August 11, 2016

In This Issue
100th Stated Meeting
CRE Drop-In
SC Lay School
International Peacemaker Visit
InDwellings Event
Youth Leaders Round Table
Benefit for AID Upstate
SHIFT- the 21st Century Church
PW Gathering
Interim Pastor Training
Our Brothers Keeper Golf Tour
Minister-Educator Retreat
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:
100th Foothills Presbytery Meeting!
 The next
Stated Meeting #100 
is this Sunday, August 14
at 2 pm 
at Fourth Church
703 E Washington Street, Greenville
CRE Drop-In
(Commissioned Ruling Elder) 
Drop In
  • Do you feel like you are being called to do something more with your church and the Foothills Presbytery? 
  • Are you interested in becoming a Lay minister? 
  • Want to know what a CRE is and does? 
Let us help you explore your options! 
Come to the drop in 
at the presbytery office 
on Sunday, August 28th at 2pm
We will discuss what a CRE is and how you can become one. If you are already a CRE or a CRE in training, we welcome you as well. We will talk about the upcoming Lay Theology School this fall and take some time to network with each other.
SC Lay School of Theology
SC Lay School PC

The fall session of the S.C. Lay School of Theology will be
October 14-16, 2016 at Presbyterian College.  Registration materials will be available in September and can be found on the Charleston Atlantic Presbytery website.

International Peacemaker - FP
Foothills Presbytery
has International Peacemaker 
Gladys Lariba Mahama 
coming to SC 
Oct 19-23!
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church, Greenville, W ednesday, October 19.  Dinner is at 5:45 pm, followed by the program from 6:30 - 7:15 pm.  For more information about reservations for this event, please contact Fourth Presbyterian Church at 864-232-8123,
  • Presbytery Office, Thursday Oct 20, 12 noon.  RSVP by October 18 to: LeAnne White, 864-288-5774 or   **Box Lunch will be available at $10 per person, please indicate whether you will have lunch in your rsvp.**
  • Speaking at the Small Church Gathering Oct 20 
    at Piedmont Church at 6:15 pm
  • Attending the Annual Presbyterian Women's Retreat at Epworth by the Sea October 21-23 (see registration for this event below)
She will be focusing on: 
  • Peacemaking in the PCUSA and the world
  • Highlights from her work with Women in Ghana
  • What drew her to peacemaking and why she thinks it makes a difference/impact for God's work in the world
To learn more about the Presbyterian Mission Agencies International Peacemaking program 
To learn more about Gladys 
Middle School Retreat!

Rev. Matt Matthews, keynote
Sam Burchfield, music leader

InDwellings Event!
2016 ID 
You're invited to Homecoming 2016!

It's an evening to benefit InDwellings - a local nonprofit providing
homes for adults with intellectual disabilities. 

Join us
at Larkin's Sawmill
on September 16
from 7 pm - 11 pm

Featuring the live music of Hot As A Pepper, dancing, auction fun, and heavy hors  d'oeuvres. Discounted, pre-sale tickets ($50) are on sale now from board members, by mail, at our  office, and at

For more information, or to purchase a table, please call

 Youth Leaders Round Table
Join us!
Youth Ministry Leader's ROUNDTABLE
Tuesday September 6
Youth Directors/Ministers are i nvited to "talk shop"
12:00 - 1:30 pm 
at  the Presbytery Office
   2242 Woodruff Rd,  Simpsonville, SC 29681 ,  (864) 288-5774

***** We will provide Chick-fil-A sandwich 
& fries  but we need to know you are coming!! 

Benefit for AID Upstate!
"Dining with Friends to benefit AID Upstate!"  

Friday, Sept 16th
 at North Anderson Community Church Presbyterian 
from 6 until - 
Dinner provided by Pompous Pig, Entertainment, Raffles, Walk the Labyrinth and much more - 

Come join as we support those in our Upstate area 
impacted by AIDS.
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

Presbyterian Women Gathering
Triennial Gathering of
Presbyterian Women in the Synod of South Atlantic
October 21 - 23, 2016  all-day

Epworth by the Sea
100 Arthur J Moore Dr
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
Molly McCarthy, 912-660-4969,

Scholarship Funds available!  Please contact Jane Frost for more information:
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 
Our Brothers Keeper Charity Golf Tournament
OUR BROTHERS KEEPER CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT has b e en d e v e loped to raise money for the Oconee Presbyterian Service F und (OPSF). The mission of OPSF has remained the same, to help individu a ls and families of Oconee County that a r e in financial crisis and cannot be helped by other agencies , public or private .

OPSF continues to be fund e d by the five founding Presbyterian Churches, Bethel , Richland , Seneca,  Walhalla and Westminster, along with Clemson and St . Mark United Methodist Churches .

Friday, September 9 at the Oconee Country Club

Minister/Educator Retreat
Speaker: Carol Howard Merritt

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

** August 14 ** Presbytery Stated Meeting #100 
at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Greenville

August 16 Equipping the Saints meeting
August 17 Cluster Leaders Gathering
August 18 GA Reform Group meeting & Examinations meeting
August 24 Finance Team meeting
August 25 Committee on Preparation meeting
August 27-28 SHIFT at First Anderson Church
August 28 CRE Drop-In
September 1 Committee on Ministry meeting

Monday, September 5 - Office Closed

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: