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

Presbytery of New Harmony
2352 Presbyterian Road
Florence, SC 
Phone  843-662-8411



This Week - February 13, 2008

                      This Week in New Harmony

February 13, 2008
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Matthew Riley-Director of Camping Ministries
The Presbytery of New Harmony installed Matthew Riley as its Director of Camping Ministries during the Winter Stated Meeting, February 9, at the First Presbyterian Church, Myrtle Beach. 

The Director of Camping Ministries is responsible for the ministry at Camp Pee Dee as well as staffing the youth and older adult ministries in the Presbytery.

We welcome Matt to the Presbytery of New Harmony.

Camp Pee Dee 2008 summer camp brochure and registration form available
Churches were given packets containing information about the summer camping program at Camp Pee Dee.  You may download the brochure with the registration form by clicking on the headline link above.

Wee Kirk Gathering – March 29 – Camp Pee Dee
Members of smaller membership churches of  presbytery, this is for you.  Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Camp Pee Dee your are invited to, "Come to the Table and Celebrate:  A Gathering of the Wee Kirk of New Harmony Presbytery."

Beginning at 11:30 am, the event will include lunch at 12:00 noon.  A worship service, with communion, will follow lunch.  Come and celebrate what is happening in your local congregation! 

The cost is only $7.00 per person.  Contact Rev. Bill Byers, (843)378-3245, for reservations.

Pastor’s Primer offers help with coping.
The Presbyterian Handbook for Pastors, published by Geneva Press, offers information on things from call and administrative matters, to pastoral care and worship.  It is a ready reference guide for ministry.

The book offers helpful tips for all types of situations a pastor encounters with a dose of humor.  To order The Presbyterian Handbook for Pastor, call (800)672-1789 or www.cokesbury.com.  

PDA Responds to shooting.
At the request of Giddings-Lovejoy, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has responded to the shootings at the Kirkwood, Missouri City Hall.  Several Presbyterian Churches have been affected.  Some of those killed and injured were Presbyterian.

Reminder-Board of Advisors roster needs updating.
All churches have received a letter and form from Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina regarding the Board of Advisor Representative for their church and their Mother's Day Offering materials order.  Please fill out and return the form asap so PCSC can update their Board of Advisor roster for our presbytery and order the correct number of Mother's Day materials for churches in our presbytery.

Mary Knight Stuckey nominated for Outstanding Youth Leader Award.
Congratulations to Mary Knight Stuckey of First Presbyterian Church in Hartsville, who was nominated by her congregation for the 2007-2008 Outstanding Church Youth Leader Award. This Award brings with it an annual scholarship of $500 for the time she is enrolled here at PC, but its meaning goes way beyond this, because the young people so honored are already living out the motto of PC “while we live we serve” in all they contribute in church and community.

Columbia’s Ten Thousand Villages to close.
The store, located at 4711 Forest Drive (Forest Park Shopping Center), will close on February 16, 2008. Ten Thousand Villages wants to thank all of its loyal customers for their devoted patronage during the past two years.

All items in the store (except Equal Exchange coffees, teas, and chocolates) are marked down 25% through Feb. 16. Christmas items are 50% off. The store is open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

A non-profit store chain, Ten Thousand Villages helps fight poverty by paying artisans in 32 developing countries a fair price for their handmade wares. There are more than 160 Ten Thousand Villages stores in the United States.  For more information, call the store at (803) 743-9500.

Upcoming Events
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Employment Opportunities
 Organist – Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church
Educator - Darlington Presbyterian Church

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Information Needed
If you have had an event at your church you would like to report or have an upcoming event to publicize in the Presbytery of New Harmony, send the information to
avery@newharmonypres.org. Publicity of an upcoming event should be sent two weeks prior to the event.

Presbytery of New Harmony 
Contact us at
office@newharmonypres.org or (877) 662-8411.
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.-6p.m., Monday-Thursday; 8:30-12:30, Friday.
(Executives are in the office Mondays-Thursdays.)

Contact the Presbytery Staff.

February 13, 2008


14, Grand Strand area minister/educator lunch, Cedar Hill Landing, 12 pm.

19, Education & Nurture Division, Presbytery office, 4:30 pm.

20, Cheraw area Min./Ed. lunch, El Sherif’s, 12 pm.

21, Congregational Development Division, Presbytery office, 12 pm.

23, Resource Center Day, Presbytery Office, 10 am-2 pm.

25, Mission Division, Presbytery office,
4:30 pm.

27, Florence area Min./Ed. lunch, Red Bone Alley, 12 pm.

28, P.A.D.D., Presbytery office, 1 pm.


Prayer Concerns

(as requested)

Those affected by violence.

Alice Grace Lowder, infant, Midway Presbyterian Church, brain surgery.

Elder Rob Robinson, Midway Presbyterian Church, facing surgery.

If you have a prayer request, please send it to netanyia@


Churches of Presbytery
(two each week, alphabetically)

George W. Long Memorial Presbyterian Church, Cheraw

Georgetown Presbyterian Church


Mission Yearbook
(Next seven days of prayer from the Mission Yearbook.)

+The Presbytery of Cincinnatti

+The Presbytery of Detroit

+Eastminster Presbytery

+Medical Benevolent Foundation

+The Presbytery of Lake Huron

+The Presbytery of Lake Michigan

+The Presbytery of Mackinaw


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