On the Move Gary Austin, former pastor of the Grace Brethren Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has retired. He and his wife, Jean, have moved to Winona Lake, Ind. David Carrick is the new senior pastor at the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Grace Brethren Church. He, his wife, Laurie, and their boys Stephen (12), Jonathan (7) and James (5) began their work in Cedar Rapids on August 1. U.S. Army Chaplain Billy Graham is now stationed at Fort I[...]
Richard L. Burch Ray I. Feather Herman H. Hein Jr. Leland S. Larmon Ada Florence Kessler Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Miller Jeffrey Lynn “Sep” Reifsnyder Kandice Marie Robinson James W. “Jim” Weimer Richard L. Burch, 83, former Grace Brethren pastor, died March 10, 2010, in Dayton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bessie and Raymond Burch and grandson, Conner. He is survived by Mari[...]
A helpful new book for those suffering loss, God’s Healing for Life’s Losses: How to Find Hope When You’re Hurting , by Robert Kellemen, Ph.D., LPCP, has just been released by BMH Books of Winona Lake, Ind. Kellemen, a popular and powerful speaker, is a graduate of Grace Theological Seminary and a professor, counselor, and former pastor. This, his latest book, is endorsed by GriefShare , a Christ-centered org[...]
The following is an excerpt from a story which appeared in the online version of the Akron, OH, Beacon-Journal. It features the Ellet Grace Brethren Church (Jonathan Carey, pastor) in Akron. To read the entire story, click here. Church fair wins praise from school, help for kids Ellet Grace Brethren flock backs Ritzman Elementary with fun event, giveaways By Kim Hone-McMahan, Beacon Journal staff writer The man with the broad[...]
Longtime Grace Brethren pastor John Gillis (retired), now living in Alabama, is currently in a hospital in Mobile, Alabama, with multiple injuries following an accident when a tractor he was driving was hit by an 18-wheeler semi, which overturned in an effort to miss Gillis. Gillis does not appear to have life-threatening injuries, but has multiple broken ribs, bones, back injuries, and cuts. The following is the lead paragrap[...]
The late Ralph and Dorotha Wiley were honored at national conference this year by being named to the CE National “Wall of Honor.” Each year, the CE National Board of Directors select an individual or a couple for the Wall of Honor who have had a significant influence upon the lives of others by their ministry and equipping of others to serve. This influence includes one or more of the following: providing ministry [...]
Celebrate 2010, the annual conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, is now history. Held last weekend (July 16 to 20) in Cincinnati, Ohio, the conference was nontraditional in format but still very much a traditional annual meeting in spirit. The conference kicked off on Friday, July 16, with the chaplain’s luncheon, a time when the military (and other) chaplains in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Church[...]
‘Keyboards and Chorale’ at Winona Lake Church Sunday Evening Keyboard artists Bill Schaffer and Rich Dick, along with a select vocal ensemble, will present a free “Keyboards and Chorale” program at 6 p.m. this Sunday, July 25 in the worship center of Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 1200 Kings Highway, Winona Lake, Indiana, as part of the church’s Sunday Night Praise series. The piano/organ segment [...]
Word has been received that Ron and Alice Kinley were seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident while vacationing in Northern California this past weekend. Both were seriously injured and were taken to different hospitals. Alice was airlifted to a trauma center and Ron to a regular hospital. They are both doing amazingly well, and are expected to recover fully, but it will take some time. Their children Danny and Rachel are bo[...]
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[...]
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