2024 Stated Meetings

of Trinity Presbytery

Saturday, May 18, 2024

First Presbyterian PC, Greenwood

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2024

South Aiken PC, Aiken

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2024

Westminster PC, Columbia

Commissioners' Handbooks are published

10 days prior to meetings.


of Trinity Presbytery

Saturday, May 18, 2024

First Presbyterian Church, Greenwood SC

Commissioners' Handbook will be live on May 8th

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Meetings convene at 9:30 a.m.

Commissioners' Handbooks are published 10 days prior to meetings.


Below are two opportunities to learn more about these changes.

In-person Benefit Information Meetings

Event Details  

Monday, May 13th

Two sessions: 10:00 a.m. OR 2:00 p.m.

Eastminster Presbyterian Church

3200 Trenholm Rd

Columbia, SC 29204

To register please click on this link and fill out the informationhttps://forms.office.com/r/9CDDCUtH5R

Special Instructions: 

The meeting will be held in the Adult Reception Hall of the Christian Education Building, which is on the corner of Medway and Longleaf Roads. When arriving at the church, please turn on Medway Road (the road closest to the Sanctuary) and go to Longleaf Road (next road) and turn right. When you turn, you will make an immediate right into the parking lot in front of the Christian Education Building. Enter the front doors and go up the stairs to the Adult Reception Hall.



Benefit Information Meeting via Zoom

Pacific Presbytery has issued an invitation to attend a benefit information meeting via Zoom. Pastors, commissioned pastors, church treasurers or administrators, and ruling elders are invited to attend this virtual meeting.

Two options for English: May 2nd and May 6th. Registration is not required for the English sessions on Zoom.

There will also be a meeting hosted for those who would prefer to hear this information in

Korean. All details can be found using the link below.

Zoom Links

**Please Note: You will need to copy the link URL and paste it into your browser.

Congratulations to Jacquelyn Rembert, Ruling Elder at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. Dalzell, was elected Moderator-Elect at the recent meeting of the Synod of the Southeast. Jacquelyn is a native of Sumter, South Carolina. She is a Ruling Elder at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Dalzell, S.C., where she serves as moderator of the Presbyterian Women, Christian Education Committee member, and an usher for various worship services throughout the year. 

Jacquelyn has also served on various committees within New Harmony Presbytery, to include Design and Staff, Vital Congregations Initiative, Committee on Developmental Ministry, as well as the New Harmony Presbytery Women’s Coordinating Team for Justice and Peace, and the Presbyterian Intercultural Network (PIN)

Jacquelyn has served on the Synod of South Atlantic as a commissioner with the Administrative and Relationships Committee, the Ministry Support Committee, and the Visioning Task Force Committee.

Jacquelyn has a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Francis Marion University. She later received her certification as a Medical Technologist from Prisma Health Baptist, formerly known as Palmetto Baptist Medical Center, where she has served several local hospitals for over 18 years. She also has a Master’s in Science with an emphasis in Health Care Management from Kaplan University that has forwarded her the opportunity to serve as a Health System Specialist for the past 6 years. Jacquelyn plans to graduate from the SC5 School of Theology in the Fall of 2024 with plans to further her Christian education in seminary.

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New Book Just Published

Through Middle Eastern Eyes: A Life of Kenneth E. Bailey, by Michael Parker, was just published.

A Presbyterian missionary for forty years in

the Middle East (1955-1995), Bailey served in Egypt, Lebanon, Israel- Palestine, and Cyprus. He was also a distinguished New Testament scholar, who taught us all the need to view the parables and life of Jesus through the lens of Middle Eastern culture. His ground-breaking interpretations can be found in ten books, including such popular titles as The Cross & the Prodigal (1973/2005), Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes (2008), and The Good Shepherd (2014). A lucid and fast-paced narrative, the biography provides the context in which Bailey’s insights were formed and developed over the course of a long and often fraught career. Parker’s book is based on

extensive research in the Bailey Papers at the Yale Divinity School library and is now available at Amazon.com. Here’s the link: Through Middle Eastern Eyes: A Life of Kenneth E. Bailey: Parker, Michael: 9798385207794: Amazon.com: Books. Also, check out Parker’s website, which includes several short videos on Bailey’s life and importance as a scholar.

Calling all Pastors, Educators, Youth leaders, Sunday School teachers, Bible study leaders, Christian Education committees:


The challenges facing Christian Education today are more than we’ve ever known in our lifetime. What was once unimaginable must now become imaginable. Emerging trends in educational ministry can help us meet these challenges with vision, understanding, creativity, and agility. Let’s explore together an imaginable mindset through new patterns, models, and approaches in Christian education so that faith formation shapes identity, nurtures meaning-making and engenders faithful living in the world.

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Rebecca L Davis, Union Presbyterian Seminary


Cost for the event is $30.

Scholarships are available from your Presbytery.

More Information Here

Mother's Day is Coming!

2024 Mother’s Day Offering

On Sunday, May 12, Presbyterian congregations throughout the State of South

Carolina will collect the 70 th annual Mother’s Day Offering for the benefit of

Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina (PCSC). Since the first Mother’s Day

Offering in 1954, the generosity of South Carolina Presbyterians has enabled PCSC

to provide care for residents who, through no fault of their own, have outlived

their life’s savings. This commitment, made 70 years ago, required tremendous

faith, courage and vision. Over the last decade, your generosity has allowed PCSC

to provide an average of $1.2 million in charitable care each year. Your gift,

whether large or small, is vital for the success of this ministry. By honoring our

fathers and mothers in this way, you help ensure that those with need can

continue to call Presbyterian Communities “home.” Thank you for your


To give online, please go to giving.prescommunities.org

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Click Here to Read Letter from Bill Andress Secretary, Trinity-Boma Mission In South Sudan

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Trinity Presbytery and Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church enjoy a partnership with the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan. These photographs were taken by Rev. James Zeelu at the Presbyterian Church in Pibor, South Sudan.

Presbyterian College is excited to offer a new program focused on fundraising, philanthropy, stewardship, and other giving initiatives for congregations and other faith-related organizations. PC is proud to partner with the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (Indiana University) to offer the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF). This unique partnership enables this outstanding course to be offered in the southeast region. The executive certificate program provides the research, tools, and customized training to meet the growing needs of leaders in religious communities and fundraisers of faith-based organizations. The focus of the ECRF is on the cultural, organizational, and philanthropic practices unique to religious institutions. These practices in turn enable donors motivated by spiritual and religious values to experience the joy of generous giving.

This would be an ideal program for clergy or other faith leaders as well as stewardship or advancement staff members in religious communities, schools, or service organizations. From my years of ministry in congregations, I can also see the great value that could come from having members who are heavily involved (or will be in the future) in stewardship or capital campaigns participate in this program. For PC(USA) pastors, there is also a scholarship offered through the Presbyterian Foundation to offset some of the costs of attendance.  

ECRF Details and Registration:  https://www.presby.edu/academics/graduate-professional/lake-institute/

Program Dates: May 20-22, 2024 (3 hour online component afterwards)

Location: Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC

Presbyterian Foundation Scholarship link: HERE

Summer 2024 Registration is OPEN!

Click HERE for more information.



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On the Road to GA226 Newsletter

Get ready for an exhilarating experience as we extend a warm invitation to the much-anticipated 2024 Southeast Region Conference! This year's event promises to be an inspiring celebration of unity, collaboration, and the incredible diversity that makes our region truly special. Embrace the power of unity as we explore the richness that comes from our diversity. This year's theme, "One Body, Many Parts," emphasizes the strength we gain when we come together, each contributing our unique talents, perspectives, and experiences for the greater good.

Stay tuned for more details, including registration information, in the coming weeks. We can't wait to gather as one body with many parts, united for the greater good! 


New Job opportunities available with the PCUSA

if you are planning on visiting the Presbytery office, please call beforehand to be sure the staff member you need to see will be there.

All safety precautions continue to be observed.

The Presbytery Office Hours

9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

9:00 a.m. -1 p.m. on Friday

Wednesday- open only for appointments, staff will be working remotely.

Please call ahead if you need to make an appointment for Wednesdays.