. It will be held July 27-31 at Innisbrook Golf Resort near Tampa, Fla., where the conference participants will be challenged to share their faith with those around them. It is one of four Grace Brethren conferences scheduled this summer. Driven ’08 will be held June 26-29 in Westervi[...]
Celebrate the strategic and effective ministries of Grace Brethren chaplains who serve the brave men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces at the annual Chaplains Appreciation Dinner during national conference. It will be held Sunday, July 27, from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. at the Innisbrook Resort in Tampa, Fla. Tickets are available via conference registration materials. Grace Brethren chaplains who are attending conference will share [...]
Events of general interest among Grace Brethren Churches. Details and registration information are available from the sponsoring organizations or at www.fgbc.org. May 1 – Day Away, Rhodes Grove Conference Center, Chambersburg, Pa. (CE) May 3 – Commencement (GCandS) May 9-10 — Northern Atlantic Fellowship District Conference June 9-13 – ACTS Training, International Missions Center, Winona Lake (GBIM) Jun[...]
The Grace Brethren church-planting initiative in Canada has announced the formation of a new U.S. charity, GBCanada USA. The existing Canadian board and new U.S. board will be working together to plant Grace Brethren churches across Canada. Members of the new board include: Kurt A. Miller — Formerly National Director of Church Planting and Development with Grace Brethren North American Missions is now the lead pastor at [...]
After 50 years, Ken Herman (seated, blue shirt and tie) has retired from a fruitful and faithful career in Christian publishing. The staffs of Brethren Missionary Herald Co. and the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches celebrated Ken’s retirement today and invited a number of his family members to participate. Seated to Ken’s left is his daughter Judy Daniels, who edits communications and the alumni magazine for G[...]
Andrew Serafini (pictured), the moderator of the Maranatha Grace Brethren Church of Hagerstown, Maryland (Jay Fretz, pastor) has been chosen from 19 candidates to fill a vacant house seat in Maryland. Here is an excerpt of an article from today’s Hagerstown Herald-Mail — to read the entire article click on http://www.herald-mail.com/?cmd=displaystory&story_id=187602&format=html HAGERSTOWN — Hagerstown busin[...]
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 14, 2008, at 4:00 P.M., at Rose Drive Friends Church, 4221 Rose Drive, Yorba Linda, California, for longtime Grace Brethren pastor, Bible teacher, and Jewish evangelist Robert Elias Allen Miller (Robert E.A.) of Placentia, California, who peacefully went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his children, on Thursday, February 28, 2008. He was 92. He was the oldest of ten childre[...]
Concrete Kudos for OCC Orthopaedic Capital Center The newest building on the Grace College campus, the Orthopaedic Capital Center (OCC), has received the 2007 Excellence in Masonry Award from the Indiana Concrete Masonry Association. Particularly noted were several design features involving the use of masonry in the exterior and interior of the building. The selection was made by a jury comprised of three architects. The OCC, [...]
Carl Bert Black Sr., 72, Hagerstown, Md., December 16, 2007 James E. Boggan, 50, Orient, Ohio, October 23, 2007 Jack Churchill, 86, San Diego, Caif., January 8, 2008 Frank Thomas “Tom” Inman, 83, Colorado Springs, Co., December 20, 2007 Henry “Hank” Edward Montoya, 56, Fontana, Calif., December 28, 2007 Phyllis Polman, 85, Winona Lake, Ind., January 27, 2008 Elizabeth (Betty) Jean Poyner, 71, Palm Coast[...]
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