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?
At Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, we are eager for children to learn that they are welcome and loved at church. On Sunday mornings, Fort Hill Presbyterian Church offers a nursery for the youngest among us (infants through three years old) beginning at 8:30 am. The nursery remains open until the close of 10:45 worship. Age appropriate faith building and fellowship is available for children and youth from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Sunday mornings. Adult classes meet during these times as well. Children are always welcome in worship, and we especially encourage children age three and up join us during the 8:30 am service in Tartan Hall. During the 10:45 worship service, all children are invited to join us down front for The Story for All Children. After this, children ages three through first grade are invited to the Nest for their own worship time called Wee Kirk (“Little Church”). Children in second and third grades are invited to worship education class called Wonders of Worship (W.O.W.) during this time. Teachers will be waiting to guide the children to their appropriate classes, but any parent who would like to accompany their child is welcome to do so.
- 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.