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:

Transitional Executive Presbyter 
Approved by COM

Dear New Harmony Presbytery & Friends,

We are delighted to share the attached information regarding our Transitional Executive Presbyter & Stated Clerk, Gavin Meek. 

Gavin met with the Committee on Ministry on Tuesday, July 10th, following unanimous recommendation and overwhelmingly positive responses from the Transition Task Force and the Guiding Council. 

Gavin will be introduced and recommended for membership in New Harmony at our upcoming called meeting on July 31. 

We anticipate that he will begin his ministry with us on August 1. 


Happening This Week in New Harmony
(Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the Presbytery office.)

Grand Strand area minister & educator lunch
July 12, 12 pm., Surf Diner, Surfside Beach.

Summer Camp - Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center
July 15-20

Cheraw area minister & educator lunch
July 19, 12 pm., River's Edge, Cheraw.
Guiding Council Introduces Transitional Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk,
The Rev. Gavin D. Meek
Gavin met with the Committee on Ministry, following unanimous recommendation and overwhelmingly positive responses from the Transition Task Force and the Guiding Council. 
Gavin will be introduced and recommended for membership in New Harmony at our upcoming called meeting on July 31.
We anticipate that he will begin his ministry with us on August 1
Presbytery Called to Meet
Tuesday, July 31, 10 am.
Presbyterian Community Chapel, Florence
Registration Begins at 9:30 am.

In accordance with the Book of Order, the Presbytery of New Harmony has been called to meet on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at the Presbyterian Community Chapel for the purpose of hearing reports from:
  • Commissioners to the 223rd General Assembly of the PC(USA),
  • Transition Task Force and Guiding Council,
  • and the Committee on Ministry.

Please refer to the official call of the meeting for further information.

Please join our New Harmony Presbytery Team in prayer
as they serve in Lesvos, Greece, July 16-27.


Presbytery Spring Meeting Digest
The Digest of the Ninety-Second Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of New Harmony is available.

You may download the Digest in bulleting insert form to share with your congregation.


General Assembly Bulletin Inserts                     
PUCSA logo in circle Pre-order your General Assembly bulletin inserts today. Inform your congregation with bulletin inserts that give concise, level-headed summaries of what's coming. A front/back bulletin insert produced by the award-winning staff of the Outlook will present some of the key issues the assembly will consider. Click here to order. Inserts will be available May 30. You will receive regular and large print versions. Korean and Spanish translations will be available. Post-GA bulletins (available June 23) will help you share balanced, non-anxious news coming out of GA with your congregation.  Pre-order now.


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,
John W. Dennis, Jr.
Congregational Development Ministry



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