Transition Team Training - June 6

The Congregational Life Subcommittee of Committee on Ministry would like to invite you to participate in training for Transition Teams on Tuesday, June 6th at 6 p.m. at the Presbytery Office (1110 Lovett Blvd., Houston) following the Committee on Ministry in Room 206.


Transition Teams:  The purpose of transition teams is to provide support for congregations undergoing changes in their pastoral leadership. The transition teams shall be appointed as soon as possible after learning that there will be a change in pastoral leadership in a congregation. Ordinarily, a transition team shall be comprised of one or more teaching elders and one or more ruling elder…


RSVP:  Sharon Darden at or 713-526-2585 ext. 204.


There will be a Chic-fil-a meal provided for $8, and it will be helpful for folks to bring the exact change.

Weekday Ministries Conference - Aug. 1-3

Weekday Ministries Conference 

Weekday Ministries Conference is a popular three-day conference that provides continuing education opportunity for teachers and directors in church-related weekday early childhood programs and will enhance their abilities to nurture and educate the children entrusted to their care. 
Well-known keynote speakers in the field of early childhood development begin each day, followed by a wide variety of workshops in all of the core areas recognized by the Texas Early Care and Education Career Development system. CEUs are available.
The 2017 conference is August 1 through 3 at the Marriott Houston Westchase at 2900 Briarpark Dr., Houston, TX 77042.
  • Early Bird Registration Conference Fee is $70 per day/per person and ends June 5, 2017.
  • General Registration Conference Fee is $75 per day/per person and ends July 10, 2017. ALL REGISTRATION FORMS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN JULY 10, 2017
  • No refunds will be granted; however, participant substitutions may be made, if needed.
  • Room rates are available at the Marriott Houston Westchase for $119.00 per night. If you would like to stay at the hotel, contact Carrie Walker at the Presbytery office, or 713-526-2585, ext. 205. Reservation deadline date is July 21, 2017.



Disaster Assistance Training - June 23 and 24

Are You Ready?

Hurricanes?  Flooding?  Tornadoes?  Church fires?  Man-made disasters?  Far better to be prepared than to be blindsided by the multiple and complex steps your congregation might need to take for your members, your church, and for your surrounding community. The Presbytery of New Covenant is delighted to host Presbyterian Disaster Assistance leaders James Kirk and Laurie Kraus who will lead highly interactive discussions about churches and disaster preparedness in which scenarios will spark conversation, problem-solving, sharing best-practices thinking, and steps in developing a congregation-specific plan. Join us for one of the three conversations:

  • Friday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church in the Hendricks Building, Room 301, at 4881 W Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, 77381
  • Friday, June 23 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Heights Presbyterian Church at 240 W 18th St, Houston, Texas 77008
  • Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Clear Lake Presbyterian Church at 1511 El Dorado Blvd, Houston, Texas 77062.

Watch for more details concerning how to reserve your place at the table! Begin now recruiting individuals or teams to attend this special three-hour training and equipping event.

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


Intercultural Encounters - Aug. 4-11

Intercultural Encounters (Walking Together)

Registration Deadline - May 15


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


Flyer | Registration


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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Heights 114th Anniversary & Sanctuary Rededication - July 8

Save the Date!

Heights Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Rededication

Join us at we give thanks to God celebrating our 114th Anniversary 
and a Rededication of our Sanctuary following a devastating fire in 2014.
Sunday, July 9th at 4 p.m. 
RSVP to follow 
240 W. 18th St.
Houston, TX 77008
Church: 713-861-1907