We joyfully welcome our new Associate Pastor, Rev. Stephanie Dion
LPC's NEWSLETTER, "THE LIGHT"
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF LPC
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 our 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 near 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.
Today, under the ministry of Rev. Christine Herrin, our church family numbers approximately 430 people. To accommodate our growing membership and our expanded community outreach, we moved into our current sanctuary in October 2000. The original sanctuary has since been extensively remodeled and now serves as our Fellowship Hall and a meeting facility for church activities and several area organizations. 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.
We recently welcomed Rev. Stephanie Dion to minister alongside Rev. Herrin as our new Associate Pastor . From our early days we strive to be a welcoming and inclusive church with emphasis on traditional worship, active discipleship, wide-ranging mission activities, compassionate outreach and caring for those in need.
We are a Stephen Ministry congregation.
Celebrating our 25th Anniversary, Lowcountry Presbyterian Church (LPC) is the spiritual home of a congregation of approximately 430 members. Our Sunday worship services are at 8:30am and 10:30am, with Christian Education Classes in our Fellowship Hall at 9:35. At our second service, we include a children's message from the Pastor, after which they are dismissed to Children's Church in a room adjacent to the sanctuary. A nursery is also available during the second service.
To those seeking a church home, we cordially invite you to join with us at either worship service and become acquainted.
To learn more about LPC, please take a look at the other pages of our website.
HOW WE CONNECT
PCUSA congregations are locally governed by a group of member-elected Elders which comprise the Session. All PCUSA churches are connected through "presbyteries", in our case the Charleston-Atlantic Presbytery.
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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.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
LPC is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), which is part of a community of Christians which subscribes to the "Reformed Theological Tradition", guided by Scripture and The Apostles' Creed.
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.