Poverty Tours

NOTE: After December 31, 2018, I no longer offer the Poverty Tour.



  • August 12: Poverty Simulation for Calhoun Academy of the Arts
  • August 13: Poverty Simulation for West Pelzer Elementary and Palmetto Middle School
  • August 14: Poverty Simulation for Southside High School
  • August 16: Two Poverty Simulations for Greenville County School District Child Development Centers
  • September 17: Poverty Simulation for Junior Women at Clemson
  • September 20: Poverty Simulation at Greer Middle College Charter High School
  • October 1: Poverty Simulation for Crosswell Elementary
  • October 4: Poverty Simulation for Ernst and Young employees
  • October 29: Poverty Simulation for Bethel Elementary

Please contact me to schedule a simulation. 


Beth’s Workshops, Retreats, and Preaching

  • August 1: Understanding Poverty in the Classroom for United Way
  • August 11: Preaching at First Presbyterian Church, Simpsonville
  • August 18: The Sacred Year at Eastminster Presbyterian Church
  • August 25: Preach at Owings Presbyterian Church
  • September 1: Preach at St. Giles Presbyterian
  • September 5: Book Discussion on Uncharted Journey with Alzheimer Association
  • September 9: The Sacred Year at First Presbyterian Church Spartanburg’s Stephen Ministers
  • Sept. 12, 19, 26, and Oct. 3: Uncharted Journey workshop at OLLI at Furman
  • September 15: Preach at Fair Play Presbyterian
  • September 29: Preach at St. Matthew UMC
  • October 20: Preach at Rocky Springs Presbyterian

Open for retreats, workshops, teaching and preaching opportunities

Beth’s Book Signings and Conversations

Beth’s newest book, The Sacred Year, is available.

From the preface of The Sacred Journey: On February 10, 2018, my life as I knew it came to a screeching halt. The day before I had rushed my husband to the hospital…

Uncharted Journey: On the Challenges of Getting Older and Other Transitions deals with the three legs of any transition: loss, letting go, and growth.  Beth offers presentations from 15 minutes to full retreats on this topic.

The Christmas Strawberry and Other Stories is a collection of stories and poems that reflects on the inherent contrasts of Advent and Christmas: joy and sorrow, traditions and just getting through, religious emphases and secular aspects, loneliness and love, wealth and poverty. Some people live more on one side than the other but in reaching out, all our lives are enriched.

School personnel find that Understanding Poverty in the Classroom is a great book to read and discuss together.

Several women’s groups have used Conversations on the Porch or More Conversations on the Porch for their year long study and discussion. Sunday School classes and missions committees have used Loving Our Neighbor: A Thoughtful Approach to Helping People in Poverty a as part of their working together.

Buncombe Street UMC uses Angelika’s Journal: What You Can Do about Poverty and Homelessness with their Sprouts group (4th and 5th graders.) Here’s what their leader, Gayle Quay said about the experience:  “Just wanted you to know that the Sprouts are loving your book. We are using it during Covenant time doing a week at a time. The leaders said they really related to it Sunday night which was our first night. Thanks for the suggestion, I’m so excited to find something they can relate to.” School personnel and church study groups have also found this book easy to relate to and impactful in their learning about homelessness and poverty.

A Coat Named Mr. Spot is an illustrated book that helps students develop empathy for classmates who live in poverty.

Refrigerator Prayers for Ordinary People has 365 prayers. Some are holy. Others are like this: O God, I don’t feel like praying today. I hope that’s okay.

Contact me for a book reading or signing for any of my  books.

If you would like to be added to my schedule, please click here to contact me or call (864) 380-6023.

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