Word has been received of the death of former Grace Brethren pastor Richard (Dick) Hiram Battis, Sr., 81. He died June 23, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. Services were held on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at El Camino Baptist Church in Tucson. Additional information will be posted here or in the GraceConnect eNews as it becomes available.
Two residents of Winona Lake, Indiana’s Grace Village, a cooperating ministry in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, are featured in a story on the online news site, Stacey Page Online. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Still Friends After All These Years Mary Hoffman and Ruth
The Florida District Ministerial Examining Board met May 20, 2014 to examine Pastor Dumont Cardichon of Family Christian Community Center, Deerfield, Fla., a Haitian Grace Brethren congregation. “Pastor Dumont did an exceptional job and was unanimously approved for the recommendation of Ordination to his local church,” said Dr. Rich Schnieders, pastor of the Friendship Community
Dr. Nate Bosch, director of the Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., was the guest speaker at the annual gathering of Lake Wawasee residents recently. (Lake Wawasee is the largest natural lake wholly contained within in Indiana. It is located southeast of Syracuse in Kosciusko County.) The online news site,
The Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., received $15,000 from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. to promote environmental education through water-related STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiatives in local schools and through the Northern Indiana Lakes Festival community education initiative. The center is using the money to increase environmental
It always throws me off guard when someone at my school asks what my dad does for a living. He doesn’t have one of those “quick ’n easy” job descriptions: doctor, lawyer, teacher. There really just isn’t an answer I can give that defines my dad’s work without simultaneously causing people to make their own assumptions about what he does.
The Indiana (Pa.) Gazette this week carries a story about an upcoming event at the Valley Grace Brethren Church, Armagh, Pa. (Norris Mason, pastor). A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete story. Back-to-school sale planned at church The second annual Back-to-School Blowout will be held from 9 a.m. to 2
Sunday, June 29, 2014, will be the final sermon for Pastor Larry Weber, senior pastor at THE FAMILY @ Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa. A special worship celebration is planned at 10:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary at 250 Philadelphia Avenue in honor of eight years as pastor. The title of his sermon will be “Contend
Former Grace College Dean of Enrollment and faculty member Ron Henry was recently honored with a lifetime achievement award by the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP). Henry served Grace College for over 50 years in various positions and played an integral part in creating the NACCAP organization over 40 years ago. Henry
“For years we had watched some of the kids who had grown up in church not return once they had graduated high school or college,” said Chris Setser, youth pastor at Basore Road Grace Brethren Church, Dayton, Ohio (Shannon Horst, pastor). “In 2012, a couple of the kids who had recently graduated were passionate about this issue, and approached