March 17, 2016


Stated Meetings
   The next
will be 
April 24
at 2 pm 
Eastminster Church
2240 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville 
(beside the Presbytery office)

Click here : 
Presbytery website
In This Issue
Camp Buc
Childrens Book- Pentecost
Youth Leaders
Clemson PSA Internship
Sptg Area Ministers
Christian Educators
Presbyterian Women!
Lay School of Theology
Discovering Scotland
Pew Cushions & Chairs...
Board of Pensions
Bi-Vocational Ministry Workshops
Smaller Churches
Outlook-Special GA Subscription
Face to Face
Presbyterian Youth Triennium
Go Disciple Live Conf
Employment Opportunities
Carolina Bronze Concert
Resource Center
Upcoming Dates
Happy Easter!
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:
Register for Summer 2016 at Camp Buc!
Welcome Jordan Meggs, 
Camp Buc Summer Program Director! 

We are excited to welcome Jordan Meggs as our new Camp Buc Summer Program Director!  Jordan has a passion for the outdoors and ministry to youth. Born in Greenville South Carolina, Jordan has been a part of Camp Buc since his early childhood days. Jordan developed his passion for youth and children while working as a swim coach for his neighborhood swim team for over seven years. While a student at Anderson University Jordan worked as a Youth Director at Hopewell Baptist Church in Anderson, South Carolina.
In May of 2015 Jordan signed-on as member of the Camp Buc staff and by the end of the summer of 2015 was Co-Director. After summer camp he was called to serve as the part-time Youth Director for Grace Covenant Presbyterian in Mauldin, SC.    

Jordan was hired as the 2016 Summer Program Director in February and is looking forward to camp this summer and the exciting things God has in store.   Jordan Meggs,
Registration for Camp Buc Summer 2016  is now open!   Click here to register now!
Know any Super Hero's?   We're committed to recruiting and hiring the best staff for our campers. We hope you'll encourage any super hero's you know to consider applying to be part of our team!   Click here for more information!
New - Childrens book about Pentecost!

 Youth Leaders Round Table
Join us!
Youth Ministry Leader's 
Tuesday April 5
Youth Directors/Ministers are  invited to "talk shop"
12:30 - 2:00 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!! 
Please reply to this email or email LeAnne

Clemson PSA - internship
Clemson PSA Intern

We are beginning our search for the 2016-2017 PSA Intern! This person will serve full-time from mid-July until May 2017. 
  Click here to see the job description.  Please share it with anyone who might want to apply. 

Spartanburg Area Ministers Gathering!
Spartanburg Area Ministers Connect  
We are trying something new. A monthly gathering at Hub City Coffee*  on the third Monday of each month.  

You are invited to attend 
our first gathering 
on Monday, April 18 at 8:30 am  

We all have wild schedules, so come when you can and enjoy a coffee and a time to chat and meet new friends or connect with old friends. 
Rev. David Howell 
*Hub City's address: 1624 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC

Christian Educators 
We are looking forward to our next
Children's Educators meeting 
Thursday, April 21 at 11:30 
at Foothills Presbytery
We will gather for lunch and then take some time to get to know one another and share about children's ministry in the life of the large church.  We will also plan future meetings/topics for this group.
Our lunch from Jason's Deli will be provided for this meeting. Please choose from Turkey, Ham or Veggie Sandwich and RSVP to Leanne White at by April 20 at noon.

Chips, a pickle, cookie and drink are included.

Presbyterian Women of Foothills!
Presbyterian Women is revitalizing!

Although PW has not been active as a group for the past several years it has not completely disappeared, And now we are regrouping and moving forward.

Did you know PW of Foothills had a Facebook page??
Like us on Facebook  There will be pictures and announcements on this page. Please visit and "like" and share!

If you have any questions/ comments/ etc. please contact me, your acting Moderator/Treasurer:
Jane Frost,  127 Penarth Road,   Spartanburg, SC 29301-2914  (864)357-4380
Lay School of Theology
Register now for 
the 2016 Lay School of Theology
The Lay School is an educational opportunity offered jointly by the five South Carolina presbyteries on two weekends a year, in spring and fall, held on the campus of Presbyterian College in Clinton.   The class instructors are highly qualified pastors and teachers of the PCUSA.  Overnight accommodations are provided at a discount at local hotels.  

The Lay Enrichment track is available for anyone who wants to delve more deeply onto the Presbyterian/Reformed faith.  The CRE track is for ruling elders who desire further training toward special service to the church as Commissioned Ruling Elders (lay pastors).  Course material is the same for both.  In the spring classes offered are Worship and Sacraments, Old Testament Survey, Church History, and Church Polity.  Fall classes are New Testament Survey, Reformed Theology, Pastoral Care, and Preaching.  Electives are also available in both spring and fall.  An information and registration packet is sent out electronically ahead of each Lay School session and will be available by a link from the Foothills Presbytery newsletter.

The next session of the Lay School 
will be April 15-17, 2016.

Discovering Scotland Tour!!
Rev. Tom Malone is leading a  trip to Scotland on  September 12-21, 2016.   
The trip, planned by Scotus Tours of Perth, Scotland, will feature our
Christian and Presbyterian heritage. It includes a full day on the Isle of Iona, two full days in Edinburgh, and a day each in Glasgow, St. Andrews, and the Highlands.
     Scotus Tours is owned by Rev. Jim Wallace, a Church of Scotland minister who served 9 years in the US, who will be our tour guide. This is a custom tour designed for a limited group of Presbyterians (and friends).

Deposits due soon!!    Contact Tom Malone (828) 859-2127 for details or download the brochure  and booking form here.

Pew Cushions & Chairs Available! 
Fourth Pres has several items they would love to donate to any church that can use them!  Please contact Jennifer Fouse-Sheorn at 232-8123 or

Directors' chairs: 26 are available, ivory colored fabric and light wood frame...FREE but must take all!

Medium-sized children's plastic chair- 12 available...all are navy blue. 16" tall x 13.5" wide.

Smaller-sized children's plastic chairs- 5 total (2 are orange and 3 are navy blue...12" tall x 11.5" wide.

Red/cranberry colored pew cushions- 50
86.5" long x 15" wide/across x 2.5" thick.

Board of Pensions

After each regular meeting of the Board of Directors of The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Board of Pensions publishes The Board Bulletin, providing information on actions taken at the meeting. This Bulletin reports key information presented and actions taken at the spring 2016 meeting that affect plans and programs administered by the Board of Pensions.

Click here for the The Board Bulletin - Spring 2016 Publication

Bi-Vocational Ministry Conference
April 15-16, 2016

WHAT?  Bi-vocational Ministry in the 21st Conference is an ecumenical sponsored event 
by the Professional Church Leadership in which the PC(USA) participates.

WHERE? Epworth By the Sea
100 Arthur J Moore Dr, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  This event is geared both toward those serving or seeking to serve in a bi-vocational  ministry context as well as governing body or judicatory  leaders who work with ministers  who serve in such contexts.

Smaller Churches
Association of Smaller Congregations
Sailboat Church: Helping Your Church Rethink its Mission & Practice
Joan S. Gray
How High Do You Want to Fly? - Ray Anglin
He Who Controls the Wind - Carl & Gina Lammers 
Prayer as the Mainsail - Mary Beene 
Sailboat Church - Joan Gray
May 2-4, 2016
Epworth By The Sea
St. Simons, GA 31522

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.

Face to Face
Face to Face
Connect! Network! Discern!

The Church Leadership Connection (CLC), a ministry of the Office of the General Assembly will host a Face to Face Event June 17 - June 21, 2016, during the 222nd General Assembly (GA) in Portland, Oregon. The event will bring together call seekers and representatives of congregations and other calling organizations.  Face-to-Face is an opportunity to connect with those in the search process in one place over several days.  Additionally, it is an opportunity to be open to the movement of the Holy Spirit leading you to places and people you may have never imagined. The event will include call seeker's and PNC training, networking opportunities, vocational coaching, one-on-one PIF reviews, a panel discussion and other educational opportunities for call seeker's and calling organizations. All call seekers (teaching elders, candidates, ruling elders, and other lay professionals) may participate. You may attend a part or the entire five day event.  
Registration runs February 29 - May 27, 2016.

Presbyterian Youth Triennium
Are You Interested in Your High School Youth Attending the 2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium?

What's Triennium, you may ask?  Triennium is a gathering of 6,000 Presbyterian Youth and their Adult Advisors from all around the world which takes place at Purdue University 
on July 17-23, 2016. 
Here is the link:

Go Disciple Live Conference- Pres Mission Agency
Make plans now to be at   TradeWinds Islands Resorts  in   St. Pete Beach, Florida, August 8-11, for a vibrant gathering of Presbyterians committed to disciple-making, that leads to authentic evangelism, effective church transformation, justice, and church planting-through 1001 new worshiping communities.  

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE  about our workshops and featured plenary speakers that include Mike Breen. One of the leading innovators in the disciple movement throughout Europe and the United States, Breen is in demand as a speaker across the U.S., Europe, and Australasia. Breen launched a team that began a movement in Europe that planted more than 1,400 churches in four years.  
Employment Opportunities
Carolina Bronze Ensemble
Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble
presents  handbells2
Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College St.
Greenville, SC

April 17, 2016
2:00 pm
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

March 20 HOLY WEEK!
March 24 Committee on Preparation meeting
March 30 CRE Subcommittee Meeting
April 5 Youth Ministry Round Table
April 7 Committee on Ministry
April 14 Small Church Event at Piedmont Church
April 15-16 Lay School at PC
April 18 Spartanburg Area Ministers Gathering & BOC Administrative Commission meeting
April 21 Christian Educators Meeting & Examinations team meeting
April 23 General Assembly Commissioner Training
April 24 Presbytery Meeting at Eastminster Church, Simpsonville

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:


The next FOOTHILLS PRESBYTERY STATED MEETING #99 will be Sunday, April 24  at 2:00 pm - Eastminster, Simpsonville

Happy Easter!
Foothills Presbytery staff wishes you a 
very happy Easter.