Announcements and Reflection

One Year Ago

What were you doing one year ago? I looked back at my posts today on and noted the promotion of summer conference registrations and hymn sings. Everything as normal. The following week, a letter from the Moderator was sent out and the first canceled program, the Middle School Retreat at Bonclarken. Little did I know how many cancellations would follow. The Lord has worked in me through all of this and opened my eyes to opportunities I never dreamed were possible. I would love to hear your stories as you reflect on the past year. Contact me, Susan Tanner,



Senior Connect Day

The Seniors Ministry of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC, will be hosting their 2021 Catawba Presbytery Senior Connect Day next Friday, March 19. Any ARP seniors are welcome to attend!
The day includes two sessions with keynote speaker Dr. Mark Ross on “Our Timeless Means of Grace” and a choice of seminar “Staying Safely Connected: Panel Discussion” or “A Beautiful Inheritance: Past and Present Blessings of the ARP Tradition”. Lunch is also included. The cost is $8.
Anyone interested in attending should RSVP to Janet B. Altman at 803-799-9062 or by emailing 

Family Bible Conference

We are excited to announce that plans for Family Bible Conference 2021 are well underway! We are looking forward to gathering together at Bonclarken from July 26th to 29th for a delightful time of fellowship with God’s people, resting in God’s Word, and growing in God’s grace. FBC has been a cherished week for many of us over the years and this year’s conference holds many reasons to participate.

The theme for FBC 2021 is Family Worship, an oft-neglected yet crucial part of our calling as Christians. Many of you will know that Family and Private worship has received renewed interest in the ARP as work has been done on a new Directory for Family and Private Worship. Wilhelmus A’Brakel wrote in The Christian’s Reasonable Service, “One must make of his home a small church, for then the Lord will bless the home. Children and servants will learn to fear the Lord and thus will experience salvation. It will beget mutual love, there will be mutual respect, restraining everyone from sin, and one will exemplify godliness to each other and follow each other in this way.”

To find out more and to register, click here to go to the Christian Education Ministries page.

Work Crew Applications are Open!

Work Crew is an essential part of the Quest and Horizon conferences. The primary purpose is to help the directors, speakers, worship leaders, and program staff better serve hundreds of Middle and High School youth in the ARP Denomination.

Typically 8-10 are chosen to be on work crew each year with priority going to those who can commit to both weeks of service. Those who can only work one week are encouraged to apply as well to help fill any vacancies. Work Crew members should have completed High School, with preference given to those who have completed their Freshman year of college.

There is an incentive if you apply before March 15th!

NEW applicants:  Here
RETURNING applicants:  Here
You have to have finished your Junior year of High School to apply to be a Junior Work Crew member (during Quest only). Feel free to send any questions my way!
Miranda Marsh

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