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A Word From Pastor Anne

by PastorAnne

Hello, ARPC! What a joy it is to serve as your Transitional Pastor. You are such sincere believers who love God and one another. Thank you for having fasted (as health permitted) and prayed in preparation for our Leadership Summit that was held on June 2! The Spirit showed up and our conversation was engaging. […]

Nehemiah 2:18 – Rise Up & Build!

by PastorAnne

“Drawing on lessons from Nehemiah, we will learn and grow together so that we may strengthen our hands for the good work that God has in store for us.  We believe that God is calling us to renew and revitalize…to renovate…how we approach our congregations, presbyteries, covenant communities and our hearts. “ -from ECO’s National Gathering 2018   God is calling […]

Join Us For Prayer!

by Shari Dobyns

On Sunday, October 8th and 15th, we will gather in the Parlor before the First Light Worship Service to lift up our church in prayer. This is a wonderful opportunity to come together to pray for our staff and elders, for our congregation, for our ministries, and for any specific needs of the church that […]

LIFE IN THE SON: LIVING LIKE GOD’S KIN-FOLKS

by Ron Tippens

Someone once said, “You can master church history. You can spout high-sounding theological words into the air. You can quote verses of scripture eloquently. But only when I see your kindness, your care, only then do I really begin to see your faith.” It is a principle that should guide our entire church. That principle […]

Life in the Son: Prayer

by Shari Dobyns

Living life in the Son means living a life of prayer. As easy as that may sound, living a life of prayer is not always so easy. Why do we pray? What do we pray for? How can we grow in prayer? These are just a few of the questions we may have about prayer. […]

Life in the Son: Faith

by Ron Tippens

If you could “weigh” the words of the Bible we would discover that one of the “heaviest” ones would be faith. From the beginning to the end of the Bible almost on every page is faith. God’s faithfulness marks the beginning of the Christian life and is that which characterizes our entire journey. The great […]

Life in the Son: Kindness

by Ron Tippens

What in the world does God want from me? from you? from the church? Well, what is the answer? What makes God smile? The answer is given in many in Holy Scripture. But it is given most beautifully in Micah 6:8. “God has shown you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord […]

Life in the Son: LOVE

by Ron Tippens

All through Holy Scripture it always comes back to this: Love Everything Jesus said: Love Everything Jesus did: Love All Jesus wants us to do: Love Life in the Son: Love God and Love People We can never, never, never get away from this. Ultimately it is not your knowledge, popularity, wisdom, achievements, etc. that […]

Life in the Son: Living Without Fear

by Ron Tippens

Life in the Son: Living without fear when trials come.  And the trials will come – and some of them will be very difficult. What trials are you afraid of? The unknown? Pain? Disappointment? Rejection? Death? Failure? We all have fear – don’t we? God says to us many times “Fear Not”. Life in the […]