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Reflections: The Big Tent and Vision 2020

Debbie G. Foster, Associate Stated Clerk Foothills Presbytery This year’s Big Tent conference took place in St. Louis and had the theme, “Race, Reconciliation, Reformation.” I was participating in the conference as a Presbytery leader, but also as a member of the 2020 Vision team for our denomination. As I prepared to go, I found myself […]

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.

Living Into the New Model – Part Two

Deborah G. Foster, Associate Stated Clerk April 2017 The Discernment Task Force recommendations asked Presbytery staff to take the lead in partnering with leaders and congregations across the East, Central and West regions of our Presbytery, as we explore ways we can support, encourage, and do Regional Shared Mission and Ministry together. The following is […]

per·spec·tive

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]