St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, located on Hilton Head Island, 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."





For a concise look at all our current activities,
see The Fisherman, our church newsletter.
Click here to read the pdf version.  





The entire congregation is invited to attend our last summer church picnic at beautiful Dolphin Head Recreation Area in Hilton Head Plantation on Sunday, August 10 at 6:00 p.m. (rain or shine).  The enclosed pavilion and large deck provide stunning views of Port Royal Sound.  Adjacent Pine Island offers an opportunity to explore the beach and take in more of God’s awesome creation - you just may see some dolphin jumping in the waters or horseshoe crabs in the surf.   The playground provides fun for the children.

Family Ministries will provide Sloppy Joe, hotdogs and beverages.  Feel free to bring your own beverages as well.  Everyone is asked to bring along a generous side dish or dessert to share.  Last names beginning with A to P are asked to provide desserts; Q to Z are asked to provide side dishes.  You may also want to bring along a lawn chair and some bug spray.  Everyone who plans to attend is asked to RSVP online (click on the picture or click here) or by calling the church office at 843-785-4711 by noon on August 7 - guest list is required for gate passes into Hilton Head Plantation. 

Directions to Dolphin Head – Enter main security gate of Hilton Head Plantation (tell guard that you are attending St. Andrew By-The-Sea Picnic at Dolphin Head), continuing on Whooping Crane Way for 2.4 miles to stop sign.  Turn right onto Seabrook Drive, bearing right at the fork – Dolphin Head Drive.  Continue on Dolphin Head Drive for approximately 1 mile – recreation area and pavilion will be on your left as you approach the Sound


Click here to read about our current Sermon Series in Bluffton on Sunday Mornings at 10:30am based on Adam Hamilton's book:
Forgiveness: Finding Peace Though Letting Go 




Starting August 10 at both Campuses: 
Sermon Series on Biblical Noah!
See the movie at our Bluffton Campus on Aug 3 at 3pm







April 25, 2013
News from St. Andrew By
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
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’
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
Jesus' love is shown through our actions.
Love is not about feeling good, it’s about doing
So, love one another!
Tuesdays, May 7
8:45 a.m.
Coligny Beach
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
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 (
) to let her know of your interest in being part of this
small group study.