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In This Issue
Future of BUC
Youth Min RoundTable
GA Overture update
Smaller Church
Necrology Report-All Saints
John Knox Choir Event
Lay School at PC
Church Leaders for Children
Lecturn/Podium donation
SC Christian Action Council
Presbyterian Youth Triennium
Harry Cook
SOAP Regional Event 2015
PC Youth Day
Employment Opportunities
Resource Center
Upcoming Dates
Quick Links








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Office Closed

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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 Tuesday, November 10

at Limestone Church

101 East Jefferies Street

in Gaffney









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.







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What's New:
Buc Outdoor Center Forums

The Buc Outdoor Center Transitional Team is hosting two forums across Presbytery inviting stakeholders from our congregations to engage in conversation around the options for the sort-term and long-term future of BOC:
  • October 18:  Central Church, Anderson 3-4:30 pm
  • October 25:  First Church, Greer  3-4:30 pm

Read BOC Letter from Foothills Presbytery Council
Youth Ministry Roundtable
The next 
Youth Ministry Leader's ROUNDTABLE
Tuesday October 6
Youth Directors/Ministers
are invited to "talk shop" from 
12:30 - 2:00pm
at the Presbytery Office
2242 Woodruff Rd, Simpsonville
GA Reform update
GA Reform Group update

The GA Reform Group approved a 9th Overture that is being sent to the Unity & Community Team to come before the Presbytery in November.  

Tom Evans, Debbie Foster & Gordon Raynal will be representing Foothills Presbytery GA Reform work at the national Polity Conference in Portland on October 11-12. Over 100 participants will be attending.
Attention Educators!

It is time to register for the   2016 APCE (Association of Presbyterian Church Educators) Annual Event!!
January 27-30, 2016 in Chicago
The Theme Is:
* See It * Hear It * Live It *


Click here for the Foothills APCE Scholarship.  The Equipping the Saints Team strives to pay as much of the registration fee as possible. There are, however, a limited about of funds available and the amount awarded will also on the number of scholarship requests.  The Deadline is Nov 16.  This is firm.


Please contact Debbie Foster if you have any questions at all!
For all Smaller Churches
Attention Smaller Churches! 

A reminder that our next Small-Church gathering will be on Thursday, October 22, at 6:15 p.m. at the Piedmont Presbyterian Church. Our discussion topics will include:
-         Sustainability in Ministry: Case Studies in Our Midst
-         Multi-Congregational Collaboration
-         Web Presence in the Smaller Church
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 at

Necrology Report

At Foothills, we have traditionally had an annual recognition and celebration of the deaths of ruling elders, teaching elders, and teaching elder spouses.  Last year we decided to move this to our November presbytery meeting in honor of All Saints.

We ask presbyters to give prayerful recognition of the life and service of those ruling elders, teaching elders, and teaching elder spouses whose lives on earth have ended.


Please notify us of any persons whose names should be included in this November
necrology report   by email to
John Knox Choir Event
Everyone is invited to 
John Knox Presbyterian Church 
this Sunday, October 4 
at 6:00pm 
for a wonderful night of worship and music.  

We are delighted to have Dr. Hugh Floyd, professor of music at Furman University and director of the Furman Singers as our director. We have seven choirs joining together under Dr. Floyd's direction.  Come enjoy the evening of worship and music as we all lift your voices in praise to God our Creator.
Lay School at PC
Lay School of Theology Pres College
Presbyterian College
October 23-25, 2015

Sponsored by the Five Presbyteries of South Carolina

FOR WHOM: Lay persons who wish to

1. Participate in an in-depth study of the Bible, Theology, or Church History.
2. Be trained as a Commissioned Ruling Elder.
3. Better prepare themselves to teach the Bible or Church School.
4. Serve as Directors of Christian Education.
5. Be certified by the Association of Presbyterian Administrators.

Church Leaders for Children
Monday, October 12
- Wednesday, October 14 
9 - 4:00 
at  Brookwood Church
580 Brookwood Point Place
Simpsonville, SC 29681

This conference prepares participants to recognize and respond to cases of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. Conference sessions will discuss in detail the impact of child abuse on a victim's sense of spirituality and will offer concrete suggestions for working with medical and mental health professionals to assist a child in coping with maltreatment. Participants will learn ideal child protection policies for a faith based institution, including handling a situation in which a convicted sex offender seeks to join a congregation. The conference includes a review of various child abuse case scenarios and a discussion on appropriate and inappropriate responses.

Click here for more information!
Lecturn/Podium, & chairs donated
Lectern/podium and 2 pulpit chairs...Free to a good home!!  Please plan to pick them up.  Contact Amy Jackson at 864-525-0882 or Emilie Clark at St. Andrews, 292-0430.
Serve with SC Christian Action Council
The South Carolina Christian Action Council
is looking for individuals who would be willing to serve on the following ministry workgroups.  If you are interested in learning more or being a part of one of these groups, please contact
  • Christian Unity - includes promoting interfaith dialogue
  • Racial Justice and Healing
  • Advocacy in Public Policy
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:

Harry Cook at Anderson Theo
October 4
Harry T. Cook 

Theme: Searching for Jesus Beyond Belief

2:30 pm First Lecture: 

Varying Portraits of Jesus In The Gospel Gallery: Why?

3:30 pm Q&A
4:00 pm Break (light refreshments)

4:30 pm Second Lecture: 

Conflicting Scripture Regarding the Resurrection: Closer Looks at I Corinthians 15:1-20, Mark 16:1-8 and John 20 & 21

5:30 pm Q&A
6:00 pm Finish

SOAP Regional Event 2015
South Atlantic/Puerto Rico Region
Regional Event 2015

Thursday, November 5-7 at Epworth by the Sea, St. Simon's Island, GA

Visit the APCE/SOAP Website here for more information

PC - Youth Day!

Employment Opportunities
The Foothills Retirement Community
Staff Development Coordinator
Person will be responsible for
-Staff Development and Education
-Management of infection control
-Wound Management
-Employee Health
in accord with our Mission Statement:
"We are a compassionate Christian ministry
Dedicated to enriching the quality of life
for seniors of all faiths."       Must be RN licensed in SC. At least 2 years experience in geriatric nursing preferred.   Apply in person at 205 Bud Nalley Drive, Easley, SC, Monday-Friday 9AM-4:30PM or
Send resume to

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.

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
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

September 17 Examinations Team Meeting
September 18 InDwellings BASH
September 20 Nazareth's 250 Anniversary Celebration
September 24 Committee on Preparation for Ministry meeting & GA Reform Meeting
September 28 Nominations Team meeting
October 1 Committee on Ministry meeting
October 5 BOC Transitional Board meeting
October 6 Youth Leaders Round Table & Foothills Presbytery Council meeting

The next FOOTHILLS PRESBYTERY STATED MEETING #97 will be Tuesday, November 10 at Limestone Church, Gaffney