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
2352 Presbyterian Road
Florence, SC 
29501
Phone  843-662-8411

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Happening In New Harmony Presbytery
(Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be by ZOOM.)
 
New Harmony Pastoral Leaders
May 28, 11:30 am, ZOOM.
 
Cultivation & Empowerment 
Committee
May 28, 5 pm, ZOOM.
 
Self Development of People Webinar
June 5, 2 pm.
 
Committee on Preparation for 
Ministry
June 8, 9:45 am, ZOOM.
 
Committee on Ministry
June 9, 2:00 pm, ZOOM
 
Presbyterian Women Coordinating Team
June 13, 10 am, ZOOM.
 
All future meetings of committees will be by ZOOM until you are notified otherwise.
 
New Harmony Presbytery's 
Office Hours  Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm.
 
Presbytery Staff is working from home.  You may contact them through the Presbytery phones and choosing the extension of the person you are trying to reach or by email.

 


Guiding Council Actions 

In a letter to Ministers and Clerks of Session, Gavin Meek, Transitional Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk and Moderator of the Guiding Council, communicated the following announcements from the Guiding Council, which met Wednesday, April 22, 2020, by ZOOM:  
  1. The Guiding Council unanimously recommends that ALL Sessions continue to NOT have IN-PERSON worship and activities.  This follows the recommendations of the CDC, SC DHEC, The Rev. Mary McCutchen Ramirez, moderator of New Harmony Presbytery's Disaster Assistance Commission, and a part of SC Dept. of Health, and the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The Guiding Council will review this recommendation at its next stated meeting on Wednesday, May 27.
     
  2. COVID-19 Partnership Grants for Local Mission and/or Technology are being offered to our New Harmony Presbytery congregations; please click here for information and the application.
     
  3. There will be no New Harmony Presbytery Meeting on May 16.  The Guiding Council felt it wise and prudent to cancel our upcoming Spring Stated Meeting Scheduled for May 16, as part of the shared convocation of all five South Carolina presbyteries, which had already been cancelled.  There is no pressing, time-sensitive business before us, and a virtual presbytery meeting would be challenging to undertake and would exclude many from participating.  Please have your Session elect or prepare to elect a commissioner for a possble called meeting, which could take place between the future lifting of the stay-at-home orders and the next Stated New Harmony Presbytery Meeting, on Tuesday, August 18, at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw.

 

Questions Churches Should Answer
Before People Return
 
Ken Braddy, Director of Sunday School for Lifeway Christian Rewources, outlines 24 questions churches should answer before congregations return to "normal" worship.  Click on this link to learn the questions.
 

 

General Assembly to Meet Online Only
 
For the first time in the history of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the denomination's General Assembly will be held online only. The Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a plan for a reduced assembly gathering that will require everyone involved - commissioners, advisory delegates, corresponding members and staff - to participate in a digital assembly. 
 

 

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