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Foothills Presbytery 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.  A few years ago we moved 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 […]

Forever Memories

By Gracelyn and Ali Latham Two sisters share how the summer mission opportunities at Easley Presbyterian created memories for a lifetime.   Middle School Mission Ministry: Going to Asheville Youth Missions is an empowering experience that middle schoolers at Easley Presbyterian Church have the opportunity to go through for three years in a row.  Unfortunately, this […]

PDA Updates: Response to Hurricane Florence

Here’s what we know right now * In South Carolina: The situation is being monitored very closely by everyone involved. National and state VOADS (Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster) are ready to mobilize once they determine and assess need. The state coordinator is Sam Carr and his email is scarr@emd.sc.gov Local CHURCHES with chainsaw or […]

VBS 2018-Together, We are God’s Family

  Vacation Bible School, those words can bring excitement, anxiety, stress and worry as churches look for ways to share the stories of faith with our children. This year, an idea was born when Eastminster Presbyterian, Fountain Inn Presbyterian and FPC Simpsonville celebrated Epiphany together with our children. The Epiphany Party was such a success […]

223rd General Assembly

by Mary Moore Driggers **Hello, Mary Moore Driggers – Young Adult Advisory Delegate from Foothills Presbytery, and I call for discussion** (Presby Polity jokes…what can I say!) The Holy Spirit surely works in mysterious and yet wonderful ways. On Thursday morning at 3:30a.m I headed out to the 223rd PC (USA) General Assembly in St. […]

My First Mini Montreat as a PYC Leader

Logan is a senior from John Knox Presbyterian Church who has served on PYC for 3 years. Currently she serves as the Moderator for the PYC. After graduation she will be attending Furman University. This weekend, I got to spend my first Mini-Montreat as a PYC leader. Having never been involved in this before, I hadn’t […]

No Trivial Pursuits

No Trivial Pursuits—CPM, March 22, 2018 by Allen McSween Scripture:  2 Corinthians 4:1-2, 5-7 (RSV) “Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. We have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways; we refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would […]

Lent Reflection

  by Alexandra Mauney, member of First Church Greer; Columbia Theological Seminary Student under care of the Committee on Preparation for Ministry in Foothills Presbytery My alarm clock is generally set to rouse me from my slumber at about 5:30 AM on weekday mornings. This waking time has become one of the cherished patterns of […]