News from the Pews

Pray for Moderator Kingswood’s Son

Please pray for Moderator Jeff Kingswood’s son. As some of you already know our 15 year old son, Philip, was burned in a house fire yesterday.  He received 3rd degree burns when a fry pan of oil ignited and set the kitchen on fire.  Philip was injured trying to put...

James Clyde Barker

JAMES CLYDE BARKER 1931-2013 COLUMBIA – Funeral services for the Reverend Dr. James Clyde Barker, 82, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Centennial Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC, with a 3:30 p.m. burial at Crowders Creek Church...

Camps, Conferences and ARP News

Camp Joy SC a Success! Camp Joy South Carolina (SC) met for the first time last week with 17 campers at Gravatt Conference Center in Aiken, SC. Camp Joy is a Christian Camp for individuals with Special Needs. Co-Directors David Harrell and Beth Tuten are both former...

Standing Ovation for Erskine/ARP Synod Relations

The General Synod received the report of the Special Committee on the Synod-Erskine Relationship, as presented by committee chairman Kenneth B. Wingate.  The recommendation was approved to reaffirm Erskine College and Seminary as a “valuable agency of the Associate...

The Gavel is Passed

Retiring Moderator Steve Suits presented Jeff Kingswood to Synod. Rev. Kingswood is the first Canadian to be elected to General Synod’s highest office in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. He grew up in the First Reformed Church in Galt, Ontario, and went on...

Opening Worship Service

Piano music filled the Youth Activities Building, as delegates and guests filed in for worship and communion. Greg Reynolds, music director at the Neely’s Creek Church, Rock Hill, SC, has been Synod musician for the the past four years. “I have felt that the ministry...

ONA’s Pizza and Discussion

More than 80 people attended an informal meeting last night at Pinecrest ARP Church for a discussion on ARP Confessional Heritage and Missional Challenge. “The meeting came out of a desire for a pre-Synod conference on evangelism,” said ONA Executive Director Alan...

Views Prior to Synod

FLAT ROCK, NC – June 10, 2013:  The number of delegates showing up for Synod 2013 registration today was very sparse.  With high winds and torrential rains making appearances on and off throughout the day, many held off making the trip up the mountain. With many...