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
below.

Presbytery of New Harmony
PO Box 4025
Florence, SC
29502-4025
Phone  843-662-8411
Fax      843-665-1408

office@newharmonypres.org

Contact staff:
firstname@
newharmonypres.org 

This Week in New Harmony
Building Community Through Information               

April 26,  2017

Prayers for...
(Send request to presbyeducator@gmail.
com
.)
 
 
Our two churches for the week:
 
Friendship Presbyterian Church, New Zion, Carnell Hampton, moderator of session.

George Waldo Long Presbyterian Church, Cheraw,
A. Kyle Henderson, moderator of session.
 
Inquirers

Fred "Tripp" Brogdon, III
(First, Sumter) Columbia Theological Seminary.
 
Marcy B. Carl (Georgetown) Dubuque Theological Seminary.

Sharon McCoy
(Ebenezer, Dalzell)
Lutheran Theological Seminary (Columbia) 
Calendar
(Next Week)
 
April
26
Florence area Minister & Educator Lunch, Stefano's,
12 pm.

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Commissioner's Handbook Online

Congregational Development Ministry, Presbytery office, 4:30 pm.

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Presbyterian Women Annual Gathering, Harmony Presbyterian Church, Alcolu, 9 am.

May
2
Education & Nurture Ministry, Presbytery office, 10 am.

Committee on Ministry, Presbytery office,2:30 pm.

4
Camping Ministry,
Presbytery office,
5 pm.

Upcoming Events

 

Stewardship Kaleidoscope Conference 
(PCUSA)

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
 

PCUSA

SC Inn (Montreat)

Montreat Conference Center
 

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Lieberman Nominated as Synod Executive/Stated Clerk                       
The Synod of South Atlantic Executive Administrative Commission nominated the Rev. Joyce Lieberman as the Synod of South Atlantic Synod Executive/Stated Clerk. Rev. Lieberman will begin her new responsibilities on June 1, 2017 and will be formally elected by the Synod at its Stated Meeting in September 2017.
 
Rev. Joyce Lieberman was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) on June 19, 1983.
 
Lieberman served as associate pastor at First Presbyterian Church, a large downtown congregation, and as interim pastor at Piedmont Presbyterian Church, a redeveloping urban congregation, both in Portland, Oregon. She served as co-pastor of Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque, with her husband, Chris, and as Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Santa Fe. In March 2008, she began service with the denomination Office of the General Assembly as Associate for Call System Support and currently serves as Associate Stated Clerk for Constitutional Interpretation.
 
Lieberman is a graduate of the University of Portland, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and San Francisco Theological Seminary, where she earned a Master of Divinity.
 
Lieberman's husband, Chris, is pastor of Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church in Louisville. She has a daughter, Laura, son-in-law, Zack, and grandsons, Quentin and Max, in Rome, Georgia and a son, Eric and daughter-in-law, Jacque in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  
Church Financial Grant
Leadership Program
The Presbyterian Foundation is accepting applications for a newly established Church Financial Leadership Grant. Grant applicants must be a pastor, commissioned lay pastor (CLP), or leader of a 1001 New Worshiping Community within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Funds are available for those pastoral leaders seeking to gain a better understanding of church financial vitality and management of their congregations.
 
The Church Financial Leadership grants are matching funds, and applicants must provide the source(s) for the other half of expenses. Eligible expenses include registration fees, transportation, lodging, meals and other expenses for approved church financial leadership events, training and continuing education opportunities. The application deadline is June 30, 2017. Grants will be awarded July 31. Applications are available at presbyterianfoundation.org/financialleadership.
  
Presbyterian Men Outing
The Annual Presbyterian Men's Golf Tournament and Picnic will take place June 10, 2017, at Crystal Lake Golf Course, Sumter.  Please get your golfers and heavy eaters to sign up. 
 
Women are encouraged to participate.  If a church is unable to get a team of four, those wishing to play will be paired with other golfers. 
 
Prizes will be awarded.  Join us for Christian fellowship, great food, and at a reasonable cost.
 
May Treasured Tuesday
Camp Pee Dee New Logo
May 16, 10:30 am.
Hopewell Presbyterian Church
(5214 Old River Road,
Florence, SC)         
Join us May 16 at Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Florence, SC. During our time together we will tour the church's beautiful campus, the cemetery, hear a presentation on the church's history led by Mrs. Jean McPherson and enjoy a delicious meal provided by Hopewell. 
 
We will meet at the church at 10:30 am for the tour with lunch to follow.
 
The menu: Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Dessert, Tea and Water. Reservations are required.
 
Please be sure to contact Program Director, Kelly Boone Sloan at  (843) 479-3051 by Friday, May 12  to register.  We hope you will join us!    
 
Traveling Ministry Camp
Camp Pee Dee New Logo Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center's traveling ministry provides opportunities for children and youth (5K - 12th grade) to experience camp in their own backyard to connect with Christian role models and to discover the love of God through Bible stories, crafts, recreation games and more. 
 
This ministry is formatted with a three hour minimum which can run for an afternoon, a day, or a weekend.  The sky is the limit on what we can do.   
 
In addition, this ministry can be planned around lunch or dinner.  If you choose this option, Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center requests churches to provide the meal.  
 
We hope you will consider bringing camp to your back yard! 
 
Should you have any questions, need additional information or would like to inquire about the cost, please contact Program Director Kelly Boone Sloan at (843) 479-3051.  

Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center Work Day

Camp Pee Dee New Logo May 3, 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 you being there May 3.

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.  

SCCAC Annual Meeting
"Caring for the Stranger:
             The Church Needed Today"
South Carolina Christian Action Council Annual Meeting is May 18, 2017. The Host Congregation is Grace United Methodist Church at 410 Harbison Blvd., Columbia, SC. The  Ecumenical Worship will be lead by Mark Adams. McClain Social Issue Lecture  is "Caring for the Stranger:  Immigrants, Refugees, Others." It includes networking, fellowship meal, and exhibits. Begins with check-in at 9:30 AM Ends at 2:00 pm.  For info and to register on-line, click here.  
Presbyterian Women Annual Gathering
Presbyterian Women Logo
APRIL 29, 2017, 9:00AM    
THEME: FINDING GOD'S LIGHT IN DARKNESS 
 
Harmony Presbyterian Church
8629 Highway 301
Alcolu, SC 29001
 
All churches are invited to share in this Gathering.  Come and bring someone with you.
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 Now Open

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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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,
Johnny
John W. Dennis, Jr.
Moderator
Congregational Development Ministry
843-997-6804
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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