Grace College’s softball team debuted its sparkling-new Coach Phil Dick Field on Saturday, and the Lady Lancers split with rival Bethel in the home opener. After suffering a 4-0 defeat in the opener, Grace ended the day on a high note with a 7-2 victory. The new grandstands were filled in Saturday’s opener with hardly a seat left vacant by the game’s first pitch. In the first contest, the Lady Lancers (8-22, 4-14 Crossroads Le[...]
Online registration for two upcoming Focus Retreats is now available. The Charis Fellowship, Eagle River Grace and Alaska District are sponsoring the 2019 Men’s Focus retreat near Anchorage. Pastor Jim Brown of Grace Community Church, Goshen, Ind., will lead most of the sessions. It will be held May 3-5, 2019, with housing at Birchwood Camp: 17161 David Blackburn Rd, Chugiak, AK 99567. Click here to register for the Alas[...]
Momentum is now accepting submissions for Momentum’s Got Talent 2019! MGT encourages students to continue developing skills such as videography, poetry, creative writing, media arts, graphic design, art work, spoken word, interpretive scripture memorization, dance, vocal solo, youth band, etc. Students enter MGT by creating and uploading a video of themselves performing whatever they are planning to present or registerin[...]
Throughout his earthly ministry, in all the miracles, healings and teachings, Jesus frequently withdrew from the crowds to pray. He found the time to get alone with the Father to strengthen himself spiritually, mentally and emotionally. Luke 5 says that as “the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses,” Jesus “often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”[...]
Here’s the April prayer letter from Jack Brown, executive director of Grow New England, including an invitation to come to New England for a lobster dinner: “For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9-10) In 11 days, we will remember the death of our Savior [...]
With so much need in the world, how does the church even begin to reflect the inclusive and generous nature of God? The women of Auburn Grace in northern California would say that it starts by meeting a need in the local community. My Best Friend’s Closet is an annual event that brings women in the Auburn, Calif., community together through the joy of a commonly loved activity – shopping! This year, on February 1 and 2, nearly[...]
Word has been received of the death of Dr. Bonnidell Amelia Clouse, widow of former Grace Brethren pastor, professor, and BMH Books author, Dr. Robert Clouse. Her obituary appears below. Bonnidell Amelia Clouse Ph.D., 90, of Terre Haute, Ind., died Aug. 21, 2018, at Cobblestone Crossings Healthcare. Bonnidell was born July 5, 1928, in San Jose, Costa Rica, to Ranselaer Barrows and Lela Freeland Barrows. She spent her early yea[...]
Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., invites the public to join in two special events. Grace’s annual Day of Worship and Communitas will take place on Wednesday, April 10. “This year’s Day of Worship theme is creation care, and to complement that theme, most of our Communitas events will be held in Grace’s newly renovated and expanded Science Center–a building whose architecture and landscaping reflects our campus’s commitment to[...]
Last week, Eddie and Martha Clemons were featured in a story in the Fort Myers, Fla., News Press, about the lack of Medicaid funding in Southwest Florida for residents who qualify. The couple are involved at Villas Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Fort Myers (Matthew Niemier, pastor). A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Disabled Southwest Floridians wait years for Med[...]
The online news site, News Now Warsaw, reports that the bike share program in Warsaw and Winona Lake, Ind., has returned. Two of the four sites in the community are located in Winona Lake, including one on the campus of Grace College. Click here to read the complete story. Bike share program returns for second year in Warsaw & Winona Lake Bike share is back for Warsaw & Winona Lake. All four Zagster bike stations are n[...]
An article on Worthington Christian High School’s website details a new fund that has been set up to honor Randy Kettering, former worship director at Grace Brethren Church in Worthington, Ohio, (now Grace Polaris, Mike Yoder, lead pastor). Randy and his wife, Jane, a long-time teacher at the school, retired last year after 44 years at the church. The Randy Kettering Family Performing Arts Fund will serve as an investmen[...]
Tony Webb, executive director of Vision USA, a Charis Fellowship cooperating organization, has sent a recent prayer letter. It includes an update on his recovery after being injured in a traffic accident, ways that Vision USA is working across denominational lines, and prayer requests for a variety of projects. I am so thankful for all the prayer support over the last 7 weeks! So amazing! There have been at least two ‘things’ [...]
Chuck Davis, executive director of Caribbean Vision Ministries has sent this update following last week’s first national conference of Fraternite Charis d’ Haiti, the group of churches in Haiti affiliated with the Charis Alliance. THANK YOU! Thanks for helping to make the Historic First National Conference of Charis Alliance in Haiti a great success. Another Conference is scheduled for August 2020 and everyone expects it[...]
Arron Patrick has been named as the next head coach for the men’s soccer team at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind. Patrick will be the 14th head coach in the 53-year history of the program. He comes to the Lancers from Goshen College, where he coached for five seasons. The Grimsby, England, native helped the Maple Leafs reach the Crossroads League semifinals in 2017 with a 12-6-2 record, and Goshen was also the CL tournam[...]
Jason Geiser likes to build ladders to help people grow. But it wasn’t always that way. In this video, he shares how 1 Peter 4:10 impacted his life and helped him realize that he was to use his gift to serve others. This video was from the recent “Work for What Lasts” series at Grace Church, Wooster, Ohio (Nick Cleveland, senior pastor). Thanks to Wooster Grace for allowing us to share Jason’s story! Ja[...]
Brittany Misencik, a third-year journalism student at Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind., is one of several dozen young journalists chosen to participate in this year’s World Journalism Institute, a program of learning and practice for young journalists. The dates of the institute are May 16-June 1, and it will be held on the campus of Dordt College in northwestern Iowa. This is the twenty-second year for the institute, which [...]
I remember my first donor appointment well. My boss asked me to accompany him to play golf with George, a major donor. I spent the previous night ironing my clothes, shining my shoes, and ensuring my golf clubs were in tip-top shape. We showed up to the course early and waited for George to arrive. When George pulled into the parking lot, my preconceived notions about what a donor should look like were immediately challenged. [...]
Word has been received of the death of (Edgar) Nelson Fay, former missionary to Argentina. He died May 28, 2018, He and his wife, Marjorie, served with Encompass World Partners (formerly Grace Brethren International Missions) from January 13, 1963 through April 1, 1973. Nelson married Patricia following Marjorie’s death in 1995. Patricia died Aug. 2, 2018 in Desert Hot Springs, Calif.[...]
Since March 31 falls on Sunday, the Momentum Youth Conference early bird registration has been extended to Monday, April 1. Pay the $75 Momentum Youth Conference deposit by April 1 and save $25. Registration for Momentum 2019 opened February 1 at buildmomentum.org. The week will feature nationally known speakers and amazing worship as we focus on our theme, The Reason, and 1 Peter 3:15. The conference is for 6th to 12th grade [...]
Grace College and the Village at Winona are pleased to present three free concerts this spring as part of the 2019 Festival of Music. The Grace College Worship Arts Department faculty and students will present recitals in April, while the Lancer Chorus, Worship Arts String and Guitar Ensembles, and Coram Deo will give a May concert before their upcoming France tour. The Worship Arts Faculty Recital will take place on Friday, A[...]
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