All posts by Kaye Bledsoe

Even Small PEACES are Important…Calling All Peacemakers




Presbytery’s Resource Center wishes to share the following resources that can promote discussion about current moral issues and provide peacemaking guidance during the process. How does our religion impact our actions? Please contact the Presbytery office (910-862-8300, ext. 5) if you’d like to borrow a resource or have a question. Youth 1)      Peace DVD Especially for … Continue reading Even Small PEACES are Important…Calling All Peacemakers

2 Cents-A-Meal at work: Matthew 28 Project Update




Update from the director of Matthew 28 Project in Haiti supported by Presbytery of Coastal Carolina’s 2-Cents-A-Meal contributions.  June 2016 Dear Friends of Matthew 28, End of School Year Celebration Friday was an exciting day. The children of Matthew 28 had long waited for it. Early in the morning they geared up for a day … Continue reading 2 Cents-A-Meal at work: Matthew 28 Project Update

E3 Learning Fair Sept 17, 2016




Come to Presbytery’s annual E3 Learning Fair Saturday, September 17 in Elizabethtown – Connect with good ideas to strengthen your service and participation in the church. The Learning Fair has a new plan this year welcoming faculty from Union Seminary to be our instructors. The E3 Learning Fair offers spiritual enrichment for all church participants. … Continue reading E3 Learning Fair Sept 17, 2016

Church Renews Commitment to Earth Care




Black River Presbyterian Church Renews Commitment to Earth Care The Black River Presbyterian Church in Ivanhoe, NC, has once again been certified as an Earth Care Congregation by the Presbyterian Church (USA) Environmental Ministries – this time through February, 2017. The Black River Church was first certified as an Earth Care Congregation in 2010 when … Continue reading Church Renews Commitment to Earth Care

Suggested Lenten Studies




Presbytery of Coastal Carolina’s Resource Center provides… SUGGESTED STUDIES FOR LENT To borrow these resources, contact kayebledsoe@presbycc.org or 910-862-8300, ext. 209. Illuminating Lent by Donald K. McKim – Illuminating Lent deepens faith and enhances knowledge through the exploration of the Lord’s Prayer. Each of the six sessions examines a part of the prayer, its theological … Continue reading Suggested Lenten Studies

Time to Branch Out




Looking for new ways to inspire giving? Time to branch out. The ornaments are paper but the gifts are enduring Christmas will be here before we know it, along with all the traditions we love and cherish, like putting up the tree. What’s your favorite ornament? Chances are it’s not the fanciest one, but one with … Continue reading Time to Branch Out

Presbytery Labyrinth Use at Behavioral Health Hospital




The first week in June 2015 the large canvas, 11 circuit “Chartes” labyrinth was signed out from Presbytery’s Resource Center by two of the Chaplains working with the Spiritual Care Department of the New Hannover Regional Medical Center. Chaplain Aaron Doll and Chaplain Brett McKey led 30-45 minute labyrinth workshops with six patient small groups … Continue reading Presbytery Labyrinth Use at Behavioral Health Hospital

Five Ways to Increase Giving in Your Church




Increase giving without becoming a pitch-person and turning off members. Money can be a touchy subject, especially when we start talking about how churches can increase donations. There is always a fear of making the turn and feeling like the stereotype of the church that “always” is begging for money. In The Presbyterian Church USA, … Continue reading Five Ways to Increase Giving in Your Church

E3: Educate Equip Empower – Learning Fair




Come to Presbytery’s E3 Learning Fair Saturday, September 19 in Elizabethtown – Connect with good ideas to strengthen your service and participation in the church. KEYNOTE is by Rev. Karl Travis on “Generosity: What’s Age Got To Do With It?” Rev. Travis is Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas, conference speaker & … Continue reading E3: Educate Equip Empower – Learning Fair

Curriculum Help Is Here




How do you review Sunday School Curriculum for your particular needs? How do the different publishers present the Good News to our disciples?  Here is a great reference booklet to help you explore these questions and more in the:    Curriculum Review Booklet See what the New Growing in Grace and Gratitude Curriculum is offering. Join … Continue reading Curriculum Help Is Here

Share What SPICES UP Your Church Ministry




We know there are spicy things happening in our congregations! This is your opportunity to share those special ways your congregation has spiced things up at your church.  Spice Award 2015 Presbytery’s Christian Education Committee is gathering innovative faith formation ideas to share and will present an award to a deserving congregation at the September … Continue reading Share What SPICES UP Your Church Ministry

Faithful Saint Nominations & Recognition 2015




Faithful Saint Nomination & Recognition 2015 The Committee for Christian Education invites each church to recommend one deserving member for recognition as an outstanding older adult who is an exemplary faithful saint in our midst. We ask that sessions focus on the volunteer work done in the later years of life, both in the church … Continue reading Faithful Saint Nominations & Recognition 2015

VBS Preview Event




VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2015 PREVIEW EVENT Come to the 2015 Vacation Bible School preview event at the Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church. Make plans to attend the MARCH 7 Presbytery meeting. Representatives from Cokesbury and GROUP Publishing will be there to introduce their VBS programs (see below). Make connections to coordinate sharing materials and decorations with other … Continue reading VBS Preview Event