Hurricane Florence

How are you?

Please Report the DAMAGE and NEEDS of your congregation and/or Your Church’s Ability to HELP clean-up & recover.

See a report from Mayor Jay Bender in Pollocksville as it aired on Fox News

We are asking ALL Churches to respond to this brief report following the storm.

CLICK HERE to check in and report

Presbytery Office Closed

In light of the hurricane damage in Elizabethtown, the Presbytery Office will be closed through Friday.

Power is back on in Elizabethtown however the office itself is closed for the remained of this week.  Your staff is working from home locations and remote offices.  Please contact us using the cell phone numbers listed below.

The email system is working now.

Home Cleanup Hotline for Hurricane Florence

From now through October 5, 2018, call the number below for help with home cleanup. As they are able, reputable and vetted relief agencies may assist you and your neighbors cut fallen trees, remove drywall, insulation, flooring, furniture, appliances, tarp roofs, etc. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to the overwhelming need.

This is the number to register on CrisisCleanUp.org
it not a Presbyterian service but guides volunteers from dozens of agencies to persons in need of clean-up help.

Importantly, this hotline CANNOT assist with social services such as food, clothing, shelter, insurance, or questions about FEMA registration. Volunteers work free of charge and provide the tools and equipment necessary to complete the work.

To request help:

CALL: 1-800-451-1954

If you have experienced loss or damage of any kind REGISTER with FEMA by calling:
(800) 621-3362

Presbytery Contact Options & Reminders:

If the power is out in Elizabethtown our email does not work and apparently the emails do not bounce back to the sender. If you do not get a timely reply to email, please reach staff using one of the alternative methods (Cell Phones, and Personal Email Addresses):

  • Bill Reinhold, General Presbyter, 910-247-2076,
  • Clarence Page (Central) 910-301-1088
  • Nancy Gladden (East) 910-284-2808
  • Laura Lupton (West) 910-818-9938

If churches experience ANY damage, the Presbytery office wants to know.

With prayers for all of you and your family and friends,
Bill Reinhold, General Presbyter

Cancelled/Postponed Events

The following events/meetings have been either cancelled or postponed:

  1. Full COM Meeting (and Community Meetings) – Postponed to September 27th.
  2. CRE Saturday – Postponed to October 13th.
  3. Youth Ministry Guys Overnight – Postponed until later (undetermined) date.

Shelter Available at Banner Elk Camp & Highland PC in Fayetteville

Holston Presbytery has offered shelter at their camp in Banner Elk, NC. Click here for details.

Highland Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville may also provide shelter, Contact Bobby Newman at newmanrobertt@gmail.com or  404-631-7565