New Minister Orientation
General Synod of the ARP Church invites new ministers and ARP agency staff to Orientation. This free event will be held October 16-17, 2023, at the ARP Center in Greenville, SC.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact Shay O’Sheal by Friday, September 22, (email@example.com). Click here for the full packet.
A new “Welcome” brochure is now available. The brochure briefly describes the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church which makes a great resource for visitors, new members, church planters, etc. The cost is $5 plus shipping for a set of 25. If you would like to place an order, click here, or call 864-232-8441.
You Are Invited
In his Reflections on the Psalms, C.S. Lewis describes an encounter with Scripture as, “… steeping ourselves in a Personality, acquiring a new outlook and temper, breathing a new atmosphere…” Is this your reality when you hear the Bible read each Sunday morning? Do you anticipate a truly “living and active” Word of God? Are you being “transformed by the renewal of your mind” and “conformed to the image of his Son?” And will you then “put on the new self” and “walk by the Spirit” because you believe Scripture is “the power of God for salvation?” Or does Lewis’ striking description of hearing the Word of the LORD fall on deaf ears?
Writer, actor, playwright, and producer, David Payne, will be lecturing on “Public Speaking and the Public Reading of Scripture in Corporate Worship” at Erskine Theology Seminary on Monday, September 25th. Over the past two decades, he has drawn international attention and praise for his dramatic portrayals of C. S. Lewis. Payne is also the voice of the Experiencing the Word audio Bible, founder of Baby and Bird Productions, and previously served as managing director for a religious publishing company in the UK.
In order for us to be “doers” of the Word, Christians must first and foremost be hearers. So let us learn how to read well and to listen well so that God’s people become those who “…hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.”
Join Us On
Monday, September 25
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. for
“Public Speaking and the Public Reading of Scripture
in Corporate Worship”
in Bowie Divinity Hall (in-person or live conference via Teams)
Click HERE to Register
See the Leaves
Bonclarken is hosting a Fall trip to Grandfather Mountain in Linville, NC. Fill your day with wonder among the mountain’s diverse wildlife, the most breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the exhilarating Mile High Swinging Bridge.
In addition to the mountain excursion, we have many other great opportunities for fellowship and relaxation planned.
See you in October! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828.692.2223.
God + Hope in Infertility
Covenant Church in Burbank, California (a mission of Mississippi Valley Presbytery) is excited to host a one-evening conference titled God + Hope in Infertility on October 7, 2023 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Pacific Time. This conference is planned in order to provide gospel hope to those experiencing infertility, miscarriage, and loss, and to educate and inspire those who want to support loved ones through these challenges, all to God’s glory.
The conference will be streamed live from Burbank, California and will also be available in video and audio formats the following week.
Rev. Josh Squires (First Presbyterian Church, Columbia) is the main speaker, and we have scheduled a panel discussion following his talk, with the majority of the panelists being ARP.
Registration for the live stream is encouraged, and there’s an opportunity to submit questions for Rev. Squires and the panelists.
For more information and to register, please visit www.CovenantBurbank.com/Conference
Synod Committee Requests Information
The Synod Committee To Review Second Presbytery’s Handling of the Wilson Case requests that anyone wishing to submit information to the committee do so by October 1, 2023. The committee plans to prepare an initial report to the Executive Board, which meets at the end of October. Please send information to Rev. Brian Taylor, Committee Secretary, email@example.com.