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.

Waiving the Requirement to Rotate Officers

Dear Congregations, Clerks of Session and Moderators, On May 14, 2020 the Full Commission on Ministry for the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina approved waiving the requirement to rotate officers. “The Full Commission on Ministry of the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina approves a one year exemption of the requirement for congregational rotation of officers in 2020. … Continue reading Waiving the Requirement to Rotate Officers

Hurricane Isaias in Coastal Carolina

With its August 2020 landfall, Isaias became the earliest fifth named storm to make landfall in the United States. The previous record for the earliest fifth storm to make a U.S. landfall was August 18, 1916. The hurricane made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina . Heavy damage was inflicted to multiple homes in … Continue reading Hurricane Isaias in Coastal Carolina

Seeking Business Manager

Now Accepting applications for PRESBYTERY BUSINESS MANAGER The Presbytery of Coastal Carolina, NC, is seeking a Business Manager with 5-10 years of financial work experience in a small to medium sized business or institution to oversee the Presbytery financial business affairs, ensuring faithful stewardship and sound practice in the management of Presbytery property. To apply … Continue reading Seeking Business Manager

Coronavirus April Advisory from Presbytery

March 27, 2020 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea… The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge!” Friends, There can be no doubt … Continue reading Coronavirus April Advisory from Presbytery

Coronavirus Advice to Churches

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.   In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”            Proverbs 3:5-6 (NRSV) To the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina, Friends, like you, I have worries around this pandemic called Covid-19, also known as the Coronavirus. I … Continue reading Coronavirus Advice to Churches

One Great Day of Service-West Community

One Great Day of Service- POSTPONED A West Community Initiative of the Presbytery POSTPONED across 5 Counties Sign-Up  ~  Go  ~  Rejoice In the afternoon: Come Rejoice & Celebrate at 2:30PM-3:30PM Hear from others ~  Share your Story ~ See photos ~ Pray at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 2:30PM 1002 N Sandhills Blvd, Aberdeen, NC 28315 … Continue reading One Great Day of Service-West Community

Ongoing Hurricane Florence Response

Ongoing Hurricane Florence Response PDA Deploys Long Term Recovery Specialist In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Florence Presbyterian Disasters Assistance (PDA) sent a team of six people to stand with the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina and to assess the magnitude of the disaster caused by the hurricane. ….   <continue reading> PCC Churches Continue to … Continue reading Ongoing Hurricane Florence Response

Special Presbytery Meeting

The Mission Cabinet has called a special meeting of the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina for Thursday, August 30, 2018, to act on these items: Hear the report of the GP/SC Search Committee … and Vote on calling Rev. Jerrod Lowry as our next General Presbyter/Stated Clerk. Vote on the 2019 Terms of Call for Ministers … Continue reading Special Presbytery Meeting

General Assembly Report

THE 223RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY REPORT By Clarence G. Page, Mission Coordinator Thanks: Members of the Presbytery of Gid­dings-Lovejoy’s Committee on Local Arrangements (COLA) did an outstanding job planning the 223rd General Assembly in St. Louis that was held at the America’s Center Downtown, June 15-23, 2018.  Theme chosen for the Gathering was, “Kin-dom Building of … Continue reading General Assembly Report

Middle School Retreat March 2018

Middle School Retreat ~ March 10-11, 2018 Please join us for this year’s Middle School Retreat, March 10-11, 2018 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 & … Continue reading Middle School Retreat March 2018

Our Newest Church

WELCOME OUR NEW CHURCH Welcome! First Hispanic Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville With Presbytery approval, the day of fruition finally came! Started as a small Hispanic mission ministry in 1999, our newest church in the Central Community of the Presbytery was joyfully chartered on November 12, 2017, at Galatia Presbyterian Church.   We celebrate with thanksgiving and … Continue reading Our Newest Church

Inspiration, Learning, & Fun in the East

East Community Gathered for Inspiration, Learning, and Fun On November 4th, a perfect fall day, the East Community of our presbytery came together at beautiful Camp Kirkwood for a time of workshops and worship.  The theme “Refresh, Renew, Redeem – The Next 500 Years” was an opportunity to acknowledge the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, … Continue reading Inspiration, Learning, & Fun in the East

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