ARP News Update

An update on the new Form of Government

Billy Barron, the chairman of the Committee to Revise the Form of Government has sent this update:

The committee is in the process of going through the document cleaning up editorial and other inadvertent errors. The revisions that are made cannot change the document. We appreciate all those who have pointed out to us such items. At the same time, we are constructing a parallel document to assist with the transition from the old to the new Form of Government.

In the meantime, the draft that was passed by the last two General Synods is online at  The official copy will always be electronic and available on This will guarantee that everyone has access to the latest version at any time.

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Treble Makers

IMG_0405Bill and Gloria Gaither say it best with the words to their children’s song, “I am a Promise” because of God’s love and His command to care for orphans. Each child is given new security, new direction, love, care, and the chance to come to know Christ as their personal savior at Palmer Home. As the song says so beautifully, they are a “great big bundle of potentiality.”

As they grow and continue to learn that they do have new hope and that God loves them, many of the children begin to look for ways that they can share what God is doing in their lives. Treble Makers was formed for the children of Palmer Home to learn more about music and to have a special way to share their testimonies.

The choir travels to many churches, civic, and community events throughout the year. Sponsors, donors, churches, community supporters, and many others have the opportunity to see firsthand the children that are being ministered to by Palmer Home. Others who may not know about Palmer Home are given the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of Palmer Home and what they can do to help keep the ministry going.

If you would like to schedule the Treble Makers to sing for a worship service or community event please contact Denise Lee at 662-328-5704 ext. 143.

Palmer Home for Children, based in Columbus, MS, is one of the homes supported by Synod’s William H. Dunlap Orphanage Foundation. The choir has performed twice at Synod in recent years and during the Women’s Ministries Oasis.