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Click on the magazine cover on the left to read the May/June edition of  The ARP Magazine..

We hope you will enjoy this issue and will share with your friends and family. The cover photo links to two feature articles. One article is found on page 26, the Family Page and the other on page 8, “Why Kids Don’t Need a Megachurch.”
Don’t forget to check out the Moderator’s Challenge on page 4 and the Women’s Ministries articles. We hope you can stay connected to the denomination through this resource and find value in it for your church.
Contact our office if you would like to receive a complimentary print copy by emailing arpeditor@arpsynod.org.

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Judy Todd

Please pray for Mrs. Judy Todd, wife of Charles Todd retired pastor of Salem ARP in TN.  She suffered a heart attack Friday, April 21 and is in stable condition in the hospital in Cookeville, TN.  She will have open heart surgery early next week.

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Hal Morris

Former Moderator of the General Synod of the ARP Church, Hal Morris, passed away on April 19 in Lutz, FL. Hal had served as an Elder for First Presbyterian Church, Lake Placid, FL, a Moderator of the Florida Presbytery, and Chairman of Outreach North America.  Plans for a memorial service will be announced when arrangements have been made. Please remember the family in your prayers.

Rev. Roy Swisher

Roy Wade “Yogi” Swisher, 71, of Brownsburg died Saturday, April 15, 2017. He was born Oct. 4, 1945, in Rockbridge County, a son of the late Ollie Wade Swisher and Nellie Spitler Swisher.

Mr. Swisher was a minister at Broad Creek A.R. Presbyterian Church for over 25 years. He achieved his master’s in education and taught in the Rockbridge County School System. He was also a member of the Fairfield Moose Lodge, and enjoyed playing softball in Bustleburg for many years.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Harrison Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Rick Ramsey. Burial will follow at McElwee Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory. Lexington, VA.

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Reformation Presbyterian Church

A car crashed into Reformation Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall Sunday morning at 6:15am. Thankfully no one was injured. Please pray for the church as they make arrangements for future church activities and begin repair of the building. Reformation is located in Hendersonville, NC.

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Horizon & Quest Work Crew

Work Crew Applications for 2017 Horizon and Quest at Bonclarken are now available. Interested applicants should click here to apply. Turn in your application by the end of the month to receive a bonus in your check.  Please share with any youth in your church that might be interested.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March/April 2017 ARP Magazine

screen-shot-2017-02-28-at-12-01-19-pmClick on the magazine cover on the left to read the March/April edition of The ARP Magazine.

We hope you will enjoy this issue and will share with your friends and family. The cover photo, Reflections, was taken by a teen from Unity ARP Church (SC). You can read more about it on page 30. There are many wonderful things packed into this issue such as the Moderator’s Challenge, the Synod Emphasis by Rev. James McManus and Women’s Ministries.

Contact our office if you would like to receive a complimentary print copy by emailing arpeditor@arpsynod.org.

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March/April 2017 ARP Magazine

screen-shot-2017-02-28-at-12-01-19-pmClick on the magazine cover on the left to read the March/April edition of The ARP Magazine.

We hope you will enjoy this issue and will share with your friends and family. The cover photo, Reflections, was taken by a teen from Unity ARP Church (SC). You can read more about it on page 30. There are many wonderful things packed into this issue such as the Moderator’s Challenge, the Synod Emphasis by Rev. James McManus and Women’s Ministries.

Be sure to look for the Moderator’s lapel pin that is hidden in the magazine. You can read more about it on page 25.
Contact our office if you would like to receive a complimentary print copy by emailing arpeditor@arpsynod.org.

31 Days of Devotions

Multi-Cultural Emphasis Month

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Take Action Now

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Andrew Brunson has now been wrongly detained 136 days in a Turkish prison. We know President Trump spoke with the President of Turkey by phone recently. Members of the U.S. House and Senate have written letters to President Erdogan, asking for Andrew’s prompt release. Yet Turkey has shown no willingness to budge.
The letter being sent from Congress makes it clear that Andrew is innocent. What we would really like President Trump to say to the President of Turkey is:  If you want improved relations with the U.S., release Andrew Brunson first.

 

By March 8, we want to reach 100,000 signatures for the White House petition calling for Andrew’s release. If you have not already signed, please do so and share this link with others: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/forgotten-american-turkey or https://tiny.cc/andrew3. You are encouraged to share info about Andrew on Twitter – #ForgottenAmericaninTurkey#freeAndrewBrunson#SaveBrunson.

 

Those willing to phone, mail or email the White House to ask for Andrew’s release are encouraged to do so. Increased visibility generally translates into increased response in situations like this. Please continue to pray for Andrew, Norine, their children, the 18 devout Muslims in the cell with Andrew, and for Turkey. Thank you for standing faithfully with Andrew and his family, through your petitioning and your prayers.