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ISSN 0362—0816


THE ASSOCIATE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN


VOL. 44 NO. 3


Susan L. Tanner, Editor arpeditor@arpsynod.org


Shay O’Sheal, Assistant Editor sosheal@arpsynod.org


Kevin Owens, Graphic Designer


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Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. All rights reserved throughout the world. Used by permission of International Bible Society. Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permis- sion. All rights reserved.


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Contents FEATURES


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May/June 2019


Moderator’s Challenge As we strive to live up to the challenge in 1 Corinthians, may we always seek God’s direction for what He would have us to do in winning souls for Christ. —Phillip Malphrus


Synod Emphasis - But If Not The most pressing need of the ARP Church is witnessing “but if not” strength before a watching world which is lost and dying. —Scott Cook


Night to Shine 80 special needs guests and 200 volunteers show up at Unity ARP for a night to remember. —Charles Hammond


24 Soup Nite What started as a small soup night, has turned into feeding more than 3,000 a year. —Carrie Macaluso


26 Large Number of College Students Join Local ARP Church Young people are making a stand for Christ.


AGENCIES Bonclarken


Christian Education Ministries Erskine


Erskine Seminary


13 ARP Foundation 14 Outreach North America 15 World Witness 19 Women’s Ministries


ARPC Spotlight


Homebound Encouragement


By Mandy Crotts F


EVERY MONTH 16


Family Pages 17 Prayer Calendar


22 ARPinterest 26 News In Brief 29


All in Our Family 30 Classified Ads


irst ARP Burlington hosted a Chick-Fil-A dinner and painting day. They had 25 in attendance of various ages, as young as three. The talent and creativity were fun to watch! Each table was set with a cup of various


sized brushes, a water cup, paper towels and small watercolor booklets with 12 sheets each. Some brought their own brushes, paints, and pens! The goal was simply to fellowship and make a picture or paint/write a Bible verse of encour- agement for our Homebound Members. We had art resulting in landscapes, simple flowers, or nicely written Scriptures. A group of those in attendance filled paper gift bags with donated mini lotions, tissues, candy, and once the pictures dried, the water color pictures. The bags were delivered to the Home- bound Members in groups of 2-6.?


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