Beryl Fix, wife of former United Brethren minister Jack Fix, passed away Sunday, November 1, after suffering a heart attack. She was 94. Jack and Beryl’s ministry included pastoring College Park UB church (Huntington, Ind.) and the former Olive View UB church (Sylmar, Calif.). Sons Gerald and Burney also served in the UB ministry. A memorial service will be held November 5 at 11 a.m. at Christ Community Church in Modesto, Calif.

Dick RaaabDick Raab, a retired United Brethren minister in Michigan, has been diagnosed with cancer and given 3-6 months to live. He learned that October 19 following a visit to the oncologist. Dick began radiation treatments on August 24 (which left him very sick), but a CT scan showed that the sarcoma tumors were growing despite the radiation.

Dick’s wife, Donelle, sent this note:

“The oncologist’s office is contacting hospice. This is tough news for the rest of us, but Dick will be enjoying great things beyond our imagination. Dick’s request for prayer is that he would be able to be a witness for his Lord, that he would maintain his sense of humor, and that he wouldn’t suffer too much pain. Hospice should help with the pain issue, but the rest is more up to him and God. Also, he’d love visits or phone calls.”

You can contact Dick by email at:

Sandy and I spent the morning with Shoreline Church in Oak Harbor, Ohio. We enjoyed worshiping with them and sharing a testimony of God’s leading in our lives. Steve Fish is doing a good job of leading this congregation. He spoke out of John 13-14 about the 4 questions that were asked of Jesus by Peter, Thomas, Philip, and Judas.

It is wonderful to see God at work in the life of Shoreline. They are growing and have a vision to impact the shoreline of Lake Erie with the message of hope that comes from Christ.

TobyMac - Stephanie Smith - B.Reith - Attaboy

Christian musician tobyMac will perform at Huntington University on December 3 as part of his Winter Wonder Slam tour. The concert will also include Stephanie Smith, B. Reith, and Attaboy. It’ll be held in the athletic fieldhouse.

As in past years, Winter Wonder Slam will benefit the work of the U.S. Marine Corps in its annual Toys for Tots campaign. Concert goers are encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift to the event.

Sys tobyMac, “I wanted to put together a diverse tour that rocks in many musical directions but always points to Christ. The Winter Wonder Slam Tour does have a Christmas theme, but every band will be playing their hits and doing it the way they do.”

Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.


  • $23 in advance
  • $25 at the door
  • $18 per person for groups of 10 or more.

To purchase tickets by phone or mail, contact:
Trinity Communications at (260) 484-1029.
Huntington University’s Box Office at (260) 359-4261.

Follow the link to read about the performers.