Welcome to Fort Hill Presbyterian Church!
We’re delighted you’ve found our website; we’d love to welcome you in person. We hope you will take the time to learn more about our faith community by browsing through the site. Below, we’ve collected answers to a few of the most common questions first-time visitors may have.
Of course, we invite you to contact the church office if you have a question or concern which you don’t feel is addressed on the site. Please don’t hesitate to call (864) 654-2061 or send an email message to the church office.
- Where is the Church located?
The church is situated on Edgewood Avenue right off of College Avenue in downtown Clemson. Our Main entrances are on Edgewood Avenue.
- What to Expect
Our church building is a traditional gray stone building with a newer Sanctuary in the rear. We’re eager for you to encounter Christ in worship and study and through some of the warmest and most welcoming folks you’ll ever get to know. If you are curious about our worship practices or style, please visit the Sermons and see our Order of Worship on the site.
- What to Wear
When you arrive at Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, you’ll find folks in coats and ties as well as shorts and sandals. Please feel comfortable joining us as we worship the God who always sees us as we are. The color orange is always appropriate.
Plenty of parking is available surrounding the church. A limited number of handicapped parking spaces are reserved in the rear parking lot closest to the Sanctuary and the Covered Porte-cochere entrance. We also have a wheelchair available. An Usher can assist you.
- Where to Go
If you are arriving for Sunday morning worship at 8:30 a.m., enter Tartan Hall which is the old Sanctuary either from Edgewood Avenue side or the driveway facing College Avenue. If you are arriving for the 10:45 service, enter the large Sanctuary in the rear. We always have greeters posted at these doors to welcome those gathering for worship.During the week, you’ll find it most convenient to enter by way of the Welcome and Reception entrance on Edgewood Avenue.The church is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Hearing Devices are available in the Narthex. Ask an usher for assistance.
- What About the Kids?
Throughout Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, we are eager for children to learn that the church is a special place for them, where they belong, are loved, have friends, and find important service to do. On Sunday mornings, Fort Hill Presbyterian Church offers a nursery for the youngest among us (infants through kindergarten) beginning at 8:30 am. The nursery remains open through Sunday School and the close of 10:45 worship. Age appropriate Christian education for children and youth occurs from 9:15 am to 10:15 am on Sunday mornings. Adult classes meet as well. Children 2-years-old and older join their families for worship. At 10:45 am children are invited to join in the Children’s Time. Children up through kindergarten age may choose to exit with their teachers before the sermon to participate in children’s worship activities. (Any parent who would like to accompany a child to children’s activities is always welcome to do so.)First and Second graders have a special worship education class that meets from September through November. Our worship committee offers a variety of worship helps for children who remain in worship. They can be found in the covered hallway right outside of the sanctuary.
- What We Believe
Fort Hill Presbyterian Church is a member of the Foothills Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA). You can find an excellent summary of Presbyterian history and beliefs here.
- Becoming a Member
Persons may enter into active church membership by profession of faith, reaffirmation of faith in Jesus Christ, or transfer of letter from some other church. University students especially may wish to consider becoming affiliate members, an option which allows them to remain a member of their “home” churches in another city or state while making Fort Hill their “home away from home.” Of course, non-members are always welcome to participate in the life and worship of this church.If you are interested in learning more about joining Fort Hill Church, please visit the “Joining Fort Hill” portion of our site.