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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 […]

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 […]

February 21, 2017 – GA Amendments & History of Presbyterian Church in SC

I’m writing a reminder letter about two parts of our Winter Stated Meeting on Tuesday, February 21st at First Spartanburg.  The Docket Pack will be coming out in a couple of weeks, but I especially want to highlight these items: We will vote on the General Assembly Amendments passed last Summer.  GA no longer prepares […]

Youth Groups Gather for Sunday Night Concert

By Dana Waters (Associate for Youth and Mission Fort Hill Church) One cold and snowy Sunday afternoon, three youth groups from Foothills Presbytery (Anderson/Pickens Region) came together for a concert. Youth from Fort Hill and First Presbyterian traveled to Central Presbyterian in Anderson to see Sam Burchfield perform. Sam, as many of you may know, […]

Many Thanks from UKirk Furman

by Erin F. Farry, Campus Minister, UKirk   What an exciting year this has been for UKirk Furman! With the largest freshmen class in Furman’s history arriving on campus this fall, the leadership team worked incredibly hard to get to know and welcome this freshmen class. After several fun events during orientation week, UKirk Furman […]

Foothills Presbytery and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Clean-up in Columbia

by Jennifer F. Sheorn, Associate Pastor of Young Adults and Missions, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Greenville On Saturday, November 5th, nine of us set out early in the morning to travel to Columbia, SC, to work on a home that needed repairs from the October 2016 floods. This particular home, owned by Ms. Davis, had been […]