January 2007

Southwest Focus Retreat, Day Two

Larry Orme, of the Penn Valley Grace Brethren Church in Telford, PA, led the Tuesday evening session at the southwest Focus Retreat, meeting at San Juan Capistrano, California. Approximately 50 pastors and church leaders have gathered for the three-day retreat, which is focusing on Paul’s developmental process for building a church, as revealed in his …

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Pastor John McIntosh of the Simi Valley, CA, Grace Brethren Church, used a paper airplane to illustrate some concepts in the New Testament book of Second Timothy as one of the small-group presentations Tuesday evening at the Southwest Focus Retreat. The retreat concludes at noon tomorrow.

Southwest Focus Retreat Underway

Pastor Tim Boal (standing, left), current moderator of the FGBC, is leading sessions today, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Southwest Focus Retreat. Approximately 50 pastors and lay leaders from Southern California, Alaska, Canada, and other western areas are gathered near San Juan Capistrano for the retreat, which is the third in a series of five …

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Lancers Nationally Ranked, Offer eScores

LANCERS EARN FIRST NATIONAL RANKING IN FOUR YEARS The men’s basketball team from Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana, was ranked No. 25 in the latest NAIA Division II poll. The Lancers have not been nationally ranked since the last poll of the 2002-03 season when Grace finished 24-11 and made the NCCAA National Championship game. …

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Dad Plays Trombone in Son’s Recording

Pastor Dan Thornton, who recently concluded his 20-year ministry as pastor of the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church in Soldotna, Alaska, this week posted the following on his blog. You can read more of Dan’s postings at http://www.xanga.com/longhikes I’m in a real recording! You can hear it at www.myspace.com/darkroommusic ! Here’s what’s up. David is in …

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‘Singing Auctioneer’ at Florida Church

From today’s St. Petersburg, FLA, Times. Lee Friesen is pastor of the Brooksville church. Grace Brethren Church, 6259 Faber Drive, Brooksville, will present Dane Bailey, “the Singing Auctioneer,” at 11 a.m. Sunday. Since entering Grace Theological Seminary in 1975, Bailey has been traveling, ministering and entertaining at churches, conferences and other gatherings, as well as …

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Fellowship Council Meets at Seal Beach

FGBC moderator Tim Boal (center, left, blue shirt) is conducting the current three-day meetings of the FGBC’s Fellowship Council. The meeting is being hosted by the Grace Community Church of Seal Beach, California, and pastor Donald Shoemaker. Among the agenda items are a proposal for restructuring the leadership team of the FGBC, the recommendation of …

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