ARP News

Bob Eugene Murdock

Screen Shot 2015-07-30 at 11.23.31 AMRev. Bob Murdock passed away July 29, 2015.  He was ordained at Bonclarken in 1961. He served as an Army Chaplain for two years. Rev. Murdock was pastor of Glenwood ARP Church in Charlotte, NC until his retirement in 1992. After retirement, he taught English in China. He also was the stated supply for Hopewell ARP Church. He served as Moderator of First Presbytery and on several committees. Information on arrangements will be sent out as soon as possible.

ARP Announcements

Called Meeting for Synod’s Executive Board

ARP SealModerator Jamie Hunt has called a meeting of Synod’s Executive Board, Monday, July 13, at 9:00 AM (Eastern Time) for the purpose of hearing from Synod’s legal counsel regarding a response to the US Supreme Court’s ruling on same sex marriage.  The meeting will be conducted by conference call, and information is being sent to members of the board.

Moderator Hunt requests that you pray for this meeting and ask God’s wisdom for the members of the Executive Board as they consider this matter.

Women’s Ministries 101st Annual Meeting

Make plans now to join Women’s Ministries on July 27, 2015 at 1pm in The Patrick Room, Bonclarken Conference Center. Guest speaker will be Suzanne Matthews who will lead us in applying lessons from Joshua to turning points in our own lives. She will challenge each of us to be strong and courageous women, with God’s guidance and help, while beginning another century of women’s ministries. Child care will be provided for children under the age of 10. Make plans now to attend!

ARP365

images-41Deadline: August 17, 2015

It’s time to submit dates for meetings and events for arp365 (our online calendar for the denomination).

While some dates later in 2016 may not be confirmed yet, we would appreciate receiving any dates you can confirm at this point.

Send information to Cindy Scott (cscott@arpsynod.org)

Where dates for meetings and events overlap, Cindy will contact you to find alternatives. If it becomes necessary for you to change dates, times, or venues after a date is submitted, please contact Cindy Scott to determine what dates and times are available. This will help us prevent any duplicates or conflicts.

Bonclarken Director of Facilities Maintenance

images-43 Open position for Director of Facilities Maintenance at Bonclarken Conference Center

 Start Date: December 7, 2015

Bonclarken Conference Center, Inc. is the conference center of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. As a 501(c)(3) ministry, our mission is to “provide and promote a Christian environment for inspiration and renewal.” Located in Flat Rock, NC, we provide facilities for worship, education, fellowship, and recreation for Christian and educational groups on a year-round basis.

Qualifications: The Director of Facilities Maintenance should have at least five years of supervisory experience in the area of facilities maintenance. This position reports directly to our Vice President for Finance and Facilities. Qualifications of the applicant will include, but are not limited to:

  • An evangelical Christian who has made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ.
  • Demonstrated commitment and passion for the mission of Bonclarken.
  • Manage the operation of facilities, including preventative maintenance and life safety.
  • Possess high working knowledge of plumbing, HVAC, electrical, mechanical, small engine repair, and carpentry.
  • Collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality.
  • Effective communicator with strong oral, written, and computer skills.
  • Willingness to live on the grounds of Bonclarken in a Bonclarken-provided home.
  • Ensure a safe, comfortable, and pleasing environment for all guests, staff, and volunteers.

Please email cover letter and resume by September 1 to:    BonclarkenHR@gmail.com or mail by September 1 to: Wanda Neal, Director of Human Resources, Bonclarken Conference Center, 500 Pine Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731

No phone calls please.

 

ARP News Update

John Eddie Hill

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 1.33.07 PMDr. John Hill passed away this morning. He transferred to First Presbytery of the ARP Church in 1982 and became the pastor of Craig Avenue Tabernacle Church now known as King’s Cross. Dr. Hill served on the Boards of Christian Education, Erskine College and Church Extension and on the Committees of Nominations, Theological and Social Concerns, Publications and Emphasis.

The funeral service will be held at 3pm on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 101 Colville Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207.  Their number is (704) 376-0751 and their website is www.westminstercharlotte.org.  A visitation will follow.

 

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ARP Announcements

Called Meeting for Synod’s Executive Board

ARP SealModerator Jamie Hunt has called a meeting of Synod’s Executive Board, Monday, July 13, at 9:00 AM (Eastern Time) for the purpose of hearing from Synod’s legal counsel regarding a response to the US Supreme Court’s ruling on same sex marriage.  The meeting will be conducted by conference call, and information is being sent to members of the board.

Moderator Hunt requests that you pray for this meeting and ask God’s wisdom for the members of the Executive Board as they consider this matter.

Nepal Relief Fund

The ARP Good Samaritan Offering collected $15,152.10 toward the relief of the earthquake victims in Nepal.

Erskine College Annual Fund tops $1.7 million 

images-24The Erskine Advancement Office announced today that giving to the Erskine Annual Fund in 2014-15 exceeded the goal by more than $100,000.  “People gave so generously, we not only met the goal, we greatly surpassed it,” said David Earle, vice president for advancement.   Click here for the whole story 

 

Announcement from The ARP Center

It is with mixed emotions that we announce Paul Bell, Executive Director of Central Services, has accepted a job as CEO of The Renaissance in Due West, SC beginning September 1. We pray for Paul and his family as they make this transition.

Women’s Ministries 101st Annual Meeting

Make plans now to join Women’s Ministries on July 27, 2015 at 1pm in The Patrick Room, Bonclarken Conference Center. Guest speaker will be Suzanne Matthews who will lead us in applying lessons from Joshua to turning points in our own lives. She will challenge each of us to be strong and courageous women, with God’s guidance and help, while beginning another century of women’s ministries. Child care will be provided for children under the age of 10. Make plans now to attend!

 

ARP News Update

Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 2.47.03 PMClick on the cover image to view the July/August ARP Magazine.

Be sure to click on the arrow on page 7 to hear the a capella Psalm singing. The print magazine has a flip to cover Synod 2015 through one section and articles and features in the other.

 

ARP News

We Need to Pray

images-26The Supreme Court on Friday ruled 5-4 that the Constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry no matter where they live and that states may no longer reserve the right only for heterosexual couples.

“First of all, the church should not panic. The Supreme Court can do many things, but the Supreme Court cannot get Jesus back in that tomb. Jesus of Nazareth is still alive. He is still calling the universe toward his kingdom,”said Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read his article here.

Let’s join together and pray for our nation, leaders, pastors, churches, and neighbors.

ARP Assistance for Earthquake Victims in Nepal 

The ARP Good Samaritan Offering is open for individuals, church groups, and congregations wishing to make donations toward relief for earthquake victims in Nepal.  Contributions will be accepted through June 30, 2015 and any accumulated amounts will be sent to Samaritan’s Purse on May 30, June 15, and July 1.  To learn more about Samaritan’s Purse and its relief ministries to the people of Nepal: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/

Make checks payable to General Synod Good Samaritan Offering and mail to:

ARP Central Services
One Cleveland Street, Ste. 110
Greenville, SC 29601

 

ARP News Update

Death of Rev. Jerry Wolff

Rev. Jerry Wolff, former ARP Minister and recently pulpit supply for New Hope ARP Church, died on the evening of Friday, June 19.

Arrangements are:
Visitation, Monday, the 22nd, 6-8 pm in the Stephen Greene Baptist Church gym, Winnsboro, SC. Funeral, Tuesday, the 23rd, 11 am at Stephen Greene Baptist church, Winnsboro, SC

“And I heard a voice from heaven saying, Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. Blessed indeed, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them! “- Revelation 14:13