Late in July, John Shirk, who uses poetry in Chicago to engage people in spiritual conversations, sent out a request. The National Poetry Slam was coming to the city, August 13-18. “There will be about 600 poets from all over the United States, as well as a few from overseas converging on the city to compete. It’s an exciting time to be a poet in Chicago,” he said. At the last minute, he’d been asked t[...]
The fire that threatens Clear Lake Grace Brethren Camp in Washington state continues to grow. Below is a recent report from the Yakima, Wash., Herald. Click here to read the complete article. Miriam fire grows; officials concerned about heat and wind The Miriam Fire burning near White Pass grew to 1,106 acres Monday and was 8 percent contained. Australian firefighters arrived Tuesday to help fire managers with structure protec[...]
Mary Sala Butler was one of the first to come to faith in Christ at the Grace Brethren Navajo Mission in Counselor, N.M. She died July 25, 2018, at the age of 75 and services were held for her over the weekend. She was the wife of Tully Butler, pastor of Cedar Hill Church, and mother of Daron Butler, who serves on staff at Grace Church, Wooster, Ohio. Click here to read the beginning of her story. The summer of her sophomore [...]
Word has been received of the death of Marlin Rose, whose wife, Judi, worked with Grace Brethren Investment Foundation for many years. He died with family by his side on August 4, 2018, at home in The Dalles, Ore., at the age of 76. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center • Celilo Chapel 204 E. 4th Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058. Visit AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence f[...]
Considering participating in Operation Barnabas next year? Operation Barnabas (OB) is a three-week traveling ministry-training experience for high school students and young adults. CE National, the sponsoring organization for the summer ministry, has announced it is taking applications for next year. The early admission deadline is November 14. 2018. It provides an intensive opportunity to equip participants to live ON MISSION[...]
The recent trip to Israel by this spring’s graduates of the Great Commission Bible Institute is featured in the August-September issue of Heartland Magazine, a regional lifestyle magazine that is distributed in seven counties around Central Florida. The article was written by Caroline Maxcy Fox, wife of Devin Fox, who teaches New Testament at GCBI. (The couple has also served as site coordinators and dorm parents for the[...]
For many college students, June is a month of relaxation and refocusing. They spend it traveling, on beaches, at bonfires, perhaps the basketball court or pool. Most take a break from school as they work a part-time job or internship. But two Grace College students instead spent their time gaining a valuable certification to add to their degrees. Madi Brill, a rising junior from Hudsonville, Mich., and Jenna Reinhard, a 2018 [...]
In a tangible display of advocacy for community health, the K21 Health Foundation is investing $200,000 into the Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams for expanded research on the lakes and streams of Kosciusko County. The two-year research study focuses on toxins produced by blue-green algae which can be harmful to people and pets. Rich Haddad, President and CEO of K21, is excited about supporting programs that benefit the com[...]
Andy Lewis has been named the next head coach for Grace’s men’s tennis team. Lewis served as an assistant coach last season under Larry Schuh. He then assumed the interim head coach title in the spring after Schuh stepped down. “I am excited to be the head coach of Grace men’s tennis team. I hope to continue the legacy that Mike Grill and Larry Schuh have given to this program,” Lewis said. “[...]
The Miriam Fire continues to burn near White Pass, Wash., and Clear Lake Grace Brethren Camp. Here is a recent report from the Yakima, Wash., Herald. A portion appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Dave, the Clear Lake camp caretaker, reported on camp’s Facebook page, “They have brought 150 firefighters up to the Clear Lake area. They have 2 helicopters & 1 plane fighting the fire from the air[...]
The Simi Valley, Calif., Acorn, today includes a report about a new dance program with a Christ-centered focus at Grace Brethren Schools in Simi Valley. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Grace Brethren Schools is a ministry of Grace Church, Simi Valley (Jordan Bakker, pastor). Grace Brethren debuts after-school dance program Grace in Motion is a full dance program available after sc[...]
Online Bible Search Engine and Bible Reading Website Celebrates 25th Anniversary Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the world’s most visited Christian website, Bible Gateway (BibleGateway.com; @BibleGateway) has been viewed more than 14 billion times by people using more than one billion devices. “Our mission statement is ‘To honor Christ by equipping people to read and understand the Bible, wherever they are,’” says Rachel Bar[...]
Rev. Martin M. Garber of Grace Village Retirement Community of Winona Lake, Ind., died at 5:26 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw at the age of 93. He was born on June 14, 1925, in Ripon, Calif., to Alma (Cover) Garber and George Garber. On October 18, 1946 he was married to Beverly Jean (Wooley) Garber, who survives. Martin proudly served as a medic in the U.S. Army during WWII and wa[...]
John’s day of attempting to sell his produce in Elmira, N.Y., had ended, and he was driving his wagon back to his farm. Suddenly he saw a carriage with a runaway horse careening toward him. He directed his horse to pull the wagon over and courageously lunged for the bridle of the runaway. With all his strength he held the horse and spoke gently to calm it. Amazingly, the horse settled down without injuring him. The door of the[...]
The Booth Brothers, a renowned Southern Gospel group, will perform a free concert on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. The concert is part of the Grace College and Village at Winona Festival of Music and will take place at the Village Amphitheatre on Tabernacle Lawn, 801 Park Ave., Winona Lake, Ind. Tent seating will be provided to the first 350 people. Community members are also invited to bring their own chairs and blankets. The am[...]
The SeedNet blog today reports exciting news — 20 people who have come to faith in Christ in the last month! Here’s their report: We’ve had more than 20 people profess to put their faith in Christ for salvation this past month! Praise God for the outpouring of His grace! Pray for the Holy Spirit to confirm His presence in their hearts. Pray for them to feel loved and connected in their church. Pray for them tell th[...]
This month’s newsletter from the Equipping Church Network has been sent. It is included below. Are you in a church that is growing up? This question does not refer to numeric growth, but to spiritual maturity. And spiritual maturity is related to the members maintaining a personal relationship with the Head, Jesus Christ. In Ephesians 4:15-16, which is the second part of our vital passage on Equipping, Paul says, “Speak[...]
Donald Shoemaker, chair of the Social Concerns Committee of the Charis Fellowship, has distributed the resolutions that were adopted by delegates at last week’s Access2018 national conference. He notes that resolutions are different from the recently-inaugurated concept of position statements. His clarification is included below. (The resolutions may also be found by clicking here.) Resolutions are approved by the delega[...]
The Miriam Fire in Washington state has continued to grow as campers and staff at Clear Lake Grace Brethren Camp near Whites Pass ski area were evacuated earlier this week due to the fire. The Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management issued this report this morning on their Facebook page, along with the image at right. The Grace Brethren camp is located within the Level 3 evacuation area. New Level 3 “GO!” Evac[...]
A few years ago at the national conference for the Charis Fellowship, Jeff Bogue, senior pastor of Grace Church of Greater Akron in Ohio, spoke about taking risks. For him and his wife, Heidi, that meant opening a CrossFit gym. Click below to watch a video from the ministry showing how God has used and is continuing to use that vision to draw people to Himself. Fuel Baptisms from Grace Church of Greater Akron on Vimeo. [Connec[...]
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