Preparation for Ministry

Are you interested in becoming an ordained Presbyterian minister? Then you have come to the right place. The process begins in your session and continues with the Presbytery. For more information, contact the chair of this committee or the General Presbyter.  Meanwhile take a look at this helpful item, Discerning Your Call.

For continuing Inquirers and Candidates: Annual Consultations are in February each year.  Contact your CPM liason for more information.

It is the responsibility of each inquirer or candidate to keep in touch with the committee and stay current on all paperwork and meetings.  For Annual Consultations A completed Form 3 should be submitted in advance of the meeting.

Coastal Carolina CPM Manual

The committee prefers to receive all forms by email
to the chariperson
or they may be mailed
to CPM Moderator,
c/o Presbytery of Coastal Carolina,
807 W King St.,
Elizabethtown, NC 28337

Forms are available at www.presbyterianmissionagency.org

Latest news on Ordination Exams
http://oga.pcusa.org/section/mid-council-ministries/prep4min/

Ministry Development Services For Preparation for Ministry Assessment

Presbyterian Samaritan Counseling Center
5203 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28210
704-554-9222   FAX: 704-554-9956
info@presbypsych.org
www.presbypsych.org

Confirmation Retreat 2024

Presbytery’s 2024 Confirmation Retreat
is Scheduled for Friday February 2, 2024
at Camp Monroe

Retreat Leaders:

Rev. Meg Dudley
Rev. Howard Dudley

Returning to lead are Howard & Meg Dudley. Both are pastors: Meg serves at Bluff Presbyterian Church and Howard serves at First Presbyterian – Dunn.  Both have experience in national youth conference leadership and college campus ministry.

Howard is also an avid guitarist, music leader at Montreat, golfer and ECU Pirates fan. Meg enjoys traveling, crafting and music. They have two amazing daughters: Lindsay and Julia.  Meg and Howard are excited to share the weekend with the confirmands in the presbytery to teach about God’s grace and love and joining the church.

This retreat is open to

  • All 6th to 8th Graders  along with the chaperones from their church

Details

  • Arrive between 5 and 6 PM and plan to depart Saturday at 8PM
  • Cost is $40 per person. This includes 4 meals and overnight lodging.
  • Group Rosters are due by Monday January 29, 2024
    to CAMP MONROE

Promotional Flyer Here

Here are the forms:

FOR YOUTH:
  1. Turn in your completed form and payment to your group leader
  2. Complete this Forms packet that contains the
    • Medical Information Form
    • Covenant
    • Photo Release
  3. Please clearly note any food allergies on the forms
  4. Give the forms to your group leader
ADULTS:
  1. All Chaperons must complete the Safe Gatherings Certification and Background check at www.SafeGatherings.com
  2. All Chaperones must review the Presbytery’s Youth Protection Policy Found herecomplete pages 10 and 11
  3. Each Adults needs to complete this packet of forms containing
    • the Medical Information Form
    • Covenant
    • Photo Release

Group LEADER:
Complete the group roster sheet
that you must bring with you AND send in to the camp office by the 29th.

 

Discipleship Development Day- West Community

Come To 4-D – A West Community
Discipleship Development Day

Discover Resources that
Deepen Your Faith
so you can Discern Your Gifts and Develop Your Skills
Everyone is invited to a day of Christian Growth
on Saturday, September 23,
at Community Presbyterian Church
125 Everett Road, Pinehurst

9AM                           Gathering Refreshments & Check-in
9:20                            Announcements & Room Assignments
9:30 to 10:30                       Session 1
(break)
10:45AM to Noon            Session 2
Noon                         Depart to Love & Serve the Lord

Discipleship Development Day has topics for everyone:

  • Personal Devotion & Small Group Resources
  • Conversations for Children’s and Youth Leaders
  • Enrichment for Deacons and Elders and Moderators
  • Help Enhancing or Re-starting Presbyterian Women’s Ministry
  • Treasurer/Finance Training
  • Choirs and Musicians

This event is free & open to the whole Presbytery.
(It will not be live-streamed)


Please Pre-register by September 19
so we have enough materials for everyone.

Click here to Register


Discover – Deepen – Discern – Develop

OVERVIEW

Course descriptions below

West Community Discipleship Development Day

 

Two Part Topics (Session 1 & 2)

Treasurers’ & Finance Committee Training

This two-part workshop will address practical and legal matters that treasurers need to be aware of in caring for the church’s finances, records, and assets. Counting and depositing cash wisely, IRS matters, Record keeping and Reporting, Bequests, Guidelines to do an in-house audit and Time to ask questions.

Joe F. Weaver has worked as a CPA since 1991 operating a CPA firm in Asheboro; prior to that was in industry as an internal auditor. He has served on the Finance Committee for the Foothills Presbytery while a member at Fort Hill Presbyterian. He has conducted what is called Agreed Upon Procedures for several churches. This is not an audit but, basically, he looked at certain aspects concerning financial information for these churches. This enabled him to give these churches some level of comfort concerning their financial condition and, perhaps most importantly, that the people in place were carrying out their responsibilities proficiently. He is married to Rev. Connie Weaver.  He graduated from UNC- Chapel Hill but also attended his first two years at Campbell where he ran cross country and track.

Beyond Prayers: Practical Methods for Supporting Mental Health in your Congregation

This two-part workshop will provide theological foundations and practical tips for supporting mental health in your congregation. Focusing on anxiety and depression, participants will leave this workshop with tools to support the congregation as a whole as well as individuals who are seeking help for specific pastoral care needs.

Leaders: Rev. Dr. Jenny Lee is the pastor of Pocket Presbyterian Church in Sanford.  She is a graduate of Campbell University (BA and M.Div.) and East Tennessee State University (Ed.D). Dr. Daniel Maurer is a Clinical Psychologist and OIC at Fort Liberty. He attended American University (BS) and St. Louis University (Ph.D). They have been married since 2014 and are parents to Zada (16) and Ashe (6).

Choirs & Music:
Part 1: Choir on a Budget – Creative use of hymns
Part 2: Music in the Order of worship and resources application

These sessions will be an interactive and practical time of singing, exploring the hymnal, and thinking creatively about music in worship.

Mary F. Rush holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio.  She is currently Director of Music at Cameron Presbyterian, and is K – 12 choral and instrumental music instructor at Sandhills Classical Christian School in Whispering Pines. She also maintains a private piano studio. Having served in pastoral ministry with her late husband, Mrs. Rush has grown public school music programs in Indiana, Iowa and West Virginia as well. She enjoys working with and encouraging small volunteer church choirs while developing their faith and commitment in music ministry.


Session 1 Options (9:30-10:30)

Small Group or Sunday School Resource: Help Is Here by Max Lucado,

Explore how Help Is Here by Max Lucado might be used in as a group study resource.  It is an in-depth look at the Holy Spirit….Finding fresh strength and purpose in the power of the Holy Spirit. Are you drowning in questions you can’t answer and problems you can’t solve? Grab on to the life-saving strength of the Holy Spirit! Reminding you that limitations don’t define you, Lucado reveals who the Spirit is, how he can empower us to become more joyful, and ways we can overcome anything when we draw closer to God.

Commissioned Pastor John Baker has led small group Bible study groups in his home and church for many years. He currently serves as pastor at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Sanford. He Completed Commissioned Ruling (CRE) Elder Training in May 2015 then accepted a call to Pastor Montpelier PC, in Wagram.  In 2021 he took a call to Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church in Sanford.

Mission Ideas for Youth, Children & Congregations

Learn about the impact a simple emergency supply kit in a zip lock bag or a bucket can have on a displaced family during a disaster or at a temporary shelter.  See sample CWS Kits, and a CWS blanket, Learn how to make the kits, and how to have a Blanket Sunday or find a CROP Hunger Walks  near you.  All of these options are accessible for everyone. www.cwsglobal.org

Roberta Smith of Church World Service

What are the new Policy Requirements for Churches in the 2023-25 Book of Order

What about the new policies required by the Book of Order? How do churches develop them?  What is the new requirement for boundary training for session members? Church leaders may want to obtain 2023-2025 Book of Order to see the new requirements at G-3.0106 (pg 46 in bold)

Rev. Jerrod Lowry is the General Presbyter & Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina

PW Spark – On Developing Presbyterian Women’s Group in your church

PW Leaders will be here to share resources and talk about the help that your PW Coordinating Team members can provide to a congregation…..together we will encourage or guide ladies in rebooting PW or growing PW in their churches… We will also highlight the 2023-24 PW study book, Sacred Encounters: The Power and Presence of Jesus Christ in Luke-Acts.

PW Leaders from Coastal Carolina


Session 2 Options (10:45 to Noon)

Strengthening the Session’s Work Through Worship

Do you feel as if something is missing in your session meetings? The session is more than a board of directors charged with making decisions for an organization. As the spiritual leaders of the congregation, Ruling and Teaching Elders “are chosen by the congregation to discern and measure its fidelity to the Word of God, and to strengthen and nurture its faith and life.” This workshop will introduce ways to strengthen your session’s spiritual life by structuring your session meeting as a worship service. Specific examples and resources will be shared to guide your session in nurturing the faith and life of your Ruling Elders.

Philip Gladden graduated from Davidson College and Union Presbyterian Seminary (Richmond). He also earned his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (New Testament) from Union. He served churches in Eastern North Carolina for forty years, the last twenty-five as pastor of the Wallace Presbyterian Church, before retiring in June 2023. He is married to Dr. Nancy J. Gladden, Mission Coordinator of the East Community.

Youth Leaders Forum: Resource and Idea Sharing

Our time together is designed to be what those present need most; whether that is community and fellowship with others who lead youth, sharing and brainstorming ideas and resources for specific church contexts, and building relationships with others who lead youth in the area. Learn about what Presbytery’s Presbyterian Youth Connection (PYC) has to offer and ways that churches can partner together.

Jerusalen Martinz, Associate for Youth Ministries in the Presbytery and Elizabeth Nix, the Director of Christian Education at West End Presbyterian. Elizabeth works with children, youth, their families, and adults in educational ministry. Her passion in ministry includes walking alongside disciples of all ages in faith formation, but especially equipping our youngest disciples in faith that transforms their lives and the world around them.

Explore two great options for a Small Group or Sunday School class

Explore how one or both of these books might benefit your personal devotional study or be used in as a small group study or class. This class will introduce you to the books: ‘Holy Envy’ by Barbara Brown Taylor & ‘Short Stories by Jesus’ by Amy-Jill Levine

Commissioned Pastor Bucky Holmes serves as pastor of Barbecue Presbyterian Church in Sanford and is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Sanford. He is currently co-chair of the West Commission on Ministry.  He is a graduate of Duke University.

On Fraud, Scams & Safety – How to Protect Yourself          

A presentation on how to identify scams and schemers trying to take your money through phone calls, texts, emails, fake door to door sales, and social media, plus some basics of home security.

This will be led by two Detectives from the Pinehurst Police Department.


Please Pre-register by September 19
so we have enough materials for everyone.

Click here to Register


This event was developed by the West Community Steering Team, Chaired by Wendy Tomczak of Priest Hill PC, with the direction of Laura Lupton, Mission Coordinator for the West Community.

Congregations supporting the ‘Shared Mission budget of Presbytery’ make this connectional event possible.

Mission Team Traveling to Puerto Rico

Our Presbytery has formed a
Mission Team Traveling
to Puerto Rico in February of 2024

 Three Hurricanes – Irma, Maria and Fiona –
have caused tremendous destruction in Puerto Rico.

  • Over 1,000 families are still waiting — with homes damaged by wind and rain, storm surge and other forces of nature — for assistance in their rebuilding.
  • Insurance payments were not enough.
  • Disaster Recovery is a long process made even longer by the pandemic restrictions.
  • The hope many of these families is for volunteers to help them rebuild.
  • Their dream for safe and secure housing is made possible only through the labor and love of volunteers who hammer, paint, fix and repair so that their restoration come to fruition.
Our Presbytery knows all too well the pain of a hurricane’s furry and devastation. We have received the blessing of work groups coming from other states to help us and our neighbors rebuild.

Let’s return the favor by sending a work team to Puerto Rico in February of 2024.

Presbytery has formed a work team of 25persons to travel to a Presbyterian Disaster Assistance host site in Puerto Rico then work with partner agencies to help in rebuilding work.

Invitational Graphic for Social Media Puerto RicoWe hope that all congregations will support the team with prayer.

The cost of the trip is $1,300 per person. This cost includes airfare from Raleigh to San Juan, transportation, most meals, and lodging.  Participants are welcome to ask their home church to financially support both their personal portion of the trip and/or make a gift to support the overall team.

Please share this opportunity with persons in your church
that may be interested to be part of this
Disaster Recovery Work Team to Puerto Rico.

Once persons are selected for the team, a deposit of $500 will be due in Mid-September with the balance due in early January. The exact travel dates will be February 3 to 10, 2024.


If you have questions, please contact Laura Lupton at Lauralupton@presbycc.org 910-818-9938 or David Smithey at 336-466-6370.


Persons or Congregations who feel called to financially support this trip or sponsor participants should  remit those generous donations Payable to:

Ebenezer Presbyterian Church
PO Box 397
Coats, NC 27521

MEMO:  Puerto Rico Trip Donation
OR
MEMO: Puerto Rico Gift for [NAME of Team Member]


Please promote and publish this announcement
as soon as possible
so folks have time to apply by the deadline.

Cents-Ability Grant Application

The Two-Cents-A-Meal program, now called Cents-Ability, has updated  and simplified our Local Hunger Grants Application form.

This grant program is open year round but only one grant is allowed per agency per 12 month period.

Funding for local grants is limited to the funds received by the Presbytery Office from the  church participating in the Cents-Ability offering.  Typical grants range from $500 to $1,500.

Please submit the grant application to our finance office: lmccaskill@presbycc.org

The applications are reviewed by the Special Offerings and Partnerships Committee. The 2023 Chair is Eric Stewart, the staff liaison to the committee is Laura Lupton.

Learn more about PCUSA Hunger Programs here

 

Peacemaking Scholarship 2023

“Seek Peace and pursue it.” Proverbs 34:14

The Mozell Howie 2023 Peacemaking Scholarship for High School Seniors

The Peacemaking Committee of Coastal Carolina Presbytery
will offer two $500 scholarships to high school seniors enrolling in college by the fall of 2023.

All essays must be received by Sunday, April 2.

Here is the Printable Flyer for use in your congregation. (PDF)

How to Apply for Scholarship Consideration:

The Special Offerings Committee of Coastal Carolina Presbytery will offer two scholarships to high school seniors enrolling in college by the fall of 2023. Rules for Scholarship Consideration:

1. The student must be a graduating high school senior. The student must be active in a Presbyterian Church in the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina .

2. The student shall compose and submit an essay in response to the following question:

What do you see as the most pressing peacemaking issue of concern to you, and how will you seek to address it through your studies and beyond?

3. Essay must be typed, properly referenced, approximately 1,000 words. Proper grammar and proofreading improve the rating of an application. PDF or Word Document is acceptable.

4. The submission shall include the

    • student’s name,
    • grade level,
    • contact information (phone, email and
      address),
    • name of home church with the city of the church, and
    • college they will be attending.

5. Submit essay & student information to LauraLupton@presbycc.org,
email subject: Peacemaking Scholarship.

6. All essays must be received by Sunday, April 2, 2023.
All email submissions will be acknowledged. If you do not get a reply, please call and verify receipt.

7. The winners will be notified by May 1. Funds awarded will be sent directly to the college or university.

Scholarship Essays must be submitted to:

Laura Lupton at LauraLupton@presbycc.org

All entries will be acknowledged. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please call 910-818-9938

NOTE:
This scholarship is funded by our churches that participate in the PCUSA Peace and Global Witness Offering.
Please encourage your church to participate in the Peace and Global Witness offering this October.

Learn more here.

Peace and Global Witness Offering

Church Insurance Webinar Video

This event was recorded and can be watched here
https://youtu.be/B9A7__5MNF0

Church leaders can  learn about church insurance coverage.  This is great information for your treasurer and property committee and others who may be interested.

The presbytery is strongly urging churches to review their coverage to see if they are over or under insured. As part of the annual statistical report we are asking churches to send in a copy of their certificate of insurance (not the policy). To aid churches in this we are offering this informational event.

Presbyterian Night at the Ballgame 2022

Take me out to the Ballpark!

Presbyterians from all over the Presbytery are invited to a evening of fellowship and fun at the Segra Baseball Stadium in Fayetteville.  Friday, August 26, will feature the Fayetteville Woodpeckers vs the Charleston River Dogs at 7PM.

Woodpeckers LogoCome enjoy an evening in beautiful Segra Stadium in downtown Fayetteville (Click to get directions)  as the Fayetteville Woodpeckers take on the Charleston Riverdogs. The Woodpeckers are a Minor League team affiliate of the Houston Astros.

Groups are encouraged to arrive by 6:30PM due to parking and walk times. If we sell enough Presbyterian tickets, we will be allowed to choose someone to throw the first pitch! Don’t miss out!

Your church can

  • publish this insert in your bulletin
  • have a person collect the ticket orders and money
  • then one person orders the group’s tickets so that you all can sit together
  • Once the tickets are ordered the group leader shares the ticket information with the group – one suggestion is to use the Will Call to get physical tickets and the meal vouchers upon arrival.
  • OR you can have church members order their own tickets directly on the website link.

Proceeds from ticket sales are a fundraiser in support of:

Church World Service of Durham
Refugee Welcome & Hospitality

 &

Monroe Camp and Retreat Center

Representatives of both of these agencies will be at the game!

PASTORS APPRECIATION  GIFT FOR PASTORS:

The West Community will have a meal voucher available for you at the gate IF YOU CONTACT Laura Lupton to let he know you are coming to the game. You must request your meal voucher by Tuesday, August 23rd by emailing LauraLupton@presbycc.org  You must purchase your admission ticket using the information on the flyer, just do not purchase a meal voucher. (We cannot reimburse you if you order one directly.)

Ticket & Meal Voucher Pricing
for Presbyterian Night at the Woodpeckers

  • Admission Ticket only  $15.75/each
  • Ticket & Kids Hot dog Meal   $23/each
  • Ticket & Adult Hot Dog Meal  $25/each
  • Ticket & Flex* Meal Voucher  $31.20/each

*Flex meal voucher includes your choice of adult hot dog, cheeseburger, or chicken tenders with chips and a 21 oz. drink.
Church

GROUP LEADERS:

In order to purchase tickets in our reserved block of seats on the 3rd baseline, please place your group ticket order by Tuesday, August 16. Tickets orders after this date may or may not be in our group area.

Let Laura Lupton know about any pastors coming, DO order their admission ticket with your group but do not order a meal voucher for the pastor.

To have your group sit together: Order tickets using a credit/debit card at https://fevo.me/3Az41nK  NEW ORDERING LINK!!
You will receive an email with the tickets.

Contact Laura Lupton if you have any questions 910-818-9938

Presbyterian Youth Triennium 2022

Every 3 years, the PCUSA partners with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church to host an international event for approximately 6,000 senior high youth. Historically, the event has been at Purdue University, but this year it will move to the Indianapolis Convention Center with delegates staying in nearby hotels. Registration for this event is done primarily through presbyteries and each has a limited number of spaces in their delegation (youth & chaperones).

When is Triennium? 

Saturday, July 23 – Thursday, July 28, 2022 (including travel time)

Learn more about the event at
presbyterianyouthtriennium.org/

How much does it cost?

$1,100* approximately (to include conference, hotel, meals, transportation, shirt & trading pins)

  • Cost is pending final hotel rates, any fundraising we do & COVID restrictions for group size.
  • Financial aid is available to cover a portion (not 100%).
  • Churches should plan to assist their students with the costs.

Who can Apply?

Applicants are considered for the delegation upon receiving an application AND deposit. If the delegate is not selected, the deposit is returned.  Churches are encouraged to review applicants:

  1. Will the youth delegate be 15 years old or no more than 18 on July 24, 2022?
  2. Has the delegate attended Triennium in the past?  Could they possibly attend in 2025?
  3. How many delegates have applied from your church?
  4. Churches are limited to 4 youth delegates per congregation
    If spaces remain open, delegates are selected from a waiting list
    .
  5. Does the student represent your church on the Presbytery Youth Council (PYC)? (not required)

Here is the application packet (Word Docx)

Complete the application
then Scan & Email applications to:
presbyccyouth@gmail.com   (Jerusalen Martinez)

Deadline is February 15 Application & $200 Deposit

March 15, 2022 → 2nd Payment = $250-300
April 15, 2022 →  3rd Payment = $250-300
May 15, 2022 → Final Payment = $250-300

Checks made payable:
Presbytery of Coastal Carolina ▪ Memo: PYT – [student name]

Mail deposit to:
Presbytery of Coastal Carolina
807  West King Street
Elizabethtown, NC 28337

Wholistic Soul Care (1/22)

Dear Pastors, Elders, and Clerks,

Are you interested in your self-care or for anyone in your congregation?  If you are concerned, please join us in learning about “Wholistic Soul Care.”  

Rev. Dr. Cassandra Thomas will lead a powerful discussion on taking care of ourselves.  Please register to participate by clicking the link below. You are also asked to register by Wednesday, January 19.

Saturday, Jan 22, 2022, 10:00 AM Eastern Time

Register in advance for this meeting:

Click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpfuioqjwqE922IrQDbm3eJGaumv5D3NLF

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

***This event is sponsored by the Central Community Steering Team

If you have questions, contact Rev. Clarence G. Page, Central Mission Coordinator, Presbytery of Coastal Carolina, (910) 301-1088

Disaster Assistance-How to Help

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is in partnership with recovery work around the world and around the corner.

If you want to donate to a specific effort – Fire, Flood, War, Refugees, Hurricane, Tornado, etc. please visit the PDA website at pda.pcusa.org where you can peruse the various designations available.

Including these opportunities and many others:

  • Spring Tornadoes in the USA
  • Flooding
  • Hurricane Ian in the Southern USA
  • Ukraine Refugees
  • Cyclones
  • Afghan Refugees
  • Other recent disasters – in the USA and Around the World

GIVE. ACT. PRAY.

GIVE:
Gifts can be made online at the website or by phone at (800) 872-3283, or by check using the below reply device. You can also text PDA to 41444 to donate. Support for the One Great Hour of Sharing offering helps PDA too.

ACT:

  • Gift of the Heart Kits are a hands-on way to help others this Advent season.  Make Hygene Kits, Clean-up buckets or School kits.
  • To register your interest in future rebuilding efforts, email PDA.CallCenter@pcusa.org. You will be notified when volunteer opportunities are available.
  • Volunteer

Stay informed and like us on Facebook (facebook.com/PDAcares), download resources at pda.pcusa.org/pda/resources and share updates with your congregation.

PRAY:
As we awake to news of devastation and death from another natural disaster, we pray.  For those experiencing loss, confusion, and despair, may they feel comfort only God’s Holy Spirit can bring.

Bulletin inserts are often created by PDA for various needs as they occur. These inserts can help people pray.

One Great Hour of Sharing (Lent-Holy Week-Easter time)
Supports Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Self Development of People and the Presbyterian Hunger Program.

 

Molly Lowry Service -Witness to the Resurrection

Details for the celebration the life of Molly Hood Lowry are:

Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 2PM

St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church
1416 Market St.
Wilmington, NC 28401

The service will be outside therefore, no masks required.  If inclement weather forces the service inside, masks will be required.

The link to participate remotely is:
https://bit.ly/MollyLowryMemorial

More details are at this Facebook Event Announcement:
https://fb.me/e/1dNV7Ownd

The service is open to anyone wishing to attend.
(240 chairs to be set up)

The obituary is here at David Funeral Home’s site

To mail cards to the Lowry family please send them to:

The Lowry Family         (or Rev. Jerrod Lowry)
c/o Presbytery Office
807 W King Street
Elizabethtown, NC 28337

Thank you for your continued prayers for the family.

Respectfully,
The Presbytery Staff

Presbyterian Night at the Ballpark

You are invited to

A Presbytery Wide Night at the Ballpark – Friday, September 17

Fayetteville Woodpeckers vs The Carolina Mudcats

The West Community is inviting the whole presbytery to an evening of baseball and fellowship, Friday, Sept 17.

We have secured a block of tickets at a discounted rate.

Churches are encouraged to form groups and carpool together to the game.  The cost of each pastor’s/CRE’s admission ticket is covered.

Everyone else’s ticket is $10.

An optional $10 meal voucher is available, if pre-ordered. The meal voucher is a hot dog, drink and chips.

If a church sees that their group will be more than 10 persons, Laura Lupton needs to be notified as soon as possible so that our number of tickets on hold can be adjusted as needed.

Currently, we are holding 200 tickets, but in 2019 we had over 400 persons respond!

Please NOTIFY me if your church is forming a group so that I have an idea about how many tickets are needed.

Here is the poster/Flyer and sign-up sheet for you to use.

GROUP LEADERS must let Laura Lupton know their final count by email no later than September 6 as payment will be due for the tickets we are holding.
She just needs

  • the total number of tickets,
  • the number of pastors in your count and
  • the number of meal vouchers.
  • The group leader’s contact information

Group leaders will need to bring complete payment with them to the ballpark to receive their tickets. ONE CHECK from the church is preferred, payable to the Presbytery.

The church must pay for any last-minute cancellations as the tickets are non-refundable. If there is a weather event, the church will still be responsible to pay for the tickets.

Plan to arrive at the gate of the ballpark before 6:15PM – We suggest that you just aim to be there before 6:00 to give your group plenty of time to get in the ballpark and order food and drink, etc.

Give yourself time to park and walk to the entrance and get your tickets from Laura (this could be a 10 minute walk after you find parking).

If you arrive after 6:15 your group tickets may be held at the will call window or you might have to call Laura to find out where she is to get your tickets from her!

The linked flyer & sign-up sheet have the details.  The ballpark does not have any covid restrictions at this time.

A question we had in 2019 wasIs this open only to church members or may they bring friends?”

Our reply is that this event is a great evangelism opportunity – your members may invite whoever they want to come with them. Then their guest(s) can get to know some church folks in a relax environment and hopefully feel more at ease to visit church in the future. Your group is your group – it can be any you choose to welcome and invite.

Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions! Let’s play ball!

Peacemaking Scholarship 2021

“Seek Peace and pursue it.” Proverbs 34:14

The Mozell Howie 2021 Peacemaking Scholarship for High School Seniors

The Peacemaking Committee of Coastal Carolina Presbytery
will offer two scholarships to high school seniors enrolling in college by the fall of 2021. (1) $500 and (1) $400 Scholarship will be awarded.

All essays must be received by Tuesday, June 15.

Here is the Printable Flyer for use in your congregation. (PDF)

Rules for Scholarship Consideration:

The Peacemaking Committee of Coastal Carolina Presbytery will offer two scholarships to high school seniors enrolling in college by the fall of 2021.   Rules for Scholarship Consideration:

1. The student must be a graduating high school senior. The student must be active in a Presbyterian Church in Coastal Carolina Presbytery.

2. The student shall compose and submit an essay in response to the following question:

What do you see as the most pressing peacemaking issue of concern to you, and how will you seek to address it through your studies and beyond?

3. Essay must be typed, properly referenced, approximately 1,000 words. Proper grammar and proofreading improve the rating of an application. PDF or Word Document is acceptable.

4. The submission shall include the

    • student’s name,
    • grade level,
    • contact information (phone, email and
      address),
    • name of home church with the city of the church, and
    • college they will be attending.

5. Submit essay & student information to LauraLupton@presbycc.org,
email subject: Peacemaking Scholarship.

6. All essays must be received by Tuesday, June 15, 2021.  All email submissions will be acknowledged. If you do not get a reply, please call and verify receipt.

7. The winners will be notified by July 10. Funds awarded will be sent directly to the college or university.

Scholarship Essays must be submitted to:

Laura Lupton at LauraLupton@presbycc.org

All entries will be acknowledged.   If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please call 910-818-9938

NOTE: This scholarship is funded by the PCUSA Peace and Global witness Offering. The participation in that offering as low in 2021 so the scholarship award this year is smaller. Please encourage your church to participate in the Peace and Global Witness offering each October. Learn more here.

Peace and Global Witness Offering