Category Archives: News

Church Renews Commitment to Earth Care




Black River Presbyterian Church Renews Commitment to Earth Care The Black River Presbyterian Church in Ivanhoe, NC, has once again been certified as an Earth Care Congregation by the Presbyterian Church (USA) Environmental Ministries – this time through February, 2017. The Black River Church was first certified as an Earth Care Congregation in 2010 when … Continue reading Church Renews Commitment to Earth Care

Suggested Lenten Studies




Presbytery of Coastal Carolina’s Resource Center provides… SUGGESTED STUDIES FOR LENT To borrow these resources, contact kayebledsoe@presbycc.org or 910-862-8300, ext. 209. Illuminating Lent by Donald K. McKim – Illuminating Lent deepens faith and enhances knowledge through the exploration of the Lord’s Prayer. Each of the six sessions examines a part of the prayer, its theological … Continue reading Suggested Lenten Studies

Annual Statistical Reports for 2015




Instructions and forms for completing the 2015 Statistical Report were mailed to churches in December.  We have gathered the same information here in case the packet sent to your church has gone astray or if you would rather fill out the forms electronically. You will find below instructions for completing Annual Statistical Reports in both English and Spanish. … Continue reading Annual Statistical Reports for 2015

Revitalization Retreat 2016




The CCRT’s Annual Revitalization Retreat Retreat Leader: Rev. Dr. Jerry Cannon from C.N. Jenkins Memorial Church in Charlotte He will be leading us in conversation on “Krispy Kreme/Barbeque/NASCAR/Bud Light- Doing Evangelism in a Cultural Diverse Context.” He is not only a  pastor in Charlotte but also serves as the Evangelism Coach Coordinator for the Evangelism … Continue reading Revitalization Retreat 2016

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)

Presbytery Labyrinth Use at Behavioral Health Hospital




The first week in June 2015 the large canvas, 11 circuit “Chartes” labyrinth was signed out from Presbytery’s Resource Center by two of the Chaplains working with the Spiritual Care Department of the New Hannover Regional Medical Center. Chaplain Aaron Doll and Chaplain Brett McKey led 30-45 minute labyrinth workshops with six patient small groups … Continue reading Presbytery Labyrinth Use at Behavioral Health Hospital

Five Ways to Increase Giving in Your Church




Increase giving without becoming a pitch-person and turning off members. Money can be a touchy subject, especially when we start talking about how churches can increase donations. There is always a fear of making the turn and feeling like the stereotype of the church that “always” is begging for money. In The Presbyterian Church USA, … Continue reading Five Ways to Increase Giving in Your Church

Fall Faith & Fellowship




5th Annual East Community Fall Faith & Fellowship Kirkwood Camp & Conference Center This Event Has Been Cancelled Due to Bad Weather “Relax, Refresh, Renew” Saturday, September 12 (& Friday Night WoodKirk) 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. (9:30 -10 am arrival) Activities for all ages: Day Camp for young children, Labyrinth, Tree Trail, Jesus Express … Continue reading Fall Faith & Fellowship

Safe Church Policies




With the adoption of the amendment to G-3.0101 of the Book of Order, every congregation is now required to have (in addition to or as part of its Sexual Misconduct Policy) a Child Protection Policy. These policies are sometimes referred to as Safe Church Policies. To assist sessions in the creation or adoption of Safe Church … Continue reading Safe Church Policies

Feedback from Questionnaire at June 2015 Presbytery Mtg




The Strategic Planning and Organizational Review Committee (SPOR) collected responses from commissioners to the June 11th meeting of the Presbytery concerning our life together as a Presbytery: Replies about How reports are made at a Presbytery meeting Replies about How to examine and receive ministers and candidates into the Presbytery Graph showing What should happen … Continue reading Feedback from Questionnaire at June 2015 Presbytery Mtg

E3: Educate Equip Empower – Learning Fair




Come to Presbytery’s E3 Learning Fair Saturday, September 19 in Elizabethtown – Connect with good ideas to strengthen your service and participation in the church. KEYNOTE is by Rev. Karl Travis on “Generosity: What’s Age Got To Do With It?” Rev. Travis is Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas, conference speaker & … Continue reading E3: Educate Equip Empower – Learning Fair

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

Curriculum Help Is Here




How do you review Sunday School Curriculum for your particular needs? How do the different publishers present the Good News to our disciples?  Here is a great reference booklet to help you explore these questions and more in the:    Curriculum Review Booklet See what the New Growing in Grace and Gratitude Curriculum is offering. Join … Continue reading Curriculum Help Is Here

Share What SPICES UP Your Church Ministry




We know there are spicy things happening in our congregations! This is your opportunity to share those special ways your congregation has spiced things up at your church.  Spice Award 2015 Presbytery’s Christian Education Committee is gathering innovative faith formation ideas to share and will present an award to a deserving congregation at the September … Continue reading Share What SPICES UP Your Church Ministry