Dr. Keith Shearer, pastor of New Beginnings Grace Brethren Church in Myerstown, Pennsylvania, and moderator of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC) this past year, addressed the conference in the Monday morning main session. Speaking from Luke 24:13ff, he noted seven observations about the travelers on the Emmaus Road. A variety of workshops were […]
Grace Brethren International Missions honored a number of missionaries for their years of service at today’s missions luncheon and annual corporation meetings. Here Margie Hull, who just retired after 42 years of missionary service in Africa and Portugal, was honored and Pastor Charles Ashman, right, prayed a dedicatory prayer for Margie. Ashman was pastor to
The perimeter of the Grand Hyatt Convention Center is lined with exhibits and displays from Grace Brethren national organizations, ministry units, and vendors. Here is the BMH Books display, located across from the main registration table. Activities got underway today, Monday, with a “Women in Ministry” breakfast designed to honor women on the staff of
Pastor Tom Hocking of the Bellflower, California, Grace Brethren Church was the main-session speaker this morning at the Grace Brethren annual conference. His assigned topic was “Fire in the Soul: A Beginner’s Guide to Pyrotechnic Worship.” Using a rapier wit and insightful illustrations, Hocking skillfully used The Lord’s Prayer from Scripture to teach truths about
Introduced by his pastor, Keith Shearer from the New Beginnings Grace Brethren Church in Myerstown, Pennsylvania, Kevin Kreider gave a testimony in the 10:30 a.m. session today about the move he and his wife, Lorna, have made to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to church-plant among those who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Gregg Noble is the alto and soprano saxophone player with the worship band, which leads worship music for all the main sessions. Pastor Doug Lee from Fontana, California, is the worship leader this year.
Children checked in early this Sunday morning, got their ID armbands, and were off for a good day’s fun and activities in the Kids Konference, being directed by Tim and Sue Howard of the Simi Valley, CA, Grace Brethren Church. Gail Cosgrove is directing the childcare program for the younger children.
Sunday, the second full day of Celebrate06, the annual Grace Brethren conference being held at Indian Wells, California, began at 6:30 a.m. with a chaplain’s breakfast sponsored by the Eagle Commission and Grace Brethren Investment Foundation. A number of chaplains were present and gave ministry reports–those who were not able to be present sent written
Quotes From Day One of Celebrate06, Indian Wells, California “Now in my 66th year in the ministry at age 86, I want to say with the psalmist, “Yes, even when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not, but keep me alive until I have declared your mighty strength to this generation,
The main program option for tonight at Celebrate06, the annual conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, was an international food-fest and missionary reception organized and sponsored by Grace Brethren International Missions. A variety of ethnic food lines provided some exotic choices for the hundreds who came to eat, to enjoy ethnic music, and