Bridge Builders

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
Dr. Peter Wherry, center, with St. Andrew Pastor Emeritus Rev. Dr. Julius S. Scott and his wife, Ann, in 2019.

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 РNovember 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

Blessing of the Backpacks during a joint picnic with St. Andrew By-The-Sea and First Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

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  

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