Administrative Personnel Association (APA)

Administrative Personnel Association (APA)
APA offers opportunities for professional development and personal growth for those who serve as support staff of the PC(USA). Continuing education events for certification and occasions for fellowship, worship, and spiritual nurture are offered at national and regional meetings.  The South Region, which includes the Presbytery of New Covenant, is comprised of PC(USA) churches in Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary is a seminary in the Presbyterian-Reformed tradition whose mission is to educate and equip individuals for the ordained Christian ministry and other forms of Christian service and leadership; to employ its resources in the service of the church; to promote and engage in critical theological thought and research; and to be a winsome and exemplary community of God’s people. 

CanCare

CanCare
Cancer survivors of more than 50 different types of cancer volunteer for CanCare to provide emotional support to those currently facing a battle with cancer. A patient is matched with a CanCare volunteer for one-on-one emotional support based on a variety of criteria including cancer site, treatments, age and gender.  CanCare knows that when a patient is going through treatment, it can be difficult and emotional for loved ones as well, so CanCare also has family members of survivors ready to provide emotional support to family members of cancer patients. If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer and you need someone to talk to, CanCare can match you with a caregiver of a cancer survivor for one-on-one emotional support.

CEDEPCA

CEDEPCA – Central American Evangelical Center for Pastoral Studies

An Agent for Change, CEDEPCA, http://www.cedepca.org/, maintains a strong partnership with the presbytery, sponsoring exchanges with third world churches that enrich both communities. Groups from New Covenant travel to Latin America to share in God’s work there with and support for CEDEPCA’s ministry. Participants discover the connections between the Latin American Biblical University (UBL), the PC(USA) church and missionaries, and CEDEPCA.

You are invited to walk with our partner CEDEPCA (Protestant Center for Pastoral Studies in Central America) and discover Guatemala in all its diversity, complexity, and beauty on a trip there. See firsthand all of CEDPECA’s programs at work: its “seminary on wheels” empowerment ministries for women and disaster work in partnership with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Travel through this enchanting country and get to know the people of diverse cultures through CEDEPCA programs and its relationships with other Guatemalans working together to make life better for their people.
 
Contact Rev. Robert Beach – Outreach Committee, New Covenant Presbytery and CEDEPCA USA Board member, at (409) 789- 8837 and ebeach51@att.net.
Cho-Yeh Camp & Conference Center

Cho-Yeh Camp & Conference Center
Cho-Yeh is home to over 2400 summer campers as well as a retreat population of around 10,000 guests. Located just an hour and a half north of downtown Houston, Cho-Yeh sits on 700 acres of lush pine forest in Livingston, TX.  Cho-Yeh’s mission is to be a place where Jesus Christ transforms lives through meaningful relationships and outdoor adventures. Whether you go there for a retreat or for a session of summer camp, Cho-Yeh offers a powerful and life-changing experience.

Crop Walk

Crop Walk
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world.

Fuller Seminary – Houston

Fuller Seminary – Houston
Fuller Theological Seminary, with its main campus in Pasadena, CA, has 8 campuses throughout the U.S. A new building for Fuller-Houston opened in 2012. Rev. Dr. Andrew Dearman is director and associate dean for Fuller Texas (office: 713-360-3403). Brian Turnbow, Admissions Counselor (713-360-3401).

Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center

Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center
Ghost Ranch, a nationally known study and conference center, is located 65 miles northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was given to the Presbyterian Church in 1955. The name “Ghost Ranch,” or the local name “El Rancho de los Brujos,” was derived from the many tales of ghosts and legends of hangings in the Ranch’s history.

Hand in Hand School in Jerusalem
Interfaith Ministries

Interfaith Ministries
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs.  Read about their programs, events, and services.

Marriage Encounter

Presbyterian Marriage Encounter
Presbyterian Marriage Encounter is a weekend experience aimed at deepening and enriching marriages and is designed to help married couples communicate more intimately with one another.

The Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF)

Medical Benevolences
The Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF) has worked to provide hope and healing to those most in need. Working with our international church partners, MBF supports healing ministries in more than 100 hospitals and clinics throughout the world.

Montreat Conference Center

Montreat Conference Center
Montreat Conference Center, nestled deep in a cool, green cove of the Blue Ridge Mountains just east of Asheville, NC, truly is “a place set apart.” On average, over 35,000 people a year, young and old, from every walk of life, come here to experience spiritual renewal, relaxation, and recreation.

Mo-Ranch Camp & Conference Center

Mo-Ranch Camp & Conference Center
Experience the beauty, wonder, and serenity of Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly located on the banks of the Guadalupe River, nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Mo-Ranch offers spiritual growth, fellowship, engaging workshops and fun for all ages.

Prayers Of the People (POP)

Prayers of The People (POP)
Prayers Of the People (POP) is a ministry by lay chaplains to hospitalized persons and their families. Specially trained volunteers from congregations in New Covenant Presbytery demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ through their caring and compassionate support, affirming God’s loving healing presence to those in a time of need.

Formerly known as Presbyterian Outreach to Patients, POP was organized in 1974 by the Rev. Dr. Lawrence W. Johnson, Associate Pastor at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, Houston. Dr. Johnsons organized and trained Presbyterians to visit patients and their families from “out of town” who are receiving treatment in the Texas Medical Center. Over time the mission has remained the same and the vision has expanded. 
Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services

Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services
Since its beginnings in 1903 as an orphanage, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services has been providing residential care and other services to children and families with no place else to turn. Whether it’s through one of our group homes, a foster home, adoption, our Child and Family Program, or the Advanced Education and Aftercare Program, we do all we can to help show the children in our care that they are beloved children of God.  In October of 2014, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services opened a Single Parent Family Program campus next to St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Houston. Designed as a small community that offers single parent families a safe place to live, the program also offers counseling and other services designed to get them back on their feet.

Presbyterian Foundation

Presbyterian Foundation
The Presbyterian Foundation works to strengthen congregations and related mission and ministry efforts by developing gifts and managing funds on their behalf, while building communities of generosity among their members and constituents. The Foundation provides all Presbyterians an avenue to realize their philanthropic goals through a variety of giving and investment options.

Presbyterian Historical Society of the Southwest

Presbyterian Historical Society of the Southwest
The Society exists to encourage interest in the collection, preservation, and presentation of the Presbyterian and Reformed heritage in the four state area of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.  It encourages congregations to establish a heritage committee to preserve church records and celebrate anniversaries by writing histories of their work and sketches of some of the saints of the church.

Presbyterian Pilgrimage

Presbyterian Pilgrimage
Presbyterian Pilgrimage is a 3-day weekend purposefully designed for renewing faith of individuals and, through the individuals, the environments in which they live, work, and worship. (formerly Presbyterian Cursillo).

The Presbyterian Service Center

The Presbyterian Service Center is a small non-profit conventional housing complex of 5 duplexes (10 units) and 1 house designed for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Occupancy is open to people sixty-five (65) years of age or older, or adults eighteen (18) years of age or older who require an architecturally altered accessible unit with features that address mobility issues and who have low income. The PSC is located in the Hobby Airport area of Southeast Houston. The rent for units ranges from $280-$500 per month. The application, welcome letter, application checklist, and medical certification form may be downloaded on this page. Instructions for submitting applications are on the Application Form.  

Application

Welcome Letter

Application Checklist

Medical Certification Form

Seafarers Ministry

Seafarers Ministry
This ministry provides pastoral care to seafarers from across the globe. At two Seafarers Centers in the presbytery, seafarers have access to counseling, telephones, recreation, and worship services. New Covenant chaplains who work in this ministry are Tom Edwards  and David Wells. 

Q&A about the Seafarer Ministry

Watch the video! Chaplain David Wells explain the joys of meaningful conversations with seafarers. 
 
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 size, WRAPPED 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. Questions? Call 713.672.0511 or email houstonchaplains@yahoo.com.
 
Howard T. Tellepsen Seafarers’ Center   
9750 High Level Road (just inside the main gate), 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.

Texas Presbyterian Foundation

Texas Presbyterian Foundation
Texas Presbyterian Foundation serves Jesus Christ by supporting the long-term funding and investment needs of congregations, church-related institutions and agencies, and by educating, encouraging and enabling individuals to carry out Christian philanthropy.

United Campus Ministry - Aggieland

United Campus Ministry – Aggieland
In its ministry that includes community, pastoral care, leadership development, Bible study, vocational formation, and social justice, United Campus Ministry-Aggieland offers students a “home away from home” for their spiritual nourishment and community needs.
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United Campus Ministry - Greater Houston

United Campus Ministry – Greater Houston
A variety of programs are offered to meet the needs of individual campuses in the Houston area: Bible Studies, Evangelism, Table Fellowship, Service Learning Program, Monthly Mission Projects, Pastoral care and Counseling, Worship Services, Prayer, Christian Community.

United Campus Ministries

Presbyterian Campus Ministries

Help us Connect Students to Campus Ministry!

It’s that time of year again… your high school graduates are getting ready to enter the wild world of COLLEGE! Never fear… Presbyterian Campus Ministries are HERE! We can’t wait to welcome your students… and WE NEED YOUR HELP! With your students’ permission, we ask you to send us the names and contact info of incoming freshman and transfer students, as well as any current students attending colleges & universities in Texas and beyond! We can help you connect your students with Presbyterian campus ministries across the country!

Send us info in 2 ways:

1. Follow this link and enter names/info into this Google Spreadsheet

2. Email us Campus Minister(s) directly at the addresses listed below.

Also… Check out the UKirk website to find more information about Presbyterian campus ministries across the country!
http://www.ukirk.org

THANK YOU for your help serving our Presbyterian college students!

Rev. Katherine Doehring – UCM Aggieland (Texas A&M & Blinn College) – info@aggieucm.org
Rev. Laureen Suba – UCM Greater Houston (University of Houston & Rice U) –ucmhouston@gmail.com
Rev. Krystal Leedy – UKirk UT Austin – ukirk@upcaustin.org
Rev. Susan Rose – UCM U of Arkansas – ucm_chaplain@yahoo.com

United Campus Ministries – U of Arkansas

Greetings from United Campus Ministry at the University of Arkansas!
 

United Campus Ministry (UCM) is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA) through the Presbytery of Arkansas in partnership with the Disciples of Christ denomination through First Christian Church of Fayetteville. We strive to be a place for college students to fellowship together, build friendships and grow in their faith.

We want to extend an invitation to any of your college-aged students currently attending (or who may soon be attending) the University of Arkansas to discover UCM on campus.

The UCM building is located on Maple Street, just across from the campus landmark, the Pi Phi Gate. The building is open daily and is a place for students to hang out, study, take a nap, grab a cup of coffee, or get something to eat in the midst of a busy day. We have many regularly scheduled events, most occurring each week, as well as special events throughout the semester.

Many of our students consider the UCM to be their “home away from home” while they are in college, and we would love to provide that home for your students while they attend the U of A.

Attached is a flier about UCM listing our contact info and weekly activities. Please send this information to your college-aged students, and let us know of students you have attending the University of Arkansas so that we might connect with them regarding our back to school events.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!

 
Susan Rose
UCM Executive Director, Campus Minister
479-442-8041 (office)
479-445-2064 (cell)
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