What's Happening

  • Transition Team Training - June 6
  • Mental Health 101 - June 8
  • Disaster Assistance Training - June 23 and 24
  • Heights 114th Anniversary & Sanctuary Rededication - July 8
  • Weekday Ministries Conference - Aug. 1-3
  • Intercultural Encounters - Aug. 4-11
  • PW 2nd Quarter 2017 Newsletter (May-July)
  • Publications
  • Congregation Stories
  • Wanted: Coordinator of Youth Ministry at Presbytery

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 sdarden@pbyofnewcovenant.org 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.

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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. It is a FREE EVENT, and lunch will be provided at no cost.

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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.

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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
www.heightspc.org
 
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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, cwalker@pbyofnewcovenant.org or 713-526-2585, ext. 205. Reservation deadline date is July 21, 2017.

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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 ebeach51@att.net.

 

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PW 2nd Quarter 2017 Newsletter (May-July 2017)

Read about what is going on in the life of Presbyterian Women within PC(USA).
 
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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.

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.

May/June 2017 | Mar/Apr 2017 | Jan/Feb 2017 | Nov/Dec 2016 | Sept/Oct 2016July/August 2016

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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At the March 18, 2017, Stated Presbytery Meeting, Rev. David Green, 2017 Moderator of the Presbytery of New Covenant and Pastor at First PC in Conroe, rolled out the theme for the year:

THE WORK OF THE CHURCH -- PREACHING, TEACHING, PASTORAL CARE

In line with the theme, David asked attendees to write down stories about something good happening in the life of their congregations. The stories were available to pick up after the meeting. A compilation of them may be found here!

 
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General Description

   The individual will serve as an advisor and facilitator for the Presbyterian Youth Connection Council and will take the lead responsibility for the annual youth rally, Conclave weekend retreats, mission and fellowship opportunities for youth groups throughout the year, and the ongoing functions of the presbytery Youth Council.
   The individual will spend time developing relationships with those serving on the council and with those working with youth in our congregations.
   Every third year (2019, 2022, etc.) this individual will take the lead in organizing the Triennium delegation for the Presbytery of New Covenant.
   It is expected that this individual will work in a cross-disciplinary fashion and will work collaboratively, cooperatively, and collegially with other staff members.

If you are interested, please send resume to Rev. Jackie Hannan, Moderator of the Personnel Committee, at jhannan@apchumble.org. Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2017. Interviews will begin in June.

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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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