Entries by dfoster

Living Into the New Model Transition Report – Part One

Gordon W. G. Raynal, Stated Clerk April 17, 2017 Introduction: Foothills Presbytery is the 14,442 Active Confirmed members and their children (2015 Statistics), and the 144 Teaching Elders (Installed, Supply, Presbytery Staff, Validated Ministries, Temporary and Honorably Retired) in the 58 Particular Congregations in Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties in Upstate South […]

Presbytery Youth Ministry Builds Momentum

By Debbie Foster Foothills Presbytery youth ministry have had quite a month of March! Mini-Montreat, the annual high school spring retreat was a smashing success. Over 120 participants gathered in North Carolina March 17-19th for weekend of faith and fellowship. The group explored the idea of life as a balancing act as keynote speaker Andy […]

Cohort Schedule

Schedule updated 6/17/17 Roundtables – Meet at Foothills Presbytery office 11am (now 10.30am) – 1:00pm 1. January 10 – Roundtable 2. February 8 – Roudtable 3. March 15 – Roundtable 4. April 26 – Roundtable May 24 – All day gathering #1 (Eastminster) June – none July – none August 30 – All day gathering […]

Ideas to Let your Youth Volunteers know you APPRECIATE them

Volunteer Appreciation Ideas* 1. Volunteer Appreciation Spring Focus ▪ A volunteer appreciation letter for all involved in Youth Ministry during the current school year. Include Volunteer Opportunity list for next year. ▪ Special recognition of all volunteers on Youth Sunday. Invite volunteers to stand and be recognized. Use a prayer of thanksgiving and affirmation giving recognition/gratitude for […]

VBS in Foothills Presbytery

Sharing the GOOD NEWS in the  midst of a long, hot summer! by LeAnne White and Debbie Foster All around the upstate this summer, Foothills Presbytery churches held VBS programs teaching children about God through Bible drama, memory verses, snack, recreation, crafts, and music! VBS programs bring out volunteers from all generations, and as Beth Burris-First Sptg […]