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Florence, South Carolina 29501


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Digest of May 21, 2022
105th Stated Meeting of New Harmony Presbytery in Person

The Presbytery of New Harmony held its 105th Stated Meeting, May 21, 2022, at Presbyterian College.  The meeting followed the 5 Presbytery Convocation in Belk Auditorium.  Ruling Elder Dorothy McBride, Moderator, called the meeting to order with prayer.  A quorum was declared, the Docket and Omnibus Motion were adopted.  First-time Ruling elders were welcomed.   Corresponding members were welcomed and seated.  Since worship was held as part of the morning five presbytery Convocation.  The Presbytery moved directly to the business of the day. 

Presbytery took the following actions:

  • Received the Stated Clerk report which included information on two ongoing unrelated investigations, one of which is completed with no charges. He also reported that Rev. Jennifer Hope Kottler has fulfilled the Constitutional requirement of having “furnished the presbytery with evidence of having surrendered membership in any and all other Christian churches with which the minister has previously associated.”  This makes complete her transfer to the Presbyterian Church, (USA). Rev. Kottler serves as the Supply Pastor at our John Calvin congregation in Florence.
     
  • Approved recommendations from Guiding Council including the Covenant with the Presbyterian Communities of S. C and an addition to the Guiding Council description which clarifies moderator of meetings.
     
  • Received the Committee on Preparation for Ministry report and heard a request from Moderator, Josie Holler for commissioners to help in identifying potential ministry candidates and encourage them to explore a call to ministry. It was well presented and well received!
     
  • Received a report from the Committee on Ministry in which it reported actions concerning changes in terms of calls, validating ministries, Members-at-Large status, Commissioned Pastor covenants, giving permission for Bob Henry to circulate his resume and seek a Commission to serve a congregation, and financial support for coaches for pastoral leaders.  Approved the recommendation that the Rev. Johanna Wint be released “from the exercise of ordered ministry” as a Minister of Word and Sacrament, at her request. (G-2.0507) 
     
  • Received from Ruling Elder Commissioners, Good News Happenings in their respective congregations.
     
  • Received written reports from Committee on Preparation for Ministry, Administration Commissions for Camp Pee Dee, John Calvin, and New Harvest.
     
  • Approved all actions of the Presbytery of New Harmony, which took place in Stated Meetings by Zoom from August 2020, through February 2022. 
     
  • Following announcements and thanks, the meeting was adjourned with prayer by Moderator McBride.

 

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