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In This Issue
August Presbytery Meeting
New Presbytery Website!
Smaller Church Workshops
Early Fall Weekend at the Inn
Greenville Pastors Social
Necrology Report-All Saints
InDwellings Bash
Thornwell Mission
Crafting Your Way through Advent!
Harry Cook
Used Book Sale
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 Sunday, August 9

at Roberts Church

2716 Highway 187 South

in Anderson









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:
August Presbytery Meeting

The next



will be Sunday, August 9

at Roberts Church

2716 Highway 187 South

in Anderson

at 2pm 

(registration will begin at 1pm)

NEW Presbytery Website!
Our NEW Foothills Presbytery WEBSITE 

Foothills Presbytery is excited to announce the launch of our updated website

The goal is to BETTER EQUIP, CONNECT and NURTURE the 60 PCUSA congregations in the 6 Counties of Upstate South Carolina.  Check out our fresh new look designed with your needs in mind. The user-friendly navigation provides easy access to a current directory, clerks vault, committee information, useful forms, foothills events, and more!

And there are plenty of ways for you to contribute:
* Submit and edit current events
* Send us any changes in your church staff or information
* Register for events and meetings

Some areas are password protected so please contact the presbytery office for that information.


Small Church Workshop!


Spiritual Formation/Christian  Education in the Small Church  
Workshop - 
August 15, 
9:30 am - 3 pm 
at McCarter Presbyterian Church

"The Notebook Brigade" 

topics for August 15, 2015:

Bring your notebook with you! You will receive many more wonderful handouts to share with teachers/educational leaders back home. 

Click here for the UPDATED full brochure 

Please email our office administrator LeAnne White,  
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.

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

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



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
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

Tom Malone - Used Book Sale
Tom Malone is selling some of his books. Tom is not a "marker," so most books are in like-new, pristine condition. They are a real bargain at these prices. Click here for a list of the books currently on sale.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these items please contact Tom Malone,
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

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.

Full Job Description 

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 7 PYC Planning Day
August 9 Presbytery Meeting
August 15 Faith Formation for Smaller Churches
August 20 Examinations Committee meeting
August 27 Committee on Preparation meeting

The next FOOTHILLS PRESBYTERY STATED MEETING #94 will be this Sunday, August 9 at Roberts Church -

2716 Highway 187 South, Anderson