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.

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
PO Box 4025
Florence, SC
Phone  843-662-8411
Fax      843-665-1408


Contact staff:

This Week in New Harmony
Building Community Through Information               

March 22,  2017

Prayers for...
(Send request to presbyeducator@gmail.
Our two churches for the week:
Carolina Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, Ray A. Howe, stated supply.
Celebration Presbyterian Church,
Myrtle Beach,

Tom Dendy, pastor.

Fred "Tripp" Brogdon, III
(First, Sumter) Columbia Theological Seminary.
Marcy B. Carl (Georgetown) Dubuque Theological Seminary.
(Next Week)
Florence area Minister & Educator lunch, Stefano's,
12 pm.

Evaluation & Long Range Planning, Presbytery office,
1 pm.

Program Council, Presbytery office,
4:30 pm.

31-Apr 2
Lay School of Theology, 
Presbyterian College, Clinton.

Clerks & Treasures Workshop, Presbytery office,
10 am.

Upcoming Events


Stewardship Kaleidoscope Conference 

Financial Help for Conferences

If you need financial help to attend PCUSA worship and/or spiritual conference, scholarship help might be available.  Contact Julie Cox

or Lola Faye Craig for more information.

Local Church Information
If your congregation is planning an event you would like to advertise, please submit the  information, to Avery Dickson by Monday of the week you want it published.

Local Church Mission Information

If your congregation has participated in a mission project or trip recently, we would like to share it with our presbytery.  Please submit the information to Avery Dickson.

Employment Opportunities
Important Links

Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center

Thornwell Home for Children


SC Inn (Montreat)

Montreat Conference Center

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Clerk & Treasurer Training
PCSC Ambassador Meeting
Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina invites Ambassadors and pastors from the churches of The Presbytery of New Harmony to the annual PCSC Ambassadors meeting held at The Florence Presbyterian Community (2350 West Lucas Street, Florence, SC 29501) on Tuesday, April 4th at 11 am. Those attending will hear reports on PCSC's ministry from the CEO, the Director of Church Relations, and the Director of Marketing. Lunch will be served and tours will be offered afterwards. Registration begins at 10:30 am. Please let Cathy Jackson (cathy.jackson@prescomm.org; 803-772-5885) know if you plan to attend.
Clarendon-Lee-Sumter Cluster
Lenten Luncheons for 2017
2017 Clarendon-Lee-Sumter Cluster Lenten Luncheons will begin on March 1, 2017.  The first luncheon will be at First Presbyterian Church, Sumter, with Teaching Elder Carnell Hampton delivering the message. 
Each luncheon begins at 12 noon and will be over by 1 pm.  Luncheons will be held on Wednesdays through April 5.  You may download the schedule of places and presenters. 
PADD Dedicates New Home  
Sunday afternoon, the Presbyterian Agency for the Developmentally Disabled opened its second home in Florence.  The Wren House was opened approximately 10 years ago.  The Rutledge Home will serve four residents.  The complete story is available in the Florence Morning News
Stewardship Kaleidoscope is an annual conference offering excellent plenary speakers, informative workshop leaders, provocative worship experiences, and incredible networking opportunities for all who are passionate about stewardship and generosity. Drawing leaders from across the Presbyterian Church USA and beyond, Stewardship Kaleidoscope is designed to help participants explore stewardship, in its many colorful dimensions!
For more information visit: http://stewardshipkaleidoscope.org/  

Big Tent Registration Opens March 15

July 6-8, 2017,  St. Louis, MO

Make plans now to join old friends and make new ones at this summer's Big Tent conference in St. Louis, July 6-8. The theme of this year's conference is Race, Reconciliation, and the Reformation. Through plenary events, Bible study, workshops, and worship, attendees will be challenged and renewed by the power of the gospel message to overcome our current realities of anxiety, division, and inequality. 

The three-day event, held on the beautiful campus of Washington University in St. Louis, will provide a variety of opportunities to engage with issues facing the church and society today. In addition to a selection of nearly 50 workshops on a variety of topics, participants can join in morning Bible study led by Dr. Eric Barreto of Princeton Theological Seminary and hear from local church leaders about the struggles the St. Louis community has faced around issues of inequality. PC(USA) Stated Clerk the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson will preach at the opening worship on Thursday, and the Rev. Dr. Christine Hong of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will preach at Saturday's closing worship. 


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Open House at Camp Pee Dee
Camp Pee Dee New Logo Mark your Calendar! A ministry of New Harmony Presbytery 
Open House Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00 am until 2:00 pm      

Come explore Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center! Join us anytime from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for a walking tour of camp, a hot dog and bag of chips and to meet the staff.     

Should you have any question please contact Kelly Boone Sloan at (843) 479-3051.
April Workday at
Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center
Camp Pee Dee New Logo Mark Your Calendar! Work Day at Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center 
April 12, 2017.
Our first workday was a huge success! We have been having great weather for spring projects and we have plenty to do before summer!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on April 12.
The projects we are focusing will include:
  • Install climbing wall at Recreation Pavilion.
    Tools needed: Hammer, gloves and safety glasses. 
  • Cleaning debris along side entrance roads. 
    Tools needed: Pruning shears and gloves. 
  • Cleaning flower beds and applying pine straw  Tools: rake, pitchfork, and gloves. 

There are projects for all skill levels and age groups. If you can come for the day we will be grateful to see you.  Lunch will be provided.  Please contact Jason Steen at (843) 479-3051 to RSVP.    

April Treasured Tuesday
Camp Pee Dee New Logo Hobcaw Barony  
On April 25, we will meet at Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown at  1:00 pm for a two-hour tour of Bellefield Plantation.  Hobcaw Barony is a 16,000 acre research reserve.  It is one of the few underdeveloped tracts on the Waccamaw Neck. 

The Bellefield Plantation Tour takes place on the grounds of Bellefield Plantation, the home of Belle Baruch, daughter of Bernard and Anne Baruch. Belle built her permanent home in what she called the "friendliest woods in the world." As the house stands empty and awaits restoration, these tours provide a chance to walk the grounds, see the stables, kennels, garage and gardens of a once stately home as well as step inside the house to understand Belle's simple lifestyle and her love of the Lowcountry. 

The cost is $22.00 with a 12-person limit. We currently have 11 spots available.  

To register, mail a check made payable to Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center to: 
Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center 1201 Camp Pee Dee Road Bennettsville, S.C., 29512 

Please be sure to add a note indicating your name, the number you are registering and your church.  

Registrations must be received no later than
April 7.
  Please contact Kelly Boone Sloan at (843) 479-3051 with any  questions or to register.  
"Back to Our Future"
ARW-Arts, Recreation, & Worship Conference
May 8-15, 2017
Montreat, NC
The Arts, Recreation and Worship Conference is an experiential 5-day event focused on recreation, worship, community, creativity, and the arts. It is designed for those who want to deepen their creativity, broaden their leadership skills, and experience personal spiritual renewal. In addition to whole group worship and recreation events, participants select from a wide range of unique courses.
ARW is connected to the PCUSA and welcomes pastors, educators, youth workers, church volunteers, camp and conference professionals, recreation workers of all denominations, and anyone interested in the arts, recreation and worship to participate in the workshop.
Congregational Development Ministry offering grants for
positive and inspiring programs
The Congregation Development Ministry is one of the Program Ministries of New Harmony Presbytery and it is here to partner with your congregation. We stand ready to assist churches with their needs and requests. In recent history, many of these have been centered on emergencies, maintenance problems, salary shortfalls and other items that disrupt the mission and ministry of our congregations. In 2017, we are planning to offer assistance in other ways also. The CDM encourages you to apply for grants to do positive and inspiring programs in your church or community. These grants will typically be $2,000.00 each but we will consider any and all requests.
We do not know where you might go with this help, but we want your congregation to do something that will bring honor to our Lord and people to His service. These grants may be the encouragement you need to begin a new ministry or undertake a new mission effort. We would love to be a part of these plans.
We promise to pray for you and your church and to stand with you as you move forward in ministry. It is our sincere hope that all of us can begin to think positively about our denomination, its mission, and its future. We pray that you will know the joy of a connected and responsive presbytery.
We have applications available for you to use so that you can communicate the information that we need. These applications may be found on the presbytery's website after the first of the new year. Please contact me, Johnny Dennis, or Julie Cox with questions or for additional information.
May Our Lord Bless You,
John W. Dennis, Jr.
Congregational Development Ministry
The Floods are Over..? Not for Everyone
Presbyterian Disaster Relief Mission Opportunity
Please consider joining the 5 churches of the Florence Missional Cluster as they serve in flood relief through PDA( Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.)
May 1-6, 2017, Florence or Horry Counties in S.C.
  • Volunteers may commute to and from work site 
  • Volunteers may serve any # of days (one day or all days)
  • All skill levels are needed
  • Skill assessments and release forms must be filled out ahead of time.
If you are interested, please contact:
Save the Date for
2018 Church-wide Gathering of Presbyterian Women!
The 2018 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women will be held August 2-5, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. 2018 is also the year that PW celebrates its 30th anniversary! Follow this link for more information: http://pma.pcusa.org/ministries/pwgathering/.

Job Opportunities

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