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 7,534 members across 12 counties in South Carolina. The presbytery office, located in Florence, supports 65 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 

Happening This Week in New Harmony
(Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the Presbytery office.)
 
Camp Pee Dee Director Search Team (ZOOM)
November 29, 10 am.

Regional Officer Training
December 1, 9:00 am, John Calvin Presbyterian Church
To Receive material, register by emailing office@newharmonypres.org.

Guiding Council
December 4, 9 am.

Hopewell Administrative Commission
December 4, 10:30 am.

Camping Ministry
December 4, 5 pm.

Regional Officer Training
December 8, 9:00 am, Presbyterian Church at Manning
To Receive material, register by emailing office@newharmonypres.org.

 

Officer Training for

Ruling Elders & Deacons


Dear Colleagues and Friends: 

Please note that there is a new Officer Training event that has been scheduled for Dec. 8 at Manning! Thus, we are covered in all areas of the presbytery! Let us now encourage our congregational officers to mark their calendars and attend. 

Each of these training events will be held on a Saturday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm with refreshments and registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.: 
  • December 1 at John Calvin (2000 Marsh Ave., Florence) 
  • December 8 at Manning Presbyterian Church (231 N. Brook St./Hwy. 30) 
  • January 12, at First, Cheraw (300 Market Street) 
  • January 19, Trinity, Surfside (2061 Glenns Bay Rd., Surfside Beach) 

This invitation is for all Ruling Elders and Deacons:

  • those who are soon to be ordained and installed as an elder or deacon;
  • those newly ordained and installed elders and deacons; and
  • those who have served in the past and/or will be continuing to serve on Session or the Board of Deacons, yet would appreciate a refresher course or a bit more knowledge on the Constitutional questions. 
The outline of this training will be the ordination questions for Ruling Elders and Deacons; topics to be covered will include Presbyterian/Reformed theology, polity, history and social witness. 

I'm offering this because most of our congregations don't have full time pastoral leadership to provide this required and helpful education and preparation. For those congregations with pastoral leadership, a new voice or a break from providing this training might be welcomed. Plus, it is often better to in a group setting. I love teaching this material and I have been told that the education and preparation was good and helpful. 

If you are planning on attending, please email Office@NewHarmonyPres.org so we may send you some materials in preparation and know the approximate number for handouts and refreshments. 

I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks and God bless. 

Gavin Your Transition Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk Gavin@NewHarmonyPres.org 

 

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.

 

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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