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

March 25, 2020

Upcoming Presbytery Meetings
 
May 15-16, 2020
Presbyterian College.
Friday Convocation with 5 Presbyteries Cancelled.  Guiding Council will decide about the Saturday Presbytery meeting at its April meeting.
 
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
.) 
 
Wisdom, guidance, and good health in this era of coronavirus.
 
The Rev. Fredrick E. "Tripp" Brogdon,
as he begins his first pastoral call at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Decatur, AL.
Our two churches for the week:
 
Lake City Presbyterian Church,
Don McManus, Temporary Supply.
 
Latta Presbyterian Church,
Judy Cettei,
Moderator of Session.
 
Candidate
 
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.) 
 
Administrative Review Committee
March 30, 2 pm., ZOOM
 
Cultivation and Empowerment Committee
April 2, 5 pm, ZOOM
 
All future meetings of committees will be by ZOOM until you are notified otherwise.
 
New Harmony Presbytery's 
Office Hours  Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm.
 
Presbytery Staff is working from home.  You may contact them through the Presbytery phones and choosing the extension of the person you are trying to reach or by email.
Important Information from PCUSA
 
Resources for Christian Education
 
Project to Support Educator Ministries
 
24 persons are being sought to work in three cohorts: One in Charlotte, North Carolina; one in Richmond, Virginia; and one Online. Certified educators, volunteer educators and ministers of word and sacrament will be involved in each cohort. For six months beginning in May, 2020, the three cohorts (known as beta groups) will meet on a regular basis. Stipends for participants as well as expenses for travel, meals, and materials will be provided. Find out more
Free Resources from PCUSA Church Store
 
PC(USA) Church Store offers FREE Resources for Churches, Leaders and Individuals. We understand the difficulties facing individuals, leaders, and congregations right now and hope to provide you with resources to help ease that burden. We've worked with our publisher friends to gather these resources. Please feel free to share this email with all who will find use from it. If it's easier to share through social media, a link to this email will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages. 
Special from Board of Pensions Concerning COVID-19
 
Five Easy Ways to Encourage Generosity
 
 
Whether you are a church or nonprofit, it's important for you to communicate regularly with your church members and donors for a variety of reasons. Most importantly, to ensure your continued ability to support your mission, it is critical that generosity is a key piece of these communications. But this takes a lot of resources, planning, and tools you might not have, right? Wrong!
 
While ideally, a more detailed process is preferable, that's not always a possibility for many of us. Whether you have a fully defined generosity vision statement and communications strategy, or if you are just getting started, this blog post was created to provide five easy ways you can encourage generosity TODAY. It's time to keep it simple and get started!
 
PDA Seeks Donations for Nashville & Beyond
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Churches within the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee sustained little to no damage from destructive storms that ravaged the state early Tuesday morning, killing at least 22 people, according to an initial assessment.
 
But Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) has reached out to the presbytery staff to offer any assistance that might be needed down the road.
 
"A lot of the communities have been devastated, so we're waiting to hear what the needs are at this point," said Robin Thomas, who is co-executive presbyter for the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee with her husband, Ray.
Latest News from the Board of Pensions
 
PCUSA Store
 
Looking for the right curriculum for your children and youth? We are here to help.
COVID-19 Virus
PDA Guide for Congregations
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In light of the global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, more commonly known as the coronavirus, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) has released a "Preparedness for Pandemics" guide for congregations.
The guide contains valuable, common-sense tips on what congregations and individuals can do to keep themselves safe in the midst of a "severe infectious disease outbreak."
According to the guide, congregations can take simple precautions like creating a task force that is in charge of coordinating a response within the congregation and the surrounding community. Congregations are also urged to ask members who are sick to stay home, have alcohol-based hand sanitizers (containing at least 60% alcohol) in or around bathrooms and pay increased attention to cleaning overall.
 
Camp Pee Dee
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]
 
Stewardship Kaleidoscope 2020, September 21-23, Cincinnati, "Currents of Faith, Stewardshifts."  Details to follow.
 
Arts, Recreation, and Worship Conference (ARW)
"Dive Deeper," Montreat Conference Center, May 4-9, 2020.
 
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.
 
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
 
First Presbyterian Church, Hartsville, is seeking a part-time Financial Secretary.  If you are interested, contact Rev. Ashley Cheek at  213 Home Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550.
 
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. 
 
 
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, https://trinitypresbychurch.com/ for more information.
 
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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