Celebration of Ministry

We regret that we can no longer accept RSVPs for the Celebration of Ministry event, but please join us for Neil’s final sermons broadcast at 9:00 & 11:15am this Sunday, June 13 or join us in-person at 10:00am at the Hilton Head Campus.
Note that you may take a memory card to the service or to the event if you have already reserved.

Click HERE for a printable PDF so you may share a favorite memory for a Memory Book to be presented on June 13 at Honey Horn.


We are happy to be able to offer in-person worship with singing! We have lifted mandatory mask-wearing and all seating is open!

Bluffton Campus

The Bluffton Campus has ReLaunched in-person sanctuary worship on Sunday mornings at 9:00 and 10:30 am with Children’s Church during the 10:30 hour.  Please come if you are comfortable! For those living afar or not yet ready for being in-person, Bluffton Worship livestreams also continue at 9:00 & 10:30.

Hilton Head Campus

The Hilton Head Campus has ReGathered for in-person services at 10:00 on Sunday mornings. Note that we are passing offering plates and pew pads once again, but please feel free to give online if you prefer. Children’s Church runs concurrently with the service. (Please check children in at the Admin/Education Building reception desk before dropping them off at Lighthouse Loop.) The nursery is open for parent’s own use.

Click for a STREAMING SCHEDULE UPDATE with new times starting soon + links

This Week’s e-News & Monthly Newsletter

Our emailed news with our most current info is generally sent out each Thursday afternoon and our monthly newsletter is called The Fisherman. Links to The Fisherman are included when you subscribe to our e-News and you can always find them here on our website.

CLICK HERE to view the most recent editions.

Connect Online

As we prepare to welcome our new senior pastor, The Rev. Dr. Robin Dease, our Sunday online streams from the Hilton Head Campus will take a transitional break.

June 13: Final sermon by The Rev. Neil M. Yongue Jr. broadcast on our Hilton Head Campus platforms at 9:00 & 11:15am

June 20 & 27: Hilton Head Campus streams will be on a brief vacation. We invite viewers to tune into our Bluffton Campus livestreams on those Sundays at 9:00 & 10:30am. (A reminder that we also stream Wednesday nights from our Bluffton Campus at 6pm.)

July 4: This will be Robin’s first Sunday in the pulpit at the Hilton Head Campus. Livestreams of the in-person service will be at 10:00am that Sunday and going forward until further notice on all platforms.

Website with current & archived feeds:
Bluffton Campus Live Streams
Hilton Head Campus Live Streams

Facebook Live at our regular worship hours:

YouTube is a great way to watch on your smart tv or other device. Search & then subscribe!
Bluffton Worship

Bluffton Worship is on Instagram:

Bluffton Student Ministry Facebook Page

Way Forward Program & Resources

Due to Covid-19, the next UMC General Conference has been postponed to 2021.

Click here for the live stream of the Way Forward program that was held on March 12 at the Hilton Head Campus.

Click here for an Excel workbook of resources.

A Sermon by Rev. Frank Lybrand Feb. 23, 2020 relating to the Way Forward.

UMC Separation Proposal

On January 4, 2020, Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, released a statement regarding the announcement of a proposal to split the United Methodist Church.

Click here… to read his message as well as to find links to the actual proposal and FAQs.

Click here… for a link to an article by United Methodist Communications.

Click here… for an article on Youth Worker Collective entitled Did the UMC just Split?

Click here… to go to UMCOM’s site for a comparison of all plans being offered at General Conference 2020

Click here… for an archived live stream of a discussion that took place on Monday, January 13 with a panel of those who worked together to create the “protocol” proposal.

A message from Sr. Pastor Neil Yongue following General Conference 2019

The 2019 meeting of the United Methodist General Conference concluded Feb. 26 in St. Louis.  The purpose of this special called session was to make a choice as to how the United Methodist Church would relate to matters of full inclusion for members of the LGBTQ community in the life and ministry of our fellowship.

Despite the best efforts of well-meaning leaders on several sides of this issue, the discussion, particularly on the final day, was tense, tearful and sometimes acrimonious.  To quote the book of Acts regarding a similar church conference early in our history: “there was no small discussion.”    The decision to support the Traditional Plan, which maintains prohibitions for marriage and ordination of homosexuals, left some deeply disappointed and others jubilant.  There is still much to learn regarding how this decision will effect the life of the church. There will be ongoing discussions as to how the United Methodist denomination will incorporate the spirit of this choice, including a review of some of the aspects of this plan by our church courts.

As pastor of St. Andrew By-The-Sea, I simply want us to be reminded of the opening words of our local church’s mission statement.  “We are an open, nurturing body of Christian believers…”  There is room in our church for people of every age, color, and orientation.  No matter who we are, where we are from, what we’ve done, we all stand in need of the grace and mercy that God alone can supply.  I can promise you that it is my intention at every meeting, in every prayer, in every mission effort and every worship service and sermon to make that love as real and available as possible.  I would also say that your church needs you now more than ever before as we pursue the calling of Christ throughout the low country and the world.

I do not know where the Spirit might lead in this matter, but I am firmly convinced we will be a church for all people and that within the arms of our fellowship, people will find true acceptance and love.   
Your family will be waiting to see you this Sunday.

50th Anniversary

Click on the 1968 below to view our 50th anniversary video played on July 1, 2018.  Learn more about our roots and our outreach ministries!

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