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).
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.
THURSDAY MORNING CHRISTIAN SHARING GROUP
WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
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
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.
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
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
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
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;
each year the organization recognizes a Christian man for selfless service to others in the
Man of the Year
Intermixed with these three anchor events, the men gathered regularly to listen to a
presentation by prominent leaders.
program (a joint venture with Christ Central Ministries and the SC Christian Chamber of Commerce)
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.
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