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In This Issue
Future of BUC
InDwellings Bash
Middle School Retreat
Youth Min RoundTable
Smaller Church
Necrology Report-All Saints
Needed- Communion Set
Lay School at PC
Lecturn/Podium donation
SC Christian Action Council
Theo Education Fund
Thornwell Mission
Harry Cook
SOAP Regional Event 2015
PC Youth Day
Seminary for a Day
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:
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
InDwellings Bluegrass Bash

Middle School Retreat!!
Deadline to Register is October 1!!

**Registration should include two forms for each participant, adult or youth:
Attention Educators!

It is time to register for the   2016 APCE (Association of Presbyterian Church Educators) Annual Event!!
January 27-30, 2016 in Chicago
The Theme Is:
* See It * Hear It * Live It *


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!
Youth Ministry Roundtable
The next 
Youth Ministry Leader's ROUNDTABLE
Tuesday October 6
Youth Directors/Ministers
are invited to "talk shop" from 
12:30 - 2:00pm
at the Presbytery Office
2242 Woodruff Rd, Simpsonville
For all Smaller Churches
Attention Smaller Churches! 

We wanted to highlight some upcoming dates/
wonderful ways in which you can get more involved and share with one another. We would love to have participation from each of you!  

Please mark your calendars -- more information coming:
10/22 Small Church Gathering - Piedmont Church
1/19 Small Church Gathering - Piedmont Church
4/14 Small Church Gathering - Piedmont Church

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
Needed: Communion Set
If any congregation has a spare or unused formal communion set please contact Rev. Annette Graham.  
Good Hope Presbyterian Church, along with several others in the Presbytery, work with Boulevard Baptist Medical, Dental Missions International which works in Honduras.  Our folks travel to Honduras to work on the ground with this very effective and needed ministry.  It is their hope to obtain one communion set per year so that the missionaries can give them to the congregations in Honduras where they do evangelism, medical, dental and Christian Education with Children.  
Good Hope Presbyterian Church PC(USA), Pastor
Iva, SC 29655S
864-642-7969 (Cell)

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.

Lecturn/Podium, & chairs donated
Lectern/podium and 2 pulpit chairs...Free to a good home!!  Please plan to pick them up.  Contact Amy Jackson at 864-525-0882 or Emilie Clark at St. Andrews, 292-0430.
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
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)
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!

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.

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

September 17 Examinations Team Meeting
September 18 InDwellings BASH
September 20 Nazareth's 250 Anniversary Celebration
September 24 Committee on Preparation for Ministry meeting & GA Reform Meeting
September 28 Nominations Team meeting
October 1 Committee on Ministry meeting
October 5 BOC Transitional Board meeting
October 6 Youth Leaders Round Table & Foothills Presbytery Council meeting

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