April 2, 2020
Foothills Presbytery Announcements
Camp Fellowship provides Housing for the Imani Milele Choir
The resident population of Fellowship Camp and Conference Center, located on the shores of Lake Greenwood, grew last week – a lot.

The Imani Milele Choir , which includes 21 children and a support team of 16 adults, is a Christian nonprofit organization that raises awareness about Uganda's three million-plus orphans and vulnerable children. They use love offerings received during their choral performances to help improve the lives of children in poor communities in Uganda by equipping them with the necessary skills for developing into self-sufficient and productive individuals.

Their tour dates over the next eight weeks were all canceled due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 precautions. They were scheduled to preform at two Laurens area churches and it was previously arranged for the choir to stay at the camp during their tour dates here.

With normal operations suspended, the camp’s Board of Directors met and along with staff made a commitment to shelter, feed, and nurture the group until such time as the immediate crisis ends and the choir is able to travel again. (See the WYFF news story here)

You can help provide food and shelter to these children and adults by making a donation to Fellowship Camp and Conference Center. At this time, monetary donations are most helpful and requested because we are able to receive supplies and food through our normal supply channels. By continuing to purchase and receive supplies from our normal supply lines, we are able to receive the quantities needed while not depleting the shelves of local stores in our community and beyond. To make a donation to support Fellowship Camp and Conference Center in our efforts to shelter and feed our new community and to respond and recover from the Covid-19 crisis please click on the button below:
What do you do when you can’t pass the offering plate? Generosity in Uncertain Times
Zoom Meeting
Thursday April 16, 12:00 - 1:30
Registration required: ( wtempleton@foothillspresbytery.org )
T he COVID-19 has changed our day to day lives in so many ways. We are finding new ways to function as God’s gathered people.

You are invited to a town-hall style conversation for Pastors, Clerks, Elders, and other church leaders to talk about how we nurture a culture of generosity when we in the midst of economic challenges.

Topics to be discussed:
  • Engaging conversation about generosity in time of crises.
  • Messaging: Where & how to message without offertory.
  • Giving Tools during a time of socially distance.
  • Best Practices during this time (picking up mail, counting funds, payroll, etc.).
  • Communication practices (Appreciation, and ministry connections).
  • Kind Words and opportunities for the anxious who may not be financially able.
  • Stewardship impact on the rest of the year Calendar planning.
  • Time for questions and reflections with presenters (via zoom chat).

Primary Presenters:
  • Olanda Carr- Senior Ministry Relations Officer with the Presbyterian Foundation
  • Paul Grier - Vice President (Project Regeneration) with the Presbyterian Foundation
Other guests
  • Debbie Foster – Presbytery Leader & Stated Clerk, Foothills Presbytery
  • Gordon Raynal – Associate Stated Clerk, Foothills Presbytery
  • Stan Reid – Treasurer, Foothills Presbytery
  • Dennis Lathum – Chair, Stewardship and Finance Foothills
  • Warren Templeton – Operations & Bookkeeping, Foothills Presbytery
  • Emily Marr – Business Administrator, First Presbyterian Anderson, SC
Help Keep PCSC Supplied with N95 Masks
As a healthcare provider in skilled care and assisted living settings, Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina needs to maintain an adequate supply of N95 masks to help ensure the safety of both residents and staff during the COVID-19 crisis. Members of your church may have some of these masks at their home, left over from hobbies, house and yard chores, etc. If they have any unopened containers of these N95 masks, both The Foothills Retirement Community, (205 Bud Nalley Drive., Easley, SC 29642; phone 864-859-3367) and The Clinton Presbyterian Community (801 Musgrove Street, Clinton, SC 29325; phone 864-833-5190) would be delighted to receive them and add them to their inventory.
Available to Foothills Churches:
Video Conference Meetings with ZOOM
Zoom is a simple video conferencing software which allows you to virtually interact with others when in-person meetings aren't possible.

Foothills Presbytery has secured a second ZOOM account. This enables us to offer access to Zoom technology (to those churches who have a need) for session & committee meetings, and in some cases Bible studies & fellowship events . ( Zoom Etiquette Tips )

If you have a request, please have your Pastor or Clerk of Session contact Leanne White (via email) and include the following information:
  • Name of person making request
  • Church
  • Phone
  • Date for Zoom Meeting 
  • Time (begin and end) no more than 2 hours
  • Approx number of those attending