May 5, 2016

Stated Meetings
   The next
will be 
August 14
at 2 pm 
Fourth Church
703 E Washington Street, Greenville

Click here : 
Presbytery website
In This Issue
Camp Buc Camp Fair!
Sabbatical Survey
Heath Rada Webinar
Speaking Down Barriers
Women Clergy Gathering
DCE Gathering
Mother's Day Offering
Sarah Junkin Woodard
Youth Leaders Roundtable
Minister-Educator Retreat
ARW Workshop
Board of Pensions
Outlook-Special GA Subscription
Face to Face
Glennon Melton - FPCSptg
Go Disciple Live Conf
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 2016 at Camp Buc!
Registration for Camp Buc Summer 2016  is now open!   Click here to register now!
BUC Camp Fair!!
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
2240 Woodruff Rd, Greenville SC
Sunday, May 22
3:30 - 5pm
Experience a taste of what church camp will be like during the summer as the Summer Camp Buc Director Jordan Meggs leads us in fun activities including games, crafts, snacks, silly songs and more!
Survey Help Needed
to assist our the Rev Craig Foster as he seeks information about church and technology! 
This survey is part of a sabbatical project by the Rev. L. Craig Foster. Please feel free to refer others to this survey. Please answer to the best of your knowledge. Many questions allow for multiple responses. Many questions also have places to type in other responses. Any questions for which you do not have an answer may be left blank. Blank responses will be interpreted as "none of the above".
Heath Rada Webinar
What has Heath Rada, moderator of the 221st General Assembly, heard? 

Join us on   May 26 at 7pm ET for a LIVE 90-minute webinar with Heath Rada as he reviews what he's heard at the  listening sessions he held across the denomination
Rada will give his full report to the General Assembly in June. This webinar is an opportunity to hear a preview from him in addition to hearing some information from the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly survey and the NEXT Church survey.   The Presbyterian Outlook is offering this webinar at no charge so that as many Presbyterians as possible may participate in this time of discernment in the life of the PC(USA).

Heath Rada will present for 45 minutes and then there will be 45 minutes for questions and answers. All are welcome. Commissioners and delegates to the 222nd GA are encouraged to attend. 

Speaking Down Barriers
This Sunday at 
North Anderson Community Church
Speaking Down Barriers 
Worship lead by Marlanda DeKine and Scott Neely.

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Marlanda is the Director of "Speaking Down Barriers." Speaking Down Barriers transforms our life together across our differences by facilitating community dialogue, training, performances, and consultation. This coincides nicely with NACCP's VISION statement which is: Our vision is of a world where all people are confronting and healing the wounds of difference, including race, gender, class, religion, national identity, and sexual orientation. 
Rather than our differences be a source of division, they are a source of our collective strength.

North Anderson Community Church
4200 Liberty Hwy., Anderson, SC 29621

Women Clergy Gathering
Save the Date!!
"Kick off the Summer" Women Clergy
May 27
9:30 - 11:30
at the home of  Julie Schaaf
230 Kilgore Circle, Simpsonville, SC  29681
hosted by Julie Schaaf and Allyson Helvie
DCE Gathering
Childrens Ministry Leaders
in the Larger Churches

For our next gathering  on 
May 26
will meet for breakfast  at 
at the 
Foothills Presbytery office
(Bring Your Own Breakfast!)

FOCUS topic: Midweek Programming/Ministry
Send "talking points" for the conversation about MidWeek 
(or your regular intergenerational Church-wide programs)

Mother's Day Offering!
Remember the Mother's Day Offering

An important tradition will be renewed on Sunday, May 8, as Presbyterian churches all across SC collect the Mother's Day Offering for Presbyterian Communities of SC (PCSC).  This Offering is an important resource that allows PCSC to continue to care for residents who outlive their life's savings.  Collecting the Offering is an important commitment our churches make to this ministry that they founded over 60 years ago.  Please be sure that the cards and offering envelopes are available to worshippers on Mother's Day and encourage them to give generously.  If you have questions or need support, please call Franklin Fant at (803) 772-5885 or email him at

The mosaic pictured above was made by Presbyterian Communities residents at The Village at Summerville and won 1st Place at the 2015 SC State Fair in the Fine Arts category.
Sarah Junkin Woodard at NACCP
"Give Us... Daily Bread" 
Sustenance & Sustainability 
in Nicaragua 
by Sarah Junkin Woodard 

Sunday, May 22
North Anderson Community Church Presbyterian
- W orship with Presentation and Crafts -

 Youth Leaders Round Table
Join us!
Youth Ministry Leader's 
Tuesday June 7
12:00 - 1:30 pm 
at  the Presbytery Office
   2242 Woodruff Rd,  Simpsonville, SC 29681 

***** We will provide Chick-fil-A sandwich & fries 
but we need to know you are coming!! 
Please reply to this email or email 
LeAnne at 

Minister/Educator Retreat
Speaker: Carol Howard Merritt

ARW Workshop at Montreat
The Annual Recreation Workshop (ARW) is an experiential 5-day event focused on recreation, worship, community, creativity, and the arts. Leaders from all aspects of ministry are invited to come and take hands on workshops. "Unexpected! Unexplained?" is 2016's theme. Jesus' ministry was full of unexpected stories and actions. Not every story in scripture gets tied up with a perfect little bow on top.  You know that if you have ever tried to explain the Holy Spirit to an adult, much less a child?  So make plans to come for a week filled with opportunities to explore the Holy Spirit, through scripture and what that can mean for your faith, your church, and your world.  
ARW is designed for educators, youth workers, church volunteers, camp and conference professionals, pastors and ANYONE interested in developing more creative leadership skills. Each participant can select from courses in recreation leadership, worship design, ministries with all ages of people, music, creative arts and spirituality. Each course, along with the whole group worship and recreation events, will give those who come a myriad of resources to enhance their work. 
Visit  for more details and to register for the event held May 2-7, 2016 at Montreat.
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

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.

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.

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
New Positions Available!  
Nursary Attendent, Youth Directors, Chaplains, PreSchool Director, part-time administrative help....

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

May 5   Committee on Ministry meeting
May 11 Worship Committee meeting
May 15 PYC Meeting
May 18 Governing Body Personnel Committee meeting
May 19 Examinations Committee meeting
May 22 Camp Buc Famp Fair - Eastminster
May 23 Equipping the Saints Team meeting
May 26 Christian Educators gathering and Committee on Preparation meeting
May 27 Women Clergy gathering
May 30 Office will be closed for Memorial Day

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: