Category Archives: News

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

Becky Durham

Becky Durham was approved as pastor of the Peace Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville by the Central Commission after an examination of her on May 9, 2018. She was recommended for examination by the Central Missional Community for ordination as a minister of the Word and Sacraments on June 2, 2018 pending her election as pastor … Continue reading Becky Durham

Sacred Stories

Are only high budgets sacred? Are only high attendance congregations holy? What are  sacred stories in our Presbytery? Sacred Stories is an endeavor to share with each other what is sacred: the surprising moments and delightful outcomes where God is active in our congregations—regardless of their size! There are simply too many stories of exciting … Continue reading Sacred Stories

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

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

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