Operation Barnabas East Team spent some time at Manheim Grace Brethren Church in Manheim, Pa. TK, director of Operation Barnabas, and Cody Ray, administrative leader for OB East Team, received this email from the secretary of the church. I immediately had to reach out and say how BLESSED we were as a church through Operation Barnabas! Their park program was fantastic. Their teens attentive and caring. They helped us take out o[...]
The Grace Brethren Investment Foundation (GBIF), Charis Fellowship’s church extension fund, has announced that Kenneth A. Seyfert has communicated his plans to retire effective May 31, 2020. Mr. Seyfert joined the staff of GBIF in 1997 as managing director and officer of operations. In 2004, he was appointed vice president and executive director of operations. In 2013, Mr. Seyfert assumed his current role of president and chi[...]
Community play in the annual Wifflefest tournament sponsored by the Southview Grace Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio, was held on Thursday, with the event’s adult tournament fielding 57 teams. A portion of a report on the day from the Ashland Gazette is included below. Click here to read the complete story. ‘Merican Made’ wins 57-team adult tournament Although the 20th anniversary of Ashland Fourth of July staple Wifflefes[...]
The Nominating Committee of the Charis Fellowship has nominate the following people to the 2019-2024 term of the Fellowship Council of the Charis Fellowship: Delegates at the annual corporation meeting of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, Inc (doing business as Charis Fellowship) conference will select one representative from each region from this list. Region A: Arctic, Hawaii, Mountain Plains, Nor-Cal, Pacific North[...]
“I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry,” my friend told me. She had recently turned 50 and was struggling a bit with what that milestone means. One day, she found a co-worker in tears. When my friend asked what was wrong, the co-worker blurted out, “I’m turning 25 next week. Half my life will be over!” My friend added with a slight grin, “I’m thinking maybe I should just give up and go climb in my grave.” Our society fights th[...]
An announcement of the 65th wedding anniversary of former Charis Fellowship missionaries, George and Jane Peters, is included in yesterday’s Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch. The Peters’ served for a number of years in the Central African Republic. A portion of it appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Anniversary: F. George and S. Jane Peters 65th F. George and S. Jane (Johnson) Peters, 1033-3 Country Clu[...]
A report on WFMD-Mansfield, Ohio, includes an interview with Ben Malcolmson, special assistant to the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. He was the speaker on Sunday as the 20th annual Wifflefest kicked off in Ashland, Ohio. The Southview Grace Brethren Church in Ashland (Mark Abel, senior pastor) sponsors the event. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article and view the video interview. Se[...]
As Southview Grace Brethren Church in Ashland, Ohio (Mark Abel, senior pastor), marks its 20th annual Wifflefest, the event is being featured in the Ashland, Ohio, Times-Gazette. Below is a portion of a third article in a series of three, which was published on June 28, 2019. Click here to read the complete article. 20th Wifflefest features Seahawks’ Malcolmson as guest speaker Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part [...]
Wifflefest, the annual tournament around the backyard game that is played with a perforated plastic ball and plastic bats, is underway in Ashland, Ohio. Sponsored by Southview Grace Brethren Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in that community, the first round of games in the Business Tournament was played with proceeds going to the Ashland Pregnancy Care Center. Yesterday’s Times-Gazette included a gallery of phot[...]
You may be an answer to prayer! Encompass World Partners is looking for people to join their Mobilization Services team in the Communications department, sending and sustaining cross-cultural workers to make disciples among the least reached peoples of the world. At Encompass, you could use your professional skills to make an eternal difference. Two positions, Storyteller and Production Assistant, are currently open. See the f[...]
Trey and Sarah Gilmore will be joining the pastoral staff of Movement Church, Hilliard, Ohio, in a one-year, self-supporting church-planting resident roles. The Gilmores come to Movement Church from Tucson, Ariz., where they were recently on staff at Vail Christian Church serving in student ministry. Trey is originally from Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Judson University. He is currently finishing up a Master of Arts degre[...]
Last week, the Richland Source news site included the story of Robin Walker, a member of Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Lexington, Ohio (Nathanial Foote, lead pastor). Robin was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2013, which began a series of hardships in her life. The article traces her path of faith, including that she had her last treatment five years ago. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to r[...]
Many of you will relate to how I began. I was a Grace College student 1962-66. For the first two years we had our meals at the Westminster Hotel, eating the culinary catastrophes Ralph Tucker would fix. Not always, but often he had two kinds of food—what went into the garbage disposal and what should go into the garbage disposal. The Dean of Women said not to give the food funny names, but we did—“Train Wreck “ and worse. W[...]
Grace College’s sports information office was honored at the annual NAIA-SIDA (NAIA Sports Information Directors Association) Convention with the prestigious Gary Spitler Award for excellence. The Spitler award is the NAIA-SIDA’s top honor, given annually to the department with the most accumulated points in the publication contests. The Lancers finished in the top 10 of 10 separate contests, including a pair of fi[...]
The 22nd annual Lancer Golf Classic is set for Monday, August 5, 2019, at Stonehenge Golf Club in Winona Lake, Ind. The event, which is an integral fundraiser for Grace College Athletics, is an excellent chance for players to partner with the Lancers to help fund equipment, scholarships and facility upgrades for more than 250 student-athletes on the 16 varsity athletic teams at Grace. The scramble will include a silent auction[...]
From Death to Life: The Carter’s Story Terry and Sarah Carter, members of Grace Church in Wooster, Ohio (Nick Cleveland, senior pastor,) had experienced unexpected and tragic losses which left them feeling crushed. Watch their story on how the resurrection of Jesus Christ changed their lives forever. This story appeared in GraceConnect eNews. To subscribe to the weekly e-newsletter that includes news and informati[...]
A story at the online news site, InkFreeNews, reports on a recent event on Lake Wawasee in northeast Kosciusko County, Ind., that feature reports from the staff of the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Lilly Center For Lakes & Streams Looking At Three ‘S’s’ In The Future “Imagine this 3,000 acres of water bei[...]
A story broadcast on Friday by WSBT-CBS, South Bend, Ind., notes that the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., received the finalized version of the virtual aquarium software a few weeks ago. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article or view the story as broadcast. School program blends science and imagination using virtual aquarium Imagine a fish in any co[...]
Grace’s graduated senior, Flavia Faria, enjoyed her first season of professional women’s soccer this spring in Europe. Faria played for ETO FC Győr in the top division of Hungarian soccer (NB I). The squad finished sixth in the standings for the season. ETO FC Győr plays in the 15,600-seat ETO Park in Győr, Hungary. Faria joined the team midway through the season. She started in six of the nine matches in which she was availab[...]
Mark Penfold, endorsing agent for the Charis Fellowship, included this update in today’s report. Drew Murray, the son of U.S. Army Chaplain Jim and Ashley Murray, had surgery last week at Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. God really does answer prayer! Thanks to each of you who prayed for Drew and the surgery last week to remove a tumor on his brain. The Lord guided Jim, Ashley, Drew and the entire medic[...]
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