The officers and leadership of the Association of Grace Brethren Ministers (AGBM) this Friday conclude a three-day strategy and planning meeting, held at the Traber Center in southeastern Pennsylvania. AGBM president Tim Boal (upper left) is convening the meeting, and much of the agenda is focused on recommendations issuing out of the study and research done by Jerry Young (lower right) during this past year. Those attending t[...]
Where did those bags go, and what good did they do? By Beth Bryant Military wives at the Schofield Barracks in Hawaii were the grateful recipients of more than 2,000 care bags stuffed with notes, personal care items and other gifts from the women of the FGBC. Most of the women have husbands who are in Afghanistan in the unit which Chaplain James Schaefer serves. (photo courtesy Elizabeth Schaefer) Have you ever had a really bi[...]
by Sharon MacMillan Puppeteers from the Tracy, CA, Grace Brethren Church who helped provide the program for internationals in San Francisco at Thanksgiving time included (from left) Julie Chivers, Veronica Manzo, and Danielle Erichsen Working feverishly to finish decorations for the San Franciscan Thanksgiving, the women of Tracy, CA, Grace Brethren Church met Nov. 20 at church over brunch to learn more about the ministry of G[...]
With the Lord Mary Ann J. Habegger Mary Ann J. Habegger, 80, retired GBIM missionary, died Monday, November 1, 2004 at Decatur, Indiana. Habegger was deployed in 1952 as a registered nurse to Yaloke, Central African Republic. She spent 40 years working in Africa using her medical training and skill and retired in 1992 to Berne. The funeral was November 5 at Bethel Brethren Church in Berne, IN. Ron Busch, who was executive dire[...]
The breakfast room at the Comfort Suites in Berlin, OH, was crowded as guests stopped in for a quick breakfast before heading out for their day’s activities. It was a big weekend for this community in the heart of Ohio Amish country. Berlin was one of the stops in a quilt hop–a directed tour of several quilt shops. But for about thirty women gathering in the meeting room next door, the focus was not on quilts. They[...]
A Thanksgiving Wedding Miriam Uphouse, former Dean of Women at Grace College, wed David Christensen in a November 27 ceremony at Winona Lake (IN) Grace Brethren Church. Miriam Uphouse, former Dean of Women at Grace College, wed David Christensen in a November 27 ceremony at Winona Lake (IN) Grace Brethren Church conducted by Pastor John Teevan. Uphouse, 87, had known Christensen, 89, since their college days together in Philad[...]
by Ron Dorner God’s Word tells of one of the largest insurance plans in the world. We read in Genesis 41:34-36 of God’s divine plan to accumulate grain to preserve life through Joseph during his stay in Egypt. God’s plans always work out well. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for some of the health insurance plans offered in our county today. Health costs continue to rise at unreal rates. Most health in[...]
Babay Jean-Marie, one of the Pygmy Grace Brethren pastors from the Bayaka people in Central African Republic, demonstrates garden tools manufactured after learning techniques from a visiting blacksmith. Nathan Zuck, a Grace College senior from the Elizabethtown, PA, Grace Brethren Church, spent five weeks among the Bayaka Pygmy people in Central African Republic the summer of 2004 (see Bayaka story in the July/August 2004 issu[...]
Billy Graham, 86, returned in late November, 2004 to the Rose Bowl to conduct a four-day Los Angeles crusade. Held from November 18-21, it was Graham’s 416th worldwide crusade. Almost 13,400 people made a commitment to Jesus Christ, according to crusade officials. The crowd the final day nearly filled the 92,000-seat stadium, the largest U.S. venue ever booked for a Graham crusade. Most people are familiar with the story[...]
Charles W. Turner Charles W. Turner, 78, former editor and general manager of the Brethren Missionary Herald Company, died at his residence in Winona Lake, IN on November 27, 2004. A graduate of Bob Jones University and Grace Theological Seminary, Turner held several Grace Brethren pastorates prior to assuming the BMH responsibilities. He moved to Winona Lake in 1971 after having pastored the Rittman, OH, Grace Brethren Church[...]
Dr. Mark Soto By Laura Bloomingdale Many of us read the Bible and long to be able to discern for ourselves exactly what it means. Dr. Mark Soto is offering us that opportunity. Soto will teach a class called “Feeding Yourself From the Word of God” at the Equip05 conference to be held in Winona Lake, IN, July 31-August 5, 2005. The class is designed to equip believers to study the Bible personally and to be able to [...]
Members of the recent short-term missions team to Cambodia included (from left) Theresa Jamison, Joan and Mike McCracken, Miriam Pacheco, Roger Snyder, Roberto Recillas, and Brent Hollinger. Editor’s Note: Miriam Pacheco, from the Winona Lake (IN) Grace Brethren Church and a Grace Brethren International Missions board member, recently participated in a short-term ministry leadership training trip to Cambodia. FGBC World [...]
Trinidadian children were part of the ministry focus of the recent Go2Trinidad team from the Brookville, OH, Grace Brethren Church. (Kathy Allison photo) For ten days this past October, a Go2Trinidad team from the Brookville, OH, Grace Brethren Church, poured themselves into ministry to the people of the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Chuck Davis is Grace Brethren North American Missions’ Southeast Career Missiona[...]
Events of general interest among Grace Brethren Churches. Details and registration information are available from sponsoring organizations or through www.fgbc.org. Jan. 3-8 — Apostolic Church Planting Seminar (ACT Strategy), Philadelphia, PA (GBIM) Jan. 4-10[...]
Make ‘Editor’s Blog’ Your Home Page By Terry White, FGBC World Editor We’ve been very pleased with the number of people who indicate they’ve been reading the “Editor’s Blog” on our www.fgbcworld.com webpage. Recently I spent a morning in southern Ohio with pastors from that district. We were discussing the BMH webpages (www.fgbcworld.com and www.bmhbooks.com ) and one pastor made[...]
Driven! Engage, Accelerate, Motivate Citing studies that young people ages 19-29 generally struggle to find their place in Christian churches, a group of young Grace Brethren pastors has announced the first-ever national conference for Twenty-Somethings to be held near Columbus, OH, the week of June 15-18, 2005. Meeting on the historic campus of Kenyon College in Gambier, OH, the conference will feature speakers, multi-sensory[...]
Miriam Uphouse, former Dean of Women at Grace College, today wed David Christensen in a ceremony at Winona Lake (Ind.) Grace Brethren Church conducted by Pastor John Teevan. Mrs. Uphouse, 87, had known David Christensen, 89, since their college days together in Philadelphia. Each had previously lost a spouse to death, and many of their children and grandchildren participated in the ceremony. The matron of honor (left) was Mrs.[...]
The Grace Brethren Church of West Kittanning, Pennsylvania (Pastor John Patrick), was highlighted in Saturday’s Kittanning Daily-Leader Times. Here is the article: Maybe it’s just luck, or perhaps help from a higher power, but a community day planned by Grace Brethren Church for Sept. 11 really came together this year. This year, the third such community day organized by the church, features top-notch entertainment[...]
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