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Digest of February 20, 2021
100th Stated Meeting of New Harmony Presbytery By ZOOM
 
The Presbytery of New Harmony held its 100th Stated Meeting by ZOOM. Moderator Linda Jackson called the meeting to order and opened it with prayer. A quorum was declared, and the docket adopted. Special Rules of Order for electronic meetings were reviewed and adopted and any Standing Rules which contradicted them were suspended. First-time Ruling Elders and Corresponding Members were welcomed. Corresponding Members were seated. Rev. Denise Anderson, Coordinator for Racial and Intercultural Justice with the Presbyterian Mission Agency, led the Presbytery in worship. During worship, Moderator Rev. O. Rhett Talbert was installed, and Rev. Dr. Frank Colclough provided memoriam for Rev. Darius Swann. Following worship, Rev. Anderson made a presentation on “God and the Church’s Work for Racial Equality and Justice.” Visit www.newharmonypres.org to view the worship service.
 
Presbytery took the following actions:
  • Received a report from the Stated Clerk, including the annual report of the balance of Ruling Elders and Ministers of Word and Sacrament attending Presbytery meetings to maintain numerical parity, with no action necessary to correct any imbalance.
 
  • Received the report of the Committee on Preparation for Ministry, including a review of inquirers and candidates currently under the care of presbytery and approving Inquirer Joseph Jumper be enrolled as a Candidate for Ordination.
 
  • Received a report from the Committee on Ministry, including approval of Commissioned Pastor, Stated Supply, Temporary Supply, and Interim Pastor Covenants, changes in terms of call, continuing At-Large Status and Validated Ministries, liaison assignments, modified Session Minute Review, adopting a Boundary Training protocol, and appointing a conflict management team for one of our churches; sustaining the examination of a candidate for Murrells Inlet P. C., waving of officer rotation for Mt. Lisbon P. C., and adopting a rule for non PC(USA) Minister moderating a Session or Congregational Meeting. Rev. Dr. Jennifer Marshall was introduced as Assoc. Pastor of Georgetown Presbyterian Church.
 
  • Received a report from the Guiding Council, including confirming Rev. Carnell Hampton and Ruling Elder Pam George, from Black Caucus and Presbyterian Women, respectfully, to Guiding Council for 2021; removing Outdoor Ministries from NHP design; approving a change to the Standing Rules (on first reading) for clarification; and approving the Proposed 2021 Budget (final reading).
 
  • Received a report from the Committee on Representation and Nominations, including reception of 2021 Committee Representation Analysis; approval of Avery Dickson to fill vacancy on SC Inn at Montreat Board and Lou Easterling to fill vacancy on the Committee on Preparation for Ministry.
 
  • Received a report from the Presbyterian Agency for the Developmentally Disabled, including the recommendation that the “PADD Sunday” for this year be used in local organizations who provide relief to those impacted by COVID.
 
  • Received reports from Administrative Commissions for Camp Pee Dee, John Calvin, Friendfield, and New Harvest.
 
  • Received a summary 2020 report from New Harmony Permanent Judicial Commission.
 
  • Received a word from Synod of South Atlantic Executive and Stated Clerk, Rev. Joyce Lieberman.
 
Following announcements and thanks, the meeting was adjourned with prayer.
 
 

 

 

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