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
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 

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91st STATED MEETING

of the
Presbytery of New Harmony
 


Saturday, February 24, 2018

9:30 a.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
 

Myrtle Beach First Presbyterian Church
1300 North Kings Highway

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina  29578

click here to download Commissioner's Handbook


Directions to the Myrtle Beach First Presbyterian Church

 

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

Grand Strand area Minister & Educator lunch
February 8, 12 pm, Surf Diner, Surfside Beach.

Commissioner's Handbook Online
February 12.

Sumter area Minister & Educator lunch
February 12, 12:30 pm, Willie Sue's, Sumter.

Committee on Ministry
February 13, 2:30 pm.

Clarendon-Lee-Sumter Cluster Lenten Lunch
February 14, 12 pm, Second Presbyterian Church, Sumter.

Cheraw area Minister & Educator lunch
February 15, 12 pm, River's Edge.  

Presbytery Mission Workers                        

 

Our mission team is hard at work helping people in Long Island, Bahamas.  They departed on Saturday morning and arrived later in the day.  Sunday they worshipped and met with people.  On Monday the pictures indicated that they were hard at work on the roof of a house.

Please keep them in your prayers during this week.  We will have a fuller report, with more pictures upon their return.

 

 

Letter from Transition Task Force
December 23, 2017
To the Churches of the Presbytery of New Harmony:
Grace to you and peace in this season of the coming of the Prince of Peace!
The Transitional Task Force that has been convened to search for the Transitional Executive Presbyter and Stated Clerk has asked me to report to the churches on our progress.
Our first task was to compose two job descriptions - one for the Bridge Interim and one for the Transitional Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk. We worked on these during October and presented them to the Administrative Council on November 2. After discussion and some minor additions, Council approved them and encouraged us in our work.
The first important undertaking was to fill the position of Bridge Interim to serve as EP/SC for the period between the retirement of Bruce Ford and the contracting of the Transitional EP/SC. It was necessary for us to acquire a commitment of that person to be in place on January 2, 2018, so that the work of the presbytery will proceed smoothly. From the outset, we were unanimous in wanting the service of a specific person. We contacted him and he graciously agreed to serve in that capacity.
We are delighted to be able to report that the Rev. Dr. Frank Colclough will be the Bridge Interim for PNH beginning January 2! This is a part-time position of twenty hours per week and, at this time, Frank has committed to three months service in this capacity.
The committee then went to work and composed the Ministry Information Form that will be posted on Church Leadership Connection and will be accessible to all those who feel called to transitional presbyter work. We feel that this posting will occur within the next week. We look forward to receiving inquiries and Personal Information Forms from several qualified people and will devise an interview process that will select the best candidate for this position and this time.
Please be in prayer for the presbytery and for the Transitional Task Force as we move into the future that God has planned for the joint ministry of the churches of New Harmony.
On Behalf of the Transitional Task Force,
Rev. Alan Arnold, Moderator

 

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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