February 2011

Pray for Info Session Tonight for Grasslands Church

Grasslands Church, the new Grace Brethren church being planted in Medicine Hat, Alberta, hosts its first “official” activity tonight — an information session at a local hotel. They will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. (Mountain Time) for dessert and casual conversation. Church planter Oliver (Shane) Edwards and Bart Blair, who will be leading worship and …

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Fred Benedict, Longtime Brethren Encyclopedia Head, Dies

Frederick “Fred” W. Benedict, 81, of Union City, OH, passed away Sunday, February 20, 2011, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio.  Benedict was a Brethren historian, printer, and writer who headed the Brethren Encyclopedia Project (www.brethrenencyclopedia.org) until just several years ago when the current president, Robert Lehigh, succeeded him. Benedict was also instrumental in …

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ICDI Dedicates International Headquarters Building

With a ribbon-cutting and a prayer, Integrated Community Development International (ICDI) on Sunday afternoon, February 13, dedicated its new worldwide ministry headquarters on State Route 15 just north of the US 30 interchange in Warsaw, Indiana. ICDI was founded in 2004 by veteran African missionaries Jim and Faye Hocking with the help of many friends, …

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John Kline Manuscript Rediscovered

From Church of the Brethren Newsline: ELGIN, IL — Terry Barkley, director of the Brethren Historical Library and Archives at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., provided the following report on newly rediscovered historical material related to Civil War-era Brethren leader John Kline: Shortly after assuming the directorship of the Brethren …

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