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In This Issue
Future of BUC
Call for Compassion
Foothills Faith Builders
Smaller Church
H.Cook Rescheduled!
Necrology Report-All Saints
Lay School at PC
SOAP Regional Event 2015
PC Youth Day
Youth Min RoundTable
Stewardship Kaleidoscope
Presbyterian Youth Triennium
Employment Opportunities
Resource Center
Upcoming Dates
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:
MISSION IMPACT at home and abroad
at home and abroad

The Mission Team has chosen to distribute the current $14,793.97 balance of the 2-Cents-A-Meal funds evenly between the following organizations who are addressing hunger in the Upstate and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
$1,138 donated from Foothills Presbytery to 13 agencies, across 5 counties.  Each agency is supported and connected to 1 or more of our 60 churches in Foothills Presbytery.  

1)  SHINE - PO Box 203 Easley, SC 29641
2)  Project Host - 525 S. Academy St. Greenville SC 29601
3)  Spartanburg Soup Kitchen - 136 S. Forest St. Spart, SC 29306
4)  Daily Bread Ministries - PO Box 2344 Greer, SC 29652
5)  South Main Chapel & Mercy Center - 2408 S. Main St. Anderson, SC 29624
6)  United Ministries - 606 Pendleton St. Greenville, SC 29601
7)  Oconee Presbyterian Service Fund - Seneca Pres. Church 115 W. South 1st St. Seneca, SC 29678
8)  Clemson Community Care - 105 Anderson Hwy, Clemson, SC 29631
9)  Triune Mercy Center - 222 Rutherford St, Greenville, SC 29609
10)  Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM) - 1202 S Murray Ave, Anderson, SC 29624
11)  Harvest Hope - 2818 White Horse Rd, Greenville, SC 29611
12)  Presbyterian Disaster Assistance - PCUSA P.O. Box 643700 Pittsburgh, PA  15264-3700
13)  Salvation Army Soup Kitchen - 119 E Birnie St, Gaffney, SC 29340

Many thanks to all churches in Foothills Presbytery who contributed their 2-Cents-A-Meal dollars in order for Foothills Presbytery to make these gifts to organizations addressing hunger throughout the Upstate of SC!
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 
  • October 25:  First Church, Greer  3-4:30 pm

Read BOC Letter from Foothills Presbytery Council
Clerk's Annual Questionnaire
The Clerk's Annual Questionnaire 2015-CAQ

The CAQ 2015 is now available and was emailed out to all clerks this week!  Here is the address for this web based survey:

Please use the live link above to read through the instructions carefully before you begin your survey. If you have any questions about the survey, please click here to email Research Services    or call them at 1-800-728-7228 ext. 2040 . The questionnaire is submitted electronically using the link to the form above.  It is not necessary to mail a paper copy.

PIN and Passwords are the same as they have been in the past but feel free to reply to this newsletter or call the Presbytery office (864-288-5774) if you need yours.  Thank you! 
Call for Compassion 2015
Mental Health America
Annual Call for Compassion
Men and the Stigma of Mental Illness: Developing Coping Skills for Every Day Life

When:  Thursday, November 5, 9:00 - 2:00, Registration 8:30
Where:  John Knox Presbyterian Church
Who:  Pastors, Counselors, Stephen Ministers 
Cost: $35, including lunch and general CEUs. 

Please call Julie Schaaf at 850-2307 for more information and be on the lookout for registration forms.
Foothills Faith Builders
For those Equipping the Saints in the 60 Churches of Foothills Presbytery 
the next
Foothills Faith Builders Gathering
 (Pastors, Educators, Youth Directors) 
is Monday, November 9
at the Presbytery Office

Attention Educators!

It is time to register for the   2016 APCE (Association of Presbyterian Church Educators) Annual Event!!
January 27-30, 2016 in Chicago

Click here for the Foothills APCE Scholarship.  The Equipping the Saints Team strives to pay as much of the registration fee as possible. There are, however, a limited about of funds available and the amount awarded will also on the number of scholarship requests.  The Deadline is Nov 16.  This is firm.


Please contact Debbie Foster if you have any questions at all!
For all Smaller Churches
Attention Smaller Churches! 

A reminder that our next Small-Church gathering will be on Thursday, October 22, at 6:15 p.m. at the Piedmont Presbyterian Church. Our discussion topics will include:
-         Sustainability in Ministry: Case Studies in Our Midst
-         Multi-Congregational Collaboration
-         Web Presence in the Smaller Church
There is no charge for this event, and a light supper will be served. We welcome multiple representatives from each congregation.
Kindly RSVP using our online system at
Harry Cook Lectures - Rescheduled
Please Note New Date & New Location

The Harry Cook  event has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 25. The location has been changed to Boulevard Baptist Church. 

"When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. But when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways."
1 Corinthians 13:11 (NET Bible)


Come join us for this ASTL event, Sunday, October 25, 2015.

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.  (January 2014-present)


Please notify us of any persons whose names should be included in this November
by email to
Lay School at PC
Lay School of Theology Pres College
Presbyterian College
October 23-25, 2015

Sponsored by the Five Presbyteries of South Carolina

FOR WHOM: Lay persons who wish to

1. Participate in an in-depth study of the Bible, Theology, or Church History.
2. Be trained as a Commissioned Ruling Elder.
3. Better prepare themselves to teach the Bible or Church School.
4. Serve as Directors of Christian Education.
5. Be certified by the Association of Presbyterian Administrators.

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

PC - Youth Day!

Youth Ministry Roundtable
The next 
Youth Ministry Leader's ROUNDTABLE
 is  Tuesday December 1
Youth Directors/Ministers
are invited to "talk shop" from 
12:30 - 2:00pm
at the Presbytery Office
Stewardship Kaleidoscope

Who should attend?:
Pastors, lay leaders, presbytery staff, and anyone who
is looking to learn more about stewardship in today's
church context.
Conference Fee and Location:
$250 on or before February 1, 2016
$275 after Feburary 1, 2016
Hilton San Antonio Airport
Conference Room rate of $109/night
Conference includes:
Four plenary sessions
Four workshops (35+ to choose from)
Two worship services
Dinner Monday
Breakfast and lunch Tuesday & Wednesday

Presbyterian Youth Triennium
Are You Interested in Your High School Youth Attending the 2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium?

What's Triennium, you may ask?  Triennium is a gathering of 6,000 Presbyterian Youth and their Adult Advisors from all around the world which takes place at Purdue University 
on July 17-23, 2016. 
Here is the link:

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
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!

   This new six-session study in the Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding series challenges a congregation to explore its call to mission from both a global and a local perspective. It demonstrates how Presbyterians around the world are responding to three critical global initiatives: poverty alleviation, evangelism and reconciliation, and encourages identifying how the local congregation can join in these efforts.    
   The Participant book is written by Christine Coy Fohr and Hunter Farrell; Leader's guide writer is Eva Stimson.
Coming Up....
Mark your Calendars 
            Dates to Remember

October 18 Buc Outdoor Center Forum at Central
October 22 Committee on Preparation meeting
October 23-25 Lay School - PC
October 24-25 FP Middle School Retreat
October 25 Buc Outdoor Center Forum at First Greer
October 28 Finance Team meeting
November 5 Committee on Ministry meeting
November 9 Foothills Faith Builders meeting
November 10 Presbytery meeting at Limestone!

The next FOOTHILLS PRESBYTERY STATED MEETING #97 will be Tuesday, November 10 
at Limestone Church , Gaffney - 9:45am