Early Childhood Center Groundbreaking Construction Begins on Wooster Student Ministry Center FGBC Annual Meeting Set Grace Village Opens Rehab Center Ministerial Moves Hofecker Elected to ASOR Board In Memoriam – Earl Replogle Bock – Lowell Hoyt – Donald F. Streit – Stephen Young This Issue Brought to You by GBIF Groundbreaking at Worthington, Ohio Early Childhood Center GroundbreakingThe heavy equipmen[...]
Dead Sea Scrolls by Dr. John J. Davis is a short treatise that was created as a series of newspaper articles. Originally published in 1991, the text and photos have been updated. The text traces events following the discovery of the scrolls in 1947. It examines the history and debate that has surrounded the scrolls and discusses the contents of the manuscripts, which were found at Qumran. Dr. John J. Davis is president/profess[...]
By Melody Pfaffenberger Brian Baughman On November 14, 2006, Angelica Alvarez was found unconscious in the basement of her Elkhart, Ind. home, next to the bodies of her four children, Jennifer Lopez, 8, Gonzalo Lopez, 6, Daniel Valdez, 4, and Jessica Valdez, 2. Alvarez is accused of strangling the children before attempting to take her own life. The tragic story of an apparent murder-suicide attempt provided the Osceola (Ind.)[...]
Many organizations within the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC) will hold corporation meetings during Equip 07, the national conference of the FGBC. Equip 07 will be held July 29 to August 3 in Winona Lake, Ind. In order to vote for directors or on issues at the meetings of these organizations, one must be a member of the nonprofit corporations. What does it take to be a member? Here’s how: Brethren Missionary[...]
Glimpses of the past from the pages of The Brethren Missionary Herald magazine. Twenty Years Ago – 1987 Tom Julien was moderator of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches conference in Winona Lake. Speakers and workshop leaders included Elmer Towns, Bill and Lynne Hybels, Bob Thompson, Margie Devan, Roy Roberts, and other fellowship leaders. David Manges, new pastor of the Chambersburg, Pa., Grace Brethren Church, was[...]
Please pray for Betty Gregory, wife of Pastor John Gregory who is on the staff of Community of Hope Grace Brethren Church in Columbia City, Indiana (Dan Gregory, pastor). Betty was transported to Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne at around 1 pm today. As of this afternoon the doctors still really don’t know what is causing the issues that Betty is having right now. They are going to do a biopsy on her liver tomorrow and hopefully[...]
The plumb line on Bill Burk’s desk is a reminder to be straight and true to the Word. Bill and his wife, Imogene, have ministered faithfully along Brazil’s Amazon River for more than 50 years. Editor’s Note: Bill and Imogene Burk have served more than 50 years with Grace Brethren International Missions (GBIM) in Brazil. Through thousands of Bible studies and sermons, Bill’s spirit has continued to beat [...]
Ben and Mabel Hamilton at their wedding Mabel Crawford Hamilton is perhaps best known in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches as the head librarian at Grace College and Seminary. She and her husband, Ben, served in the library for 25 years, including overseeing the move of the library from the west wing of McClain Hall to the new Morgan Library building in 1969. However she was also an early Brethren missionary to the Cen[...]
Daniel’s Prophecy of the 70 Weeks, a classic book by Dr. Alva J. McClain and first released in 1940, has been re-released by BMH Books, Winona Lake, Ind. The short book is an intriguing and useful interpretation of the “70-week prophecy” found in Daniel 9:24-27. The book was last released in 1969. Some of the Bible text, originally in the King James Version, has been changed to the American Standard Version. [...]
Helen Lemmel, Mabel Hamilton’s advocate (see Hymn Writer Helps Provide Passage to Africa), was already a well-known Christian singer when a friend handed her a tract. The words she read struck a chord: “So then, turn your eyes upon Him, look full into His face and you will find that the things of earth will acquire a strange new dimness.” It was as if she was commanded to stop and listen, Mrs. Lemmel later wr[...]
By Ron Dorner How would you like to play a game where the rules keep changing? Whether you realize it, you are in such a game — estate planning. Estate planning is a complex subject with laws that seem to change constantly. Can anything be done to minimize the impact of estate taxes on what you leave your loved ones? Yes, there is. There are methods that may protect your assets and save your heirs from paying large amoun[...]
Parents with Broken Hearts by Bill Coleman is designed to help parents overcome the feelings of guilt, disillusionment, and despair over the bad choices their children make. The book updated and revised book has just been released by BMH Books, Winona Lake, Ind. It is a book that every parent who has ever had a broken heart is encouraged to read and to let the healing process begin and hope be restored. William Coleman is a li[...]
A look back at the months of May and June in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Twenty Years Ago – 1987 – Newly-appointed missionaries with Grace Brethren Foreign Missions included Dave and Sue Guiles and Steve and Wilma Bailey, Argentina; Tom and Sue Peters, Central African Republic (CAR); Paul and Louise Klawitter and Mark and Joy Sims, France. – David Manges was ordained to the ministry at the Cham[...]
Brandy Mayes from Community Grace Brethren Church in Warsaw, Ind. helps install a new floor during a spring break trip to Gulfport, Miss. Jobs like this will be a part of Momentum’s rebuilding projects. Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. Two years later, the devastating effects are still evident. During Momentum (Brethren National Youth Conference) on July 21-27, 2007, young people and youth workers[...]
Brad Powell Brad Powell, senior pastor of NorthRidge Church, in Plymouth, Mich. will be the keynote speaker during Equip07, the national conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. The conference meets from July 29 through August 3 in Winona Lake, Ind. Powell has helped NorthRidge Church transition from a dying congregation who was locked in a pattern of cultural irrelevance, to an exciting, contemporary church th[...]
The Missionary Residence was built in 1980 and has hosted more than 5,000 guests. By Melody Pfaffenberger Since the Grace Brethren Missionary Residence in Winona Lake, Ind., was built in 1980, it has been a place of respite and relaxation. In the nearly 27 years since it opened, it has housed more than 5,000 people, either missionaries who need a place to stay for a few nights or families who are home from the mission field fo[...]
Joel Richards, Modesto, Calif.; Dan White, York, Pa.; and Bud Olszewski, Rittman, Ohio, have been elected to three year terms as president, secretary, and treasurer, respectively, of the Association of Grace Brethren Ministers (AGBM). Elected to the AGBM board of directors for three-year terms (2007-09) are Ken Bickel, Goshen, Ind.; Mark Saunders, Englewood, Ohio; Randall Smith, Sebring, Fla.; and Randy Weekley, Pinellas Park,[...]
Pastor Bob Greenwood The memory of being enveloped by the musky smell of his grandfather’s cigar while snuggling in the older man’s lap prompted Pennsylvania pastor Bob Greenwood to purchase an old tobacco tin he saw at a flea market. “My grandfather smoked Prince Albert,” he recalls. “The tin reminded me of him.” But Bob quickly found he had an appreciation for the lithographs, or artwork, [...]
Dr. William J. Katip Named Grace Provost Honor Her Scholarships Awarded Kurt Miller Joins GBIM Seyfert to Moderate Investment Association Meetings Navy Chaplain Dayne Nix Reassigned to California Henry Rempel Turns 103 Pastoral Changes and News With the Lord – George Arthur (Art) Carey – Laura Humberd This Issue Brought to You by GBIF Dr. William J. Katip Named Grace Provost Dr. William J. Katip (pictured) has been[...]
Events of general interest among Grace Brethren Churches. Details and registration information are available from the sponsoring organizations or at www.fgbc.org. May 5 – Commencement (GCandS) May 11 – 412 Classes end, internships begin (CE) May 14-16 – Northwest Focus Retreat, Camp Clear Lake, WA (FGBC) corrected date June 11-15 — ACTS training (GBIM) June 12 – Operation Barnabas begins, Lititz, [...]
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