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 8,970 members across 11 counties in South Carolina. The presbytery office, located in Florence, supports 68 congregations and 80 resident ministers.

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If you cannot find what you're looking for, please feel free to contact us at the addresses listed

Presbytery of New Harmony
PO Box 4025
Florence, SC
Phone  843-662-8411
Fax      843-665-1408


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Digest of Eighty-Eighth Stated Meeting of 
the Presbytery of New Harmony

  • Received the Stated Clerk’s report, including reports from commissions to install Teaching Elder Don Muncie at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church and Teaching Elder Nick Cheek at First Presbyterian Church, Sumter; and commissions to ordain Anna Owens Sweeney and Vikki Brogdon.
  • Voted to approve proposed amendments to the constitution except for an amendment to allow for membership on committees to not be constituted of one-half from members of congregations.
  • Approved PADD Sunday for March 19, 2017.
  • Approved, on the second reading, the 2017 Operating Budget totaling $1,181,051.
  • Approved on second reading, changes to the Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Received a report from the Evaluation and Long-Range Planning Committee with demographics of churches, observations on the work of the Presbytery, and thoughts on organization of the Presbytery.  Recommendations will be forthcoming.
  • Received reports from the Personnel Committee and the Committee on Preparation from Ministry.
  • Approved the retirement of Teaching Elder Ernest Jackson and conducted a retirement ceremony for him.  
  • Approved terms of call changes for Teaching Elders in the presbytery.
  • Received a report from the Program Council which included reports from Camping, Congregational Development, Education & Nurture, Mission, Worship and Spiritual Formation ministries.  Presentations by Mission and Congregational Development Ministries were also received.
  • Received reports from the Committee on Representation, requiring no action and approved nominations from the Nominating Committee filling several vacancies. 
  • Received reports from administrative commissions of Celebration, Murrells Inlet, McDowell, and New Harvest Presbyterian Churches.


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