Covenant Connections

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 […]

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.

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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 […]

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 […]

The Energy Between Us

by Scott Neely In the fall of 2015, First Presbyterian Church-Woodruff took a risk. Four months earlier, in May 2015, Landrum Presbyterian had ventured into a different model of pastoral leadership. Cognizant of the strain that a full-time pastor’s salary can place on a smaller congregation’s budget, the Session at Landrum decided to try something […]