Seasonal Celebrations

Advent Studies & Christmas Eve

Advent is a time for St. Andrew members and friends to dig dipper into study and into getting to know each other better in the spirit of Christmas. Between our two campuses, we have four Christmas Eve services, with one to fit your schedule.
Click here for the Christmas Eve Worship Schedule.

Christmas Pageant

Our children love being part of a Christmas Pageant. Children may all participate in a pageant during our 4:30pm Christmas Eve Service at the Hilton Head Campus. A pageant is included in a December service at the Bluffton Campus. Contact the Children’s Coordinator at Pope Avenue or at Bluffton to learn more about the schedule and how your child might become involved.

Fall Festival

Fall Festival book shoppers 2014We are sorry to announce that Fall Festival will not take place in 2021 and we are not accepting any donations at this time.

In the past, Fall Festival has been the primary funding source for St. Andrew By-The-Sea’s Mission/Outreach for many years.  Countless St. Andrew By-The-Sea members work tirelessly to make this special event happen—providing not only funding for our programs, but also a community-wide social event and a source of needed items for the less fortunate in our area.

The Fall Festival is the island’s longest running pre-holiday bazaar with “Odds & Olds,” collectibles, books, sports & hobbies, toys & tots, Christmas crafts, food, baked goods, a great Silent Auction & more!  It is usually held on a Saturday in November from 10am – 2pm.

The Festival has raised over $30,000 for mission programs annually, with much of the monies remaining in our local community. Thanks to all those who donated to any booth and to the Silent Auction.

What are the funds raised at the Fall Festival used for?
Every dollar raised through the sale of items goes to support missions. The missions causes range from such local charities as Deep Well and Habitat for Humanity, to sending mission teams to hurricane ravaged areas or to International mission sites.

Our annual Fall Festival is a special event in the life of the church. It is hoped that every person in the congregation will make, bake and donate saleable items. Workers are also needed the day of the festival.

Donations of items gladly accepted (sorry, we do not accept clothing except for infants and toddlers, and we only accept smaller items of furniture, such as nightstands, small tables, etc., that can easily be purchased and transported home by a buyer).

Call the church office at 785-4711 for more information.

Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

When a St. Andrew member read in our local paper that there would be many “lonely locals” who had no where to go on Thanksgiving, he sprung into action and with the help of Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks of Skull Creek, our church and Hudson’s created the Community Thanksgiving Dinner, served to over 1500 people each Thanksgiving at Hudson’s. The free dinner is served from 11am-3pm. Donations benefit Deep Well, Bluffton Self Help and Second Helpings. Read more here.