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 […]
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
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
It’s Vacation Bible School time of year again! At Winona Lake (IN) Grace Brethren Church, registration for the “Ramblin’ Road Trip” VBS started Sunday afternoon and VBS continues each morning through Thursday. Statistics show that MANY long-time church leaders first committed their lives to Christ through VBS programs.
A hot-dog feed in the parking lot helped increase the attraction for VBS registration. Here Mark McCollum (left) and Bob Jackson serve up the tube steaks.
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
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
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.
The spelling may be faulty, but the music is not! This evening opened the month-long MasterWorks Festival with a 115-piece orchestral concert led by New Zealander Andrew Sewell at the podium. The festival continues through mid-July in Winona Lake, IN. Details may be found at www.christianperformingart.org.
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