Entries by dfoster

A Light in the Window

Hazel Sparks, of Clemson, S.C., shares her story of faith, God and how the church shaped her. By Charmaine Smith Independent Mail CLEMSON – At 90 years old, Hazel Sparks still remembers how it felt to walk past Dr. Nelson Bell’s house and see the light on in his study as she headed to breakfast […]

Created for a Purpose

Teenager, Phillip Storie, tells of his family, his church and the work of serving others has shaped his faith. By Charmaine Smith-Miles ANDERSON, S.C. – There was a time when physical pain threatened to drown out God’s voice in 18-year-old Phillip Storie’s life. But a life spent surrounded by his church family, and serving others […]

Finding Miracles

Anderson woman tells of how God helped her, her husband through cancer. By Charmaine Smith ANDERSON, S.C. — Jane Gray Suggs’s face beams as she shows off the picture of her late husband, Forest DeWitt Suggs, Jr. It is a picture that holds a favorite memory. That’s because it is a memory that almost did […]

Bohoc, Haiti

By Jennifer G. Stewart, First Anderson Presbyterian Church As we drive through the large, rusted gates of the Matthew 28 Orphanage a part of me feels like I am coming home even though I am in a foreign land. The sounds of children laughing and calling our names in the orphanage are music to my […]

Reflections: The Big Tent and Vision 2020

Debbie G. Foster, Associate Stated Clerk Foothills Presbytery This year’s Big Tent conference took place in St. Louis and had the theme, “Race, Reconciliation, Reformation.” I was participating in the conference as a Presbytery leader, but also as a member of the 2020 Vision team for our denomination. As I prepared to go, I found myself […]

God Is

We all come from a past that may not be colored with the beauty of the Lord. Meaning we’ve “all sinned and come short of the glory of God.” We are thankful for our new brothers and sisters who have allowed the true Gospel of Christ to have pre-eminence in their life.

Living Into the New Model – Part Two

Deborah G. Foster, Associate Stated Clerk April 2017 The Discernment Task Force recommendations asked Presbytery staff to take the lead in partnering with leaders and congregations across the East, Central and West regions of our Presbytery, as we explore ways we can support, encourage, and do Regional Shared Mission and Ministry together. The following is […]

per·spec·tive

PSA (Presbyterian Student Association) Clemson University/Fort Hill Presbyterian by Al Masters “He’s baaack!” Laura called after a thunderstorm on a hot, muggy summer afternoon. Would you be interested and willing to come back to PSA as Interim Associate Pastor? Kelly had just resigned as she was moving on to chaplain residency, I was just finishing […]