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.

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

PUSH Week 2017 – Matthew Recovery Work

Join PUSH Week – October 30 to Nov 4 Presbyterians Utilizing Servant Hands to love our neighbor as ourselves by pushing forward the restoration of flooded homes in time for the holidays. We are calling all Coastal Carolina Presbyterians to PUSH yourself out to volunteer  Can you Push a paint brush?  Can you Push a … Continue reading PUSH Week 2017 – Matthew Recovery Work

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