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.

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



Digest of Ninety-Second Stated Meeting
of the Presbytery of New Harmony

  • Meeting was called to order, at 9:30 am, by Ruling Elder Avery Dickson.
  • The Rev. Alonzo Washington and Ruling Elder Deloris Weaver led morning worship.
  • Ruling Elder Gertrude Washington was commissioned as a member of the National Response Team of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
  • Greetings and announcements were given by Synod of the South Atlantic Executive and Stated Clerk, Joyce Lieberman.
  • Approved recommendations from the Committee on Ministry to concur with changes of call for ministers for 2018 and the request of The Rev. Dr. George Wilkes that he be honorably retired effective October 15, 2018.
  • Approved a recommendation from the Guiding Council that, if the way be clear, an agreement with North Carolina Renewable Energy is pursued, with the provisions that before any commitment to a proposed lease, there would be legal review and plan for utilization of any proceeds and Council would be granted permission to review and act upon a full proposal, including proposed lease, on behalf of the presbytery, when it is satisfied the best interest of Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center and the presbytery are met.  Jason Steen was thanked for his service to Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center.
  • Approved the re-election of Associate Executive Presbyter/Associate Stated Clerk Julie Cox for a three-year term.
  • Approved requests from the Camping Ministry that permission to begin the process of harvesting timber on approximately 150-200 acres and using the proceeds to add to the Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center invested fund and that, if the way be clear, Camping Ministry/New Harmony Presbytery would pursue a 20-year solar farm lease with North Carolina Renewable Energy.
  • Approved the nomination of Shannon Braswell, FPC, Bennettsville, to the Camping Ministry, class of 2020.
  • Received reports from Committee on Preparation for Ministry, Transition Task Force, Vision Implementation Team, Program Council Ministries, and Administration Commissions from John Calvin Presbyterian Church and New Harvest Presbyterian Church.

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