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Founded in the 1940's this church strives to bring tradition into contemporary growth and love for God.
In 1899 a few Presbyterians were encouraged to by a lot for a church. H. S. Cunningham, J.H. Ligon and Mrs. W.C. Edwards, et al, bought the lot on April 24th for $40. It was conveyed to trustees of S.C. Presbytery.
On September 4 1900, The Saluda Presbyterian Church was organized and services were held in various churches in Saluda until 1914 when Mrs. W.C. Edwards and her son, Josh, were the only remaining Presbyterians. On May 11, 1941, Dr. Hugh Murchison of Columbia preached to a group who decided to affiliate with the Presbyterian Church. They were organized that afternoon at Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church, with Dr. G.G. Mays or Winnsboro in charge. Fifty enrolled as charter members of the Saluda Presbyterian Church.
On September 21, 1941 Reverand E.P. Moye preached the first sermon as pastor at the High School Auditorium. On the morning of October 22, 1941, about 20 people met on the lot for a SUnrise Service conducted by Mr. Moye, and immediately work on the church building was begun.
On September 20, 1942, morning and afternoon services were held in the new sanctuary. Rev. Moye baptized Ben W. Crouch III as the first baby to be baptized and Mrs. V.M. Edwards Sr received from a Baptist church in Williamston S.C. was the first member added on profession of faith.
On November 9, 1943, the Dedication sermon was preached by Rev. Bob S. Hodges, Jr. A LArge congregation was present with many from other towns.
In 1956 the congregation decided to have a full time minister. Previously Saluda and Batesburg-Leesville churches had been yoked. A lot on South Jefferson Street was donated for a manse. Rev & Mrs J.F. Craig Jr. and family moved into the new manse on May 14, 1957.
On March 19, 1966, an educational building was begun. On October 2, 1966 the Reverand E.C. Black Jr. became the pastor. The educational building was forst used on December 11, 1966. A service to re-dedicate the sanctuary and to dedicate the educational building was on November 21, 1968.
In 1979 the stained glass window located behind the pulpit area was installed. It includes the Christ Child, Mary and Joseph and symbols of the Presbyterian Church. In later years stained glass windows in the Sanctuary depicting a chronological record of the Life of Jesus were installed. Windows in the vestibule feature miracles and the teachings of Jesus.
The organ was dedicated in May 1994 to the Glory of God and in Honor and Memory of the Churches Charter Members. It is an Allen MDS-26 and has many features and extreme versatility.
In addition to former ministers already mentioned in this brief history, Rev. Kenneth Hamilton, Rev. Marshall Neil III, Rev Ben Bass, Rev. Frank Neal, Rev Eugene Bach, Dr. Kenneth Forman, Rev. Judith Bowling, Dr. Robert E. Smith, Rev. Bill Tarbell, and Rev. John Bacot served our church.
We are thankful for the dedicated and consecrated pastors who have guided us through these seventy years. At the close of these very rewarding years in the Service of our Lord, we are grateful for God's guidance and for His rich blessings and we look forward to the future, rededicating ourselves in His service.
In 2014, Pastor Jana Creighton is our newest leader in God's Word. We are embracing her enthusiasm and creativity and looking forward to the ways Saluda Presbyterian will learn and grow in God's path. Come be a part of God's glory!
Bedford features sidebars that appears in several situations:
- Folder Navigation, on the left of any Page inside a Folder
- Category Navigation, on on the left any Product List with categories
- Blog Sidebar, on the right side of Blog pages
You can choose to show the title of the Folder or Product collection. If you don’t want to show the sidebars, you can choose to hide them entirely with a Style Editor option.
Bedford’s Index allows you to stack multiple Pages on top of each other. Each Index Page will feature all the banner options available to other Pages in the site, including the Page Banner, Page Banner Slideshow, and Simple Image Banner options.
The Index also features a Fixed Navigation, which will appear after you scroll past the first Page in the Index. This navigation is only available while browsing an Index in Bedford.
Style Editor Options
Header Background Color – Change the background color of the header bar at the top of the page.
Site Title Font + Color – If no logo image is uploaded, set the typeface, font properties, and color of the Site Title.
Transparent Header – If a banner image of any sort is uploaded on a particular page, the header background will become transparent. Pages without banner images will keep the Header Background Color, as will folder dropdowns.
Logo Container Width – Set the width of the logo container, effectively changing the size of the logo. If the logo container is smaller than the size of the uploaded logo image, the logo image will shrink, but if the logo container is larger, the logo will not become larger than the uploaded image. The nav will take up the rest of the space to the right of the logo container.
Site Title Container Width – Set the width of the site title container. This effectively allows control over the wrapping of the site title.
Nav Link Font + Color – Set the typeface, font properties, and color of the navigation links.
Nav Link (Active) – Set the color of the navigation links on hover.
Enable Nav Button – Turn the last link in the navigation into a button (does not apply to folders).
Nav Button Style – Select between solid, outline, and raised buttons.
Nav Button Corner Style – Select between squared corners, rounded corners, or a "pill" shaped button.
Nav Button Color – Set the background color of the button (outline and text color if "outline" button style is selected).
Nav Button Font + Text Color – Set the typeface, font properties, and color of the navigation button.
Banner Overlay Color – Set a color to be overlaid over images on banners.
Banner Heading Font + Color – Set the typeface, font properties, and color of the headings in banners.
Banner Text Font + Color – Set the typeface, font properties, and color of the body text in banners.
Banner Button Style – Select between solid, outline, and raised buttons.
Banner Button Corner Style – Select between squared corners, rounded corners, or a "pill" shaped button.
Banner Button Color – Set the background color of the button (outline and text color if "outline" button style is selected).
Banner Button Font + Color – Set the typeface, font properties, and colors of the banner button.
Page Background – Set the background of the main content area.
Page Text Font + Color – Set the typeface, font properties, and color of body text.
Page Link Color – Set the color of body links.
Page Meta Color – Set the color of meta text (blog authors, post dates, etc.)
Control the typeface, font properties, and colors of the Heading 1, Heading 2, and Heading 3.
Quote Font + Color – Set the typeface, fonts properties, and color of Quote Blocks.
Hide Page Sidebar – Don't display the left-hand folder navigation on pages in a folder.
Hide Products Sidebar – Don't display the left-hand category navigation in product list view.
Hide Sidebar Title – Don't display title in the sidebar.
Sub Nav Title Font + Color – Set the typeface, font properties, and color of the titles in Page Folder Nav and Products Category Nav.
Sub Nav Link Font + Color – Set the typeface, font properties, and color of the links in subnavs.
Pre Footer Background – Set the background color of the pre-footer area directly above the footer.
Pre Footer Text Color – Set the color of the text in the Pre-Footer.
Footer Background – Set the background color of the footer area at the very bottom of the page.
Footer Text Color – Set the color of the text in the footer.
Footer Nav Font + Color – Set the typeface, font properties, and color of the footer navigation links.
Footer Nav Link (Active) – Set the color of the footer navigation links on hover.
Center Navigation / Info – Choose between left- and center-aligned footer navigation and site info.
Hide Site Info – Hide the site info in the footer.
Meta Priority – Select whether date or category of a post appear above its title in blog list view.
Hide Entry Author – Don't display the byline of a blog post. Useful for blogs with a single author.
Hide List Entry Footer – Don't display the footer (Comment + Like + Share) in blog list view.
Gallery Navigation – Determines the type of gallery image navigation is provided on the page.
Gallery Info Overlay – Select the type of display used for image title and caption.
Gallery Aspect Ratio – Controls the aspect ratio (width:height) for the gallery active slide.
Gallery Arrow Style – Determines the style of the arrows used to cycle through the slides.
Gallery Transitions – select the transition styles used to animate between slides being viewed.
Gallery Show Arrows – choose to use arrows for cycling through slides.
Gallery Auto Crop – choose to auto crop slide images to the selected ratio.
Gallery Autoplay – choose to cycle gallery images automatically without user interaction.
Gallery Loop – Enable a gallery to cycle through to the first slide after the last slide.
Gallery Autoplay Speed –Specify the speed at which the gallery pauses on the active slide.
Gallery Thumbnail Size – Control the height of thumbnail images when used for gallery navigation.
Gallery Arrow Background – Specify the color that is used for the shape of gallery arrows.
Gallery Arrow Color – Specify the color that is used for the arrow itself.
Gallery Circle Color – Specify the color that is used for the circle shape gallery arrows.
Gallery Info Background – Specify the color used in the background of the image title and caption.
Event Time Format – Toggle between 24 hour or AM/PM for event times.
Event Icons – Enable icons on the address and event time display.
Event Thumbnails – Show an image thumbnail in list view.
Event Thumbnail Size – Control the size (ratio width:height) of the event thumbnail image.
Event Date Label – Enable date overlay on top of event thumbnail.
Event Date Label Time – Include the time of the event with the date overlay.
Event Excerpts – Show optional excerpt text of events on the list view when present.
Event List Date – Show the full event date (day, month, year) of the event on the list view.
Event List Time – Show the time range (start time-end time) of the event on the list view.
Event List Address – Show the event location address when present.
Event iCal/gCal Links – Show links to add events to Apple or Google calendars.
Event Like and Share Buttons – Show Squarespace simple like and share buttons on events.
Event List Compact View – Enable a simple stacked view of events in the list view.
Event Calendar Compact View – Enable a simpler calendar view optimized for smaller areas
Product Background Color – sets the color behind the product image.
Product Overlay Color – sets the color of the overlay when product list titles are set to 'overlay.'
Products Per Row – determines the number of products shown per line on the product list.
Product List Titles – controls the position of the product title on the product list.
Product List Alignment – sets the text alignment of the product title on the product list.
Product Item Size – select an image ratio for the product photo on the product list.
Product Image Auto Crop – determines whether product images fill the image area or fit within.
Product Gallery Size – select an image ratio for the product gallery on the product item page.
Product Gallery Auto Crop – determines whether product images fill the gallery area or fit within.
Show Product Price – shows the price on the product list page when enabled.
Show Product Item Nav – shows the 'back to shop' link on the product item page.