ARP News Update

Pray for Rev. Greg Conover’s Wife

Pray for the wife of Rev. Greg Conover, pastor of The Bridge, in Simpsonville, SC, who is having surgery
today ASAP to remove her gallbladder. This is on top of a bad UTI.

They were scheduled to go on their 30th wedding anniversary trip next Wednesday to Machu Picchu, in Peru. This weekend is also their grandson’s first birthday party.

photo-11A Letter From Franklin Graham

I wanted to write and express my gratitude for the very generous gift sent to Samaritan’s Purse from The General Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church for our relief efforts in the Philippines. Your support and prayers are greatly appreciated.

Our Teams are on the ground in the Philippines working in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan to help as many as possible by providing water, food, shelter, and emergency medical care. Please continue to pray for the Filipino people who are suffering so much and for our staff and church partners as we reach out in Jesus’ Name.

Thank you again for your partnership in this ministry. May God richly bless you.

Sincerely,

Franklin Graham

World Focus 2014

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Published in: on April 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

ARP News Update

Update on Rev. Tony Grant

Rev. Tony Grant, pastor of York ARP Church(SC), is scheduled for brain surgery to remove a tumor Thursday morning. A determination will be made following surgery as to whether he will have radiation and/or chemo. Please be in prayer for a successful surgery for Tony, for Beth and the family and for his surgeons that they will be able to use their skill to perform a successful surgery.

It’s a Boy!

Big Sister meets Baby JohnCongratulations to Rev. Mark & Anna Miller, pastor of Shiloh ARP Church in Lancaster, SC, on the birth of their son, John Henry Miller, III. He was born March 24 at 3:38pm weighing 7 lbs. 4oz.

Published in: on March 25, 2014 at 3:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

ARP News Update

Rev. Tony Grant, pastor of the York Church, was taken to Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill with a possible stroke on Thursday.  Please remember Tony, Beth and their family in your prayers.

Published in: on March 21, 2014 at 9:40 am  Leave a Comment  

ARP News Update

Pettett-Family-PicNew Executive Director for World Witness

The Board of World Witness is pleased to announce that Mr. Alex Pettett has been approved as the next Executive Director of World Witness, to replace the Rev. Dr. Frank Van Dalen (who will return to the field as pastor/counselor with the Evangelical Reformed Synod of Lithuania) as of January 1, 2015. Alex and his wife, Jamie, have served in Israel and Turkey for over seven years. Frank Van Dalen writes: “I couldn’t be more pleased about this choice. Alex brings strong managerial and relational skills. He is very creative and has a deep passion for missions. He has served on two fields and has seen the Lord’s blessing upon his labors. He is a faithful servant who proved himself in the First ARP Church, Gastonia, before going to the field, and has since demonstrated the skills needed for future leadership of World Witness. I am so grateful that the Lord is continuing to pour out His blessings on this outreach ministry of the ARP denomination.”

Bartow ARP Church Seeking Youth Ministry Intern

The Bartow ARP Church is currently seeking candidates for a one year Youth Ministry Intern position.  The intern will assist in directing the Youth Ministry program towards its mission of making disciples who worship, evangelize, and serve as a covenant community through Christ-centered, Biblically-ordered ministry.  Two important aspects of this internship will be teaching and establishing relationships with youth outside of church functions.  If you are interested in applying or learning more about this opportunity, please contact Rev. Andrew Shoger at (863) 533-3366 or andrew.shoger@bartowarp.org.  All applications should be turned in by March 10, 2014.

imageBonclarken Property for Sale

Bonclarken Property For Sale. 200 Pine Drive $175,000. Call Noah George for details (828)393-0134. Listed with Keller Williams Realty.

ARP Center Telephone System Issues

If you telephone the ARP Center, please be aware we are experiencing some technical difficulties. Our auto attendant and voicemail features are not available at this time due to a hardware failure. We hope to have this repaired as soon as possible. In the meantime, e-mail may be a helpful alternative for after-hours messaging.

Ballantyne Presbyterian Church Seeking Senior Pastor

Ballantyne Presbyterian Church (ARP) in Charlotte, NC is searching for an experienced, full-time Senior Pastor.  We are a congregation of approx. 140 active members with average attendance of 115.  For more information on our church, please visit our website www.ballantynepresbyterian.org.  For more information on this opportunity, contact search@ballantynepresbyterian.org.

Published in: on March 6, 2014 at 3:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

ARP News Update

ARP Center Telephone System Issues

If you telephone the ARP Center, please be aware we are experiencing some technical difficulties. Our auto attendant and voicemail features are not available at this time due to a hardware failure. We hope to have this repaired as soon as possible. In the meantime, e-mail may be a helpful alternative for after-hours messaging.
Published in: on March 3, 2014 at 12:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

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photo-7Moderator Visits the ARP Center

Moderator Jeff Kingswood visited the ARP Center Wednesday. Since he is from Canada, it was a nice treat to have 65 degree weather. Kingswood was able to spend time with each agency to learn the ins and outs. He shared ideas and concerns about different areas of the denomination and finished with lunch with agency directors in downtown Greenville.

 

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Dr. William John Larkin, husband of Edna Larkin, and father of Thomas Larkin and Priscilla Harris, died on Tuesday, February 18 in Palmetto Health Palmetto Health Baptist Medical Center. The memorial service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, Columbia SC. The family will greet friends afterward in Jackson Hall. Burial will be private.

Please remember the Larkin family in your prayers.

 

Bartow ARP Church seeking Youth Ministry Intern

The Bartow ARP Church is currently seeking candidates for a one year Youth Ministry Intern position.  The intern will assist in directing the Youth Ministry program towards its mission of making disciples who worship, evangelize, and serve as a covenant community through Christ-centered, Biblically-ordered ministry.  Two important aspects of this internship will be teaching and establishing relationships with youth outside of church functions.  If you are interested in applying or learning more about this opportunity, please contact Rev. Andrew Shoger at (863) 533-3366 or andrew.shoger@bartowarp.org.  All applications should be turned in by March 10, 2014.

imageBonclarken Property for Sale

Bonclarken Property For Sale. 200 Pine Drive $175,000. Call Noah George for details (828)393-0134. Listed with Keller Williams Realty.

Published in: on February 19, 2014 at 3:32 pm  Leave a Comment  

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Screen Shot 2014-02-19 at 10.22.17 AMDr. William J. Larkin, Visiting Professor of New Testament and Missions at Erskine Seminary and a member of Catawba Presbytery, died yesterday.  Bill Larkin joined Catawba Presbytery in June 2013 and has been battling cancer since that time.  Arrangements for services are incomplete at this time.  More information will follow when it is available.

Please pray for the Larkin family that God would give them comfort and strength as they adjust to the loss of their loved one.

Published in: on February 19, 2014 at 10:23 am  Leave a Comment  

The ARP Center Closed for Snow

photo 2The ARP Center in Greenville, SC has been closed since Tuesday. The snow is still falling, but should cease by this afternoon. While no one is in the office to take phone calls, we are able to work from home through our Internet connections. If we may assist you in any way, please contact us by e-mail.

Published in: on February 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

ARP News Update

NOMINATIONS UPDATE

Is God calling someone you know to serve on one of our denomination’s boards or committees? One strength of the ARP Church has been the willingness of gifted men and women to be involved in our various ministries. Please prayerfully consider people you know who are equipped to fill upcoming openings and recommend these people to Synod’s Committee on Nominations.  

The Committee specifically needs recommendations for:

Benefits

Christian Education Ministries

Stewardship

Ecclesiastical Commission on Judiciary Affairs

Inter-Church Relations

Theological and Social Concerns

Worship

Recommendation forms are located at www.arpchurch.org/nominations

World Focus 2014

Don’t miss Dr. Mark Ross, Dean and Professor of Systematic Theology at Erskine Theological Seminary at the 2014 World Focus http://worldfocus2014.org

Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 4.30.32 PMIf you register by March 1, you will receive a free t-shirt!

Published in: on February 5, 2014 at 4:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

ARP News Items

Sanctity of Human Life

This Sunday, January 19, marks Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Please pray for all unborn children, children of our country, new parents and legislators during this time.

images-41Are you missing your 2014 Plan Book?

The ARP Calendar is available at arp365.org. Check back often for the most up-to-date information on events.Dates will be added as we receive information throughout the year. If you have dates of events for a presbytery or for the denomination, please send them to Leland@arpsynod.org or cscott@arpsynod.org or call 864-232-8297.

Each issue of The ARP Magazine will include two full-page month at a glance calendars. To subscribe to the magazine, contact stanner@arpsynod.org or 864-232-8441.

Deadlines coming up:
February 1 – Nominations to Synod Offices (Forms available at arpchurch.org)
February 7  – Statistical Reports (Forms available at arpchurch.org)

Meeting Dates:
Jan 24-25 Bonclarken Board Meeting
Jan 28 – First Presbytery Meeting (Mooresville ARP Church)
Jan 31 – Feb 1  Tenn-Ala ARPWM Retreat
Feb 1 – Elder/Deacon Training (First ARP Gastonia)*
Feb 10-11 CEM Board Meeting (ARP Center, Greenville, SC)
Feb 20-21 – Erskine Board Meeting (Due West, SC)
Feb 21 – Worship Committee
Feb 21-22 Canadian ARPWM Retreat (Trinity ARP)
Feb 24-25 – Investment Committee (Bonclarken)
Feb 26 – Committee on Nominations (ARP Center, Greenville, SC)
Feb 28 – Capstone College Conference (Bonclarken)*

*For more information on these events, contact CEM (arpcem.com or 864-233-2491)

Synod 2014 (including Pre-Synod Conference & World Focus)

Registration information will be distributed this month by email and arpchurch.org

images-6Update from the Good Samaritan Offering

Many thanks to those churches and individuals who have contributed to the Good Samaritan Offering since it was first launched in December 2012.  Your gifts, which totaled a little over $49,000, were sent on to Samaritan’s Purse (www.samaritanspurse.org) for ministry to victims of natural disasters both in the US and in the Philippines.

Twenty-seven thousand dollars went to relief efforts following Superstorm Sandy and tornadoes in the US Midwest.  In a report to the denomination last month, Samaritan’s Purse stated that it had been able to assist 2,919 families in the US in 2013.  Below are excerpts a letter of thanks that accompanied the report:

Dear Friends,

On behalf of Franklin Graham, than you for your church’s partnership in ministry. Your support for our disaster relief efforts in the United States has helped to expand the Kingdom of God as volunteer teams served in disaster areas, meeting tangible needs while proclaiming the message of God’s love….

 We rejoice to report the number of families assisted and the number of volunteers who served; however, we will never to able to measure all the ways God worked in the past year to restore hope and to revive people’s faith in Him.  By God’s grace, we were able to witness the new birth of 543 brothers and sisters in Christ!  “Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Thank you for your participation in this redemptive work.  May God bless your church family as you seek to be a channel of blessing to others.

Sincerely,

 Chris Johnston, Donor Ministries

Earlier this month, our denomination sent $22,464 to Samaritan’s Purse for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.  Please pray that many lives will be changed by the Gospel as a result.

Screen shot 2013-12-19 at 4.41.20 PMWorld Focus 2014

Ever wonder what our agencies are all about? All of them will be under one roof! Find out more worldfocus2014.org.

Published in: on January 15, 2014 at 4:46 pm  Leave a Comment  
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