Archive for February 2012

Erskine College Board reaches out to ARP Synod

Written by Liz Carey, Independent Mail
Friday, 24 February 2012

Erskine College said it wants to keep dialogue with the General Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church open, its President David Norman said.

The school released another news release …

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In Memory of Nellie B Harris

RAPHINE, VA — Nellie Brown Coyner Harris, 97, of Raphine passed away at her residence Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, William Martin Harris. She was born Jan. 4, 1915, in

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The Jeremy Lin Problem

By DAVID BROOKS
Jeremy Lin is anomalous in all sorts of ways. He’s a Harvard grad in the N.B.A., an Asian-American man in professional sports. But we shouldn’t neglect the biggest anomaly. He’s a religious person in professional sports.

We’ve …

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Breaking News

ERSKINE COLLEGE & SEMINARY COMMUNICATIONS
DUE WEST, S.C. — Trustees of Erskine College & Theological Seminary voted today not to alter its charter and bylaws to grant its sponsoring denomination authority to remove trustees.

This action affirms the conclusions and …

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In Memoriam: Nellie Harris

Visitation for Mrs. Nellie Harris, mother of Rev Bill Harris, will be held Wednesday night, February 22, 2012, from 7-9 p.m. at Henry Funeral Home in Staunton, VA. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2012, at …

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Let’s Have More Worship Wars

What I am saying is that most of our varying critiques of musical forms are often just narcissism disguised as concern about theological and liturgical downgrade. That’s why I think we need more, and better, worship wars.…

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Death of Dr. Mary-Ruth Marshall

It is with great sadness that we report the death of our dear friend, colleague, mentor, and professor emerita, Dr. Mary-Ruth Marshall.  Dr. Marshall suffered a fall in her home that resulted in a closed head injury.  Emergency surgery was …

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Erskine’s Columbia Campus is Accredited

Erskine Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that our Columbia campus is fully accredited.
The Association of Theological Schools Board of Commissioners has voted to grant approval for Erskine to offer the complete Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in …

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In Memorium: Mary Steele

Mary Harrington Steele, 97, of. Due West, SC, passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the Carlisle Nursing Center.

Mrs. Steele was born in Lee County, NC, the daughter of Raymond and Dora Bell Black Harrington. Educated in Lee County …

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TN/AL Presbytery Clerk Dies

Rev. Charles Bradley, pastor of Hopewell ARP Church in Culleoka, TN, died this afternoon of an apparent heart attack. Rev. Bradley was also the stated clerk of Tennessee-Alabama Presbytery.

The son of Charles William and Margaret Bechtel Bradley, Rev. Bradley …

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PRAYER REQUEST

Rev. Troy Pritt will have a very serious heart surgery on December 19 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. The retired ARP minister is scheduled to have a growth removed between two valves; one valve replaced; one valve repaired …

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Martha Emma Shannon

New Albany, MS – Martha Emma Shannon, 86, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County.

She was born in Tippah County to Emma Lewellen Thurmond and Charlie Rooker Thurmond, Sr. She was a homemaker and …

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Mrs R B “Carrie” Wilson

Mrs. R. B. Wilson (Carrie) passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 18, in Gastonia, NC. She was the mother of Rev. Boyce Wilson (Ebenezer ARP, Rock Hill, SC) and Mary Lineberger (whose husband Mike is pastor of Linden ARP, Gastonia, NC). …

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Church Searching for Book

The Lake Wales (FL) Church is looking for the book Leading in Worship by Terry Johnson.  If you have a copy you are willing to sell, please contact Maria Herman at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales.  863.676.0711 ext 101 …

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Troy Pritt Update

Rev. Pritt had triple bypass surgery, and his Aortic and Mitral valves were replaced. His son, David Pritt says, “During the surgery, the surgeon used a vein and an artery from Dad’s leg to create a ‘Roman archway’ as it …

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First Columbia Welcomes R C Sproul

Annual Spiritual Life Conference
We are excited about the prospect of welcoming Dr. R.C. Sproul as the speaker for our annual Spiritual Life Conference here at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC, on February 10-11, and would like …

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Rev. William Franklin Mitchell Sr.

ROCK HILL – The Rev. William Franklin Mitchell Sr., 95, of 1611 Constitution Boulevard, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at Harbor Chase of Rock Hill, SC.

Burial will take place at the Neely’s Creek ARP Church cemetery in Rock …

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Jane de Witt

Mrs. John R. (Jane) de Witt passed away suddenly during the night Friday night. Her funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7,  at First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC.  Dr. John R. de Witt is a former moderator …

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