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.

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

Introducing New Pastors (Nov)

Introducing New Pastors In  November, the Committee on Ministry has welcomed two new pastors to the Presbytery (pending Presbytery action in March) and has approved the change in call for one Commissioned Ruling Elder (CRE) and one Teaching Elder (Minister). West COM has approved the call of the Barbecue Churchto Rev. David Sherrod. David was … Continue reading Introducing New Pastors (Nov)

Officer Training 2014

2014 Community Officer Training Events This training is for new and returning elders and deacons.  Interested church members may also attend if preregistered. Your registration is needed as we plan for handouts and food.  Register here online or by mailing a form and $12 check to the Presbytery Office, 807 W King Street, Elizabethtown, NC … Continue reading Officer Training 2014

PW Fall Gathering Highlights

The Fall Gathering of the Presbyterian Women Encourages Barium Springs Staff…. The 26th Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering was held Saturday, August 16th at Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church in Clinton.  They celebrated as approximately 190 women were in attendance from all over the Presbytery showing the great diversity of our Presbytery. They began with a Worship … Continue reading PW Fall Gathering Highlights

October 2014 Presbytery Meeting

The October 2014 Presbytery Meeting was held at Galatia Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, NC. Open the Summary (Bulletin Insert) here Registration opened at 8:45, the meeting was called to order at 9:30AM in the Sanctuary. Rev. Warren Lesane, Synod Executive will be the morning preacher. An offering will be received for the Minister’s Emergency Relief … Continue reading October 2014 Presbytery Meeting

Wanted by the Hispanic Missions

Together we share in bringing real Gospel Good News to Spanish speakers from all over central America living in our Presbytery. Hispanic Ministries Coordinator Jose Perez and Eduardo Moreno have identified these much needed items. If you can donate one or m ore of these items please contact your mission coordinator or Jose Perez or … Continue reading Wanted by the Hispanic Missions

221st General Assembly Highlights

221st General Assembly Theme: “Abound In Hope” (Rom. 15:13) The GA this year was composed of 654 voting commissioners and 219 advisory delegates of various categories (young adult, theological student, missionary, and ecumenical). UPDATE: Congregational Resources about GA221 – We, in the Presbytery, Created a bulletin insert with more detail about the Assembly. Download it … Continue reading 221st General Assembly Highlights

2014-2015 Lorna Clark Piner Scholarship Recipients

2014-2015 Lorna Clark Piner Scholarship Recipients in the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina   Theadoshia Hines – Peace Presbyterian Church Stephen Lapp – St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church Bryson Lapping-Community Presbyterian Church Cassidy Decker – Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church Heather Whistler – Laurinburg Presbyterian Church Jacob Smith – Olivia Presbyterian Church Congratulations!

Clerk of Session Training Videos

At the Equipping the Saints event, Elder Jay Bender reviewed the many honors and responsibilities of serving as a Clerk of Session.  He covers how to take good minutes, what records to keep, how to support and assist the pastor and proper order. This video series reflects the 2013/2015 PCUSA Book of Order. You can … Continue reading Clerk of Session Training Videos

Faithful Saints Luncheons

Presbytery’s FAITHFUL SAINTS LUNCHEONS Saturday, May 3, 2014, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm At Two Locations: First Presbyterian Church 1002 North Chestnut Street Lumberton, NC 28359 St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church 1416 Market St. Wilmington, NC 28401 The nominated Faithful Senior Citizen members of our churches will be recognized at the lunches. Cost – $10 per … Continue reading Faithful Saints Luncheons