ARP News Update

You Are Invited

images-36All congregations are invited to attend the upcoming worship service at the Old Brick Church (Ebenezer) near Monticello in Fairfield County on the afternoon of October 27 at 3:00 p.m. As most of you probably know, this church was established in 1788 and may be the oldest intact house of worship in upper South Carolina. It was the site of the formation of the Associate Reformed Synod of the Carolinas in 1803 and is considered the mother church of our denomination. The service will include psalm singing and a brief historical overview by Dr. Mark Ross. Rev. James McManus of Bethel A.R.P. Church in Winnsboro will deliver the message. Please also know that the Old Brick Church is now being administered by Catawba Presbytery. An offering dedicated to the church’s upkeep will be made during the service. Light refreshments will also be available on the church grounds. Plan to come early and spend time in the church cemetery and visiting with old (and new) friends.

With all good wishes,

Bryan F. McKown
(803) 782-4236

For directions to the Old Brick Church, please see the following link:,+Jenkinsville,+Fairfield,+SC&ie=UTF-8&ei=lUurTLOuBYWBlAeQ54nrCA&oi=mode_link&ved=0CAkQ_A

Assistant Editor Position

The ARP Magazine is hiring a part-time assistant editor starting January 2014.

Duties include but are not limited to proofreading articles, writing feature articles, covering events and handling correspondences with subscribers. They would also involve processing subscriptions, and providing administrative and clerical support to the editor.

Qualifications include computer proficiency, organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines. The successful candidate must have strong proofreading, editing, and writing skills.

Please send your resume to Susan Tanner ( by November 11.


It’s Time to Renew

Screen shot 2013-10-24 at 9.07.50 AMStay in touch with your church family through the ARP Magazine. It is our goal to keep ARPs informed about programs and events across our denomination. We hope to provide material that is informative, encouraging and enlightening.

We are excited about the changes for 2014.  There will be new pages for the whole family including a teen page which we will hear testimonies from teens all across our denomination. There is an ARPinterest page where you can get ideas and recipes from and a new prayer calendar which will guide you to read the Bible through in a year. We will continue to have exciting information from each ARP agency in the denomination such as Christian Education Ministries, World Witness, Bonclarken, and Outreach North America. Don’t forget about Women’s Ministries and Erskine.

The ARP magazine is striving to make the connection across the entire denomination. Please support your denomination by subscribing today. There are forms at your church, you can sign up on our website or you can contact me with any questions