Christmas Eve Services

St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church will hold four Christmas Eve services, including the 7th annual Christmas Eve under the Stars in Bluffton.

The schedule for Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24 includes:

4:30 p.m.  – Family Candlelight Service with the Women’s Ensemble and harp at the Hilton Head Campus, 20 Pope Avenue. All children attending are welcome to participate in presenting a “Pop-Up Christmas Pageant.”

6:30 p.m.  – Christmas Eve under the Stars at Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street. The family-oriented service, presented in cooperation with First Zion Missionary Baptist Church, includes carols and the lighting of candles.  Free refreshments also provided.
7:00 p.m.  – Candlelight Communion Service with harp at the Hilton Head Campus.
9:30 p.m.  – Traditional Candlelight Service with Chancel Choir and harp at the Hilton Head Campus.

December  30 – One service of “Lessons & Carols” at 10:00 a.m. at the Hilton Head Campus; and the regular 10:30 a.m. service at the Bluffton Campus.

St. Andrew By-The-Sea’s Hilton Head Campus is located at 20 Pope Avenue with regularly scheduled worship at 9:00 & 11:15 a.m.  The Bluffton Campus is located at 39 Persimmon St. (just off the Bluffton Parkway), in Building 200, Suite 203/204 with a non-traditional worship at 10:30 a.m.   For more about St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, visit  or #BlufftonWorship.

Advent Wreath Making

Hilton Head Campus

Sunday, December 2 @ 10:15 (during the Sunday School hour)

Celebration Center Hall

Get into the spirit of preparing your heart for the arrival of the Christ Child.  We’ll provide the supplies (floral wire, wreath form, and fresh greens) and guide you through making your own Advent Wreath for your home.   In addition, we’ll provide you with weekly advent devotions for your family to use throughout the season.

Participants are asked to call church office or email to make reservations so that proper preparations can be made.

Note:  Adult Sunday School classes will still meet on December 2; however, all are welcomed to join our wreath-making event!  (Fellowship Coffee as usual as well.)

Teddy Bear Sunday December 2

At Both Campuses! 

This special St. Andrew tradition continues at all worship services on the first Sunday of Advent.  Bring a new teddy bear with you to worship to take to the altar during the last hymn.  We’ll gather all furry creatures then distribute them to caring organizations in our community.  Some bears will also be part of our Christmas Grace and Soup Kitchen – given to young children of the families that are a part of these caring community ministries.

50th Anniversary

Click on the 1968 below to view our 50th anniversary video played on July 1, 2018.

Click here for a few photos of our 50th events.

Make your LIVING IT Commitment

How will you be “Living It” at St. Andrew By-The-Sea?

Click here to see all the ways we are Living It at St. Andrew By-The-Sea: 2018 Living It Commitment Card & Descriptions.  Complete a Living It Interest Card and place it in the offering any Sunday.  Or mail it to the Hilton Head Campus office at 20 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head, 29928.
Let us and the Lord know how you will give of your time and talents.