Members and friends of St. Andrew By-The-Sea are invited to an all-church picnic on Sunday, August 11 at Bluffton’s Oyster Factory Park. The event will include a blessing for students and teachers as they return to school. Watch for more info on times and other details soon.
St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church was honored to host renowned scholar, activist, author and artist, the Rev. Dr. Peter M. Wherry, at our Hilton Head Campus on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. for an engaging discussion on Faith & Race.
The program was the inaugural Dr. Julius Scott Lecture Series event, named for St. Andrew Pastor Emeritus Dr. Julius Scott. St. Andrew plans to host more speakers on the issues of reconciliation and human understanding, the tenants of Dr. Scott’s life as he served as the executive director of the Martin Luther King Center and as the president of several outstanding universities, as well as in his many roles striving for peace and justice.
Rev. Dr. Julius Scott Click here for a link to listen to the full program.
About Dr. Wherry:
Since January of 2007, Dr. Wherry has served as Sr. Pastor of the
Mayfield Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC. In
addition, through his work as founding moderator of the United
Missionary Baptist Association, Dr. Wherry has provided leadership to 70
mostly Baptist churches in the Charlotte area representing a
constituency of 40,000 persons.
He is a founding “foot-soldier” of the Forward Together Moral Movement
which has stood for such social issues as voter rights and economic
justice. Dr. Wherry has been a guest lecturer and featured preacher at
several seminaries and has been an adjunct professor and doctoral
advisor. He has preached coast to coast in the U.S. as well as
internationally. In Virginia, Dr. Wherry served urban and rural
churches, and was appointed to the State Board of Juvenile Justice and
served as a counselor for the VA Department of Corrections, working with
violent sex offenders.
His published works include a unique musical CD and devotional in collaboration with his wife, Dr. Wanda Wherry, entitled A Door of Hope: A Devotional with Sermons and Songs of Hope. He also partnered to produce The Forward Together Lectionary as a resource to assist preachers in the task of incorporating social justice into houses of faith. His latest book is Preaching Funerals in the Black Church: Bringing Perspective to Pain.
As an artist, Dr. Wherry has been a choir director, singer and actor
in international and national touring productions of such Broadway shows
as The Wiz and Ain’t Misbehavin’ and many other plays
ranging from Shakespeare to more contemporary works. As a vocalist, he
has appeared on recordings with opera legend Eileen Farrell among
The St. Andrew By-The-Sea Bridge Builders Committee is offering the Faith & Race program free to the public at the church’s Hilton Head Campus sanctuary located at 20 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head, SC 29928.
In addition to the Saturday program on Hilton Head, Dr. Wherry was the guest preacher at St. Andrew’s Bluffton Campus on Sunday, June 23. Click to visit the Bluffton Live Stream page for his two messages.
For more information, contact: Sue Yearwood at firstname.lastname@example.org Donna Beavers at email@example.com or call the St. Andrew By-The-Sea Church Office at 843-785-4711