June 2005

Weimers Depart for Philippines Today

Jason and Doni Weimer and their family (shown here earlier this year addressing the Iowa District Conference) leave Minneapolis-St. Paul airport for the Philippines, where they will have an extended ministry in church-planting and where Doni will teach in a Christian academy. The Weimers are from the Grace Brethren Church of Waterloo, Iowa–prayers are requested […]

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Mike Jentes Wraps Up DRIVEN Conference

Pastor Mike Jentes of thequest in Columbus, OH, was one of seven young pastors who planned and implemented the recent DRIVEN conference for approximately 100 young Twenty-Somethings. Here is his wrapup report, which capsulizes well the week and its activities. (pictured, Ezra Wimberly, left, leads worship with the Norton North team) DRIVEN wrapwww.driven05.org By Mike

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Gilead: Pastor-Recommended Summer Reading

Steve Makofka, pastor of the Centerville, Ohio, Grace Brethren Church, sends along the following endorsement for some thoughtful summer reading: I just finished reading Marilynne Robinson’s novel “Gilead,” and I’m recommending that every Grace Brethren pastor take a little time this summer to soak in this high-quality work of inspiring fiction. Its recent recognition with

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African Leaders Get ACTS Training in France

Dave Guiles, (center, rear of photo), executive director of Grace Brethren International Missions, sent along the following update on June 25 (his birthday) regarding the current ACTS in AFRICA training sessions with African Grace Brethren church leaders being held at the Chateau St. Albain in France. Here is an excerpt from his report: Twelve key

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Hard Work in Cleveland ‘Paying Off’

Rich and Reida Bartley, whose inner-city mission to Cleveland, OH, reaches out creatively to urban residents, recently reported with enthusiasm on some positive events and outreach contacts from their ministry. Here is an excerpt from Rich’s report—learn more at www.villagegrace.org. We found out about a church that was closing its doors. The pastor called and

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‘Singing Auctioneer’ Grace Alum Featured

Grace College and Seminary alumnus Dane Bailey, originally from the Bethel Grace Brethren Church in Berne, IN, is featured in today’s Section C of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette newspaper as the “Singing Auctioneer.” (Journal Gazette photo by Dean Musser, Jr.) Here is an excerpt–to read the entire article, click here. Bailey’s website is www.singingauctioneer.com.

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The first piece of this evening’s concert was a chamber orchestra playing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 with a violinist and two flutes as soloist. Then the full orchestra joined for a thunderous rendition of Smetana’s “The Moldau” and concluded with Dvorak’s “New World Symphony.” Tomorrow evening the Dvorak will repeat, and the feature will

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