October 20, 2016

Next Stated Presbytery Meeting
The next
Stated Meeting #101 
Tuesday, Nov.1 
First Presbyterian Church, Greer
100 School Street, Greer  
In This Issue
PDA Trip from Foothills
Taste of Chiapas -First Greer
Small Church Gathering
First Greer 175th Anniv
PCUSA Speaker for Short Term Mission
Youth Ministry Cohort
GA Proposed Amendments
APCE Scholarships
Youth Leaders Round Table
Alzheimers Program at EPC
Interim Pastor Training
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:
PDA Trip from Foothills
    On Saturday, November 5 th , you are  invited to join Fourth Presbyterian Church & St. Giles Presbyterian Church as we travel to Columbia, SC to work through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) with the St. Bernard's Project in helping to rebuild a home destroyed by the floods of Oct. 2015.
We will meet around 6:45 am at Fourth Presbyterian Church and will return home after 6:00 pm.
What to bring? You will need to bring a sack lunch and a water  bottle (to refill on site), as well as money for dinner on the  road.
What to wear? The recommend closed toe shoes (work boots  are ideal) and comfy clothes (long sleeves if working with  insulation).
We won't know what our specific job will be until a week or
two beforehand.  

This trip is limited to 15 people.  There are
ONLY 13 slots remaining!  This will be first come, first served.  
Thursday, Oct. 20th is the deadline for signing up.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Fouse Sheorn
(615) 335-2505,
Taste of Chiapas at First Greer!
Please join us for our Mission & Ministry Highlight Event following the November Presbytery meeting -
Frontera de Cristo and Cafe Justo put on "Taste of Chiapas" events for churches to help educate and promote the coffee ministry.  It is our hope that offering a Taste of Chiapas during lunch on November 1, following the Stated Meeting of Foothills Presbytery, will inspire other congregations to become involved.
JOIN us for a special lunch and sample some delicious Café Justo coffee.
HEAR the story of Café Justo, a message of hope and peace and justice.
FIND out how Café Justo is making an impact on local congregations.
DISCOVER how your congregation might become involved with Café Justo.
MEET those that are feeling the positive impact of this coffee co-operative that works in partnership with Frontera de Cristo, a PCUSA border ministry.
PURCHASE fair trade, organic, family grown Café Justo.

We also welcome folks to join us for lunch who may not be attending the Presbytery meeting. 

Small Church Gathering
Our next 
Small-Church gathering
is tonight! 
Thursday, October 20, 
at 6:15 
at the Piedmont Presbyterian 
Our focus will be  Narrative Budget & Stewardship in Smaller
There is no charge for this event, and a light supper 
will be served.   We welcome multiple representatives from each congregation.
The online registration system is available at hope you will join us!
First Greer 175 Anniversary Celebration

PC(USA) speaker on Colombia, South America
Short Term Mission Volunteer
Available to Talk on
Presbyterian  Church Witness in Colombia, South America
On behalf of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, Presbyterian Church (USA), Jean Fontaine of Greenville spent the month of June accompanying human rights workers and displaced persons in Colombia, South America.  She will be happy to come to church groups and/or worship services to share word of our faithful, courageous sisters and brothers in Christ in a country long torn by internal violence.  She is available all weekdays, except Wednesday morning, and once a month on Sundays.
Jean may be reached by phone at 864-243-8517 or by email at .
Youth Ministry Cohort 

If you're like most youth workers, you've got notebooks filled 
with pages and pages of notes and ideas from training 
events you've attended.  But sometimes you wonder if 
all that learning really made any difference in your ministry.  
If you'd like to see sustainable change in your own life and ministry, the youth ministry coaching cohort, co-sponsored by Foothills Presbytery and Ministry Architects, may be exactly what you need

GA Proposed Amendments 
Please use the following link to read the Proposed Amendments to the Constitution that were approved by the 222nd General Assembly this past summer:

The Unity & Community Team is meeting to study these amendments and will make recommendations at the winter Foothills Presbytery Stated Meeting, February 21, 2017.

Please remember that the General Assembly no longer ships copies of Amendment Books like they did in the past.  This electronic link is for members to read and or print on their own. 
2017 APCE Registration Open!
2017 APCE Annual Event 
(Association of Presbyterian Church Educators) .  

Registration is now available online at and we encourage you to do it now before the December 2 early bird registration deadline .   There will be 9 PYWA (Presbyterian Youth Workers Association) workshops for all who serve in youth ministry as an area of focus. 
You can apply for several Scholarships including Regional, Small Church, Retired Educator, etc. at

Additionally, some of you may qualify for the Martha May Holman Scholarship from the SOAP (South Atlantic & Puerto Rico) Region.  Click here for the application form   Deadline is October 30.  

Finally, c lick here for the Foothills APCE Scholarship .   The d eadline is Nov 14.   

Youth Ministry Leader's Roundtable

Youth Ministry Leader's ROUNDTABLE
will take off the month of November!
Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 5 
for a holiday gathering! 
More information coming...
Alzheimers Program at EPC
Hosts an Educational Opportunity:
Alzheimer's and You
We will learn about the physiological reasons that people behave the way they do when they experience dementia.    We will take that knowledge and learn how to communicate and interact with people with dementia.  We will discuss the stages of the disease and lastly talk about caregiving and how we have to love ourselves as well as those we are caring for.

Sessions are: 
October 20, 27 and 
November 3, 10, 17
Each session will be 6:30-8:00 pm
or 864-284-0190

Eastminster Presbyterian Church
2240 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC 29681

Presented by:  
Karen Nichols, RN, Executive Director of Foothills Retirement Community  

Interim Pastor Training

The Georgia Cluster is hosting
Interim Pastor Training, 
January 25 - 29 at Calvin Center (Atlanta). 

This event is perfect for quality individuals looking to expand their skill set. Please find the attached brochure (below) describing this information packed five day event.
The leadership team includes:
  • Rev. Joel Alvis
  • Rev. Tim Rogers-Martin 
Employment Opportunities
New Positions Available!  

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

October 20 Examinations meeting and Small Church Gathering
October 21-23 PW Triennial Gathering 
October 22-23 Middle School Retreat
October 25 Finance Team meeting
October 27 Committee on Preparation meeting
November 1 Foothills Presbytery Stated Meeting #101

November 1 Presbytery Meeting #101, First Greer - We want to encourage interested persons to JOIN us for a special lunch and sample some delicious Café Justo coffee during our mission & ministry highlight event, a Taste of Chiapas!

November 3  Committee on Ministry meeting
November 10 Christian Educators meeting
November 14-15 Minister/Educator Retreat
November 15 Equipping the Saints meeting
November 17 Committee on Preparation meeting

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: