Plan to attend a Potluck Lunch to welcome Stephanie Dion as our new Associate Pastor, August 12 at 11:45am. Be sure to sign up in the narthex to let us know you're coming and what you plan to bring. This is an important celebration in the life of our church.
Joining the LPC Family
For those interested in becoming a member of our family of faith, or simply want to know more about LPC and the Presbyterian Church USA denomination, we offer a series of New Members/Inquirers classes at various times during the year. The program comprises three weekly sessions lasting one to one and a half hours, usually late afternoons on Sunday. The classes are led by Rev. Herrin with assistance from Director of Adult Discipleship Joe Crowley and members of the Membership Ministry. In addition to discussing what it means to be Presbyterian, we look at the meaning of membership and faith, and have time in small group discussion to get to know one another. Contact the church office, (843) 815-6570, for more information.
Most of our members have relocated to the Bluffton area from somewhere else; very few are "natives" of the South Carolina Lowcountry (from which we derive our name). Many arrived initially as tourists, attracted by the golf, beaches and warm weather of nearby Hilton Head Island. Of those, many eventually became residents of greater Bluffton, from Moss Creek to the Sun City community in Okatie, which welcomed its first residents at about the same time as LPC's development.
Since its initial gathering in the 2nd floor room in a bank building 25 years ago, LPC's family has grown to approximately 430 members. The existing sanctuary was completed in 2000, replacing the original place of worship which now serves many uses as the Fellowship Hall. Reverend Christine Herrin was called to become our tenth pastor in 2014.
Whether a full-time or seasonal resident or visitor seeking a church home, you are cordially invited to share our worship experience and get acquainted with us.