Don't Forget to Register for the APCE Annual Event! "Come Now To The Waters" in Galveston TX ****Save the Date!! 2019 Regional Event @St. Simons, Nov. 14-16, 2019.*****Don't Forget to Register for the APCE Annual Event! "Come Now To The Waters" in Galveston TX ****Save the Date!! 2019 Regional Event @St. Simons, Nov. 14-16, 2019.Don't Forget to Register for the APCE Annual Event! "Come Now To The Waters" in Galveston TX ****Save the Date!! 2019 Regional Event @St. Simons, Nov. 14-16, 2019. *****

Martha Holman Scholarship Application 2018

The Martha May Holman Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 by the SOAP (South
Atlantic & Puerto Rico) Region of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE)
to honor the life and ministry of Martha May Holman.

Martha May Holman, a lifelong Presbyterian, served Christ with distinction as a church
educator. Martha served a variety of large and small congregations as an educator. For
many years she was Associate for Education for the Synod of South Atlantic. Martha was a
former member of the APCE Cabinet having served as Finance Committee Chairperson. She
received a Life Achievement Award at the 1997 San Diego APCE national conference.
Martha was retired when she died January 21, 2001 in Tallahassee, Florida.

The scholarship fund was established to enable APCE members in the South Atlantic &
Puerto Rico Region who have a continuing education allowance of under $500 to attend
SOAP Regional events or APCE events in order to develop their leadership skills and
enhance their ministry. This scholarship will be granted to at least one recipient each year.
Funds may be applied to the APCE SOAP regional or APCE annual event. Recipients can only
be granted one scholarship per calendar year. The SOAP Board will select the recipients
with first time requests being given priority status.

The funds for the Martha May Holman Scholarship come from individual donations and
through a special offering taken at the SOAP Regional Event and the annual APCE gathering.
The funds are housed in a special account with the Presbyterian Foundation and distributed
quarterly to the SOAP treasury.

Selection of scholarship recipients is by the SOAP Board, which consists of the President,
Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Social Media Coordinator.

DCE Job Opportunity

The First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, located in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, is looking for a new Director of Christian Education and Children’s Ministries. The DCE will work in organizing Sunday School, VBS, bible studies, weekday adult and children’s activities, the Children’s Council, and our weekday Kindergarten program alongside the Christian Education Committee. If you or someone you know […]


Now available online at are all nomination and scholarship forms. The CONNECT, EMPOWER, and SUSTAIN  Life Achievement Awards as well as, the application form for the Global Partnership Scholarship have a June 1 deadline. All other scholarships and the ENRICH Educator of the Year have October 15 deadlines. (note the ENRICH nominations are for 2020). Please read the […]

Music as a Bridge to Multicultural Ministries

written by:   Jorge Sayago-Gonzalez, M. Div., is the director of youth ministries at Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville, KY. He is a worship leader with special interest in multicultural, contemporary and emergent worship.   With diversity growing at rapid rates, churches are now facing new challenges of engaging the ever-changing needs of their surrounding communities. […]

What If…..

WHAT IF you no longer had Sunday School Before Worship?* WE ARE in a church that lives between what was and what will be. How shall we “sing the Lord’s song” in this ever-changing landscape? Whatever answers we find, we know the answers will NOT Be found in a box of curriculum or In a closed off classroom or In […]

WHEN: November 2-4, 2017 LEADERSHIP: Featured Speaker: Rev. Dr. Rebecca Davis Worship and Music: Rev. William Carter Liturgical Artist: Rev. Pressley Cox Youth Ministry Coaching Cohort: Rev. Mark DeVries You are invited to join Ministers/Educators/Youth Directors/church leaders. Thursday evening – Saturday afternoon as we ask: • Why is innovation in Ministry so important? • How […]

Awesome article from Sybil Macbeth!

About seven years ago, Memphis Theological Seminary asked me to be their “artist-in-residence” for the year. Their ironic invitation made me laugh out loud. I am a third-generation Sybil; my mother and grandmother, for whom I am named, were fine artists–oil painters and sculptors. For me visual art has always been a source of deep […]

ENRICH – Educator of the Year Laurie Farquharson

Laurie Farquharson loves her ministry as the long-time (27 years) Director of Christian Education at Wekiva Presbyterian Church PC(USA) in Longwood, FL.  Laurie was a “home-grown” educator, receiving a call to ministry in her own local church after a short career in elementary education and years of church volunteer work. ​ She began as a cradle […]