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Trehala Manna

By: Ashley Brown I have a stack of Hebrew cards piled up on my desk at Austin Seminary. So, while not an expert in Hebrew, I am proudly able to read two words; manna and shalom. The latter is a result of a college tattoo session during my esteemed tenure at the University of South Carolina. […]

Six conversations that build community

Originally posted September 4, 2020 by The Presbyterian Outlook Six conversations that build community Guest commentary Matthew J. Skolnik This Sunday I held my 10-year-old nephew under my right arm as we live-streamed worship into our living room. While most of our family is white, my nephew happens to be black. He has been in our […]

“And Who Is My Neighbor?”

By Dan Sansbury   On Saturday morning, August 8, I participated by ZOOM in a called meeting of Foothills Presbytery, which consists of five counties in the upstate of South Carolina.  I participated along with our elders, Joe Bonner and Robin Morris.  I am still new to this Presbytery, having begun my stated supply work […]

Walk in Different Shoes

By Julianne Clayton In college, I majored in Organizational Communication. I know that sounds pretty vague, but basically, the program was designed for students to explore what healthy, effective communication looks like for organizations, both internally and externally. It was not my original plan, but I settled on it because it was broad and I […]

Seneca Tornado Recovery – A Brief Update

“Out of Chaos, Hope.” August 1, 2020  The devastating EF3 tornado that struck the Seneca area last April 13th is long gone from the radar, literally and figuratively. There are newer stories for the media to cover and people not directly impacted have likewise shifted their energy and focus elsewhere, as is normal. It is […]

Serving her young adults during a global pandemic

New York Young Adult Volunteers site coordinator recovers from COVID-19 by Kathy Melvin | Presbyterian News Service   She focused on staying present with her YAVs while not being able to be present. She facilitated getting them back to their homes to shelter-in-place, where all are safe and working remotely with their partners. She was […]

Church is not [just] a place we go

By Andrea Moore   The global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all of our lives in incalculable ways.  For many of us, the inability to worship together in person has been one of the deepest losses.  However, at Tyger River Presbyterian Church, we have found meaningful ways to live out our faith through this crisis. Our […]

Update on Frontera De Cristo

International Missionary Update: US-Mexico Border Ministry with Mark Adams and Miriam Escobar By Cal Sawyer   Foothills Presbytery member churches have a longstanding legacy for supporting the work of international missionaries via Presbyterian Mission. Your financial contributions assist with sharing God’s love in many countries including Congo, Haiti and on the US-Mexican Border. I have […]