Thursday, October 20, 2016

19 October 2016

“But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.” [Ezekiel 33:6]

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” [Ephesians 6:12]

Presbyterians Week Headlines

[1] Good Samaritan Fund

Church of Scotland Lauds Scotland’s Political Leaders for Committing to Fight Climate Change


Good Samaritan Fund

A Good Samaritan Fund has been set up to receive support for Hurricane Matthew victims. The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church will be channeling funds to Samaritan’s Purse which is already at work. Contributions to our Good Samaritan Offering can be made through this link:

Or by mailing a check to:

       General Synod, ARPC
       Good Samaritan Fund
       918 South Pleasantburg Drive, Suite 127
       Greenville SC 29607

The deadline is 15 November 2016.

Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 918 South Pleasantburg Drive, Suite 127, Greenville, South Carolina, 29607, 864-232-8297, Fax: 864-271-3729

Church of Scotland Lauds Scotland’s Political Leaders for Committing to Fight Climate Change

The Church of Scotland has welcomed a new pact signed by political party leaders which commits them to do all that they can to tackle climate change.

Adrian Shaw, the Kirk's climate change officer, said he was "delighted" that Nicola Sturgeon (SNP) Kez Dugdale (Labour), Ruth Davidson (Conservative) Patrick Harvie (Greens) and Willie Rennie (Liberal Democrat) teamed up on 30 September 2016 to pose with a large model of planet Earth at the Scottish Parliament.

Mr. Shaw said:

"I am delighted that party leaders have reconfirmed a commitment to tackle climate change and very pleased that the Church has been part of the process.

"We were part of the drafting of the Climate Change Bill, we had it amended and have been working with Eco Congregations Scotland and Kirk congregations across the country and international partners.

"I was particularly pleased that a large number of people who attended the lobby in the Scottish Parliament were from churches.

"This shows how committed people are to help the Scottish Government [put] into affect its commitments of climate change."

Church of Scotland, 121 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4YN, Scotland, 0131-225-5722