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212th General Synod Opening Worship

IMG_1954The traditional Psalm singing led by Earl & Harriet Linderman, started the afternoon meeting of General Synod.  Steve Kern, Vice Moderator, led the Memorial Service for the deceased Ministers and Ruling Elders since last Synod. Moderator Jamie Hunt read from 2 Peter 3. The new vision for the ARP Church to do great things, should start with a vision of the tomb. Peter gives instructions of what we are to do while we wait for the Lord. While looking forward, we should be diligent. We should anticipate the day. Rev. Sung Song, pastor of the Southern Korean Church in Charlotte, NC assisted Rev. Hunt with communion.

The business section of Synod began with the retiring Moderator’s address. Rev. Hunt acknowledged Paul Bell for his service with Central Services. He also acknowledged Catawba Presbytery for planting churches in Texas

Rev. Hunt handed duties over to incoming Moderator Phil Williams. Moderator Williams gave delegates a lapel pin during registration which contains the four words for the Synod Emphasis, Heart, Soul, Mind & Strength.

You can read more about the 212th General Synod meeting in the July/August ARP Magazine. #arpcsynod2016

Pastors’ Wives Gathering

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All pastors’ wives (active, retired & future) are invited to a time of fellowship and worship on Wednesday, June 8 at 10am in the Jean White Room at Bonclarken. Anne Katherine Ragsdale will be sharing a musical testimony of God’s faithfulness.


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Mrs. Vivian Macaulay

Retired minister Bill Macaulay’s wife, Vivian, passed away on May 26.  Vivian was a dedicated, hard working Christian. Macauley said that he could never have gotten a second seminary degree without her typing and correcting his thesis.  Most of the time she was his unpaid church secretary.  They have three children David, Cynthia, and John. Rev. Macaulay is part of First Presbytery.

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Synod 2016 Prep

ARP SealBe sure to follow The ARP Magazine on all social media forms (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) for immediate updates during the General Synod meeting next week. There will also be evening updates on this site. #arpcsynod2016

Male Counselors Needed

9012373259_7d649b2ecd_kCamp Joy (NC) is in need of male counselors for different camp sessions this summer. You must be 15 years old or older. They need four more male counselors for Session 1, June 4-10 and 10 more for Session 3, July 2-8. If you are available or know of someone that might be interested, please contact Neal Stroup ( There is no charge to attend for counselors.

Work Crew Needed

10464161_600213411191_466795852066365265_nThere are still several spots to fill for Quest & Horizon Work Crew, June 10-25. If you know of anyone who may be willing and able, contact Becky Vick ( You must have completed at least one year of college or work experience (post-high school). Work Crew helps with behind the scenes set up, tear down and day to day activities of the camps.
Here is the link to apply online.


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Happy 107th Birthday

Screen Shot 2016-05-26 at 10.39.37 AMMrs. Eva Maloney, member of Oak Ridge ARP Church in Heath Springs, SC, celebrates her 107th birthday today.  She was born to John William and Minnie Cox Brock near Honea Path, SC. While a freshman at Erskine College, she met James LeRoy Maloney, who taught at a nearby school. They later married and he graduated from Erskine Seminary in 1935 and went on to pastor Pleasant Hill ARP Church.

During her 75 years at Pleasant Hill, Mrs. Maloney taught the Ladies Bible Class and participated in all phases of the women’s work. She served as pianist at Oak Ridge ARP Church for 30 years and was involved in their women’s work. Rev. Maloney helped organize Oak Ridge and pastored both churches for many years.

Mrs. Maloney also served as dietician at Bonclarken for four years, during the time Rev. Maloney was manager of Bonclarken. She has two daughters, Judy O’Conner and Sharon M. Shute. Happy Birthday Mrs. Maloney!

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Synod Registration Deadline is TODAY!

You can register for Synod online today but after that, you may register in person in the Patrick Room in the Lodge at Bonclarken on Monday June 6 (2-5 pm) or Tues June 9 (9-12).

To register online:

Congratulations Graduates

aaaaaa-Erskine-commencement-copyErskine College and Theological Seminary held a joint commencement on May 21. Dr. Kent McElhattan, chairman and co-founder of Industrial Scientific, Pittsburgh, Pa., delivered the commencement address. There were about 120 college graduates and 40 from the seminary. Prayers to these graduates now and for their future.


French Camp is Hiring

FCA Job openings 2016If you or someone you know would be interested in working at French Camp Academy, there are a number of job openings. Contact Margie Newman at 662-582-0483 or for more information. To learn more about French Camp, check out their website


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Prayers for Synod 2016

Y93A1113Please join the denomination as we pray for our upcoming General Synod Meeting. Locations and times are below. If you want to add a location or have questions, please contact Kyle Sims or Lee Shelnut.

Columbia, SC – First Presbyterian Church – Thursday 5/12 @ 7AM

Greenville, SC – ARP Center – Friday 5/13 @ 9AM

Daleville, VA – Wellspring ARP – Friday 5/13 @ 10:30AM

Rock Hill, SC – Ebenezer ARP – Friday 5/13 @ 11AM

Greensboro/Winston Salem – Covenant of Grace ARP – Friday 5/13 @ 12PM

Lake Wales, FL – Lake Wales ARP – Wednesday 6/1 @ 10AM

Due West, SC – Due West ARP – Wednesday 6/1 @ 7PM

Bonclarken Area – TBA – Contact Rhett Carson

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May/June 2016 ARP Magazine

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Click on the magazine cover to the left to read the May/June edition of The ARP Magazine. Be sure to read the cover story on page 12 along with the other articles on Social Media beginning on page 8. Follow along with the Family Pages to find out what trouble Sherwood is getting into on page 26.