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Postlude is publication published after each presbytery meeting and sent to all Commissioners at the meeting, all pastors, and all clerks of session. Its purpose is to help Commissioners report to their session what occurred at the presbytery meeting. Read More
The Gift the Church Needs Today
Saturday, February 17, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, Pasadena
4647 Preston Rd. | Pasadena, TX
Sponsored by the Congregational Resourcing Team of the Presbytery of New Covenant Equipping Christians for life in Jesus Christ
Join us for this annual leadership training event. Whether you’re newly ordained or have years of experience you are invited to attend.
In gratitude for her extraordinary service to the Presbytery of New Covenant in the year of 2017, the Committee on Ministry of the Presbytery of New Covenant hereby offers this Resolution of Gratitude:
WHEREAS, Reverend Lynn Hargrove, Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of New Covenant, has filled the gap left by the retirement of General Presbyter Mike Cole in December 2016, serving above and beyond the call of duty for the year of 2017;
WHEREAS, Reverend Lynn Hargrove has given of her time, talent, and energy beyond that of the duties of the Stated Clerk of the Presbytery;
WHEREAS, Reverend Lynn Hargrove has selflessly and generously provided guidance, care, and empathy to the churches, pastors, ruling elders, committees, and staff of the Presbytery of New Covenant;
WHEREAS, Reverend Lynn Hargrove has represented the Presbytery of New Covenant at the Synod and General Assembly with professionalism, wisdom, and thoughtfulness; and
WHEREAS, Reverend Lynn Hargrove has sought to maintain and enhance the peace, unity, and purity of all those within the bounds the Presbytery of New Covenant and beyond,
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Committee on Ministry offers its sincere and heartfelt gratitude for her service, selflessness, generosity, and love. This Resolution is to be read at the Presbytery meeting of November 18, 2017, published in the next editions of CONNECTIONS and Tuesday Connect, with a copy placed in the permanent record of the Presbytery of New Covenant.
November 7, 2017
Rev. Helen P. DeLeon
2017 Committee on Ministry Read More
This year marks the 500th anniversary of the legendary posting of Luther’s 95 theses, an act that galvanized the Reformation. Consider, if you will, participating in a presbytery wide study challenge to have 500 participants complete the Opening Doors to Discipleship 12 unit study on Reformed Theology. This FREE online study was developed by the PC(USA) in conjunction with some of our partner denominations. Opening Doors to Discipleship (odtd.net) offers solid, accessible study resources that could easily be adapted for a variety of settings. Read More
A Presbytery of New Covenant Harvey Recovery Update (11/15/2017)
We continue to be grateful for the outpouring of love and compassion we are experiencing across the country. People are in recovery mode now, hoping to have homes and church buildings repaired soon - perhaps in time for Christmas. There are many who will not make that timeframe. Our congregations are resilient, and those that were damaged are finding ways to stay together, even if it is Sunday worship under the "big top" as the members of Katy, New Hope are gathering under a tent while they abate the asbestos discovered after the damage from the flood waters.
We are in the process of hiring a Disaster Recovery Coordinator due to a generous grant from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. We have received resumes from several excellent candidates, and will be making our decision soon. We expect that person to be in place in the next month in order to help our congregations and communities towards the process of rebuilding.
The Houston Astros won the World Series in baseball, which was a boost to the morale of our region. Congratulations to our hometown team!
While many in our region are back to "normal", we recognize that there are many in need. We appreciate your financial contributions to assist our friends and neighbors.
Download the Presbyterian Disaster Recovery Brochure
We appreciate your continued concern for us, and for our friends in Mission Presbytery where many towns on the coast were decimated by wind damage. We know that you continue to pray for all of us, as well as those affected in Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America (earthquake), and California, Oregon, Washington and other places where fighting fires was difficult.
Lynn Hargrove (713-816-7051 cell) Read More