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 7,644 members across 11 counties in South Carolina. The presbytery office, located in Florence, supports 66 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

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


Contact staff:

Happening This Week in New Harmony
(Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the Presbytery office.)
Synod of South Atlantic
April 19-20, Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church, Columbia

Cheraw area Minister & Educator lunch
April 19, River's Edge, 12 pm.

Faith & Fun Adventure Camp
April 20-22, Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center

Worship & Spiritual Formation Ministry
April 23, 10 am.

Administrative/Guiding Council
April 23, 12:30 pm.

Florence area Minister & Educator lunch
April 25, 12 pm, Stephano's.

Education & Nurture Ministry
April 26, 9:30 am.

Commissioner's Handbook Online
April 26.

Camp Rally at First Presbyterian Church, Hartsville
April 28, 10 am.


Jason Steen to leave
Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center
Jason Steen, Facilities Director at Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center, has submitted his resignation to pursue a business venture. 

Jason writes:
"This decision was made after much thought and prayer.  This was not an easy decision as Camp Pee Dee has been part of my life for 43 years.  Many life-long friendships have been developed since being called to camp almost 20 years ago...  Not many people get the call to work with a wonderful group of people."

"God has opened a door that I could not have imagined...I ask for your prayers and blessings for my family and I as we start this new journey of life."

Jason's resignation is effective May 9, 2018

Jason's skills and warm caring for Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center and its ministry will be missed.  We wish him and his family the best.


Lay School of Theology

The S.C. Lay School, sponsored by the five presbyteries of South Carolina, holds two weekend sessions each year on the campus of Presbyterian College in Clinton. The two-track program offers the Lay Enrichment Track for those who seek spiritual enrichment and study.  The Lay Pastor Track is for those who wish to become qualified to serve as pulpit supply or become eligible for commissioning to a lay pastor position.  
The Fall 2018 session is October 12-14.  The Spring 2019 session is March 22-24.  Check the Charleston-Atlantic Presbytery website for registration material approximately six weeks before each session.


Treasured Tuesday 

Camp Pee Dee New Logo
On Tuesday, May 15, Dr. Lisa Culpepper will join us at Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center to provide an update on her most recent trip to Lebanon.  You will be inspired as you hear the stories of pastors and faithful Christians who serve the church in difficult places and war torn areas.  She will also take you into the refugee schools that are serving precious children who are displaced by the 7 year war in Syria.   

We will begin at 10:30 a.m. with lunch at 11:45 am.  Lunch is $10 per person. 

The Menu: Hamburger Steak with optional Grilled Onions, Bell Peppers and Mushrooms, Baked Potato with Sour Cream and Chives, Broccoli and Cheese, Tossed Salad, Dinner Roll, and Peach Cobbler  

Reservations are required. Contact Kelly Boone at (843) 479-3051 with any questions or to register. Please register by Thursday, May 10.



SC5 Minister/Educator Retreat

October 22-25, 2018
Montreat Conference Center
Featuring Francis Taylor Gench
Registration Information coming soon
Save the date!


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,
John W. Dennis, Jr.
Congregational Development Ministry



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