Covenant Connections

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 […]

ACSWP and Foothills Presbytery hold conversations on church’s public witness

Series of discussions finds common goal of strengthening the church by Christian Iosso and Mike Hoyt | Special to Presbyterian News Service SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. – Teams from the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) and Foothills Presbytery in upstate South Carolina met Saturday, February 18 through Tuesday, February 21. The two groups gathered to […]

APCE 2017

Twelve Educators, Youth Directors and Ministers from Foothills Presbytery attended the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) national gathering Jan. 25-28 in Denver. APCE is a network of those who are passionate about educational ministry. We connect, enrich, empower, and sustain one another as we model, teach and share the story of Jesus Christ. Focused […]