May 19, 2016

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

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Presbytery website
In This Issue
Thank you from FIPC
Camp Buc Camp Fair!
DCE Gathering
Heath Rada Webinar
Women Clergy Gathering
Woodworkers needed
Youth Leaders Roundtable
Sabbatical Survey
Minister-Educator Retreat
Sarah Junkin Woodard
Outlook-Special GA Subscription
Face to Face
Glennon Melton - FPCSptg
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:
FIPC Thanks You!
On behalf of Fountain Inn Presbyterian Church, we sincerely appreciate the response of our neighboring Presbyterian congregations and recent Presbytery meeting of donating used eye glasses to be distributed in Peru. We will have a mission team traveling to Peru in June through Medical Missions, INC and will distribute the more than 300-pairs of glasses you donated. This far exceeded our goals and expectations; we thank you !

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!
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)

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. 

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
Woodworkers Needed!

Camp Buc has a special "shield" craft for the campers this summer.

But we need your help!  We have a simple design/pattern to cut out from the wood for the shields.  Please contact 
for more information and if you think you can help!
 Youth Leaders Round Table
Join us!

Youth Ministry Leader's  ROUNDTABLE
Tuesday June 7
12:00 - 1:30 pm 
at  the Presbytery Office
2242 Woodruff Rd,  Simpsonville, SC 29681 

will check-in on the current celebrations 
of Ministry/Life and 
then talk about our 
Focus Topic: 

Sustainable Youth Ministry 
The Dance Floor: 
A Systems Approach to 
Youth Ministry 
(Sustainable Youth Ministry- 
Chapter 4 by Mark DeVries -- 
Stephen Price from 
Central in 
Anderson will facilitate)

* 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 L ***

Transition Ministry Education

Dates & Locations of TMEC Events nearby:

August 28 to September 2, 2016
Weeks 1 and 2 and Spouse Track
Montreat Presbyterian Conference
Montreat, NC
Contact: Evelyn Coleman, 828-419-9834
October 24 to 28, 2016
Weeks 1 and 2
Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton, NJ
Contact: Princeton Seminary Continuing Education office; Marybeth Chapman, 800-622-6767, ext 7990

May 2 to 6, 2016 -OR-
October 31 to November 4, 2016
Weeks 1 and 2
MALT - Synods of Mid-America and Lincoln Trails
St. Louis, MO
Contact: Synod of Lincoln Trails; 800-566-5996,

November 14 to 18, 2016
Week 1
Union Presbyterian Seminary
Richmond, VA
Contact: Marilyn Johns, 800-229-2990 ext 3830;
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".
Minister/Educator Retreat
Speaker: Carol Howard Merritt

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 -

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.

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!

Hamilton, Adam. Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say. Abingdon Press, ©2016.
 ( 230 Hamilton. Also available: separate DVD, & Leader Guide)  True or false: 1. Everything happens for a reason. 2. God helps those who help themselves. 3. God won't give you more than you can handle. 4. God said it, I believe it, that settles it. 5. Love the sinner, hate the sin. We've heard these phrases all of our lives. Adam Hamilton discusses how they capture some element of truth, but when compared to the wisdom found in Scripture, they're really just common Christian clichés.  A five-week, DVD study for small groups is also available, and a separate Leader Guide is designed for a 6-week study, including session plans and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options. The guide centers on the book, videos, and Scripture.

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

May 19 Examinations Committee meeting
May 22 Buc Camp Fair - Eastminster church
May 23 Equipping the Saints Team meeting
May 26 Christian Educators breakfast gathering and Committee on Preparation meeting
May 27 Women Clergy gathering
May 30 Office will be closed for Memorial Day
June 2 Committee on Ministry 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: