Foothills Presbytery



Foothills Presbytery is located in the Northwest corner of South Carolina, along the

Interstate 85 corridor running from Georgia to North Carolina.

We are the largest presbytery in the state with more than 20,000 members.

Location: 2242 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, S.C. 29681
Telephone: 864-288-5774; FAX 864-288-5778
Office Hours: 9 am - 4:30 pm, Monday thru Thursday, Office Closed on Friday


Foothills Presbytery Meeting #93

Second Presbyterian Church

438 North Church Street

Spartanburg, SC

Tuesday November 18, 2014 9:30 am


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         NEW VISTAS        

 Greeting in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Foothills Presbytery is on a new journey.  With our heritage rooted in the Colonial era, we are venturing into the second decade of the 21st Century seeking to follow our Lord’s leading.  The Good News of the Gospel is the same yesterday, today and forever, but the outward forms of how we are organized for worship, education, mission and fellowship must be changed in order to effectively give witness to the Gospel in these rapidly changing times.

Called to proclaim God's gracious news to us in Jesus Christ, celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper with integrity and gratitude, and engage in Spirit filled nurture, our work together is richly informed by Scripture, the Confessions and the core principles of our Presbyterian Polity.  As a connectional body between the 61 congregations in the Upstate of South Carolina, the great summary question before us is:

What do we, the churches of Foothills Presbytery, need to do together that we cannot do separately?

It is my prayer that this new time and new challenge awaken us afresh to God’s grace and that as we walk forth we be enabled to see new vistas of God’s will for us in the Upstate of South Carolina.


                                                                                                      Grace and Peace,


                                                                                                      Gordon Raynal  



    "Where a week lasts a Lifetime."



Foothills Presbytery Headlines

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 Reading 2012 Session Minutes

 If you missed the scheduled readings of 2012 Session

 Minutes in April, please plan to attend a make-up

 session that will be held at the August 17th Presbytery meeting.




Revised Church Leadership Connection Forms

Are you searching for a new call?

Does your church have an active search committee?

If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, then you need to know the Church Leadership Connection will be changing to new forms for those searching for a new call and those churches that are seeking new leadership.

Click here to download information on revised CLC forms.





The Information Box

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Proposed Amendments

  • Foothills Presbytery has voted on:

    Approved :

  • Heidelberg Catechism

  • All Amendments except for 12-F - Concurrences for Overtures (defeated)

Some Important Links

  • Employment Oportunities Click here to see what new oportunities have been posted.

  • Foothills Presbytery Disaster Response Web Click here to find out what Presbyterians in the Foothills Presbytery are doing about diaster relief and preparedness.

  • Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic events.

The Lay School of Theology

The Spring Lay School of Theology will be held March 28-29, 2014, at Presbyterian College. Material and registration information will be available soon.

The Fall Lay School of Theology will be held October 17-18, 2014.








Buc Outdoor Center Christmas Cards!

   Just  in time for Christmas - lovely Christmas cards featuring the old log cabin at     the Buc Outdoor Center in her wintery dress of freshly fallen snow. Cards with an envelope are available in packages of 10 for $10. Select your cards with a Christmas greeting or plain for your handwritten message.


Cards may be purchased at the presbytery office in Greenville, from the camp store at the Buc Outdoor Center or by contacting Barbara Huitt at barbara@foothillspresbytery.org, Pansy Duke at pansyduke@bellsouth.net, or Joyce Christenbury at jchrstn@mindspring.com.


Costs for shipping and handling will be added to the purchase price. All proceeds go to support the Buc Outdoor Center. Share special memories with your Christmas greetings this year; share the "Buc Experience."


Stewardship of Creation Enabler Connections

Stewardship of Creation Enabler Connections Newsletter - click here for current issue


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InDwellings, Inc.

"See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them as their God, and they will be His people." Revelation 21: 3-4









2014 Summer Staff Application

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Summer Schedule Click here


PDA has set up account for contributions to Philippines typhoon relief

All PC(USA) mission workers reported safe

Presbyterian Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) has established an account to receive contributions to relief efforts following the devastating typhoon that struck the Philippines Nov. 8. Donors may also text PDA to 20222 on their smartphones to give $10 (standard SMS rates may apply).

Contributions may be made through regular church channels, designated for account #DR000012–Philippines Typhoon.


The next FOOTHILLS PRESBYTERY STATED MEETING #91 will be Saturday May 31, 2014 at 9:00 am.

The meeting will be held at:

Presbyterian College             Clinton, SC

The Handbook from the February 18, 2014 Presbytery Stated Meeting #90 is below:

Click here to download the Presbytery Handbook.

For a summary of the Stated Meeting held on April 28, click on Resources at the top of this page.



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Send donations to aid tornado victims to PCUSA, PO Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264 and mark #DR000015 for Oklahoma or call 800-872-3283 and give by credit card.