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November/December 2018

Moderator’s Challenge – The Storm In the midst of all of the circumstances that we face in this life, we know that our salvation is sure and true. —Phillip Malphrus

Synod Emphasis – Joshua and Courage We need to get up and get busy doing what God has called us to do and become who He

has called us to be. —Clint Davis

Feature – Field Exercises Test Skills of Chaplains The mission is to train Unit Ministry Teams. Included is a list of ARPC Chaplains.

20 Women’s Ministries Annual Meeting Coverage 22 Women’s Ministries Prayer Emphasis 2019

25 Testimony – Building Relationships The story of the impact two men, through their generous spirit and love for Jesus Christ, had on one man. —John Kimmons

26 Feature – The “Mega Joy” of Christmas God works in mysterious ways. —Matt Miller

AGENCIES Bonclarken

Christian Education Ministries Erskine

Erskine Seminary

14 Outreach North America 15 World Witness 18 ARP Foundation 19 Women’s Ministries


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28 News in Brief 29

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Highlands ARP Church when he suddenly died in 1932. His father J.T. Bell helped start the Highlands Church in 1890; Ernest’s wife sang in the Choir and their 5 children were enrolled in the Sunday school program. On Thanksgiving morning in 1932, a pancake breakfast was held in memory of Ernest.

ARPC Spotlight The Bell Memorial

By Robert Bell

giving Pancake Breakfast has become a fitting testament to the resilience and tenacity of the Highlands congregation. Ernest Lawson Bell, age 42 was active on many levels, Elder, Choir Member, Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, and Youth Advisor, at

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he Bell Memorial Pancake Break- fast began in 1932 as a memorial to Elder Ernest Bell. The thanks-

Pancake Breakfast Highlands ARP Church, Grayson, GA

In the Highlands spirit, everyone pitched in. Although planned for only one year, the breakfast was so successful they decided to try it again in 1933—and the rest is history. Today what began as a simple Memorial is now an institution. Like Highlands itself, the Pancake Breakfast is a survivor. Both have witnessed Depression, Reces- sions, Wars, Weddings, Births, Funer- als and multiple Pastorates in 6 dif- ferent Metro– Atlanta locations. And, Highlands continues a robust ministry of servicing Christ through a family- oriented, worshipful atmosphere of fun, food and fellowship. As a continuing memorial to Ernest

Bell’s commitment to reaching young people for Christ, the Bell family supports this Pancake Breakfast — thus allowing 100% of the contribu- tions to go directly to the Highlands Youth Program.?

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