Hilton Head Campus is located at 20 Pope Avenue, 29928 Bluffton Campus is at 39 Persimmon St., Building 200, Suite 203/204, 29910
Palm Sunday, April 14 Hilton Head Campus services at 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. with an Easter Egg Hunt for all children thru 5h grade at 12:30 p.m. . Bluffton Worship at 39 Persimmon at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m
Maundy Thursday, April 18 Hilton Head Campus from 11am – 6:30pm: Walk a prayer labyrinth in the Celebration Center. Meditations provided at stations along the path.
Bluffton Campus at 7 p.m. : Journey to the Cross – an interactive service for all ages. A nursery will also be provided.
Good Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. – Hilton Head Campus Good Friday Communion and Tennebrae Service
Easter Sunday, April 21 Sunrise Service at Coligny Beach on Hilton Head at 7:00 a.m. (At the church at 20 Pope Ave. in the event of rain or inclement weather.) Hilton Head Campus Worship – 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. with Chancel Choir, strings and brass.
NEW Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. at Bluffton Oyster Factory Park hosted by St. Andrew By-The-Sea and First Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Bluffton Campus Worship – 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. More information: 843-785-4711 or www.hhiumc.com
For a number of years, St. Andrew By-The-Sea has had the dream of bringing retired UMC Bishop Ernest S. Lyght to Hilton Head. It is an honor to announce he will be joining Rev. Neil Yongue at the Hilton Head Campus on March 24, and preaching at both the 9:00 & 11:15 services.
Bishop Lyght has been an outspoken advocate for cross-racial experiences and has had a unifying presence in all settings. He is co-author of Many Faces, One Church; Our Father; and Confessions of Three Ebony Bishops, all published by Abingdon Press.
He is well-known for his tireless efforts on behalf of Africa University in Zimbabwe, and is the former Chair of the Africa University Board and Advisory Development Committees and has provided leadership to the university’s friend and fundraising efforts.
In addition to pastoral appointments in local churches and as a district superintendent in New Jersey, he was elected as bishop in 1996 and assigned first to the New York Area and then to the West Virginia Area until his retirement in 2011.He has served on a variety of boards and agencies including the General Board of Church and Society (1984-1992) and the General Board of Global Ministries as well as being elected as a delegate to Jurisdictional and General Conferences and president of the United Methodist Men’s Commission.
Ernest and his wife, Eleanor, live in Delanco, New Jersey.