Category Archives: General Presbyter

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

Central Community Gathers in the Midst of a Zombie Apocalypse

The formal launch of the first gathering of one of the three Missional Communities of the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina was interrupted by the sudden appearance of masses of Zombies who tried their dead level best to keep things as they always were.         After all, as one of the living dead told … Continue reading Central Community Gathers in the Midst of a Zombie Apocalypse

Separation Policy Suggested Revisions

Background on Policy Revision & Input Request The June 11, 2015, meeting of the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina approved a revision of its previous Separation Policy which had become unusable due to recent decisions of the PC(USA) Permanent Judicial Commission (PJC) rulings called “Tom” and “McGee.” At the same time, the Presbytery invited members and … Continue reading Separation Policy Suggested Revisions

Presbytery Mourns the Loss of Life in Charleston

Presbytery Mourns the Loss of Life in Charleston The Presbytery of Coastal Carolina joins a whole host of other Christians who are mourning the loss of Rev. Clementa Pinckney and the eight others killed this week at Emanuel AME Zion Church in Charleston, SC.  We have sent a contribution to the church to assist with … Continue reading Presbytery Mourns the Loss of Life in Charleston

Letter About Marriage Amendment

This is a Letter from the General Presbyter, Bill Reinhold, to the members of Presbytery regarding the Passage of 14-F, The Marriage Amendment: Printer Friendly version of Letter after passage of 14-F To: Ministers and Sessions of the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina Date: March 16, 2015 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I want to … Continue reading Letter About Marriage Amendment

Questions asked at Holy Conversations

Questions from the Holy Conversations At the final Holy Conversation about the Marriage Amendment (Wallace Church, February 22, 2015) someone asked me to put together a document with all the questions posed at the various conversations. I have done so in no particular order and without attempting to delete duplicate questions. They are reprinted here … Continue reading Questions asked at Holy Conversations

Holy Conversations on the Amendments

Presbytery Plans for Holy Conversations  Around Difficult Topics – the Amendments Pastors, churches, and our Presbytery all face important decisions about how to vote on the General Assembly’s actions regarding same-gender marriage. Before we debate and vote on the proposed amendments, our Presbytery wants to encourage a time of discernment through “holy conversations” – conversations … Continue reading Holy Conversations on the Amendments

Letter on GA from Bill Reinhold

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, Following the General Assembly meeting in Detroit last month we provided two reports on the actions taken there. The first was a brief bulletin insert prepared by the Presbyterian Outlook. It can be downloaded here 2014 … Continue reading Letter on GA from Bill Reinhold

Listening Learning Dreaming 2014

Since November of last year Strategic Planning Organizational Review (SPOR), together with leaders of other committees of the Presbytery, has been working on a plan to follow up on the Presbytery’s current Five-Year Plan that was adopted in 2010. We had input from our General Presbyter, consultants from the Center for Parish Development (a missional … Continue reading Listening Learning Dreaming 2014

Light Out of Darkness by Bill Reinhold

Light Out of Darkness The theme of light runs through the whole Bible like a shining thread that is sometimes dimmed and or even covered up, but never completely put out. From the dawn of creation (Genesis 1:3) to the New Jerusalem lit by the Lord God (Revelation 22:5) we are reminded that while God … Continue reading Light Out of Darkness by Bill Reinhold