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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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Retiring Moderator Steve Suits Reflects on the Past Year

Wearing the gold Moderator’s medallion, and carrying the Moderator’s staff, Dr. Steve Suits approached the podium to address delegates for the last time as Moderator. “Getting to know so many of you during my term as Moderator has given me great joy, encouragement and edification,” said the medical doctor and ruling elder at First Presbyterian, […]

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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 of music is a servant to the gospel. It helps […]

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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 Avera. The idea began with a conversation between Clint Davis and Daniel Wells […]

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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 issues to be brought before Synod, one in particular […]

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Humes Family Loss

Please pray for Lonnie and Kathy Humes as they grieve the loss of their son-in-law, Stuart Cone, on June 5, 2013.   Pray for Kaitlin Humes Cone on the sudden loss of her husband, who was only 29 years old. The cause of death has not yet been determined, although Stuart had been ill for […]

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Covenant Way Continuing Services Under New Board

Covenant Way, the nonprofit retirement center in Due West, is continuing operation under a new board of directors. Don Chapman, chairman of the newly elected board, made the following announcement following the first meeting of the board June 3: “We are extremely pleased…that we have reached a tentative agreement with interested parties that will enable […]

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Boy Scouts of America Vote Allows Homosexual Membership

Please read this press release from the American Family Association (AFA) and respond to ARP News Update at arpeditor@arpsynod.org. So many ARP men are in leadership roles with the Boy Scouts and a large number of our boys are members, with troops historically meeting at our churches. Please share your thoughts concerning this astonishing defeat. […]

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John L. Girardeau Lectures

Erskine Theological Seminary and First Presbyterian Church invite you to the John L. Girardeau Lectures.

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