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.
Are 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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)
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
Update 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:
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.
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.
World Focus 2014
Ever wonder what our agencies are all about? All of them will be under one roof! Find out more worldfocus2014.org.