PW Gathering - Apr. 29

PW Presbytery Spring Gathering- April 29, 2017

Join us as we explore Free the Captives, a faith-based, anti-human trafficking non-profit that fights the exploitation and trafficking of Houston's youth.

April 29, 2017
9:30 a.m.
Webster Presbyterian Church
201 West NASA Parkway
Webster, Texas 77598

Worship Leader:  Rev. Helen DeLeon

Keynote Speaker: Jim White, Free the Captives

Lunchtime Speaker:  Jeff Carr, Former Director of Public Affairs and News Chief at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

Mission Opportunities:

Bay Area Turning Point:  Please bring new shoes or socks any size, underwear, jewelry, diapers, wipes, sippy cups with lids or gift cards for Walmart, Target or Kroger.

Free the Captives:  The love offering during the worship service will be designated for Free the Captives, a faith-based anti-human trafficking non-profit that fights the exploitation and trafficking of Houston’s youth.

Benefit Drawings!!


9:30-10:00:  Registration, Continental Breakfast; Donations; Benefit drawing tickets; Art exhibit

10:00-10:40: Welcome, Presbytery PW Business Meeting

10:45-11:45: Keynote Speaker- James White - Free the Captives

11:45-12:20: Meal break (Get plate, lunch may overlap into the speaker; Benefit drawing tickets available for purchase)                           

12:20- 12:40:  Lunchtime Speaker- Jeffery E. Carr - Lunar Communion

12:40- 12:55:  Benefit drawings

12:55- 1:15:  Free time, explore art exhibit, shop candle stand, visit, restroom breaks

1:15-2:15 Worship Service, Communion & Installation of Officers

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS:                                                      MAIL REGISTRATIONS TO:
Janice Bradshaw, Moderator                                                          Cynthia Rogan, Treasurer                                                    2410 Colby Bend Drive
979-777-5475                                                                                Katy, TX 77450

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Mental Health 101 - June 8

Mental Health 101 - Equipping Faith Communities To Better Serve Those Broken By Mental Health Difficulties And Disorders

Individuals struggling with mental health problems are more likely to go to a member of the clergy before a physician or mental health provider. Do you feel equipped to serve those struggling with a mental illness?

This seminar will help you to:
RECOGNIZE the signs of mental illness,
REFER those struggling to professional care, and
RESTORE lives through the supportive community.

Thursday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Presbytery Center at 1110 Lovett Blvd., Houston, TX 77006

This seminar will be led by Matthew S. Stanford, Ph.D. Dr. Stanford is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center and Institute in Houston and adjunct professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Studies at Baylor College of Medicine and the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston.

This is a FREE EVENT. Lunch will be provided at no cost.


Promotional Video


Clergy Retreat - Apr. 25-27

      Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall will lead this year’s clergy retreat on April 25 through 27 at Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas. Clergy and spouses are invited to “Finding Water in Dry Land” where they will have an opportunity to remember the source of living Water, to recognize when their thirst is quenched and when it is not, and to drink deeply from God’s Word. There will be time to be nourished by good food and drink, by walks in the woods, and by rest and relaxation.

      Keynoter Laura Mendenhall is a recently retired Presbyterian pastor who has served several churches in Texas and Florida. She served as President of Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta and as Senior Philanthropy Advisor of the Texas Presbyterian Foundation. She has served as Moderator of Mission Presbytery and in many other capacities in the Synod of the Sun and at General Assembly levels. Laura is looking forward to being with pastors from New Covenant presbytery, particularly just after Holy Week. In the exhaustion after the Easter high, may this be a time of encouragement and support. Register by April 17. Contact Carrie Walker for more information at 713-526-2585 or

Flyer with Registration Form

Intercultural Encounters - Aug. 4-11

Intercultural Encounters (Walking Together)


A trip is planned for interested members of New Covenant Presbytery with CEDEPCA in Guatemala for August 4-11, 2017. These trips are designed to establish long-term relationships between individuals of faith in the presbytery and in Central America. CEDEPCA (The Protestant Center for Pastoral Studies in Central America) has a long-standing relationship with New Covenant Presbytery. Their major emphasis is on pastoral education (pastoral studies and seminary training), Women’s studies including indigenous persons, disaster relief, and intercultural encounters. The focus of the trip in August will be on pastoral/seminary education and women’s studies. Please join us in this exciting opportunity. If interested, please e-mail Robert Beach at


Presbytery Meetings

2017 Presbytery Meetings

Stated Presbytery Meeting:  Saturday, March 18, 2017
Clear Lake Presbyterian Church, 1511 El Dorado Blvd, Houston, TX 77062

Call to Meeting
Welcome Letter
Meeting Toolkit
Minutes of November 19, 2016

2017 Stated Meeting Dates and Information

Saturday, March 18 @ Clear Lake PC
Saturday, July 15 @ First PC in Sugar Land
Saturday, November 189 @ Northwoods PC in Houston

Materials for each meeting are posted HERE two weeks prior to each meeting. Prior to the meeting, Commissioners should study the documents. It is important to have access to these materials during the meeting, either through an electronic device or having paper printouts.

New Business (which is posted at least 3 days before meeting date) must be submitted to the Office of the Stated Clerk no later than 4 days prior to the meeting.

Postlude, a post-meeting publication, is emailed to commissioners after each meeting to assist in reporting to their sessions.

The Packet is in pdf format - you must have an updated version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer in order to access it. For information, systems requirements, and a free download of this invaluable web software click here

Past Meeting Materials

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