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Ethics Symposium


MEN'S SMALL GROUPS
There are several men’s small groups that are active in our church community, and we are excited about more getting started. If you would like to learn more about getting plugged into a Men’s Small Group or if you have interest in starting a small group, please check out our Small Group link (Small Groups).

MISSION OPPORTUNITIES
All people are welcome to participate in our volunteer and mission opportunities, but some projects have great appeal for men. A mission opportunity in the church is a group called "Tools of the Carpenter." This group of men take on projects helping local residents to do physical repairs or other needs as requested. For more information about Tools of the Carpenter, contact Bill Kuttruff at 342-9143. For information about mission opportunities, contact Pastor Sam Martin in the church office at 681-3696.

IRONMEN
This men’s small group meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. in the youth space in the education building.   This Biblical fellowship will encourage and equip men to become a positive impact for Jesus Christ at home, at church and in the community ~ Proverbs 27:17. The group meets from 7:30– 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays year-round; contact Barry Odell (422-8300) for more information.

WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
This longstanding group meets each Wednesday in the East Room at 9:00 a.m. for Bible Study and connection. This group is a bit larger than our Small Groups, all men are welcome. Dr. Doug Fletcher leads the study from September - May.

THURSDAY MORNING CHRISTIAN SHARING GROUP
Each Thursday a number of men meet in the East Room at 9:00 a.m. for a time of sharing.

LOW COUNTRY MEN OF THE CHURCH
The Low Country Men of the Church is open to all men in the local community.  The Men of the Church was first organized in the spring of 1978 (35 years ago) by men from First Presbyterian Church and held their first monthly breakfast in the dining hall of the Fraser Camp (now located on the Providence Presbyterian Church campus on Hilton Head Island).  The men who founded the group felt that every man should be given the opportunity to become more involved in the community and more active in his church.  Prior to the recent name change, membership was comprised primarily of men from the three Presbyterian (PCUSA) churches on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton.  They sponsor the Christian Heritage Breakfast during Heritage Golf week and initiated an intensive GED program held at FPC.

HISTORY: The main activities of the organization were four-fold:

COLLEGE ETHICS SYMPOSIUM
*  Initially, the men established the Ethical Decision Making and Moral Values Symposium for college students, which celebrates its 36th anniversary this year.  The symposium will be held October 24-26, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church. The objective of this program is to help college students recognize and understand contemporary ethical issues and how to factor these insights into their own decision making.  Four college seniors and a faculty member from more than 25 schools are invited to attend. The symposium creates an atmosphere where prepared cases can be studied to illustrate ethical situations in life and business, which can influence the students' future decisions and helps prepare college seniors for decisions they will make in their professional and personal lives.

College Ethics Symposium:

For the Symposium website, click on this link
To view a video from a previous symposium, click on this link


* Later, in partnership with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), they created the Christian Heritage Breakfast where young people from the local community can hear professional golfers say that even in the realm of professional sports, there are men who put God first;
* Thirdly, each year the organization recognizes a Christian man for selfless service to others in the Man of the Year Award;  
Intermixed with these three anchor events, the men gathered regularly to listen to a presentation by prominent leaders.  

GED CAMP
The
GED Camp program (a joint venture with Christ Central Ministries and the SC Christian Chamber of Commerce) will empower individuals to earn the all-important high school diploma. The inaugural camp was held at First Presbyterian Church from July 11-29, 2011 with 24 candidates from across the community registered with the goal of passing the GED exam. Volunteers served as teachers, mentors, supplied food and transportation. GED camps are held four times a year at First Presbyterian Church, five days a week for three weeks. The program is a pilot program for the state of South Carolina. After one year of operation, of the 35 students from the program who took the GED test, 25 have passed.  Of all the GED graduates to date this year in Beaufort County, 90% are students who have completed the GED Camp program sponsored by Low Country Men of the Church.
GED CAMP website






 

 

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