10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910
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Surrounded by God's grace, we are a family of faith joined together through Christ, offering meaning and hope to all by the way we worship, serve and live.
PC(USA) congregations are locally governed by a group of member-elected and ordained Elders, which comprise the Session. All PC(USA) churches are connected through "presbyteries." We are part of the Charleston-Atlantic Presbytery.
We are privileged to partner with our Jewish sisters and brothers who conduct services in our sanctuary and fellowship hall, and join with us in various mission activities in service to the greater Bluffton community.
In September 1993 in a room rented from a bank building, a gathering of visionary-believers that would become Lowcountry Presbyterian Church began worshipping under the leadership of organizing pastor, Dr. Frank R. Sells. Before the year ended, the small congregation moved into its own sanctuary built on ten acres of a wooded area in the town of Bluffton, South Carolina - at that time, barely noticed by the locals and vacationers on their way to and from Hilton Head Island. In June of the following year, that congregation of 88 members was formally chartered by the Presbyterian Church (USA) and Charleston-Atlantic Presbytery.
To accommodate our growing membership and our expanded community outreach, we moved into our current sanctuary in October 2000. The original sanctuary now serves as our Fellowship Hall and a meeting facility for church activities and many area organizations and nonprofits. Both facilities are wheelchair-friendly and have internet access. We continue to grow as a church and in faith, seeking together to be the church that Christ is calling us to be.
Today, under the leadership of Rev. Christine Herrin, our church family numbers approximately 430 people. In 2018, we welcomed Rev. Stephanie Dion to minister alongside Rev. Herrin as our new Associate Pastor. Since our early days, we have strived to be a welcoming and inclusive church with am emphasis on traditional worship, active discipleship, wide-ranging mission activities, compassionate outreach and caring for those within and outside of our congregation.
LPC is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), which is part of a community of Christians which subscribes to the "Reformed Tradition," guided by Scripture and many Confessions and Creeds.
9:35am: Christian Education classes offered in the Children's Room and Parlor
10:30am: Children are dismissed after the Children's Message to go to Children's Church in a room adjacent to the sanctuary.
Nursery care is always available for infants-4 years old during the 10:30am service.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF LPC