Dr. Bill Enns, Moderator
"It is an exciting time to be part of the Presbytery of Mid-Atlantic. Our presbytery continues to grow dramatically as new churches come before us for welcome and affirmation. Your presence and your warm welcome at presbytery will bless every congregation. Let's discern the mind of Christ together!"
Pictures from the 74th Presbytery, April 25-26, 2013 at Benton Heights EPC, Monroe, NC
Welcome New Churches!
The Church In Restoration, Mechanicsville, VA was constituted as a mission church at a worship service on Sunday, April 21st.
The Waynesboro Mission Church, Waynesboro, VA was also constituted as a mission church at worship service on Sunday, April 2st.
Waynesboro Mission Church
Dr. Howard Shockley, Stated Clerk of the PMA, preaching from Matthew 4:19, the words of Jesus - "Follow me and I will make you fishers of men."
Dr. Howard Shockley, Stated Clerk, pinning an EPC pen on Rev. James Braswell, Pastor of Concord Presbyterian Church, Sumter, SC. Welcome to the Presbytery & the EPC!
The Concord Presbyterian Church, Sumter, SC was received into formal membership of the PMA Elders & Pastor James Braswell were installed and members celebrated their joining the EPC family with a prime rib luncheon following the service. This historic Presbyterian church was founded in 1809 and services continue to be held in the sanctuary built with beam and wooden peg construction in 1830. They added an adjoining fellowship hall & classrooms about five years ago.
(Click here for pictures).
The petition of the Church in Restoration Mechanicsville, VA was approved to be constituted as a Mission Church of the PMA/EPC effective February 20, 2013, with over 360 signatures!
The Ridgrecrest Presbyterian Church, Locust, NC was received into full membership Sunday, February 24 with installation of its Session and TE Larry Pittman as Stated Supply Pastor. A fellowship lunch was held following the service.
On Sunday, February 10, 2013 the Siler Presbyterian Church, Wesley Chapel, NC was officially received, with officers installed, along with Pastor Dr. Bruce Powell (previously approved by PMA) installed as Pastor. Chairman TE Ron Horgan of the Commission for Reception reported a very good turnout of 500+/- attendees with a delicious covered dish lunch following the morning service. Welcome to the EPC! (Click here for Pictures from the Installation).
Dr. Ken Priddy
Church Development Director
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Each time I hear Ken Priddy teach I am impressed with his insight and understanding of church dynamics, and I'm provoked by the urgency of the church's call to help as many people as possible find a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Rev. David Dwight, Senior Pastor
Hope Church (EPC) Richmond, VA
Dr. Lowell Sykes (Pastor Emeritus, Rivermont, Lynchburg, VA) and Ruling Elder Henry Phelps (Christ Church, Anderson, SC)
Moderator of the General Assembly, Ruling Elder Ken Roberts, and Dr. Howard Shockley, Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic
Dr. Jeff Jeremiah, Stated Clerk of the EPC, and Dr. Howard Shockley, Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic, meeting with churches interested in transitioning into the EPC. The EPC is "Presbyterian, Reformed, Evangelical, Missional, and Vital."
For more information, click on the link Joining the EPC which will take you to the General Assembly website of the EPC.
CHURCH PEWS AVAILABLE
Cleveland EPC, Abingdon, VA is replacing their pews with new ones. They have 19 BEAUTIFUL oak finish, eleven-foot, padded pews (75+ years old) for sale. They are $150 each if bought separately or $125 each if bought as a lot. CONTACT Vaughn Teegarden, (423) 341-6530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
75th Stated Meeting, September 27-28, 2013 at Trinity EPC in Florence, SC
Rev. Tong Park challenged us at Presbytery to grow healthy leaders, for healthy leaders result in healthy structures that result in healthy ministry. Most pastors are isolated and so they are exhausted. He stressed the importance of some kind of small group with other pastors as a learning community. If this is you, don't stay isolated. Get connected with other pastors in the PMA or your community! For more information, contact Dr. Rob Buchanan, Assistant Stated Clerk of the PMA.
Rev. Park is the Director of Korean Ministries with Christian Reformed Home Missions, a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church. He is also a key leader with Church Resource Ministries – Korean (CRMK). In these roles, Rev. Park is active on both sides of the Pacific, primarily in southern California and South Korea. His expertise is centered on the ministries of church planting and revitalization.
Dr. Bill Enns, Moderator of the PMA with Ruling Elder Ken Roberts, Moderator of the General Assembly