“Reaching Out” for Past Presidents

Since our Presbyterial will be focusing on the ARP magazine in 2013, try to come up with some ideas that could be easily implemented at your church.  Perhaps your circles can help to plan some activities which will feature the ARP.  If your church does not already do so, see if maybe your church would consider giving a free one year subscription to families who join in 2013.  Also, don’t forget that there are good ideas in the ARP which families and churches can use.

Also, as Past President, your job is to see that the bylaws for your women’s ministry are current or if they need some adaptations or deletions.  A committee of three would be a good group to work on this.

We have tried to encourage reaching out to nearby ARP churches, ARP Hispanic and ARP Korean churches.  We have tried some area meetings.  A member of one of our Hispanic churches has agreed to work with our board to reach out and encourage our Hispanic ladies to interact with us more often.  Hopefully, we will find a member of one of our Korean churches who would also be willing to work with us in reaching out to women’s ministries with Korean memberships.  If you have a large church and are having a special event and or special speaker, consider inviting nearby churches to the event.

Lastly, try to help to publicize and encourage attendance at your meetings, our Presbyterial annual meeting, and retreats.  Don’t forget that our next Presbyterial retreat will be held at Bonclarken November 2-3, 2012.  There will be seminars for a wide variety of interests, good speakers, music, fellowship, and a time to refresh your spirit.  Hurry, if you have not registered, contact Barbara Sherrill at dalesherrill@bellsouth.net for more information.  You don’t want to miss this!

It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve on our board.  Please let me encourage YOU to consider serving—trust me, God will help you to serve!!   May God bless each of you!

Vicki C. Marsh

Past President

First Presbyterial Board

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