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.  

Holy Week on Hilton Head
& in Bluffton 

  • April 17 – Maundy Thursday Communion Service at 7 p.m. at the church’s Bluffton Ministry Center, 29 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 101.
  • April 18 – Good Friday will be observed on Hilton Head Island at 20 Pope Avenue, with Journey to the Cross at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Journey to the Cross will be an interactive experience in which participants of all ages will follow in the footsteps of Jesus through the last moments of his life.
  • April 20– Easter Sunday services, including the Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. at Coligny Beach, near the Holiday Inn Oceanfront (or at the church in the event of rain or imminent threat of rain), followed by 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. worship services in the Sanctuary on Pope Avenue.  Easter Services at the Bluffton campus at USCB will be held outdoors, weather permitting, at 10:30 a.m.  Please bring a folding chair!



USCB Campus - Sunday, April 20 at 11:30 a.m.

Please join us for our special outdoor Easter Worship service on April 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the USCB campus (Hargray Building).  Following worship at 11:30, we will have an Easter Egg Hunt for the children (up to grade six) on the lawn behind the Hargray Building.  We hope you will want to join the egg-citement.


Directory Appointments April 22

We have scheduled one more photo make-up day for our Church Family directory.

Click here to go to the site where you can make your appointment. Get a free 8 x 10 and directory for having your photo taken. Don't be left out!   



Weekly Worship in
Bluffton at USCB!

Many of you have come to our Let's Serve Kids Tennis Program, Vacation Bible School, Mother's Morning Out,  Preview Services and Fellowship events in Bluffton. We're now ready to invite you and your friends to a warm and welcoming time to worship every Sunday at 10:30 am. at the Hargary Building at USCB's Hilton Head Gateway Campus.  Read more.




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.