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ARPC is building on the past… while reaching for the future!

by PastorAnne

On July 29, 2018 we celebrated the “Groundbreaking” or “Start of Construction” for our Sanctuary Up-do!  We left worship singing “10000 Reasons(!)” (Matt Redman), climbed the hill and donned bright yellow hard hats.  Children hammered one piece of wallboard while covenant partners wrote scripture and signed another piece (this one to be used) – all […]


by PastorAnne

What a whirlwind week we had in late July! The electrical power may have been out in Calvin Hall, but the Holy Spirit power was turned on in our Family Life Center! Humbled by the opportunity to bless our neighbors who now had nothing (due to their apartment fire), our Session readily agreed to partner […]


by Pam

How thankful we are for Charlotte’s generosity! In just one 24- hour period, so many items of clothing, etc., were donated that our Family Life Center was filled to the brim! Therefore, we’re no longer accepting donations for the Woodbridge Apts fire victims. We can hardly wait to see the expressions on their faces as they “shop” […]


by Pam

ARPC has partnered with the Red Cross as a Drop-off Location for donations for Fri PM’s Woodbridge Apt fire victims. Please bring clothing, non-perishable food items, diapers and infant supplies to 6740 Albemarle Rd. on Sunday from 2 – 5 PM and Monday-Thursday  10 AM – 4 PM. (Please note updated drop off times.)

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. […]


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 […]