Chris Palmer had a dream that he would own a Christian animation company and make it big. It was off to a good start, but God made it clear that He had other plans. Chris and Lauri soon found themselves worrying about where money for their next meal would come from. Press play below to hear how God used their desperation to show them His grace in times of need. The Palmers attend Grace Fellowship Church, a Charis Fellowship co[...]
The Tampa Bay Times Hometown Pasco section recently noted a celebration that was held at Gulfview Grace Brethren Church in Port Richey, Fla. (Paul Poyner, pastor). A surprise celebration was recently held to honor Chris Gargiulo for his 30 years of service working at the McDonalds on the corner of State Road 52 and Chicago Avenue in Hudson. Chris, who has Down’s syndrome, began working at the restaurant when it first ope[...]
A story in Sunday’s VC Star features Lontrelle Diggs, the running back for Grace Brethren High School, as their Offensive Player of the Year. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Grace Brethren High School is a ministry of Grace Church, Simi Valley, Calif. (Jordan Bakker, pastor). The team recently won their first-ever CIF-SS state championship by winning the Division 2AA bowl ga[...]
The date to pre-order the 2019 Charis Fellowship Handbook has been extended to January 4, 2019. The Handbook, which will be shipped in January, will provide up-to-date information that will enhance your relationships within the Fellowship. It’s something that you’ll want to have on your desk for ready reference. In the 2019 Handbook you’ll find: Directory information for people in churches and ministries of the Charis Fellowsh[...]
Dr. Alberta “Bertie” Hanson has taken 25 classes at Grace College over the past six years. Hanson is not a traditional college student, but a senior learner in Grace College’s Silver Scholars program. She celebrated her 90thbirthday earlier this year and has no plans of slowing down. While she works to complete her second book – an autobiography – she plans to take more classes through Silver Scholars in the new year. Hanso[...]
We hear a lot about the wise men who came to see Jesus, but sometimes we overlook the wisdom of three wise women in the Christmas story who had a part in God’s amazing miracle. For example, what do you say when your husband returns from a business trip unable to speak? Then you discover that you’re pregnant. You are well past child-bearing age and concluded long ago that you would never be a mother. What is going through your [...]
It was a humble beginning, but God had big plans for the baby boy born August 10, 1960, at Bocaranga near the Nzoro District in the Central African Republic. Augustin Hibaile was the second son among four. His parents had become Christians through the ministry of Encompass World Partners missionary Marvin Goodman. Augustin’s father took the admonition of Proverbs 22:6 to heart: “Train up a child in the way he should go; even w[...]
Staff and students at Grace Christian School, Blacklick, Ohio, are rejoicing in their Christmas offering, which raised more than $20,000 toward the installation of three LifePumps, which are produced by Design Outreach, a cooperating ministry in the Charis Fellowship, and will provide life-extending water for communities in Haiti and Africa. Grace Christian School is a ministry of East Side Grace Brethren Church on the east ed[...]
Do you think vacation Bible school is only a summer program? Grace Polaris Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Westerville, Ohio (Michael Yoder, lead pastor), who for 30 years presented the highly-regarded “The Living Christmas Trees” pageant, decided to try something new this year. For 2018, the church leveraged the popularity of their summer VBS (one of their largest events) by introducing a Christmas VBS, which took[...]
The Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College was at the center of problem solving a health issue surrounding Winona Lake recently. Here’s a report as to how they facilitated a meeting as community leaders worked together to ensure the health of the lake! Local Leaders Take Proactive Steps, Engage with Winona Lake Community Local leaders met at Grace College on Tuesday, Dec. 11, to assess a recent Winona Lake [...]
The Simi Valley, Calif, Grace Brethren High School football team took its first state 2AA title on Friday night when it defeated Del Oro, 21-14. A portion of a report from the Ventura County Star appears below. Click here to read the complete story. Grace Brethren High School is a ministry of Grace Church, Simi Valley (Jordan Bakker, pastor). Grace Brethren beats Del Oro in Div. 2AA final to capture its first state football ti[...]
GraceConnect is honored to partner with the Charis Fellowship office to produce the 2019 Charis Fellowship Handbook. It’s a service that we once provided as part of subscriptions to the Brethren Missionary Herald magazine but was discontinued once the magazine was no longer being published. The Handbook will be available after January 1, 2019 and will provide up-to-date information that will enhance your relationships within t[...]
The Grace Brethren High School Lancers football team heads to the CIF-State Bowl Game on Friday afternoon. The VC Star includes a report in today’s online edition. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story. Grace Brethren High is a ministry of Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Simi Valley, Calif. (Jordan Bakker, pastor). Grace Brethren looks to finish the job with its fir[...]
Dave O’Roark, director of the drama ministry at Grace Polaris Church, Westerville, Ohio (Mike Yoder, lead pastor), is quoted in an article about the addition of live animals to Christmas productions during this time of year. A portion of the article, which appeared in the Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch, appears below. Click here to read the complete story. Away in a manger are live donkeys, llamas and camels This time of year,[...]
Henrietta Carter, a Grace College sophomore from Muncie, Ind., was one of 30 students honored at the annual “Realizing the Dream” banquet on Nov. 3 in Indianapolis. The event is organized by Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI), of which Grace College is a part. Each of the honorees is a sophomore student who has “realized the dream” to be the first in his or her family to attend college. The event is made possible by the sup[...]
Two thousand years ago, Jesus commanded believers to “go and make disciples of all nations…” Los Altos Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Long Beach, Calif. (Phil Helfer, pastor), wanted to be sure their local church understood that these words still have meaning for believers today. Mike Jentes, a staff member at Los Altos Grace Church, works part-time with Encompass World Partners as coordinator of mobi[...]
AccountingEdu.org has recognized Grace College as the most effective and efficient accounting program among all private colleges and universities in Indiana. The organization – which analyzes cost per credit hour with Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination pass rates – selected Grace as the best private school option in the state due to its affordability and graduates’ exam success. Not only did Grace outpace al[...]
After an impressive 2018 season, Grace College’s men’s soccer team was honored with five All-American nods. Kurt Hamlin and Cody Boerema highlighted Grace’s award haul by being named First Team All-American by the NCCAA and the United Soccer Coaches. Hamlin recorded 11 shutouts while playing every minute of the season as Grace’s goalkeeper. He was also named to the NCCAA All-Tournament Team after a stro[...]
Barb Wooler, director of crisis response for Encompass World Partners, has announced a special Gift Card Shower for members of the Charis Fellowship church who lost homes in the recent Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. Below is information and a video that may be shared publicly. NEED = Wildfires/Chico You have no doubt heard about last month’s deadly wildfires in California. Sadly, 11 families in our Charis church in Chico lost t[...]
Access 2019, the national conference of the Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches), is July 23-25 at Auburn Grace Community Church, Auburn, Calif. Phil and Ruth Sparling and Auburn Grace Community Church invite you and your church staff to ACCESS others doing ministry like you PLUS an amazing family vacation opportunity!Auburn is near Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and not far from Yosemite National Park. Check [...]
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