St. Andrew By-The-Sea’s Bridge Builders endeavor to:
- Ensure that the goals and objectives related to racism and inequality are grounded in scripture
- Explore, and thereby better understand, the causes and the extent of racism and inequality
- Educate others on the issues of racism and inequality
- Develop and promote systems for addressing and overcoming racism and inequality
A Sampling of Recent Community Programs
- A Visual History of African-American Religion – June 2018 presented by Dr. Eric Williams of The Smithsonian Institute
- Discussing Faith and Race – June 2019 with Rev. Dr. Peter M. Wherry
- America’s Original Sin – November 2019 book discussion presented by Calvin Lamar
- Rosa Parks Building Bridges – February 2020 by Dr. Patricia Felton-Montgomery
Joint events between St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church and First Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Bluffton
St. Andrew has a special relationship with First Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Together the two churches have sponsored:
Acts of Two Churches: (Bible study of the Book of Acts), Mid-Summer Picnic, Fall Celebration, Christmas Eve Under the Stars (outdoor worship), Community Prayer Walk, Easter Sunrise on the May River, and a frank discussion on racial unrest with St. Andrew pastor Daniel Burbage and First Zion’s pastor Bennie Jenkins.
I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.
Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. John 13:34
For more information about Bridge Builders, contact the church at firstname.lastname@example.org.