Covenant Connections

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]