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.

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 below.

Presbytery of New Harmony
2352 Presbyterian Road
Florence, SC 
29501
Phone  843-662-8411

office@newharmonypres.org

 

This Week in New Harmony
    Building Community Through Information

February 12, 2020

Upcoming Presbytery Meetings
 
February 22, 2020
Pawleys Island
Presbyterian Church.
 
May 15-16, 2020
Presbyterian College.
 
August 18, 2020
First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw.
 
November 14, 2020
Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Dalzell.
 
February 20, 2021
First Presbyterian Church, Myrtle Beach.
Prayers for...
(Send request to presbyeducator@gmail.
com
.) 
 
 
Our two churches for the week:
 
Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Cory Ingold, Pastor; Bruce Carl, Dir. of Youth & Young Adult Min.; William Puckett, Pastoral Care Pastor; Debbie Barron, Dir. of Children's Ministry.
 
Goodwill Presbyterian Church, Mayesville, Richard Dozier, Temporary Supply.
 
Candidates
Fred "Tripp" Brogdon, III
(First, Sumter) Columbia Theological Seminary.
 
Marcy B. Carl (Georgetown) Dubuque Theological Seminary.

Inquirers
Caitlyn Hathaway (First, Hartsville)
Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond.
 
Joseph Jumper
(First Myrtle Beach)
Columbia Theological Seminary
 
Darren Wilson
(Friendship)
Union Presbyterian Seminary-Charlotte.

Flury Wilson
(Friendship)
Union Presbyterian Seminary-Charlotte.
 
Randolph Green (Congruity Presbyterian Church)
Local Church Information
 
If your congregation is planning an event you would like to advertise, please submit  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.

Important Links

Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center


Thornwell 
 

PCUSA

SC Inn (Montreat)

Montreat Conference Center
 

Presbytery Office Info
Address
2352 Presbyterian Road, Florence, SC 29501
 
 
Phone
(843) 662-8411
 
New This Week
Happening In New Harmony Presbytery
(Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held
at the 
Presbytery office.) 
 
Commissions' Handbook 
Distributed - Feb. 12.
 
New Harmony Pres. Interims/
Transitional Gathering
Feb. 18, 10:30 am.
 
Committee on Ministry, Feb. 18, 2 pm.
 
Cheraw Ministers' Lunch
Feb. 20, 12 pm,
River's Edge.
 
Winter Stated Presbytery Meeting
Feb. 22, 8:30 am, Pawleys Island Pres. Ch.
 
Administrative Review Committee
Feb. 25, 10:30 am.
 
Vital Congregations Pastor Cohorts Sumter
Feb. 25, 12 pm., Melina Presbyterian Church.
 
Vital Congregations Initiative Pastor Cohorts Grand Strand
Feb. 25, 2 pm, First Pres. Ch., Myrtle Beach.
 
Alphabet Soup (COM, CPM, PJC, PDA) Training
Feb. 28-29, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Columbia.
 
New Harmony Presbytery's 
Office Hours  Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm.
 
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Saturday, February 22, 2020
9:30 a.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church
9967 Ocean Hwy. 
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Click here to download the Commissioners' Handbook
First Presbyterian Church, Bennettsville, Presents 18th Annual
John B. & Mildred H. Rogers Lecture Series
 
Theme: "You Are...What You Love"

Presented by Professor James K. A. Smith Professor of Philosophy, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 
 
Sunday - Monday, February 16-17, 2020

First Presbyterian Church, 130 Broad Street, Bennettsville.
 
Korean-American Church is
a Congregation in Mission
(Article & Pictures by Jody Foster)
 
Our Korean-American church in Sumter is a congregation in mission, led by their pastor, the Rev. Joshua Jang. A longstanding mission emphasis is aid to Haiti, a ministry begun years before the earthquake that sealed the nation's hardship.
 
These days on a bi-monthly 
basis the Korean-American Presbyterian Church in Sumter packs 1,200 units of gallon bags of needed goods and goodies for the children of 26 orphanages in Haiti. Packing takes about two hours for a congregational team of 14-16.  Packing is an improvisational dance of workers changing assignments, nobody hurrying, people in harmony, with as much fun in the doing as the pace will allow.

Do they want it done right? 
Yes!

Do they take their work 
seriously? Yes! 
 
Do they want to have joy in their gifting?  Yes! 
 
So should we all. 
Opioid Epidemic Prevention &
E-Vaping Roundtable
 
Saturday, February 29, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Lenoir Rhyne Lutheran Southern Theological Seminary Beam Building - Conference Room 1
4201 North Main Street, Columbia, SC
 
Who Should Attend? 
Any and all Presbyterian Church Pastors, Lay Leaders & Health Ministry Leaders.
 
Did You Know? 
  • On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose? 
     
  • South Carolina ranks 9th highest in the nation in years of life lost among residents aged 20-55 years due to the opioid crisis in the state?

For More Information Contact:

Dolores B. Scott, Director, Hold Out the Lifeline (803) 461-3201 or Dr. Phyllis Sanders, Vital Congregations Coordinator (803) 794-1225.


 

[Download the Brochure]

Trinity Presbyterian Church Seeks Secretary/Receptionist.
 
 
Trinity Presbyterian Church, Surfside Beach is in need of a Secretary/Receptionist.  You may download the Job Description and Employment Application.  Visit the church's website, TrinityPresbyChurch.com for more information.
Five Tips for Choosing Curriculum

(From the PCUSA Store)

  1. Consider the age of the group and what needs they have. Do you need something for children? Youth? Adults? Make sure the curriculum you choose is going to meet those needs and is age appropriate. 
     
  2. Look at the theology of the curriculum. Buying from PC(USA) Store means that you can trust your curriculum.
     
  3. Get a sample session of the curriculum. PC(USA) Store offers samples for free! You can find these in the description of each product. Reading through a sample session will give you an idea of lesson plan flow, the "personality" of the curriculum, and the ability of the curriculum to fit the needs of the people you are serving.
     
  4. Review your options with others. Once you've made your top selections, take time to review these with others, such as your Christian Education committee or team or even your session.
     
  5. Ask us if you need help. We are here to provide support. If you have questions about choosing a curriculum, contact us by emailing our curriculum specialist, who can help you with your specific needs.
Mileage Reimbursement Change
 
New Harmony Presbytery has been reimbursing our volunteers serving on committees at the IRS employee/
business rate rather than the IRS non-employee/volunteer rate. The difference between the two rates represents taxable income to the volunteer. However, NHP has not been keeping track of this difference with the IRS. Additionally, as said, this is not the approved IRS rate for volunteers. 
Personnel and Finance Committee has made a prudent and necessary change, in that starting the beginning of this year, NHP will now be reimbursing volunteers serving on a committee at the non-employee/volunteer rate.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or Julie.
 
Your NHP Personnel and Finance Committee
 
Lay School of Theology
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March 20-22, 2020
Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC
Registration Deadline - 
Feb. 24, 2020
 
The five presbyteries of South Carolina sponsor a Lay School of Theology for 
lay persons who wish to 
  1. Participate in an in-depth study of the Bible, Theology, or Church History.
  2. Be trained as a Commissioned Teaching Elder. 
  3. Better prepare themselves to teach the Bible or Church School. 
  4. Serve as a Director of Christian Education. 
  5. Be certified by the Association of Presbyterian Administrators.
PLEASE NOTE: These courses are not for ministers, candidates for the ministry, or those considering changing denominations to the PC (U.S.A.).
2020 Clarendon-Lee-Sumter
Lenten Lunch Schedule
 
Wednesdays in Lent, 12 noon-1 pm.
 
Theme: "Personal Testimony: "Our Struggle, God's Grace" "We all have within us the ability to move from struggle to grace." -Arianna Huffington
 
Hymn: "Amazing Grace"
 
Director of Foundation Services
and Church Relations.
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PCSC is seeking a Director of Foundation Services and Church Relations to oversee all fundraising/development activities and relationships with Presbyterian churches in the state in a manner that is consistent with the mission and values of the ministry and builds charitable resources for the organization.
 
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overseeing all fundraising campaigns, cultivating relationships with existing and prospective donors, overseeing the administrative functions associated with receipt and acknowledgment of gifts, ensuring restricted gifts are used as intended, sharing the mission with churches and their members and encouraging them to participate, serving as editor of PCSC's news magazine, and developing promotional materials as needed.
 
Arts, Recreation, & Worship Conference
The Arts, Recreation, and Worship Conference (ARW) is a week long experiential opportunity to "Dive Deeper" into our faith as we participate in recreation, worship, community, creativity and the arts. The conference 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. Our learning together provides space for us to share in community that includes all of God's voices. 
 
For more information, click here.
Stewardship Kaleidoscope 2020
 
Save the Date!
September 21-23, 2020
Cincinnati, OH
Theme: "Currents of Faith: Stewardshift"
Stay Tuned (and get ready)
While we can't unveil all the details just yet, we can say...
Registration will open on March 1, 2020!  We hope to see you in Cincinnati!
SC5 Leader of Leaders
 
The SC5 Leader of Leaders is sponsoring a symposium on "A Culture of Life Long Faith Formation - Models and Practices" by John Roberto of Vibrant Faith on Tuesday, March 24, at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC. The cost is $50 which includes symposium, book, handouts, refreshments and lunch. For more information and to register go here.
 
Camp Pee Dee
Summer Camp 2020 Registration Open!
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Camp Pee Dee is excited to announce that Summer Camp 2020 registration is open!
 
This year's Summer Camp Program is bringing back five classic camps and adding five NEW CAMPS, providing more options for all age groups!  Prepare to sleep inside, play outside-and have an unforgettable week at camp!
 
For more information or to register go to camppeedee.org.
Summer Camp Nurse Needed!
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Camp Pee Dee is looking for a Camp Nurse who can serve any single week in July, Sunday to Friday. The Camp Nurse will receive a certificate that allows a child to come to camp for FREE any week they want!
If you are interested, please contact Kaiti Bryant.
Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center's Gift Opportunity List
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The list is set up as a bulletin insert.  Please download the list and place it in your bulletin/newsletter to help Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center with some of its needs. 
Leadership Events
 
[For more information, click on links below]
 
 
Association of Smaller Congregations Conference, March 13-15, 2020, St. Simons Island, GA.  
 
SC 5 Leader of Leaders Event, March 24, Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, "A Culture of Life-Long Faith Formation - Models and Practices.
 
NEXT Church ConferenceMarch 2-4, 2020, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel.
 
Resources
[For more information, click on links below]
 
 
 
Presbyterian Planning Calendars are available here.
 
180 Days of Prayer leading up to General Assembly, daily prayers.
 
Presbyterians Today Lenten Devotional, "Becoming a Beloved Community:  Matthew 25 Journey to the Cross."
 
 
Regarding Ruling Elders - Resources, monthly articles, and more.
 
Recent Articles
[For more information, click on links below]
 
 
Church Events of Interest
 
 
First Presbyterian Church, Hartsville - First Friday Concerts - 12:00 - 12:30 pm, in Sanctuary, FREE.

March 6-FPC Chancel Choir & Celebration Ringers
April 3-Christopher Moore, tenor; Ronda McElveen, piano.
 Job Opportunities
 
If you have the need to advertise a job position, please send the relevant information to presbyeducator@gmail.com.  Click on the links below for descriptions of positions. Once you fill or stop searching for the position, please notify presbyeducator@gmail.com
 
Part-Time Christian Educator/Youth Director, Kingston Presbyterian Church, Conway.  Contact Jim Burton (843)248-4200.
 
Director of Christian Education, Lake Murray Presbyterian Church, Chapin, SC.

 

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