The 16th annual STEPS (Studying, Teaching, Equipping, Praying, Serving) event was held Saturday, August 26 at the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church. Over 140 people were in attendance from 28 churches in the presbytery. Representatives from Presbyterian Communities, Montreat, and Thornwell were present to share the stories of these important institutions. The Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett, president and executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the PC(USA) preached a powerful message from Matthew 25. The choir from St. James Presbyterian Church, under the direction of Minister Charles McDonald, also participated in the worship service. Despite the heat outside, this year’s STEPS provided refreshment of mind and spirit. A very special thanks to this year’s planning team: CeCe Armstrong (St James PC) (co-chair), Mary Quinney (Yeamans Park PC) (co-chair), Brandon Dodson (James Island), Jim Harvey (First PC Orangeburg), Bill Johnston (PC on Edisto Island), Patricia Jones (Hebron-Zion), Kay Keeler (Sea Island PC), Susan Moring (Mount Pleasant PC), Evelyn White (Zion-Olivet), and Pamela Spivey (Mount Pleasant PC) who served as the planning team liaison to the Mount Pleasant Church. If you want to be a part of the next event’s planning team (2024), contact Pie Mikell (firstname.lastname@example.org). Most of the meetings are about an hour by zoom on the first Thursday of the month at 1:00pm.
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The Matthew 25 invitation focuses on Matthew 25: 31-46, the parable of the sheep and goats in which Jesus makes clear, that what we do matters to God and how we treat others is important to God. To learn more about this initiative and the resources available, go here
PRESBYTERY RESOURCE CENTER
Our presbytery has a resource center (lending library) for congregations and individuals to use and is located at the presbytery office (4701 Park Pl W, North Charlesston). The catalog is on line If you prefer, contact Pie Mikell (843-766-4219; email@example.com) with a topic you are interested in studying and you will receive an annotated bibliography of potential resources. The resource center has books for children, youth, adults, leadership training, and more!
You will receive an evaluation form by email. It won’t take long to complete and the planning team does value your responses. If you do not have email and would like to receive a printed copy of the evaluation form, call the presbytery office and give us your name and mailing address. Please return these forms by Wednesday, September 6.
If you like to plan things, spend time with some wonderful people, like to be creative- then consider serving on the STEPS Planning Team. The team meets during a weekday at least once a month. Most of the meetings are by zoom. If you are interested in serving on the planning team, please contact Pie Mikell (firstname.lastname@example.org; 843-766-4219)
Do you receive the CHAT Line, the Charleston Atlantic Presbytery weekly enewsletter? If you would like to be put on the distribution list, go to www.capresbytery.org and sign up. It’s so easy. This is a great way to find out what’s happening in our presbytery.
The Charleston Atlantic Presbytery Committee on Representation (COR) is responsible for nominating to the presbytery qualified persons to serve on various ministry teams, commissions, task groups, and more. This year COR is also seeking nominations for commissioners to General Assembly in 2024. Forms are available by the links below to make nominations and self-referrals.
Mark your calendars now for next year’s event- AUGUST 24, 2024