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."



Our Christian Response to the Shootings in Charleston, SC

    This Sunday, June 28, we will take a special offering which will be sent, along with those in other United Methodist Churches throughout the state, to "Mother Emanuel" AME church for use for the grieving families and other community needs related to the tragedy.  If you'd like the donation on your St. Andrew giving statement, make your check payable to St. Andrew By-The-Sea and put "Emanuel AME Offering" on the memo line or give to  "Emanuel AME Offering" through our InFellowship giving portal.  Place cash in a pew envelope and mark the envelope with the same notation along with your name, etc. 
    You may also donate via the conference website. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.

        “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble.” – Psalms 46:1


For Rising 6th -8th graders:

Click here for information about our Tweens
July 21-24, 2015






Click to go the the SC Annual Conference website for news about what happened at the SC Annual Conference June 7-11.

In particular take note of the "Daily Advocate" for summaries!






Bill Putnam who served as the chairman for the One Great Church, Two Front Doors effort, is keeping us updated on our results to date.   Of course, the campaign continues for three years, and pledges are still being accepted.

 During the campaign... 

  • We honored God by conducting a capital campaign emphasizing our spiritual heritage of encouraging every individual to prayerfully decide what they could give. We heard about "Equal sacrifice, not equal gifts."
  • We generated the most funds ever in a capital campaign at St. Andrew By-The-Sea.
  • We raised over 2 times our annual operating budget which every consultant we interviewed, including the one we hired, told us would be considered a successful campaign given the economic times we continue to find ourselves in.
  • To date we have raised nearly $2.7 million.  While we did not reach our "miracle goal," this wonderful amount represents a heartfelt commitment from so many to the future of St Andrew, and so we give thanks to God for bringing us to this point in the life of this wonderful congregation, and will seek the congregation's input on moving forward.


Click here to visit our One Great Church, Two Front Doors site and see our Vision Video.






Pope Avenue -  9:00 & 11:15 services with Sunday School at the 10:00am hour. 
Children's Church during the 11:15am service.

Bluffton - 10:30am worship service in the Hargray Building at USCB on Hwy. 278.
An Alternative Service with worship band.
(One University Blvd 29909 for your GPS.)


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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.