Covenant Connections

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 […]

Finding Jesus On Both Sides Of The Fence

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us.” Ephesians 2:13-14

Frontera De Cristo trip to the US/Mexico Border

Friends, we have eight participants in the February 2018 Frontera De Cristo trip to the USA/Mexico Boarder. They come from across our Presbytery and range from young to old.

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 […]

More than 130 youth and their adult leaders gathered…

By Dana Waters On World Communion Sunday, more than 130 youth and their adult leaders from 5 Foothills congregations gathered at Fort Hill Church in Clemson to play games, share a meal, pray, and assemble PDA hygiene kits for people affected by hurricanes and other natural disasters. We then closed out our time together with […]