Welcome to the
Presbytery of New Harmony


The Mission of the Presbytery of New Harmony is to strengthen, nurture, and sustain its congregations and ministers, and to participate in the wider mission of the church through its higher governing bodies.

The Presbytery of New Harmony, a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is situated along the northeastern coast of South Carolina. We have 8,970 members across 11 counties in South Carolina. The presbytery office, located in Florence, supports 68 congregations and 80 resident ministers.

Please feel free to browse our website to find out more about us.

If you cannot find what you're looking for, please feel free to contact us at the addresses listed
below.

Presbytery of New Harmony
PO Box 4025
Florence, SC
29502-4025
Phone  843-662-8411
Fax      843-665-1408

office@newharmonypres.org

Contact staff:
firstname@
newharmonypres.org 

Mission Trip - 2018                       
Spaces Available
The Presbytery of New Harmony Mission Trip to Long Island, Bahamas has expanded to two weeks.  Many from the 2017 Mission Trip are returning in 2018.  However, there are spaces available.
 
Week I - February 3-10, 2018, 6
spaces available.
 
Week II - February 10-17, 2018, 7 spaces available.

The final costs have not been determined, but the approximate cost between $1,500.00 - under $2000.00, including airfare, lodging, almost all meals, and program costs (including building materials).
 
The Mission Ministry has generously planned to offer some financial support to each participant.  There will be opportunities to gather and meet the team(s) before traveling. 
 
Questions should be addressed to Howard Barnard, barnardhoward3@gmail.com.
  
Interested potential participants should send an initial email to Julie Cox, Julie@newharmonypres.org.  

 

Super Simple Social Media
Led by Rev. Jill Isola, associate pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Hartsville, and assisted by Julie Cox.
 
Join us for a morning of exploring tweets, pins, facebook pages, and instagrammable images.
 
Learn some elementary tools for your own use and ideas about how to utilize free social media for your congregation. 
 
Saturday, September 23
Gathering/registration at 9:45 am                       
Workshop begins@ 10:00 am
 
New Harmony Presbytery office
2352 Presbyterian Road, Florence, SC 29501 
 
$5 pre-registration by September 13,
$10 registration on-site
 
Please make checks payable to New Harmony Presbytery and include with the registration form.
Please contact: office@newharmonypres.org or call 843 662-8411 with any questions. 
 

 

Exploring the Book of Confessions
Beginning with the
Belhar Confession

Facilitated by New Harmony's commissioners to the 222nd (2016) General Assembly.

Explore and learn more about the PC(USA)'s newest confession.
 
Saturday, November 4,     
Gathering/registration at 9:45AM         
Workshop begins@ 10:00 am     

New Harmony Presbytery office     
2352 Presbyterian Road, Florence, SC 29501 
 
$5 pre-registration prior to October 25,
$10 registration on-site  
 

 

Digest of Eighty-Ninth Stated Meeting of The Presbytery of New Harmony

(Download the Digest as a bulletin insert
to share with your congregation
)
 

  • Installed Ruling Elder Deloris Weaver (Congruity) as Moderator of the Presbytery for 2017.
     
  • Commissioned William A. Johnson as Commissioned Ruling Elder for Second Presbyterian Church, Pageland.
     
  • Approved changes in terms of calls of ministers as requested and the covenant for Josie Holler to serve as interim pastor at Summerton Presbyterian Church.
      
  • Received the report changing the Pastor to Pastor ministry to Pastoral Caregivers meaning ministry to all pastoral leaders in churches. 
     
  • Received the report of Sessional records reviews. 
     
  • Heard, as part of the Program Council report, information from several ministries, including a detailed report on the ministry of Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center. 
     
  • Heard educational information from Dr. Erskine Clarke ("History of the Presbyterian Church in our Low Country") and Dr. Franklin Colclough ("History of the African American Presbyterian Church in our Low Country") 
     
  • Heard reports form Dr. Robert Staton, President of Presbyterian College, and Chandra Coleman, of Thornwell.
     
  • Enrolled Inquirer Tripp Brogdon as a Candidate for Ordination under the care of New Harmony Presbytery.
     
  • Approved on first reading Administrative Council's recommended changes to the Accounting Policies & Procedures Manual involving changes to credit card processing procedures. 
     
  • Approved using $1250.00 of the Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund to offset cost of replacing the Presbytery office roof; that Covenant Askings for 2018 Operating Budget be sent in August or September; and heard updates to the mission and visioning process, with a proposed called Presbytery meeting, August 22, to discuss the report.
     
  • Received written reports from Celebration, Murrells Inlet, and New Harvest Administrative Commissions.
     
  • Approved dissolving McDowell Presbyterian Church, placing members on Presbytery rolls, transferring property to the Presbytery and dissolving the Administrative Commission.

 

Congregational Development Ministry Offering Grants for
Positive and Inspiring Programs

The Congregation Development Ministry is one of the Program Ministries of New Harmony Presbytery and it is here to partner with your congregation. We stand ready to assist churches with their needs and requests. In recent history, many of these have been centered on emergencies, maintenance problems, salary shortfalls and other items that disrupt the mission and ministry of our congregations. In 2017, we are planning to offer assistance in other ways also. The CDM encourages you to apply for grants to do positive and inspiring programs in your church or community. These grants will typically be $2,000.00 each but we will consider any and all requests.
 
We do not know where you might go with this help, but we want your congregation to do something that will bring honor to our Lord and people to His service. These grants may be the encouragement you need to begin a new ministry or undertake a new mission effort. We would love to be a part of these plans.
 
We promise to pray for you and your church and to stand with you as you move forward in ministry. It is our sincere hope that all of us can begin to think positively about our denomination, its mission, and its future. We pray that you will know the joy of a connected and responsive presbytery.
 
We have applications available for you to use so that you can communicate the information that we need. These applications may be found on the presbytery's website after the first of the new year. Please contact me, Johnny Dennis, or Julie Cox with questions or for additional information.
 
May Our Lord Bless You,
Johnny
John W. Dennis, Jr.
Moderator
Congregational Development Ministry
843-997-6804

 

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