What's Happening

  • Presbytery Meeting - Nov. 19
  • Seafarers' Ministry Christmas Boxes - and Caroling Dec. 3 and 17
  • Youth Conclaves - 2017
  • Publications
  • Rev. Mike Cole Honored by Anti-Defamation League

Next Stated Presbytery Meeting

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Pasadena First Presbyterian Church, 4647 Preston Rd, Pasadena, TX  77505

Call to Meeting
Letter, Directions, Maps and Hotels
Meeting Toolkit
Minutes of July 19, 2016
Proposed Amendments to the Book of Order

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Christmas Boxes for Seafarers

Seafarer chaplains hand deliver wrapped shoeboxes full of small gifts to seafarers during the holidays. They begin shortly after Thanksgiving and continue gifting seafarers until all the gifts have been distributed! These gifts of love should be packed shoebox sizeWRAPPED SECURELY as one unit in Christmas paper. PLEASE DO NOT WRAP LID AND BOX SEPARATELY. Please do not place bows on the boxes. Plastic shoeboxes become an extra gift for the seafarer! Find more details including gift suggestions here.
You are encouraged to visit the Seafarers’ Center and bring your boxes to either center. You may also bring boxes to the November 19, 2016, presbytery meeting at First PC at 4647 Preston Rd in Pasadena, Texas. Questions? Call 713.672.0511 or email houstonchaplains@yahoo.com.
Howard T. Tellepsen Seafarers’ Center   
9250 High Level Road (Upper Wharf 23), Houston, TX  77029   
P.O. Box 9506, Houston, Texas  77261-9506  (Exit 29 off East Loop I-610)   
Monday – Saturday:  10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.|
Sunday:  1:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Lou Lawler Seafarers’ Center
1700 E. Barbours Cut Blvd
P.O. Box 1434, La Porte, Texas  77571
Monday – Friday:  10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:  2:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Christmas Caroling

On Saturday, December 3 and Saturday, December 17, groups will cruise the ship channel and sing carols to the seafarers on ships in the Port of Houston. The maximum number of adults for each evening is 90 (no children, please). A government-issued photo ID is required as well as advance reservations, which should be made by contacting Rev. David Wells at wells6652@msn.com or 713-443-4262 at least one week prior. Check in by 5:30 p.m. (allow extra time for possible train traffic). Departure is at 6 p.m. with return around 8 p.m. Carolers are also invited to the Seafarer Center after caroling for a party.

Get the details by clicking here!

Thank you for showing hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it (Hebrews 13:2). Seafarer chaplains are Rev. David Wells, Rev. Tom Edwards, and Rev. Ben Stewart.  Rev. Stewart will be retiring at the end of November 2016.

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Calling ALL YOUTH GROUPS of our presbytery!
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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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.


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.

Nov/Dec 2016 |Sept/Oct 2016July/August 2016May/June 2016Mar/Apr 2016Jan/Feb 2016


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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Mike Cole, Ellen Cohen and Cecil Fong - ADL Honorees

On Thursday, October 20, 2016, Rev. Mike Cole, General Presbyter of Presbytery of New Covenant, was honored at the Anti-Defamation League Southwest Region's Houston In Concert Against Hate. Mike received the Julie and Ben Rogers Ecumenism Award for his work in furthering greater harmony and cooperation in our communities. 

Learn more about the Anti-Defamation League at http://houston.adl.org/about/.

Mike Cole, Ellen Cohen, and Cecil Fong - ADL Honorees


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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.