March 7, 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
PW Revitalizing!
Camp Buc Update
Lay School of Theology
Baptismal Font & Lectern
Free Dementia Program
Bi-Vocational Ministry Workshops
Smaller Churches
Outlook-Special GA Subscription
Face to Face
Presbyterian Youth Triennium
Go Disciple Live Conf
Employment Opportunities
Resource Center
Happy Easter!
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:
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.
Step one is to create a newsletter to let you know what has been going on and what will be going on and what you in the churches have been, are and will be doing. Your input is needed for this so send info to me!
Step 2 is our own Facebook page at  facebook/Foothills PW. There will be pictures and announcements on this page. Please visit and "like", and share!
Step 3 is to have a Presbytery Gathering here in Foothills.  This will be in March, April or May. I need a church to volunteer to host us - it would be great to have someone on the South/West side of Greenville, which is more in the center of the Presbytery. I would also like some help in planning this event. (see my contact info at the end of this newsletter.). All women in the Presbytery are invited to attend to share concerns, stories, things that work, hopes and dreams. And hopefully we'll get some new leadership for Foothills PW!

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
Register for Summer 2016 at Camp Buc!

Registration for Camp Buc Summer 2016  is now open!
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! Read More  HERE .

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.

Baptismal Font & Lectern!
Baptismal font and lectern - free to a good home!!! 

Please contact  Lela Graden,  Cong. Life & Vol. Coordinator, at Grace Covenant if you are interested, at
Free Dementia Program!
Free Program sponsored by :
Rhodes Respite Care
First Presbyterian Church Anderson
Thursday, March 10th, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Program Presented By:
Karen Nichols, RN, NHA, CRCFA
(Administrator at Foothills Retirement Community)
Anyone caring for someone with dementia should at-tend this program. You will learn how
personalized music can enhance a person's
cognitive abilities and much much more.

 Contact Gail Marion, Director at 245-1694 
if you would like more information.
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 know, the 222nd General Assembly meeting in Portland, Oregon, this summer is going to be an important one for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Commissioners and delegates to GA will be tackling difficult and complicated issues. The Outlook is gearing up to help you understand everything coming to Portland - whether you are a delegate or commissioner yourself, involved in orienting and training your presbytery's commissioners to carry out their duties effectively, or following the assembly and interpreting the actions taken.
Last week at the Associated Presbyterian Church Educators conference, moderator of the 221st General Assembly said he anticipates "two hot button issues " in Portland: divestment from fossil fuels and the work of "the way forward" committee (which will include overtures on denominational structure from Foothills Presbytery and the possibility of a merger between the Presbyterian Mission Agency and the Office of the General Assembly). In addition, commissioners will be voting on a new moderator (or co-moderators), social policy, engagement with climate change and many other matters.....

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
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!

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

Coming Up....
Mark your Calendars 
            Dates to Remember

March 7  Governing Body Team meeting and
BOC Administrative Comm meeting
March 8  SC5 Leader of Leaders Event
March 10 Smaller Church Leadership Group meeting
March 11-13  Senior High Retreat!
March 14 BOC Program Committee meeting
March 15 Equipping the Saints team meeting, BOP Retirees Luncheon, and Council Meeting
March 17 Examinations Team meeting
March 20 HOLY WEEK!
March 24 Committee on Preparation meeting

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