Mississippi Valley Presbytery 2016 Spring

Mississippi Valley Presbytery 2016 Spring Highlights

The Spring 2016 Meeting of Mississippi Valley Presbytery was held at the Hopewell

Presbyterian Church in New Albany, Mississippi on March 7-8, 2016. Some highlights of

the meeting:

  • Heard sermons from Rev. Randy Kolb (stated supply pastor at Hopewell) and

Rev. Mark Miller (pastor of the New Albany Presbyterian Church)

  • Heard a report from the Dunlap Commission along with news that the Dunlap

Retirement Center property might be sold as early as the end of March

  • Heard a report on stated supply pastors from a special moderator’s committee
  • Heard the retiring Moderator’s address from Rev. Alex Coblentz, pastor of the

French Camp Presbyterian Church

  • Welcomed new Moderator of Presbytery Mr. Charles Browning, an elder at the

Hopewell Presbyterian Church

  • Heard a presentation from Mr. Steve Nichols about the ARP Foundation
  • Granted the Minister and His Work Committee the ability to act as a commission

in situations that involve conflict in the local church

  • Heard an encouraging report from the ONA Committee concerning church

planting efforts in Little Rock, Arkansas and Murray, Kentucky

  • Heard a brief report from Rev. Howard Wheeler on the health and well-being of

Rev. Nale Falls, retired ARP minister, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday

  • Heard a brief announcement about the upcoming 150th anniversary celebration of

the Richland Presbyterian Church in Millington, Tennessee. Richland will also be

hosting the Fall 2016 meeting of MVP.

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