July 14, 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
Summer of Listening to the Voice of Vocation
One Day Camp at Roberts!
Small Church Gathering
SHIFT- the 21st Century Church
GROUNDED, for sale
Glennon Melton - FPCSptg
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:
Summer of Listening
A Summer of Listening to the Voice of Vocation for College Students
Five racially diverse college students representing four churches of Foothills Presbytery have been participating in the summer internship program entitled "Speak, for Your Servant is Listening" (I Samuel 3:10) coordinated by John Knox Presbyterian Church.    In an effort to help identify gifts for ministry and leadership and discern God's call and vocation, these students are engaging in various spiritual practices including  journaling, Lectio Divina and Clearness Committees.   
This ministry is a witness of the diversity of the congregations of Foothills Presbytery and the unity we find as sisters and brothers of Christ.   Read Full Article  
As pictured, the interns are (left to right):
  • Sung Min Kin, member of the Galilee Korean Presbyterian Church and interning at St. Giles Presbyterian Church and volunteering at St Francis Hospitals, mentored by David Howell, Stated Supply of Second Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg
  • Lal Tan, member of the Greenville Chin Presbyterian Church interning some at St. Giles  and volunteering at St. Francis Hospitals, mentored by Jennifer Fouse Sheorn, Stated Supply Associate Pastor at Fourth Presbyterian Church  
  • Bette Klauber, member of John Knox Presbyterian Church and interning at John Knox, mentored by Gordon Turnbull, Sr. Pastor of John Knox
  • Jessica Meggs, member of John Knox and interning with Greer Relief, mentored by Caroline Robertson, Executive Director of Greer Relief and member at John Knox  
  • Brennon Adams, member of Salem Presbyterian Church in Anderson and interning at Salem, mentored by his co-pastors Rose and Mashon Nance
(The future intern pictured is Bailey, daughter of Jennifer Fouse Sheorn and her husband Dean)

Joys & Concerns
Joys & Concerns

Prayer Updates
July 14, 2016
Our love and sympathies are extended to our Presbytery Pastor and Stated Clerk, Gordon Raynal and his brothers, upon the death of their mother  Laetitia Hay Jones Raynal on July 12, 2016. The family celebrates ninety-seven years of a life in service to God, family and the church.
Our love and sympathies are extended to Beryl (Honorably retired) and Mary Rosenberger and their family.  Their grandson's 30 year old wife died suddenly last weekend, leaving four young children. Prayers are appreciated.
Marty Harkey (Honorably Retired) was in the hospital with bronchial pneumonia and has since transferred to a local rehab facility. He is getting better and better with each passing day. Prayers are appreciated.
Please keep Nancy Doughtery, wife of Charles Doughtery (Honorably retired), in your prayers. Nancy spent time in critical care at Oconee Hospital this week. The last two days have brought much improvement. Prayers are appreciated.
Thanks for your prayers and concern.

Coordinator of Joys and Concerns: Equipping the Saints team, Rev. Allyson Helvie (point person) in cooperation with staff and the Committee on Ministry. Staff contacts: Rev. Debbie Foster (Presbytery Associate Pastor) and LeAnne White (Administrative Assistant)

If you have a joy or prayer concern to share, please contact 
Allyson Helvie at 864-245-3709 or
One Day Camp at Roberts
Camp Buc 
One-Day-Only DAY CAMP
in Anderson, SC
July 28, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00pm
at Roberts Presbyterian Church
2716 Hwy 187 South * Anderson SC 29626 * 864-225-9950
For children: Rising Kindergarten through 5th Grade*
(Space is Limited!)
Cost Per Camper: $12.00**
Includes: Lunch, Snack, Craft, T-shirt, Environmental Education Component, Games, Bible Study, Water Play, Camp Fire Songs & Skits

* Must Register no later than  12 noon Thursday,  July 21.      
**  Thanks to Partnership between  Roberts Presbyterian Church and Foothills Presbytery we are able to keep camp cost affordable for all. 
Small Church Gathering
Our next 
Small-Church Gathering 
will be on 
Tuesday, July 19
at 6:15 
at the Piedmont Presbyterian Church
4 Academy Street, Piedmont
There is no charge for this event, and a light supper will be served. 
We welcome multiple representatives from each congregation.  

Kindly RSVP using our online system by clicking here:  

We look forward to seeing you!

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

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

Grounded, book for sale
 We have several copies of Grounded by Diana Butler Bass for sale at the Presbytery office, $10 each.

Please contact  Debbie Foster if you are interested.
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.

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

July 19 Equipping the Saints meeting & Small Church Gathering
July 28 Committee on Preparation meeting
August 4 Committee on Ministry meeting
July 9 Youth Ministry Roundtable

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: