Lauren Keiser of Grace’s women’s golf team was honored nationally as the NCCAA National Golfer of the Week. Keiser finished third at the Crossroads League Championships last week, leading Grace to its best team finish in program history. Her first two rounds were 79-83 on Monday, putting herself in prime position on the individual leaderboard. She wrapped up the tournament with a third-round 77 on Tuesday. Her 77 w[...]
Grace College women’s golf team produced its finest Crossroads League Championship in team history last week, playing on April 30 and May 1. The Lady Lancers placed fourth at Glendarin Hills Golf Club with a three-round total of 982, and Grace had a pair of top-five finishers. Lauren Keiser finished third on the individual leaderboard to earn All-Tournament Team recognition. She had 79-83 on Monday after two rounds, and Keiser[...]
This online auction has come to our attention as a unique way to raise funds for a missions trip. A quilt is being auctioned to help towards the cost of a trip by 13 members of the Grace Brethren Chruch, Portis, Kan., to Bow Island, Alberta, Canada, to assist in repairing their building, holding community events, and learning about sharing the Biblical message of Jesus with others. (Dave Sarver, pastor). Here’s a portion[...]
The Northern Indiana Lakes Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this Memorial Day weekend at Center Lake Park, 117 E. Canal St., Warsaw, Ind. Festivities begin at noon on Friday, May 25, with evening entertainment provided by the Cornfield Mafia, and finish at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, with a performance by the Lake City Skiers. The event is free and has something for the whole family. Saturday, May 26, will begin a[...]
Several Charis Fellowship congregations joined together in April to help better their community. Members of Grace Family Church, New Holland, Pa. (Tim Hodge, pastor), and Grace Church, Ephrata, Pa. (Kim Robertson, pastor), helped paint the playground equipment. The effort was reported by Lancaster Online. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article from April 19, 2018. Churches supplying volun[...]
God wants us to take care of His creation,” says Mike Heisey, who retired in 2016 after more than 37 years with Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks in Columbus, Ohio. “Reducing pollution and protecting natural resources are the right things to do because I think God wants us to be good stewards of his creation.” From an early age, Mike recalls knowing about God and Jesus as his family attended a small country church in so[...]
As Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., prepares to launch a new Department of Engineering this fall, more than 40 local medical device, manufacturing, and K-12 STEM leaders gathered for lunch on campus to learn about the program and consider their professional engagement with the new program. Grace College Department of Engineering Chair Dr. Fred Wentorf organized the lunch and spoke to attendees about his vision for the program[...]
CE National, the sponsor of Operation Barnabas, the summer discipleship program for students, has announced the adult leaders for this summer’s teams. Orientation for the teams begin on Saturday, June 23 at the Norwalk, Calif., Grace Brethren Church. Two teams will travel throughout California through July 16. For more information, see operationbarnabas.net. Northern California Team Shawn Mason is the administrative lead[...]
Rick Cartagena has devoted his life to helping inmates and addicts come to know Jesus. He serves as the director of evangelism for Christian Life Prison and Recovery Ministries in Philadelphia. He and his wife, Brenda, are part of an extension of CE National’s Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Recently, CE National presented Rick with the Reaching the Overlooked award. In presenting the award, Ed Lewis, executive[...]
In a story today about church construction in the Dayton, Ohio, area, the Dayton Business Journal cites a new project at the Centerville, Ohio, Grace Brethren Church (Dave Holmes, pastor), as among those who are beginning construction. A portion of that story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Church construction in the region tops $17M investment Dayton’s religious communities have been building of late. The [...]
The May newsletter for Grow New England, the Charis Fellowship church-planting ministry in the NorthEast United States, has recently been sent. Here are a few highlights appear below. Click here to learn more about this ministry. We are working on plans for summer outreaches. Please pray as we have a line-up of outreach events in Gloucester, Essex and Danvers. Pray that we would exemplify Christ in all that we do. Continue to [...]
A Charis Fellowship pastor who is a leader in the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, Robert Soto, has petitioned the U.S. government to end its restrictions on tribes using eagle feathers in religious ceremonies. A portion of a news release from Courthouse News Service appears below. Click here to read the complete story. Tribal Pastor Fights US on Eagle Feather Restrictions A Native American feather dancer asked the U.S. governmen[...]
An article in today’s Simi Valley Acorn reports that football officials at Grace Brethren High School, a ministry of Grace Church, Simi Valley, Calif. (Jordan Bakker, pastor), is securing the newest football helmets on the market in order to reduce brain injuries. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Grace Church is a part of the Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace Brethren Church[...]
Crime breaks up families and causes hurt. It can also be a way that God brings the gospel to those He died for. Frequently imprisoned hundreds of miles away from their families, offenders often lose hope of restoring a relationship that was damaged by bad decisions – especially when their own lives have not been touched by the gospel. Over the years, many Charis Fellowship congregations have teamed up with Prison Fellowship (P[...]
Micah Bradley earned first prize at the sixth-annual Grace College Business Plan Competition on April 25. A junior from Mentone, Ind., Bradley took home $13,000 for his business Barnwood Masters which salvages wood from antique barns and other structures and turns it into quality home and business furniture. The business was created by Bradley with the help of his father after his father suffered a mild traumatic brain injury.[...]
Former pastor’s wife, ZoAnn Marie Hockley, 87, formerly of Danville, Ohio, died on Monday, April 30, 2018 at Brookdale. She was born in Toledo on March 12, 1931, to William and Zoe (Cox) Wilson. She was married to Albert E. Hockley, Jr. Together they served the Danville Grace Brethren Church for over 20 years, and ZoAnn was involved with all of their groups and organizations. She was a very talented quilter and seamstres[...]
What is it that makes kids want to help in the kitchen? There is something in the human soul that longs to be a part of creating something, of contributing to the community. It takes a lot of patience on the part of the parent. Letting a child help can double the length of time it takes to prepare a meal or bake a batch of cookies. But something happens to a child in the process of helping. The child develops new thinking skil[...]
Former Grace Brethren pastor, Donald Ralph “Don” Taylor, 77, of Warsaw, Ind., died at 7:21 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018, at his home. He was born on July 13, 1940, in Jollytown, Pa., to Rex and Nellie Mable (Campbell) Taylor. He graduated from West Central High School in Greene County, Pa., Grace College, and received a Masters of Divinity from Grace Theological Seminary. He grew up in Pennsylvania and lived in M[...]
Grace College and Seminary’s annual commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 12, at 9 a.m. in the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, 610 Wooster Rd, Winona Lake, Ind. Commencement will honor 546 graduates earning associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. Each year, Grace’s residential graduates select a faculty member to deliver the commencement address. Dr. Laurinda Owen, professor and dean of the Scho[...]
A Charis Fellowship pastor is one of the participants in Thursday’s observance of the National Day of Prayer in Wood County, Ohio. Rod Peebles, pastor of Grace Church in Bowling Green, Ohio, will participate, along with other ministers in the area. A story in the Bowling Green, Ohio, Sentinel-Tribune, carries the story. A portion of the article appears below. Click here to read the complete story. National Day of Prayer [...]
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