ARP News Update

Counselor Wannabe?
Are you completing the 10th grade in the spring, or are now in 11th grade through college? If you are interested in applying to be a camp counselor at Bonclarken this summer, please email Trip McGill to request an application: or tripmcgill@bonclarken. Positions are available for: Bonclarken Music Drama Camp, Bonclarken Music Conference and/or Camp Bonclarken.

SONLIFE Church Services
Pastor Bob Hovey of Sonlife ARP Church in Jacksonville, FL, will host his first “open to the public” worship service on Sunday, March 1. The service will begin at 5 pm, with a light supper to follow. If you are in the Jacksonville area, you may be interested in supporting this new church on this special day. For directions to the church, email

Happy Birthday Emma!
Longtime member of Greenwood (SC) ARP Church, Emma Milling, turns 105 today. She has lived at the Rolling Green Retirement Community in Greenville, SC, for the past seven years. Family and friends will gather today to honor her at a birthday party at Rolling Green. She is a Winthrop College graduate and taught school for 41 years. She has traveled extensively and began painting in her 80’s. She is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Synod Registration Online
You can register now for Synod 2009 online. Leland Beaudrot assures us that the process will be easier than last year, thanks to a new software application. More information on the Pre-Synod and General Synod meetings, as well as the online registration link, is available here:

Super Senior High Retreat Reminder
Catawba, First and Second Presbyteries will hold their annual retreat March 6-8 at the Bonclarken Conference Center, Flat Rock, NC. The retreat theme is “Hold the Applause,” Romans 1:32. Guest speaker is Jake Vance, youth director at First ARP Gastonia, NC. Dylan McKeeman, contemporary worship director at Back Creek ARP Church, Charlotte, NC, is guest musician. Details:

Grease Paint, Nose Putty & False Faces
We mourn the death of Jack Farnam Heinsohn on Jan. 11, and remember him as a unique individual who came kicking and screaming into the ministry – greasepaint and all! Read how he discovered what made clowns, comedians and court jesters a popular part of all eras of history in the March issue of The Associate Reformed Presbyterian; online in PDF format; or streamed online in iPaper. To subscribe to the print and/or online version, visit