GBC hams (amateur radio operators) are invited to join a group of Christian hams from across the United States and Canada in a daily on-the-air fellowship time. The Amateur Radio Missionary Service (ARMS) provides a daily Net as well as weekly section Nets that cover all of the US and Canada. The 20 Meter Net operation is found at 14.3075 MHZ daily, Monday through Saturday at 1500 Z (ST) and 1400 Z (DT). It operates for 2 hour[...]
Ted Ruiz, who is with Grace Brethren International Missions in the Philippines, says, “Thanks for all your emails and prayers of concern for us! The storm (Conson?) has passed. We are fine. Electricity is back most of the time. It was only a Storm Signal #1 (out of 5) in Manila, but it was a direct hit. Strong gusts of wind did some damage in Metro Manila. The Filipino believers seem fine, also.”[...]
The annual conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches kicked off Friday afternoon with the Grace Brethren Chaplain’s Luncheon, hosted by the Eagle Commission and the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation. Each of the eight chaplains (and candidates) present were introduced and each told of their ministry. The luncheon concluded in a time of prayer for the men. In the afternoon, the Women of Grace and the Asso[...]
Six members of the Grace College volleyball team were injured in a one-vehicle accident this morning near the intersection of Ind. 25 and CR 600W, Palestine, Indiana. Mallori Kastner, 18, of Wabash, was eastbound on Ind. 25 when she lost control in a curve, causing her SUV to roll over and hit two signs and a NIPSCO utility pole. Kastner and five passengers in the SUV suffered scrapes and complained of pain. Amanda Fisher, 18,[...]
Over the weekend, the main building at Camp Mack, near Milford, Ind., burned. The camp, which is owned by the Church of the Brethren, is named for Alexander Mack, the founder of the Brethren movement. It has frequently been used by Grace Brethren groups in Indiana. Below is part of an account from the Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union. To read the complete story, click here. Fire Hits Camp Mack MILFORD – One person was trapped b[...]
WINONA LAKE, IN — Baseball Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter is scheduled to speak at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20 at Grace College as part of the opening ceremonies for the Baseball Players Association World Series. Sutter, a star relief pitcher with the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves in the 1970s and ’80s, is slated to appear at Grace’s Orthopaedic Capital Center, 200 Seminary Drive. General[...]
Tom Hocking, pastor of the Bellflower (Calif.) Brethren Church and current moderator of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, invites prayer and participation in a unique public opportunity. Here is a portion of Tom’s invitation: “I would appreciate your prayers for (and invite your participation in) a significant event in the life of my city. The official Unveiling of the mammoth Decalogue sculpture will occ[...]
Grace in ACTION usa has announced the release of the newest book in the LifeTime Learning Curriculum. Author Gladys Deloe is shown here looking at the book with her granddaughter, Kate Deloe, who is pictured on the front cover. The story/coloring book, titled Exploring Life Skills is written to help five- and six-year-olds explore important lessons on making choices and taking care of themselves, as well as love, money, and de[...]
Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind., has been recommended for accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) following an April visit by the group’s evaluation committee. The recommendation will be officially voted on by the ATS board of commissioners in early June, 2010. It is anticipated that the seminary will receive accreditation for a period of five years (through spring 2015). This is the m[...]
It’s a pivotal year for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC), according to conference coordinator Tom Avey. For that reason, participants in the FGBC national conference, to be held July 16-20 at the Crowne Plaza North in Cincinnati, Ohio, can expect to “Take the Plunge” in sessions that will be spiritually refreshing, emotionally rewarding, and practically life changing. The conference, held over[...]
Tom Hocking, moderator of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches , encourages people to pray for the upcoming conference. Celebrate 2010 will be held July 16-20 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pray for We Care Miami Valley. Pick a project at wecaremiamivalley.com and pray specifically for the work that will be done. Pray for revival and renewal, that Grace Brethren people will see a mission field wherever they go.[...]
Each Grace Brethren church is uniquely situated toaccelerate the great commission in its own community, according to Jay Bell,director of Internationals USA at Grace Brethren International Missions. “That’s what Reaching Ethnic America is all about!” he says. Reaching Ethnic America is a two-day workshop hosted by Grace BrethrenInternational Missions as a part of Celebrate 2010, the annual conference ofthe Fe[...]
For Josiah Teeple, a 20-something young man who is now planting a Grace Brethren church in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, the time he spent in Florida studying the Bible was invaluable. “It was a turning point in my life,” he says of the program at the Grace Brethren Church in Sebring, Fla., known as the Great Commission Bible Institute. Now poised to begin its 6th year, the institute takes up to 12 students for a rigo[...]
By Dave Nicodemus Editor’s Note – In the days prior to Dave Plaster’s March 2010 death, it became apparent he was leaving a legacy. The beloved Grace Brethren scholar, historian, and pastor had been a mentor of countless young men. Dave Nicodemus, is the pastor of high school ministries at the Grace Brethren Church of Greater Columbus , Ohio, where Plaster was senior pastor.) My story is like many others. The[...]
Events of general interest among Grace Brethren churches. Details and registration information are available from the sponsoring organizations or at fgbc.org. June 20-July 17 – MasterWorks Festival (GCandS) July 12-18 – Momentum Youth Conference, Cedarville, Ohio (CE) July 12-15 – Family Reunion (GBIM) July 16-20 – Celebrate2010 (National Conference), Cincinnati, Ohio (FGBC) August 30 – Classes Be[...]
The following news briefs are from July and August issues of The Brethren Missionary Herald magazine. Sixty Years ago – 1950 The 13th annual graduation of Grace Seminary was held in the spacious auditorium of the Warsaw, Ind., High School on May 23. The honor students were Homer Austin Kent, Jr., summa cum laude; Charles H. Ashman, Jr., magna cum laude; and Ralph Wilmer Gilbert, cum laude. Forty Years Ago – 1970 Su[...]
Three Grace Brethren pastors were among those awarded the Doctor of Ministry degree at the annual commencement at Grace College and Theological Seminary on May 8 in Winona Lake, Ind. Larry David Edwards, former pastor of the Southview Grace Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio; Mark Ernest Saunders, pastor of First Grace Brethren Church , Dayton, Ohio; and Steven E. Williams, associate pastor at Grace Community Church , a Grace Bre[...]
On the Move At the Grace Brethren Church , Long Beach, Calif., Adam Kane, director of middle school ministries for the last five years, finished his graduate seminary education and has accepted a job opportunity in business management in Long Beach. He and his wife, Janai, will continue to be part of Grace, where Adam also serves as an elder. In the interim, Adam’s two part-time assistants, Louie Huesmann and Lindsay Kno[...]
Eight Grace Brethren military chaplains are expected to be at the annual conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches to be held July 16-20 in Cincinnati, Ohio, according to Larry Chamberlain, president and CEO of the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation, which sponsors the Eagle Commission. During the annual Chaplain’s Luncheon, on Friday, July 16, the men will report first-hand how God is working among the b[...]
Servant Send Ministries is seeking cooperating ministry recognition by the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC). Their application will be considered during business meetings at the upcoming Celebrate 2010, which will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, from July 16-20. Servant Send is the parent company of two distinct ministries: CPR-3 and NextChurchPlant.com. CPR-3 will provide a conduit to respond to national and internat[...]
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