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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 out the fire and get his […]

Letters to the Editor
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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I was awarded the Eagle Scout badge Nov. 1, 1962. In those days, we did not have a lot of equipment but enjoyed the many benefits that Scouting had to offer. It continues to be a guiding influence for me to this day. I am saddened deeply that the Boy Scouts have been […]

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Catawba Presbytery 2013 Summer Highlights

Granted honorable retirement to Sinclair B. Ferguson effective July 31, 2013, and presented him a Certificate of Appreciation. Granted honorable retirement to J. Allen Derrick effective October 31, 2013, and pre- sented him a Certificate of Appreciation. Received Mark I. McDowell and Dariusz M. Brycko as Students of Theology effective June 11, 2013. Both men […]

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Second Presbytery Summer 2013 Highlights

Heard the report of a special committee to investigate the challenges and opportuni- ties in receiving ethnic congregations. • Approved the recommendation that New Days Korean Church (Atlanta) follow the procedure outlined in the special committee report in seeking admittance to Presbytery. • Approved the amended call to Anthony R. Locke by First ARP Church […]

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First Presbytery Summer 2013 Highlights

A tribute to Ruling Elder Charles B. Todd, former Moderator of Synod, was approved. • Alan Gay was approved as associate minister for Ballantyne Church: he preached, was examined, and accepted a call. • Accepted the Covenant Reformed Church, West Jefferson, NC, into the Presbytery and examined and approved Rev. Phillip Mayberry as its minister. • Accepted the […]

James Clyde Barker
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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 Cemetery, Gastonia, NC. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on […]

Camps, Conferences and ARP News
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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 counselors from Camp Joy NC. “It was a […]

Horizon Conference Update, Music Conference Registration Extended
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Horizon Conference Update, Music Conference Registration Extended

Horizon Conference Over 270 high school students, representing 25 churches from all presbyteries gather at Bonclarken Conference Center this week for Horizon. Horizon is a week long conference that offers great opportunity for spiritual growth and development, fellowship, and teaching on pertinent information from God’s Word. The goal of this conference is to send young […]

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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 Reformed Presbyterian Church” and to “continue to maintain a close working relationship with ongoing financial, spiritual […]

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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 to pursue additional Bible studies at Tyndale Seminary. He became pastor of […]

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