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In This Issue
Future of BUC
Roberts Comm Trail
Necrology Report-All Saints
Mosaic of Peace
Theo Education Fund
Early Fall Weekend at the Inn
Greenville Pastors Social
InDwellings Bash
Thornwell Mission
Crafting Your Way through Advent!
Free Hymnals!
Harry Cook
Seminary for a Day
Employment Opportunities
Resource Center
Upcoming Dates
Handbell Auditions
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:
Future of Buc Outdoor Center

August 19, 2016
Dear Clerks of Session, Pastors, and Members and Friends of Foothills Presbytery,
After months of careful study and review of the history of operations, the legal issues and the finances of the Buc Outdoor Center (BOC), the Buc Outdoor Center Transitional Board with the approval of Council has come to a determination regarding the operation of Buc Outdoor Center for 2016 and for a ten year plan beyond that.

Roberts Community Trail!
Roberts Church
Community Trail

Saturday, August 29
Join us for Lunch & to walk the new trail!
Check out the planned locations of the large and small dog parks!!

Lunch Fundraiser:
Adult Plate, $6 with one hotdog or $7 with two hotdogs
Child Plate (6 and under) $3 with one hotdog
Each plate choice includes: Grilled hotdogs, baked beans, chili, slaw, sauerkraut, chips & cookies, iced tea or colas or water plus trimmings
T-shirts will be available for purchase at $15 each
Other special treats available too!

For more information call the church office at 864-225-9950.

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

Mosaic of Peace 2016

The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program presents the Mosaic of 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.  
As participants in the conference, individuals will be:
  • Inspired as they hear the stories of Christian peacemakers in the Holy Land, walk in the footsteps of the Prince of Peace and encounter contemporary Palestinians and Israelis;
  • Equipped as they engage with Christian, Muslim, and Jewish leaders, experience contextual theology, and study peacemaking practices within the framework of PC(USA) policy; 
  • Connected with global and local partners to take meaningful action for a just and lasting peace in the region.

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

Early Fall Weekend at the Inn
  "An Early Fall Weekend at the Inn"


September 11-13, 2015


7:30 pm on Friday - 10 am on Sunday


Featuring time and discussion with Tim Owens, author of

The Search Committee 
and a nature walk in Montreat  with George Sawyer .  Read full Brochure 


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, 


Equipping the Saints Team 

would like to invite 

Pastors in the Greenville area 


a social event at 

the Blockhouse Restaurant

1619 Augusta St, Greenville, SC 29605

6:30 pm 

on 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.

InDwellings Bluegrass Bash

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


Free Hymnals!
F ree hymnals available, from First Presbyterian of Greer: 55 blue (1990)  & 29 red (1955). 

Please contact Lisa Dillard at .
Harry Cook at Anderson Theo
Sunday, 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

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
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 not later than noon on August 10th


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!

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

August 20 Examinations Committee meeting
August 27 Committee on Preparation meeting
September 1 Mission Team Meeting
September 3 Committee on Ministry Meeting
September 7 LABOR DAY - Office Closed

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

Carolina Bronze Handbell auditions

AUDITIONS FOR CAROLINA BRONZE HANDBELL ENSEMBLE --  Alan Lohr, artistic director and conductor

Any one interested in ringing with Carolina Bronze either for Fall/Christmas 2015 and/or Winter/Spring 2016 are invited to attend auditions on Tuesday, August 25, from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Bob Jones Academy Handbell Room in Greenville, SC. (Maps to the bell room is attached.).  Auditions consist of sight-reading new handbell music, level 3+ and higher, in varied positions (treble, battery, bass, and low bass). Questions about the ensemble or auditions can be addressed to Alan Lohr at either or 864-238-4639.

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