Welcome to the Presbytery of New Harmony

 
 

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

(If you want to see someone in particular, you will want to call ahead to see if that person is available)  


Telephone 843-662-8411 

Street and Mailing address
2352 Presbyterian Road
Florence, South Carolina 29501


Electronic mail
Email general requests here.
Email webmaster requests here.

 

Building Community Through Information - March 24, 2021
 
Happening in New Harmony Presbytery
(All meetings by ZOOM, unless otherwise noted.)
 
Florence Lunch - March 24, 12 pm.
 
March 24, 12 pm.
 
Cultivation and Empowerment Committee - March 24, 1:30 pm.
 
New Harmony Presbytery Anti-Racism Team - March 24, 3 pm.
 
Palm Sunday - March 28.
 
Easter Sunday - April 4.
 
Grand Strand Ministers' Luncheon - April 8, 12 pm.
 
New Harmony Presbytery's Office Hours - Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm.
 
Some Presbytery Staff are working at the office and some at home. Therefore, it is best that you first contact them by way of the Presbytery number, choosing the appropriate extension or by emailing them.
 
Prayers for...
 
 
The
One Great Hour of Sharing Offering,
which provides support for...
 
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, which responds, on our behalf, to disasters around the world;
 
Presbyterian Hunger Program, which supports efforts to relieve hunger in the world;
 
and, Self Development of People, which affirms God's concern for human kind by promoting justice, building stronger communities, and seeking economic equality.
 
Our two churches for the week:
 
Wedgefield Presbyterian Church
Jody Foster, Temporary Supply.
 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Alcolu,
?Alonzo Washington, Temporary Supply.
 
Candidates
 
Marcy B. Carl (Georgetown) Dubuque Theological Seminary.
 
Caitlyn Hathaway 
(First, Hartsville)
Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond.
 
Joseph Jumper
(First Myrtle Beach)
Columbia Theological Seminary
 
Inquirers
 
Randolph Green 
(Congruity Presbyterian Church)
 
Darren Wilson
(Friendship)
Union Presbyterian Seminary-Charlotte.
 
Flury Wilson
(Friendship)
Union Presbyterian Seminary-Charlotte.
LETTER TO OUR KOREAN AMERICAN CONGREGATION
 
In light of the recent murders of Asian Americans in Georgia, Transitional Executive and State Clerk, Gavin Meek, recently wrote a pastoral letter on our behalf to our colleagues at the Korean American Presbyterian Church in Sumter expressing our sadness and outrage. Please keep Rev. Joshua Jang and our Korean American congregation in your and your congregation’s prayers. [View the letter]
One Great Hour of Sharing
 
For over 70 years, One Great Hour of Sharing has provided Presbyterians a way to share God’s love with our neighbors in need around the world.
 
Millions of people lack access to sustainable food sources, clean water, sanitation, education, and opportunity.
 
The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People - all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope.
 
Visit the One Great Hour of Sharing website, learn more about this important ministry of the PCUSA, and give generously.
 
Congregational Disaster Preparedness
 
Foothills Presbytery is hosting a disaster preparedness and response planning webinar. You may register for the event here.
 
Matthew 25 Event Looks at Housing
 
The online Matthew 25 series continues in 2021 with the next event scheduled for 2 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 24. The topic is how all three areas of the Matthew 25 vision — building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism and eradicating systemic poverty — intersect around the subject of housing.
 
The program will include conversations with pastors on how their congregations are engaging with the issue of affordable housing in their communities. To register for the March 24 Matthew 25 event, click here. [View the complete article]
 
Slides from Rev. Denise Anderson's Presentation Available
 
Rev. Denise Anderson's slides from her presentation at the February Stated Meeting of the Presbyter of New Harmony are available for your viewing here.
 
New Link to South Carolina Inn at Montreat Website
 
To view the South Carolina Inn at Montreat website, use the following link: https://scinnatmontreat.org/.
 
Annual Review of Session Minutes
 
Please be aware that the Annual Review of Minutes is underway, so confer with your Clerk! All clerks and moderators received information about this as well as the forms for both 2019 and 2020 to be completed by the Clerk by the end of March. They are then to be sent to either the NHP Office and/or your COM Liaison; when in doubt, send to Office@NewHarmonyPres.org.
 
Installation of Rev. Dr. Jennifer Marshall
Associate Pastor, Georgetown
 
Follow this link for the Service of Installation: https://youtu.be/dfiXM88fx0s The sermon, on women ordination, was particularly powerful!
 
Lucy Craft Laney Essay Contest
 
The National Black Presbyterian Women and the National Black Presbyterian Caucus will present cash awards, and certificates to the recipients. The winners of the essay competition may be released and published to Presbyteries, on the National Black Presbyterian Website and the National Black Presbyterian Women Newsletter.
 
For complete information download the pdf version. Question should be addressed to Dorothy McBride, email: dotamcbride@gmail.com, phone: 803-840-8217.?
 
Julie Cox's Celebration
 
?New Harmony Presbytery’s beloved Associate Executive Presbyter and Stated Clerk, Julie Cox, will be celebrated for all the love, joy, and hard work that she has performed over her seventeen years of service and ministry within NHP. It will take place on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. and it will be a hybrid celebration both online (link coming later) and at First Presbyterian Church, Hartsville.
Year of Leader Formation Webinars
 
During the Year of Leader Formation, ruling elders and deacons will have an opportunity to join together in three webinars. Save the dates for the first two.
 
"Discovering Our Gifts" 
April 14, 2021 at 7 pm (eastern)
 
"Parliamentary Procedure for Leaders"
July 14, 2021 at 7 pm (eastern) 
 
Registration will be available soon.  READ MORE
Coming Alive in Christ:
Training for PC(USA) Ruling Elders and Deacons
based on the Constitutional Questions
 
The new foundational resource which dives into the constitutional questions asked of each ruling elder and deacon at ordination/installation is now available on Equip, the church's online training site, without the need for an account. Consider using it for a self-study or with a group using the provided leader guides.
Read this month’s BOP Board Connections.
 
Explore tax resources provided by the Employee Assistance Plan. If you have a flexible spending account, find out if you can benefit from new flexibility. And sign up to learn how to be your own healthcare advocate. Read it here.
 
"Leading the Church into the Post COVID World"
Forum April 27
 
Pastors and church leaders of the Synod of South Atlantic, save the date for an upcoming Church Leaders' Forum: Leading the Church into the Post COVID World Tuesday, April 27, 2021, Eastern time, 3:00 - 4:30 pm via ZOOM Presenter: Tod Bolsinger (MDiv, PhD), Associate Professor of Leadership Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary, author of Canoeing the Mountains and Tempered Resilience. More information to come.
 
 
 
Weekly News from PCUSA
 
 
 
Latest COVID-19 Info on
New Harmony Website
 
 
Visit www.newharmonypres.org and click on the COVID-19 tab for more information. You will find helpful links, including churches with online worship services.
 
 
 
Links of Interest
 
New Harmony Presbytery 
www.newharmonypres.org.
 
Synod of South Atlantic
 
Presbyterian Church, USA
 
Thornwell
 
Presbyterian Communities of S.C.
 
Montreat Conference Center
 
South Carolina Inn at Montreat
 
Job Opportunities
 
If you have the need to advertise a job position, please send the relevant information to presbyeducator@gmail.comClick on the links below for descriptions of positions. Once you fill or stop searching for the position, please notify presbyeducator@gmail.com
 
 
Lake City Presbyterian Church Looking for Part-Time Pastoral Leadership.  To learn more, please contact one of the following: Jane Player, worship chair, jane.player1@gmail.com; Corliss Bowman, Clerk, corlissb1@gmail.com; Gavin Meek, Transitional EP & Stated Clerk, Gavin@NewHarmonyPres.org

 

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