St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, located on Hilton Head and in Bluffton, South Carolina, is a group of Christian believers who want to make a difference in the world by being living witnesses of their faith. Explore St. Andrew's site and then come join us, or click the following link to see real members and how they're  "Living It."

 

 

New Chancel At Pope Avenue

On October 19, we dedicated our new Chancel and worship space.
Come join us for worship on Hilton Head and in Bluffton.

Trunk or Treat

Enjoy treats from the trunks at our Bluffton Ministry Center Parking Lot on October 30th    Read More...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Up...

Fall Festival on November 15  .... read more

Community Thanksgiving Meal ....click here to volunteer or read more


Church Conference Results

Click here for the current edition of The Fisherman newsletter which includes results of our September 21 Church Conference vote and what the vote means to our future.

 

Our sign is now on our Buckwalter Property

Click here to read more about our Bluffton Ministries.

 

Fall Fellowship Dinners through November 4:
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Plus a study on Wesley!  See the "Current Edition" of The Fisherman for more details on all our current activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our newsletter, The Fisherman, is the best way to see the most
up-to-date activities and options all in one place.
Click here to go to our newsletter page and click on the current edition.

            

E FISHERMAN
April 25, 2013
News from St. Andrew By
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The
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Sea United Methodist Church
Psalms By The Sea
“Love one another, as I have loved you.”
Jesus said that. Jesus
expects us to do that
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to love one another. The truth is that it's easier
said than done.
There is probably no other more familiar and
simultaneously more difficult passage to live out than this one. This
commandment is challenging because human beings can be “onery”
-
I spotted an “onery” one this morning when I was shaving! It is
simply difficult to love each other the way Jesus loves us.
So it’s encouraging to me to see examples that prove that this kind of love is possible.
When I hear of the
sacrificial acts of firefighters in West, Texas, when I see images in Boston, of people running toward the
danger zone to aid the wounded during the recent violence, I realize it is possible to live out Jesus’
command.
Locally, I watch as people in our community give in quiet, sacrificial, understated ways to
children and older adults in need.
At St. Andrew, I see missioners reaching out in the name of Jesus to aid
the underprivileged here and in other lands, I watch as the hungry are fed, families are encouraged, and
faith is cultivated through the loving acts of quiet service that so define the Christian life.
The wonderful
thing is that these acts are done for those who are pleasant or “onery,” for the poor and the rich, haves and
the have
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nots.
Jesus' love is shown through our actions.
Love is not about feeling good, it’s about doing
good.
So, love one another!
Dates:
Tuesdays, May 7
28
Time:
8:00
8:45 a.m.
Location:
Coligny Beach
Leader:
Connie Borgianini
Enjoy God’s creation as you start your day with us at the beach on Tuesday mornings in May. We’ll focus
our time together on the Book of Psalms and our edge
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of
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the
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water surroundings. As we survey this time-
less collection of prayers, hymns and poems, we’ll reflect on our own faith journey and consider how read-
ing and praying the Psalms can deepen our spirituality.
Bring along your favorite beach chair and Bible (and maybe a cup of coffee and some bug spray). We’ll
gather near the end of the boardwalk and take in God’s Word as we soak in our surroundings. In case of
rain, we’ll gather in the pavilion on the left side of the entrance to Coligny Beach Park.
Please email Connie (
conniebhhiumc@gmail.com
) to let her know of your interest in being part of this
small group study.