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In This Issue
Future of BUC
Necrology Report-All Saints
Foothills Faith Builders!
Greenville Pastors Social
SC Christian Action Council
Lift Donation!
Presby Earth Care Conf
InDwellings Bash
Theo Education Fund
Thornwell Mission
Crafting Your Way through Advent!
Harry Cook
SOAP Regional Event 2015
PC Youth Day
Mosaic of Peace
Seminary for a Day
Employment Opportunities
Resource Center
Upcoming Dates
MDS Workshop
Quick Links








Foothills Presbytery Office Hours

9:00am - 4:30pm

Monday - Thursday

Office Closed

on Friday.








Through abundant and generous gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing, Presbyterians have for many years faithfully heeded God's call to serve people seeking to reclaim and restore their lives.







The next


will be Tuesday, November 10

at Limestone Church

101 East Jefferies Street

in Gaffney









Thornwell Home for Children





Keep the South Carolina Inn in mind when you start making your summer plans. If you plan to attend a conference at Montreat or just want some time away in the beautiful mountains, you can find room in the South Carolina Inn or the Kirk Apartments. Give Chuck a call to inquire about options and to make reservations - 828-669-7460 or cell phone 828-230-5171.







Stewardship of Creation Enabler Connections  





What's New:
Buc Outdoor Center Forums

The Buc Outdoor Center Transitional Team is hosting two forums across Presbytery inviting stakeholders from our congregations to engage in conversation around the options for the sort-term and long-term future of BOC:
  • October 18:  Central Church, Anderson 3-4:30 pm
  • October 25:  First Church, Greer  3-4:30 pm

Read BOC Letter from Foothills Presbytery Council
Necrology Report

At Foothills, we have traditionally had an annual recognition and celebration of the deaths of ruling elders, teaching elders, and teaching elder spouses.  Last year we decided to move this to our November presbytery meeting in honor of All Saints.

We ask presbyters to give prayerful recognition of the life and service of those ruling elders, teaching elders, and teaching elder spouses whose lives on earth have ended.


Please notify us of any persons whose names should be included in this November
necrology report   by email to
Foothills FaithBuilders!
Foothills Faith Builders

Monday, September 14
     12 - 1:30 pm 
at the presbytery office
"What is new for CE and you: 2015-2016?"

Greenville Pastors Social


      With the hustle and bustle of ministry
it is often difficult for us to take the time to pause and connect with our colleagues.  


We all benefit  when we gather together to discuss our joys 
and trials 
as pastors.  


In an effort to create more of a

sense of community

in our presbytery, the 
Equipping the Saints Team 

would like to invite 

Pastors in the Greenville area 

to  a social event  at

the Blockhouse Restaurant

1619 Augusta St, Greenville, SC 29605

6:30 pm 

Tuesday, September 15 


This will be an opportunity  to fellowship with other pastors  and to possibly form small peer groups that could periodically meet for breakfast, lunch, or dinner to discuss theology, church life, or simply to get to know one another better!  


Other groups in the presbytery have started social gatherings like this and have been blessed by their time together. 

If you have any questions, contact David Howell at (864)414-8491.

Serve with SC Christian Action Council
The South Carolina Christian Action Council
is looking for individuals who would be willing to serve on the following ministry workgroups.  If you are interested in learning more or being a part of one of these groups, please contact
  • Christian Unity - includes promoting interfaith dialogue
  • Racial Justice and Healing
  • Advocacy in Public Policy
First Greer - Lift Donation!!
First Presbyterian Church Greer is undertaking significant renovations this fall.  We are replacing our Sanctuary lift with an elevator.   This Savaria Lift is in excellent condition, and we would love to share it with another church or organization in need.  We offer the Lift for free but need the taker to remove the Lift the week of October 26th, 2015.  Please contact Missy Nicholson at or 864-430-1682 for more information.

Presbyterian Earth Care Conference
Presbyterians for Earth Care 2015 Conference 
Down-to-Earth Advocacy & Action
September 15-18
Montreat Conference Center

 A special feature will be an evening focused on our 20th anniversary:  
Inheriting a sacred trust for the future
Thursday, September 17, 6:45 pm

Register HERE for the conference!

InDwellings Bluegrass Bash

250th Anniversary at Nazareth
In 1765 - 250 years ago - a group of early settlers in Spartanburg County cut a road through the wilderness. Running North and South it twisted around the edges of fields to a plot of land which had been donated by those settlers as place where they could gather to Worship. Today that road, now known as Nazareth Church Road, still brings Worshippers to the church location those settlers founded.
On  Sunday, September 20, all are invited to join the congregation in a joyous commemorative celebration!
  Read More

Theological Education/Seminaries Sunday
Branch Out and Share the Good News - 
     September 20, 2015

Thornwell Mission in Foothills


Harvesting God's Word for His Children



The Equipping the Saints Team would like to invite the churches across Foothills Presbytery to join us in a mission project for the Thornwell Home for Children.  


Each year, many children arrive at Thornwell and the staff makes sure that each child receives an age-appropriate version of the Bible to give them comfort and support as they face the challenges of life.  Our team has decided that this is a simple and powerful gift that our presbytery can provide for Thornwell.  

The staff at Thornwell assures us that they can never have too many Bibles!  So let's Harvest God's Word for His Children over the next few months.  Invite your session, Presbytery Women, Bible Study Groups, Mission Teams, and individuals to purchase as many of the Bible versions listed below as possible.  They can deliver them to the Presbytery Office when they are visiting or bring them to the stated Presbytery Meeting on November 10.  This is a wonderful way to share the gift of Scripture with children who need its message of grace, comfort, and love.  

If you have any questions, please contact David Howell at (864)414-8491.

  • 6th -12th NIV Thin line standard print
  • 3rd-5th  Deep Blue Kids Bible (CEV)
  • 5k-2nd  My Very Own Bible (Lion)
  • Toddler-4K (Candle Books)
Crafting your Way through ADVENT!
The South Carolina Inn 

at Montreat presents


Crafting Your Way Through Advent 
  the 12 Days of Christmas


September 21-23, 2015


(2 pm on Monday - 9:30 am on Wednesday) 

Leaders:  Nancy Welch, Tom Malone, 

Gail West


Registration deadline:  Aug. 25

See full flier


Harry Cook at Anderson Theo
October 4
Harry T. Cook 

Theme: Searching for Jesus Beyond Belief

2:30 pm First Lecture: 

Varying Portraits of Jesus In The Gospel Gallery: Why?

3:30 pm Q&A
4:00 pm Break (light refreshments)

4:30 pm Second Lecture: 

Conflicting Scripture Regarding the Resurrection: Closer Looks at I Corinthians 15:1-20, Mark 16:1-8 and John 20 & 21

5:30 pm Q&A
6:00 pm Finish

SOAP Regional Event 2015
South Atlantic/Puerto Rico Region
Regional Event 2015

Thursday, November 5-7 at Epworth by the Sea, St. Simon's Island, GA

Visit the APCE/SOAP Website here for more information

PC - Youth Day!

Mosaic of Peace 2016

The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program presents the Mosaic o
f Peace 2016, a 12-day peacemaking conference in April 2016 in which participants will experience this remarkable and troubled region, encounter its diverse people, explore its rich history and complex current situation, and engage with those who seek its peace.  

Seminary for a Day-Union

Seminary for a Day began on the Richmond campus in 2012 as a bicentennial celebration event, designed to opening the seminary up to the church. Enjoy a full day of keynote addresses and workshops, connections with old friends and new, and a taste of what seminary education is like. The day features the faculty and staff of UPSem in Richmond. There will be workshops in the morning and afternoon; choose one workshop in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Read More



Event Location: Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, 3401 Brook Road

Registration: $25 includes refreshments and a box lunch on campus -

*** Register by September 18 in order to ensure you will receive a lunch

CEUs: 0.5

For: Church leaders and members, clergy, and those interested in learning more about their faith


For more information and to register go to

Employment Opportunities
The Foothills Retirement Community
Staff Development Coordinator
Person will be responsible for
-Staff Development and Education
-Management of infection control
-Wound Management
-Employee Health
in accord with our Mission Statement:
"We are a compassionate Christian ministry
Dedicated to enriching the quality of life
for seniors of all faiths."       Must be RN licensed in SC. At least 2 years experience in geriatric nursing preferred.   Apply in person at 205 Bud Nalley Drive, Easley, SC, Monday-Friday 9AM-4:30PM or
Send resume to

First Presbyterian Church, Simpsonville 
Part-Time Church Secretary
(anticipated 12-15 hours, weekly)
This person will possess good organizational and relational skills, assisting the pastor as needed, be a self starter, be comfortable with computers and related software (Windows based) and be willing to learn new software if required. For more information or to send a resume with salary expectations, contact Rev. Jim Caprell at or mail to First Presbyterian Church, 510 East Curtis St Simpsonville, SC 29681.

InDwellings, Inc.
Part-Time Bookkeeper/Business Office Mngr
InDwellings, a small non-profit, is seeking a part-time bookkeeper/business office manager. The individual we are seeking for this dynamic position will be a multitasking community builder that desires to make a difference through professional service. Required skills include: being highly proficient in Quickbooks and the Microsoft office suite, possessing extraordinary people skills and a willingness to learn our business. Salary commensurate with experience. Position allows for some flexibility in hours. Please send resume and cover letter to


Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
Youth Director
As a spiritual mentor for the youth of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church (GCPC), the Youth Director should strive to set the example of Christ; and, seek to live into that example through compassion, friendship, direction, and leadership  that fosters faith in, and love for, God.

John Knox Presbyterian Church
Interim Director of Children's Ministries
This individual will be responsible for working with the Christian Education Committee and pastoral staff on all aspects of Christian education and programming for children, ranging from infants through 5th grade. Current programs include both Sunday School and Wednesday night offerings.   Read More
Please send resumes and references to the following email address, indicating that you are applying for the Interim Director of Children's Ministries position:

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Child Development Center
Floater/Substitute Teacher Position
Looking for a loving, Christian child care provider to assist teachers. A flexible nature is needed for this 'floater' position. A variety of duties are involved on a daily basis including, but not limited to, household cleaning, aiding classroom activities, giving staff breaks, and subbing for teachers. Daily shifts range between hours of 7 am and 6 pm. Candidate must be fully qualified through DSS or have a degree in a related field.
If you enjoy having a hand in many areas of the child care arena, love how every day brings new challenges, and feel rewarded by the knowledge that you play a vital role in the lives of children- this job's for you!
Send resumes/references to Tami
Wall, or call (864) 322-0090
St. Giles Presbyterian Church
Director of Youth Ministries
Position Purpose:
  In close coordination with the Youth Subcommittee of the Christian Education Committee and the pastoral staff, the Director of Youth Ministries shall coordinate youth programming for middle school youth (New Hopes - sixth through eighth grades) and high school youth (Joyonyas - ninth through twelfth grades). The Director of Youth Ministry shall seek to foster Christian community among our youth advisors, youth, youth families, and congregation that strengthens their commitment and growth in faith in Jesus Christ.
New in the Resource Center!
Foothills Presbytery  RESOURCE CENTER
Please take a minute and visit the new items list on the Resource Center website  here!

New in the Resource Center:

    Whitsitt argues that Wikipedia, the encyclopedia that anyone can see and edit, may be the most instructive model for helping congregations develop leaders and structures that can meet the challenges of our changing world. Its success depends on the collective wisdom of crowds rather than the views of select experts. He then explores the idea that the body of Christ itself, when intentionally diverse, effectively aggregates the group's collective wisdom, becoming in effect an "open source church."

Coming Up....
Mark your Calendars 
            Dates to Remember

September 3 Committee on Ministry Meeting
September 7 LABOR DAY - Office Closed
September 14 Governing Body Meeting + Foothills Faithbuilders Gathering
September 15 Equipping the Saints meeting + Greenville Pastors Social at the Blockhouse
September 16 Smaller Churches Leaders Group Meeting
September 17 Examinations Team Meeting
September 18 InDwellings BASH
September 20 Nazareth's 250 Anniversary Celebration

The next FOOTHILLS PRESBYTERY STATED MEETING #97 will be Tuesday, November 10 at Limestone Church, Gaffney

MDS Workshop
Pastoral Family Finances Taking You From Conflict to Peace
Ministry Development Services is proud to offer a workshop on family finances delivered by Ed Coambs, whose background as a Certified Financial Planner and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate. Ed draws on diverse educational and professional experiences that allow him to integrate spirituality, finance and family dynamics into the process of effecting positive change. 

The event will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Sardis Presbyterian Church, 6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte, NC 28270 in the Fellowship Hall. The cost for this event is $35. For more information on this event and to register, please go to our website:

 See Full Brochure