Social Witness Task Force


This ministry has chosen two topics to address initially: racial reconciliation and environmental stewardship. As first steps, the group explored educational opportunities and sought ways to live out our call to be Christ’s hands and feet in the world. 

As FPC moves forward with becoming an Earth Care congregation, fall offerings include a variety of options: presentations, walks, the return of Coffee & Conversation, and more! Please take time to review the upcoming offerings and save the dates on your calendar.

Fall Programing Focuses on Creation Care

This fall FPC has planned many events to address the many ways in which we can express our concern and care for the Earth.

Here is the lineup of what is being offered. There is certainly something for everyone!


  • Wednesday, DATE CHANGE October 27 at 8:30-10:00 AM: Nature walk at Jarvis Creek Park (Led by master naturalist  Anneliza Itkor)


  • Wednesday, October 20 at 5:30 PM: All Church Picnic (Hosted by Family Ministry and Congregational Life)

        6:30-7:00 PM:  Lantern-making workshop for all ages; we’ll share our lanterns in the HHI Lantern Parade on November 13


  • Thursday, October 21 at 9:00 AM in the Gathering Space: Coffee and Conversation; Mike Bennett, CEO and owner of 12 Recycle, will answer our questions about recycling and ways we can work to reduce waste to protect our                  environment.  (Led by Mary Stuart Alderman)


  • Thursday, October 28 at 9:00 AM in the Gathering Space: Coffee and Conversation; Judy Dunning will speak about global warming and its impact here.


  • Sunday, October 31 at 4:00 PM in person: Author Janisse Ray (“The Rachel Carson of the South”), whose new book of nature essays, World Spectacle: Seeking Wonder in a World Beyond Humans, releases on October 26 from Trinity University Press. The Pat Conroy Literary Center is a program partner and will sell books that evening.


  • Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 PM: Dr. Kim Ritchie will speak about her work with sharks and their importance to a healthy ecosystem.


  • Wednesday, November 10 at 7:00 PM: Dr. Edward D’Antonio will speak on the damage that plastics are causing to the             environment. He will also discuss the work of the USCB Environmental Club's most recent project. 


  • Saturday, November 13 at Dusk: Join us in walking the Hilton Head Island Lantern Parade, a local event that has become an Island tradition.

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We're excited that 

Coffee & Conversation

is back!!

Thursdays, 9 AM

in the Gathering Space

For October topics