The stated meetings of the Presbytery of New Covenant are held on the third Saturday in March, July, and November.
2021 dates: March 20, July 17, and November 20. 2022 dates: March 19, July 16, and November 19.

July 17 Meeting Downloads:

March Minutes | Meeting Material | Toolkit

Grant funds available
The Outreach Committee has funds available in three categories: Vision Initiative ($64,543), Peacemaking ($3500), and the Lynn Johnson Social Justice ($3462) grants. Grant parameters can be found on the application form. Please send completed applications to Forbes Baker by September 30 for an October fund distribution. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2021.

Vision Initiative Grant Application | Peacemaking ApplicationLynn Johnson Social Justice

Seeking Commissioners for GA 225 (2022)

TE Commissioner Nomination Form | RE Commissioner Nomination Form

The Presbytery of New Covenant has the opportunity to send four commissioners and one Young Adult Advisory Delegate to the 225th General Assembly of the PC(USA). This assembly will have a combination of in person and virtual gatherings. Committees will meet in person in Louisville, KY at the national headquarters building over a period of two weeks in June of 2020. Most of the committees will meet for three days to vote on the overtures and other business to be recommended to the plenary as a whole. The plan is that four committees (out of a planned 16) would meet at a time. Those dates are June 17 – 23 for the first group, June 22-26 for the second, June 26-30 for the third, and June 29-July 2 for the last group. The extra days allow for travel to and from Louisville.

The online plenary sessions will begin on Tuesday, July 5, and conclude on Saturday, July 9. These days should begin around 10:00 AM CDT and conclude around 9:00 PM. There will be breaks planned over the course of each day to help manage the fatigue factor that happens when staring at a screen for that many hours at a time.

The expectation is that commissioners would have read all of the business that will be coming to the assembly in 2022. Since COVID was in its beginning stages in 2020, and the assembly moved to be all online, most of the business from 2020 was deferred to 2022. That is part of the reason for expanding the number of committees in 2022. The ability to be able to take time away from work and family obligations over parts of a three week period is also important.

We will be electing two Ruling Elder commissioners, and two Minister Member commissioners. Applications are available on the presbytery website, and will be sent to pastors and clerks of session for each of our congregations. These are due on August 21, with interviews to be done in September and October. The election will be at the presbytery meeting in November, 2021.

Please consult your 2022 calendar and apply if you are interested in serving at GA 225 in 2022!

Applications for our presbytery’s 2021-2022 PYCC are now available! 

ADULTS: Application | Disclosure Info

YOUTH: ApplicationMedical Consent | Consent and Photo Release

ADULT/YOUTH: Application ChecklistPurpose, Req’s, Faq’s | Meeting Dates | Covenant

Our Presbytery’s Youth Connection Council is a wonderful opportunity for young people to share their gifts and explore their leadership abilities.  Youth on the council work alongside adult members to design and lead fellowship, mission, and worship experiences for the young people of our presbytery. Through these events, this council seeks to deepen one’s faith and relationship with God as well as build relationships between youth and adults in our presbytery.

We are looking for…

  • Youth who exhibit a mature faith, potential for leadership, and a heart for service
  • Young people who have gifts and abilities for music, drama, worship, recreation, AV
  • Adults with a mentoring spirit, strong relationship with Christ, and who encourage others

Encourage them to apply TODAY for the 2021-2022 Presbyterian Youth Connection Council!

Hurricane Delta Relief Items Needed

Please send to:

Pastor Leslie Mansell
513 N. Lebanon St
Sulphur, LA 70663
Leslie is the pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sulphur.
Sulphur Church Website

Baby Formula

Enfamil Gentlease

Food

Nishiki Medium Grain Rice, 80 Ounce
BARILLA Blue Box Thin Spaghetti Pasta
StarKist Chunk Light Tuna in Water, 5 oz. Can, Pack of 48
Tuna Helper Variety Pack (3 Pack)
Hamburger Helper Variety Pack of 9
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, 18 Boxes
Libby’s 18Piece Vienna Sausage, 5 lb
Swanson Premium White Chunk Chicken Breast, 12.5 oz. Can
Spam Classic, 12 Ounce Can
Bristol Cooked Smoked Ham 16oz (Pack of 2)

Cleanup Bucket

Cleanup Bucket List

Cleaning Supplies

Clorox Clean-Up All Purpose Cleaner with Bleach – Original
FABULOSO All-Purpose Cleaner with Bleach Alternative (Case of 6 Bottles)
Tub O Towels TW90 Heavy-Duty 10″ x 12″
Amazer Scrub Brush Comfort Grip & Flexible Stiff Bristles 2pack
S&T INC. 968601 Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges 6pack
ToughBag 55 – 60 Gallon Black Trash Bags 100 Pack
G & F Products 12 Pairs Large Rubber Latex Double Coated Work Gloves for Construction
Kotap TRA2030 Blue Rip-Stop Cut Size: 20×3 20 x 30-ft

Soap

Dial Antibacterial Deodorant Soap 8 pack
Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid Dish Soap (4x19oz) + Non-Scratch Sponge (2ct)

Paper Products

Disposable Plates 9″ Paper Plate Bulk, White, 500 Count
Lunch Napkins, 250 Napkins per Pack, 12 Packs
Clear Disposable Plastic Cups [240 Pack – 12 oz.]
Berkley Jensen Super Premium Heavyweight Plastic Cutlery, 360 ct. – Clear
Handi-Size Perforated Paper Roll Towel, 2-Ply (Case of 30 Rolls, 120 Per Roll, 3,600 Towels)
Solimo Freezer Gallon Bags, 90 Count

 

Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders

Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders has two volunteer sites in Southwest Louisiana ready to take volunteers. The two locations are:

South Beauregard Medical Center
12186 Hwy 171
Longville, LA 70657

Celebration Worship Center
3231 S Ruth St 
Sulphur, LA 70665

For general inquiries, and to learn their needs and COVID policies, please contact Lyn Wilson, Volunteer Scheduler for Fuller Center, disaster-rebuilders@fullercenter.org346-763-7499

Financial Donations

If you would like to make a financial contribution, you can “Give Now” and enter an amount in Disaster Assistance, or you can send a donation to the Presbytery office.

Presbytery of New Covenant
4803 San Felipe St.
Houston, TX 77056

Contact Jamie Hannan, Presbytery of New Covenant Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Coordinator, at jhannan@pbyofnewcovenant.org if you have any questions.

Vital Congregations Revitalization Initiative (VCI)

The Revitalization Initiative is a two-year covenant relationship between Presbyteries and the PC(USA) to prayerfully walk with pastors and existing congregations in intentional efforts of revitalization. Year I builds authentic relationships of faith. Churches will embark on an honest assessment, capturing their unique stories, confessing their realities, and discerning the Spirit’s call to action. From 7 Marks of Congregational Vitality, churches will determine a course between 3 Actions:

  1. Re-forming churches—re-envision and change how we are church together through the 7 Marks of Congregational Vitality
  2. Missional Clustering churches—revitalize by clustering congregations into new communities of worship and ministry
  3. Death and Resurrection churches—revitalize by grace and gratitude in the death and legacy of a congregation, in witness to the resurrection 

To learn more, visit vitalnewcovenant.org or contact Rachel Young at ryoung@pbyofnewcovenant.org.

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