June 16, 2016

Stated Meetings
   The next
will be 
August 14
at 2 pm 
Fourth Church
703 E Washington Street, Greenville

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Presbytery website
In This Issue
222nd GA
SHIFT- the 21st Century Church
Youth Leaders Roundtable
Outlook-Special GA Subscription
Minister-Educator Retreat
Glennon Melton - FPCSptg
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.


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:
222nd General Assembly
Please pray for our our commissioners, leaders, and all those who are currently traveling and on their way to serve at the 222nd General Assembly in Portland Oregon, June 18-25.    

Click here to see a copy of the proposed docket as well as other 222nd General Assembly resources:

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SHIFT- 21st Century Church

Making the Shift: 
Three Big Moves 
for the 21st Century Church
Sat/Sun August 27-28, 2016
2:00-4.30pm each day
First Presbyterian Church, Anderson, SC
Fellowship Hall (Kirk)
302 West Whitner Street Anderson SC 29624

The world continues to change around us. How can we, as Christ followers and leaders, better understand those changes and how they impact the way we function as a church?

In an effort to equip, nurture and support Ministers, Church Officers and church leaders, First Church Anderson  is inviting you to an Anderson/Oconnee/Pickens Regional event.
Mark Tidsworth  of Pinnacle Leader Associates will lead an overview of his book  Shift:  Three Big Moves for the 21 st Century Church
  • Member to Disciple Identity
  • Attractional to Missional Church
  • Consumer Church to Sacred Partnering
All Foothills teaching elders/pastors, ruling elders, or church leaders are invited to join us. 

Cost: $25, which includes a copy of Shift, light refreshments
Registration will be through Foothills Presbytery
Camp Buc starts this week

The first day of summer camp at Buc is this Sunday, June 19! Campers will study the Bible, grow and learn new skills as they work, play, worship, pray and live together in Christian community.  

Please pray for the safety of our children, counselors & staff as they experience God's creation and build relationships with one another.   Thank you!!

 Youth Leaders Round Table
Join us!

Youth Ministry Leader's  ROUNDTABLE
Tuesday July 5
12:00 - 1:30 pm 
at  the Presbytery Office
2242 Woodruff Rd,  Simpsonville, SC 29681 

Sustainable Youth Ministry 
(Sustainable Youth Ministry- 
Chapter 5 by Mark DeVries -- 
Stephen Price from 
Central in 
Anderson will facilitate)

* We will provide Chick-fil-A sandwich & fries  but we  need to know you are  coming!!   Please reply to this
email or email  LeAnne at L ***

Outlook special GA subscription
As you make plans to prepare your commissioners and delegates for the 222nd General Assembly, I hope you will consider using the Presbyterian Outlook as one of your resources. We already have content on our website addressing the possible plans to restructure our denomination, articles both in favor and opposed to overtures that propose changes in how we operate on a General Assembly level, and information on the candidates for moderator and co-moderator. Please access these freely!
Additionally, we are planning print issues that will address the major topics coming before the 222nd GA. We strive to make sure our coverage is balanced and informed. We seek to have writers from a variety of perspectives and we encourage rich conversation through letters, email and social media.

Transition Ministry Education

Dates & Locations of TMEC Events nearby:

August 28 to September 2, 2016
Weeks 1 and 2 and Spouse Track
Montreat Presbyterian Conference
Montreat, NC
Contact: Evelyn Coleman, 828-419-9834
October 24 to 28, 2016
Weeks 1 and 2
Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton, NJ
Contact: Princeton Seminary Continuing Education office; Marybeth Chapman, 800-622-6767, ext 7990

October 31 to November 4, 2016
Weeks 1 and 2
MALT - Synods of Mid-America and Lincoln Trails
St. Louis, MO
Contact: Synod of Lincoln Trails; 800-566-5996,

November 14 to 18, 2016
Week 1
Union Presbyterian Seminary
Richmond, VA
Contact: Marilyn Johns, 800-229-2990 ext 3830;
Minister/Educator Retreat
Speaker: Carol Howard Merritt

Glennon Melton -FPCSpartanburg
Glennon Melton at FPC Spartanburg - 
August 13
Buy your tickets now!

First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg is delighted to host Glennon Doyle Melton of  on Saturday, August 13 at 10 AM. For those who don't know her, Glennon is "the author of the inspiring and hilarious New York Times bestselling memoir, Carry On, Warrior, and the highly anticipated forthcoming memoir Love Warrior. She is the founder of, an on-line community where hundreds of thousands of readers meet daily to experience her shameless and laugh-out-loud funny essays about marriage, motherhood, faith, addiction, recovery, and serving the marginalized." These events often sell out quickly, so purchase your tickets today! Two ticket options are available, regular & sponsored.  The second "Sponsored" ticket pays for you and a scholarship ticket to be given to a woman in the community who would not otherwise be able to come.  It also includes a special meet and greet with Glennon before the event and front row seating. All tickets include a copy of Glennon Melton's upcoming book.

Employment Opportunities
New Positions Available!  
Youth Directors, Chaplains, PreSchool Director, part-time administrative help....+ several positions at Foothills Retirement Community (Pres Home in Easley)

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!

Hamilton, Adam. Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say. Abingdon Press, ©2016.
 ( 230 Hamilton. Also available: separate DVD, & Leader Guide)  True or false: 1. Everything happens for a reason. 2. God helps those who help themselves. 3. God won't give you more than you can handle. 4. God said it, I believe it, that settles it. 5. Love the sinner, hate the sin. We've heard these phrases all of our lives. Adam Hamilton discusses how they capture some element of truth, but when compared to the wisdom found in Scripture, they're really just common Christian clichés.  A five-week, DVD study for small groups is also available, and a separate Leader Guide is designed for a 6-week study, including session plans and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options. The guide centers on the book, videos, and Scripture.

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

June 18 - 25 General Assembly in Session
June 19 First week of Summer Camp at Buc
June 27 Racial Ethnic Cabinet meeting
June 28 Equipping the Saints meeting
June 30  Small Church Leaders meeting
July 4 Our office will be closed in observance of Independence Day!
July 5 Youth Leaders Round Table

To see all of the upcoming events with detailed information like time and location, OR to let us know about an event you would like us to share, check out the events page on our website: