All posts by Laura Lupton

Mission Coordinator for the West Community of Presbytery. Covering these counties: Harnett, Lee, Moore, Hoke, Scotland and one church in Montgomery Co. 70 Churches total.

Hurricane Matthew Update & Invitation




The Blessing of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in our Presbytery… Because of your generosity to PDA and the One Great Hour of Sharing, both the Long Term Recovery Committee of Fayetteville and of Lumberton have each been able to employ Executive Directors to manage and guide this unprecedented long term recovery process in these communities. $120,000 … Continue reading Hurricane Matthew Update & Invitation

Meet the Coaches




 MEET OUR COACHES! Tested, effective resources  for any pastor and any congregation. Offering one day seminars, ongoing training for pastors, guidance to sessions and support for leaders. Some comments from pastors who have participated in coaching:         “Wish I had known this sooner. . .”              Relevant              Needed            Timely         Encouraging            Helpful         … Continue reading Meet the Coaches

PW Spring Gathering April 22 in Wilmington




Come to the PW Spring Gathering For Presbyterian Women (USA) in Coastal Carolina Presbytery Saturday, April 22, 2017 at St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1416 Market Street, Wilmington, NC  28401 Visit the host-church website at: http://sacpc.org/locations/brown-hall/ Doors will open at 8:15 AM Morning Coffee/Tea & Tasty Refreshments in Brown Hall starting at 8:30ish AM Registration (sign-in) … Continue reading PW Spring Gathering April 22 in Wilmington

Peacemaking Scholarship Essay 2017




Seek and pursue peace it. Proverbs 34:14 The Mozell Howie 2017 Peacemaking Scholarship for High School Seniors The Peacemaking Committee of Coastal Carolina Presbytery will offer two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors enrolling in college by the fall of 2017. All essays must be received by 5 p.m. on April 25. Here is the … Continue reading Peacemaking Scholarship Essay 2017

NJ Mission Crew Helps In Lumberton




NEW JERSEY CHURCH MISSION CREW COMES TO LUMBERTON On January 8-13, 2017, a mission work crew of seven members from Manasquan Presbyterian Church, Manasquan, New Jersey, came to show support to the citizens of Lumberton who are affected by flood damage from Hurricane Matthew.  Ages of the work crew ranged from 60 to 80 years. … Continue reading NJ Mission Crew Helps In Lumberton

Vibrancy in the Old and Ideas for the New




The New Church Development  Committee invites you… To be inspired. To dream. To be encouraged. To have renewed hope. Pastors and leaders are invited to come and explore the possibilities as we discover together what it means to be a vibrant church and what the key ingredients of a vibrant church look like.        Whether … Continue reading Vibrancy in the Old and Ideas for the New

Middle School Retreat March 2017




Middle School Retreat March 11-12, 2017 Please join us for this year’s Middle School Retreat, March 11-12, 2017 at Camp Kirkwood. The retreat will be led by youth and adults of our Presbytery and our Presbytery Youth Council. We will have keynotes, worship, music, and fun recreation options around the camp. Registration Packet & Release … Continue reading Middle School Retreat March 2017

Central Community January Gathering




Central Missional Community (CMC) Winter Gathering Saturday, January 21, 2017 8:30 am is Registration, Meeting starts at 9am – 2:30 pm Peace Presbyterian Church, 3203 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301 Pre-Registration Online here: Now to January 18, 2017 Please see the images below promoting these exciting activities and/or open the Promotional Packet with Announcements Meeting … Continue reading Central Community January Gathering

Officer Training 2017




2016-2017 Community Officer Training Events Officer training is for new and returning ruling elders and deacons.  Interested church members may also attend if preregistered. Your pre-registration is needed as we plan for handouts and food.  Register here online and bringing a check, payable to the Presbytery, for your registration. Online registration: To Register please click … Continue reading Officer Training 2017

Disaster Response Information




Information about how can you or your congregation assist in disaster recovery, rebuilding and response following Hurricane Matthew…. DO NOT DONATE CLOTHING (Thank you for thinking of people but clothing is not needed at this time.) Printable flyer for use in Congregations and Session Meetings (this flyer was distributed at the Presbytery meeting) FEMA Information … Continue reading Disaster Response Information

Confessing Peace




Confessing Peace Peace is not just a reaction to conflict and war.  Peace is the heart of the Gospel, and the heart of who we are as Presbyterians.  Join us as we explore themes of peace and reconciliation, and our call to be peacemakers, in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Book of Confessions. The Peacemaking Committee … Continue reading Confessing Peace

2-Cents-A-Meal Zomba School in Malawi Africa




The Zomba CCAP School in Malawi Africa receives support from the Two-Cents-A-Meal (CentsAbility) offering collected  throughout our presbytery. This report is from the Associate Pastor at St Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church in Wilmington which recently visited the school. Bryant Holmes is the chair of our hunger committee that oversees the fund disbursement. Learn more about our … Continue reading 2-Cents-A-Meal Zomba School in Malawi Africa

Highlights from the 222nd GA (2016) Portland




Highlights from the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Held in Portland Oregon *********************************** The following summary of GA222(2016) is available formatted as a bulletin insert for use in your congregation’s bulletin or newsletter. Bulletin insert GA222 (Adobe/PDF) Bulletin insert GA222 (Word/RTF) Also The Presbyterian Outlook is also offering Post-GA bulletins to help you … Continue reading Highlights from the 222nd GA (2016) Portland