What's Happening

  • Publications
  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Jan. 18
  • Fresh Elastic for Stretched Out Educators - Jan. 19
  • Coffee with Carl Horton - Jan. 20
  • Presbytery Committee Leadership Event - Jan. 21
  • Presbyterian Leadership Enrichment 2017 - Feb. 4
  • 2017 Youth Mission Project
  • Youth Conclaves - 2017

Tuesday Connect

Tuesday Connect is presbytery’s weekly e-newsletter sent to all who subscribe to it. You may subscribe to it on the home page of this site. Its purpose is to build community within the presbytery by keeping our congregations and partner organizations informed in a very timely manner. Deadline is noon Mondays.

Connections

New Covenant Connections is the presbytery’s newsletter that publishes reports and articles about the mission and ministry of the presbytery and its congregations. It reaches 1,800 ministers, church professionals, elders, and presbytery committee members, as well as countless others who read it on the presbytery website. Deadline is the second Tuesday of the month before the issue date.

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Postlude

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.

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The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins Wed., Jan. 18 with the Houston Area Concert of Praise and Ecumenical Prayer Service at Christ Church Cathedral (1117 Texas Avenue, Houston). The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with Evensong and continues at 7 p.m. with the prayer service. Free. All welcome!
 
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Fresh Elastic for Stretched-Out Educators - January 19, 2017

Preparing a Place of Peace

      I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.    --John 17: 20-21

      We are children of God, living in a world of conflict and diversity. As such, we are called to provide a climate of civility, peace, and unity within our families, churches, communities, and beyond. Join us for a time of learning and conversation with Carl Horton, Coordinator for the PC(USA) Peacemaking Program. Carl facilitates opportunities to engage peacemakers and is highly committed to equipping peacemakers and strengthening all levels of the church for such engagement. It is exciting to welcome Carl to Houston from the PC(USA) offices in Louisville and to join him in his peacemaking efforts!

Please plan to join us on Thursday, January 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Presbytery Center at 1110 Lovett Blvd, Houston. We pray that you will leave this gathering renewed and refreshed for ministry. If you are a volunteer, paid staff person, teaching elder or just curious, you are invited. It will be our pleasure to serve you lunch, complete with a beverage and dessert! Your RSVP will assist our planning. Please send replies to anne.aiko.wilson@gmail.comby Monday morning, January 16.

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The Presbytery of New Covenant will host a coffee with Carl Horton, Coordinator for the PC(USA) Peacemaking Program, on Friday, January 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Presbytery Center at 1110 Lovett Blvd., Houston. The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, a mission of PC(USA) and a program of Compassion, Peace and Justice Ministries, is working in a urgent response to the overwhelming culture of violence in our world. It is working toward transforming cultures of violence into communities of peace. Carl will be in Houston from the PC(USA) offices in Louisville. Come for coffee and conversation! For more information, contact Mary Marcotte at mmarcotte@pbyofnewcovenant.org.

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On Saturday, January 21, all members of our presbytery’s committees are invited to a committee leadership event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Conroe.  The day will be full of worship, fellowship, and committee visioning. 

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      The Presbytery of New Covenant’s annual Presbyterian Leader Enrichment for church officers and other leaders is slated for February 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will be hosted by St. Philip Presbyterian Church at 4807 San Felipe Street in Houston. The no-cost event provides inspiration and training to equip church leaders in their ministry through a dynamic keynote presentation given by Rev. Dr. John Williams and 12 workshops led by highly regarded teachers and presenters from our presbytery.

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     Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/presbyterian-leadership-enrichment-tickets-29456624557.

 
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The youth of our presbytery will be making mats for the homeless at their spring retreats, called Conclaves. These mats are made from plastic bags that are cut into strips and looped together to be crocheted into a mat. They are light weight, water -roof, and actually have a cushion feel to them. It takes 500 to 700 bags to make one sleeping mat 36 x 72 inches.  So… we need YOUR HELP in collecting plastic bags! Plastic bags should be collected at the local church and then brought to Conclaves by youth groups. Contact Rev. Caressa Murray with questions at cmurray@pbyofnewcovenant.org

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Calling ALL YOUTH GROUPS of our presbytery!
CONCLAVES 2017
February 24 – 26, and March 3 – 5

Join us for fun and faith-filled weekends at Camp Cho-Yeh this spring! Our Presbytery’s Youth Connection Council (PYCC) is planning two retreat weekends called CONCLAVES that will enable your youth to grow closer to one another, connect with other youth from all over our presbytery, engage in small groups, experience dynamic worship, and of course, have a blast playing games and making new friends! Youth will also participate in a mission project and explore ways to connect with God in our Spirituality Center. This year’s theme is IGNITE: A Life on Fire!

Who?             Middle and High School Youth and Adult Advisors; Adults must be 21 years old or older; Ratio 1 adult: 5 youth by gender        

Where?          Cho-Yeh Camp & Conference Center in Livingston, Texas

Cost?            $135 / person, includes lodging, meals, a Christian concert, and conference t-shirt

Registration Packet available here. (Packets will also be mailed to each church.)

Register online at www.campcho-yeh.org/retreats/reservations-and-pricing/conclaves

Registration DEADLINE: Thursday, January 26

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Our Filing Cabinet

Many useful documents and links are filed in Our Filing Cabinet to help you find just what you are looking for! Each folder listed on the following page contains documents, forms, flyers, manuals, articles and links related to the name of the folder.

 

 
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