Foothills Presbytery Newsletter  
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)  

 864-288-5774                             July 9, 2015


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In This Issue
August Presbytery Meeting
GA Overture Forums
Youth Min Roundtable
Smaller Church Gathering
Smaller Church Workshops
S.T.E.P.S. 2015
Early Fall Weekend at the Inn
Crafting Your Way through Advent!
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)

 GA Overture Forums                                

ENGAGE in GA Overture Reform Work:
Opening the conversation of reform

West Region:

Tuesday, July 28th at 5:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church Anderson

302 W. Whitner Street, Anderson


East Region:

Wednesday, July 29th at 5:30 p.m
First Presbyterian Church Spartanburg

393 East Main Street, Spartanburg


Central Region:

Wednesday, August 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Fourth Presbyterian Church in Greenville

703 E. Washington Street, Greenville


We encourage all those interested to attend one of these forums. An RSVP will be helpful and appreciated. Please respond via e-mail to LeAnne White at or call the office at 864-288-5774.

Youth Ministry Round Table

Youth Ministry Leader's ROUNDTABLE

Tuesday August 4

Youth Directors/Ministers are
invited to "talk shop"

from 12:30-2:00 pm 

at  the Presbytery Office


Reserve your Chick-fil-A lunch
by emailing 


Future Youth Ministry Leaders Roundtable Meetings:

October 6           December 1     
  Smaller Church Gathering        
Small Church Gathering
At our last gathering we asked you, at 
"What will be most helpful for our next gathering?"   

Therefore, this month we will focus on: 

  • Sustainability in Ministry - Who is doing it? What works? What doesn't?
  • Rebirthing the Small(er) Church - How do we interrupt the usual life cycle and become a "two hump" church?

Light super served. Please RSVP by clicking here

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:


  AM -- Teaching "A Few" Children and/or Youth 

  PM -- "Kicking Off" Your Programs for the New School Year

           Advent/Christmas/Epiphany Ideas/Resources


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,   If you have 
questions , please contact Debbie Foster,  Associate Presbytery Pastor   or 864-288-5774.  
STEPS 2015
2015 S.T.E.P.S.


Studying + Teaching + Equipping + Praying + Serving

August 29th 
at the 
Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church

 Charleston Atlantic Presbytery event


Workshops for ANYONE striving to grow in their

Christian faith, service and knowledge of the church.  Registration information is available at your church and at


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 


Cradfting 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

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

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.



Tyger River Presbyterian Church


20 hours per week

STARTING SALARY: $11.50 per hour 


This position is responsible for performing janitorial and maintenance duties for the church buildings 

To Apply send resume to: 


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!
 Rainer, Thom S. Autopsy of a deceased church: 12 ways to keep yours alive

B & H Publishing, ©2014.  (262.0017 Rainer)

   For more than 25 years, Dr. Thom Rainer has helped churches grow, reverse the trends of decline, and has autopsied those that have died.  From this experience he has discovered consistent themes among churches that have died and lessons on how to keep a congregation alive.
Coming Up....
Mark your Calendars 
            Dates to Remember

July 21 Equipping the Saints Team Meeting
July 23 Committee on Preparation Meeting & Small Church Gathering
July 28 Mission Team Meeting & GA Forum at First Anderson
July 29 GA Forum at First Spartanburg
July 30 Committee on Ministry Meeting
August 4 Youth Leaders Round Table
August 5  GA Forum at Fourth Church
August 7 PYC Planning Day

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

2716 Highway 187 South, Anderson