Category Archives: News

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

Prepare to be a Commissioned Ruling Elder (CRE)

The Elder Ministries Committee of the Presbytery is pleased to announce a new program of training for persons interested in preparing to help local congregations as Ruling Elders Commissioned to Pastoral Ministry (CREs). The same program can be taken by any member of the Presbytery for their own personal enrichment. Beginning in September, 2016, Union … Continue reading Prepare to be a Commissioned Ruling Elder (CRE)

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