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.)
 
Education & Nurture Ministry
October 17, 9:30 am.

Cheraw Area Minister & Educator Lunch
October 18, 12 pm, River's Edge, Cheraw.

Mission Ministry (Zoom)
October 22, 10 am,

Camping Ministry
October 22, 5 pm.

Vision Implementation Team
October 23, 1 pm.

Florence Area Minister/Educator Lunch
October 24, 12 pm, Stephano's.

Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center Work Day
October 27, Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center.

New Harmony Presbytery's Office hours 
Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm
Treasured Tuesday, New Reservation Date!
(An Older Adult Ministry of Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center and The Presbytery of New Harmony)   
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McLeod Farms  South Hwy.
151  McBee, SC 
10:45 am.   

On October 23, we will meet at 10:45 am, at McLeod Farms for a pumpkin picking, wagon riding, ice cream enjoying, market shopping, museum touring time.  We will enjoy a dutch lunch at Big's too! 
The cost is $7.50 per person.  To register, mail a check made payable to Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center:  

Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center 1201 Camp Pee Dee Road  Bennettsville, SC  29512 

Please be sure to include a note indicating your name and church.  Registrations must be received no later than October 19.  

We hope you will make plans to join us! Should you have any questions please contact Kaiti Bryant at (843) 479-3051.
Social Justice Lecture                       
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Union Seminary to launch inaugural social justice lecture Oct. 22. The inaugural lecture for Union Presbyterian Seminary's Center for Social Justice & Reconciliation will take place October 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28210. Union President Brian K. Blount will be speaking on the theme "Just Jesus."  
Presbyterians Today Advent Devotional

God Lifts the Lowly based on Mary's Song of Praise- Now in stock in the PC(USA) church store. For additional information and to order, go HERE.  

2018 Advent Devotional Discount Pricing: 1 copy, $4.50 * 2-9 copies, $3.50 each * 10-99 copies, $2.50 each * 100+ copies, $1.95 each, plus shipping and handling. Order by phone at 800-533-4371 and ask for 17116-18-007.    
Inquirer's Meeting for
Greece Mission
 

There will be an Inquirer's meeting for the 2019 Mission to Lesvos Greece, Moria Refugee Camp on Thursday, November 1, 2018  AT 6:00 pm at the office of New Harmony Presbytery. 

Contact Lisa Culpepper with questions or interest, Lisabculpepper@gmail.com, 843-229-0346.
  
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PDA Logo "As you know, there have been many disasters over the past few weeks that have not received much media attention.  The needs in each of these situations are substantial and unique.  We are distributing this invitation for support to our churches and members, trusting that the church will be able to respond."  --  Bryce Wiebe, our director of Special Offerings, Presbyterian Mission Agency.
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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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