$1 Million Cash Bequest Impacts ARP Church

The late Robert Bowers, Jr. directed an astonishing cash distribution from his estate in August of 2012 totaling $1 million. The bequest further directs distributions to the ARP Foundation, World Witness, Christian Education, Outreach North America, Erskine Seminary and the Bonclarken Endowment.

These gift bequests are expected to have a profound impact on furthering virtually every aspect of the mission and message of the ARP Church – strategically strengthening the local church; new church plants and revitalization; and evangelism and discipleship at home and overseas.

“We are grateful for Mr. Bowers’ leadership and generosity that so concretely reflect the Lordship of Jesus Christ in his life, family and work. As a steward, his legacy will be eternal and measured by impact on the Kingdom of God by the changed lives of people,” Nichols said.

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Sarah May McFerrin — Passed April 27, 2012

Miss Sarah May McFerrin, 85, of Due West, SC, died peacefully this morning after a short battle with cancer.

Miss McFerrin was the only child of Rev. and Mrs. J. B. McFerrin, who served pastorates in Virginia, Arkansas, and South Carolina. Miss McFerrin was a member of Due West ARP Church, Due West, SC, where she was serving a second term as president of the Due West Foreign Missionary Society.

She had a great love for foreign mission work and corresponded frequently with numerous World Witness missionaries, praying for them and supporting them financially.

She was a retired guidance counselor with the Abbeville County (SC) Public School District, where she influenced generations of young people with her keen insights, her compassion, and her love for Christ.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday April 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM in the Due West ARP Church with the Rev. Calvin Draffin officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Session at the Due West ARP Church.

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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 Waynesboro, daughter of the late David Joseph and Booker Brown Coyner. In her early years,…

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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 11 a.m. at Old Providence ARP Church. Filed under: News http://arpc.wordpress.com

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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 recommendations of an ad hoc committee of the board formed last year to consider requests…

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Nellie Harris

Nellie Harris, mother of Rev. Bill Harris, Virginia Presbytery, passed away this morning. No arrangements for services are available at this time. Please keep Rev. Harris and his family in your prayers. Filed under: News http://arpc.wordpress.com

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