West Virginia Flooding

Help and supplies are needed, but wait until what and where they are needed is determined. Having a warehouse of supplies in the wrong place is a disaster that can be avoided. So, raise funds and keep listening to the news but do not pack your car with water, used clothes and volunteers and drive to the flood area. Allow for organization and assessment first. You will absolutely be needed!

For information on how to contribute to the recovery process, visit the Presbytery of West Virginia website here. The Synod of the Trinity website is also updating information as it receives it here.


  • 98th Stated Presbytery Gathering – First Presbyterian Church, Wilson

    July 26

  • 99th Stated Gathering of Presbytery – Outer Banks Presbyterian Church

    October 22

  • 2016 Healthy Boundaries Training

    Saturday, November 12

    HB 201 will be held at an eastern and a central (Raleigh) location

  • 2016 Healthy Boundaries Training

    Tuesday, November 15

    HB 101 will be held at an eastern and a central (Raleigh) location

  • All events…

Resources Provided by New Hope Presbytery Generosity Team

Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to live into Christ’s kingdom and to serve as a testament to God’s glory by enabling local congregations and the Presbytery of New Hope to generously share God’s gifts of financial resources, time and talent.

  1. We Recommend
    1. New Hope Presbytery Stewardship Presentations
      1. Karl Travis’ Notes/slides
    2. Narrative Budgets
      1. Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church
      2. First Presbyterian Church Peachtree City
    3. Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate by J. Clif Christopher (Abingdon)
    4. PC(USA) Stewardship Website
    5. Online Giving guides and links and sites
      1. Electronic Giving by Karl Mattison
      2. Electronic Giving
      3. Presbyterian Foundation Online Giving Program
      4. Electronic Giving in Congregations
  2. Articles/Books/Web Resources
    1. Available in the New Hope Presbytery Lending Library
      1. Creating Congregations of Generous People by Michael Durall (Alban)
      2. Ask, Thank, Tell by Charles R. Lane (Augsburg)
      3. Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate by J. Clif Christopher (Abingdon)
      4. Bounty by Kristine Miller & Scott McKenzie (Abingdon)
      5. The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist
      6. A Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri Nouwen
      7. The Price of Faith by Marie Cross
      8. Afire with God by Betsy Schwarzentraub
      9. The Paradox of Generosity by Christian Smith & Hilary Davidson
        1. Review of Paradox of Generosity by Moffett Churn
      10. Enough: God’s blessings in Abundance (Small Group Study)
        1. Participants Guide
        2. Leaders Guide
      11. Generations: The History of America’s Future Strauss-Howe
      12. Presbyterian Outlook: August 17 2015 issue on Stewardship
    2. Online Resources
      1. Presbyterian Outlook: August 17 2015 issue on Stewardship (Subscription based)
      2. Ecumenical Stewardship Center
    3. Giving Magazine
    4. Stewardship Manual: A Guide for Year-round Financial Planning downloadable on the PCUSA website
    5. Presbyterian Foundation Website
    6. Outlook Articles On Stewardship
    7. Enough: God’s Blessings in Abundance
    8. Presbyterian Foundation Website and Ministry Toolkit
      1. Kaleidoscope Website
    9. Creating Congregations of Generous People by Michael Durall (Alban)
    10. Ask, Thank, Tell by Charles R. Lane (Augsburg)
    11. Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate by J. Clif Christopher (Abingdon)
    12. Bounty by Kristine Miller & Scott McKenzie (Abingdon)
    13. The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist
    14. A Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri Nouwen
    15. The Price of Faith by Marie Cross
    16. Afire with God by Betsy Schwarzentraub
    17. The Paradox of Generosity by Christian Smith & Hilary Davidson
    18. Review of Paradox of Generosity by Moffett Churn
    19. Generations: The History of America’s Future Strauss-Howe
    20. Presbyterian Outlook: August 17 2015 issue on Stewardship (Subscription based)
  3. For Use in Worship
    1. Sermons
      1. Susan R. Andrews
      2. Claudio Carvalhaes
      3. New Hope Presbytery Ministers
      4. Presbyterian Foundation cataloge of stewardship sermons from great preachers, including our very own Christopher Edmonston
    2. Invitation to Offering: One Minute Stewardship Sermons: Communicating the Stewardship Message Every Sunday of the Year Cloughen
    3. Video: The offering Plate
    4. Pew Rack Giving cards
      1. Pew Giving Rack Card
      2. Hay Sample Pew Card
  4. Stewardship Campaigns
    1. PCUSA website
    2. New Hope Presbytery Stewardship Campaigns (Coming Soon)
    3. The Big Book of Presbyterian Stewardship, by Burnet, Gordon, Hendrix
    4. Kaleidoscope campaign examples and resources
      1. Annual Campaigns That Really Work
  5. Education/curriculum
    1. Enough: God’s blessings in Abundance (Small Group Study)
      1. Participants Guide
      2. Leaders Guide
    2. Christian Financial Planning for Every Generation
  6. Planned Giving and Endowments
    1. Financial Health Assessment Tool
    2. Planned Giving Starting Point
    3. Kaleidoscope resources
      1. Planned Giving – What every church can do by Karl Mattison
      2. Endowments 101
      3. Endowments 202 – Stewardship Kaleidoscope 2014 by Keizer
      4. Planned giving 101 by Karl Mattison
      5. Planned Giving: 25 planned giving ideas to get you to the next level
  7. Capital Campaigns
    1. Capital Campaigns 101 – HORIZONS
    2. PCUSA 2014 Capital Campaigns 101 by Norwood
  8. Conferences and Speakers
    1. Register Now: April 11-14, 2016 – Laura and Chuck Mendenhall will teach offer a continuing education class on “Stewardship: In an era when there isn’t enough, how do we preach/teach generosity?” (Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond)
    2. Karl Travis at New Hope Presbytery
      1. Slides/notes Same Attachments as included in 1a
    3. Kaleidoscope links by year
      1. 2011
      2. 2012
      3. 2013
      4. 2014
      5. 2015

The New Hope Presbytery

HUMAN TRAFFICKING ROUNDTABLE

Our mission

We are committed to raising awareness in all churches in New Hope Presbytery and fostering action in collaboration with other groups working to end human trafficking in all its forms.

Co-Conveners

Corrie Cadwallader, Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church

Miriam Dorsey, White Memorial Presbyterian Church

Church Liaison

Moffett Churn (moffettchurn1@gmail.com)

We offer the following resources to help you shine a spotlight on the scope and complexity of human trafficking and the immense suffering borne by trafficked persons:

  1. A Call to Action
  2. Brief Overview with Action Ideas
  3. Brochure created by the New Hope Presbytery Human Trafficking Roundtable
  4. Toolkit prepared by the PCUSA Human Trafficking Roundtable
  5. Prayers for use in worship or study groups
  6. Seven Days of Prayer and Action to End Human Trafficking
  7. Resource List