Worship Service Times

Traditional Worship 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

CrossRoads Contemporary Worship 9:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Coffee and Fellowship in the Gathering Space after all worship services.

College Ethics Symposium
College Ethics Symposium:  The College Ethics Symposium planning team is looking for a few more hosts for housing and meals
for participating college students and faculty mentors. The symposium will be held at First Presbyterian on October 17-19.
If you are able to help out, please contact Mike Brock at hhilife2003@yahoo.com.
More information on the symposium can be found at www.ethicssymposium.org. 
Disaster Assistance – Hurricane Dorian

Thank you for your quick response for disaster assistance.  With gifts received recently and with funds from Global and Local Outreach ministries, we are planning on sending $6,367 to Caribbean Youth Network (CYN) designated for relief to the Bahama Islands which received the brunt of the storm’s devastation.  This summer FPC established a connection with CYN when Hannah Kreoger, Mark Brown and two of our youth, Jordan Wilhelm and Kelsey Brandt, worked with the group repairing homes in Abaco Islands.  

New This Fall!

Beginning, September 9

Those Other Epistles:  James through Jude

Keeping with the tradition of our Monday morning Bible study, we will look to
interpret scripture by drawing from other scripture and from history. Our focus will be on James; 1st and 2nd Peter; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John; and the book of Jude. Among the questions they try to answer are, “Now that we call ourselves Christians, how should we live?  What does it mean for us to be Holy, set apart?”

This new study will begin Monday, September 9, and will be led by FPC member
Jim Wagner. The class will meet in the library  at 10: 00 a.m. We invite all to join us. 

Wednesday Night Program 

September 18 – November 6
6:30 p.m. –  7-:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

Part of the healing of our nation must come from the church modeling for our society how we are to love those with whom we disagree.” – Adam Hamilton  As Christians, we believe in “one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of all, who is over all and in all.” How do we live as a community that exemplifies that belief despite our theological, socio-cultural, political and generational differences?

September 18: For now we see in a mirror dimly. What are the lenses we wear when we look at scripture and world issues? How do they impact our ability to be in discussion with others?

September 25The church’s one foundation. Discussion about Christian denominations examining our origins, differences, and how we can teach each other. 

October 2: Is my/our Jesus too small?”  How do our theological and denominational views affect how we individually/collectively see Jesus and what Jesus asks of us in our lives?

For the complete October and November schedule click here.



Digging Deeper into The Story

 9 a.m. in the Library  September 12 – November 24


September 12:  Creation Stories.  How do multiple creation stories shape our understanding of God’s nature? 

September 19:  Sarah and Hagar. What is the cultural context that influenced how the stories of the two women bore sons to Abraham was told?

September 26:  The OT Trio: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob   Why is God is referred to as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob throughout scripture? 

October 3: The Name of God.  God, Lord, Lord God, Jehovah, Lord of Hosts… Where do these various names from God come from? We will delve into a little Hebrew to find out. 

For the complete October and November schedule click here



“The Story” will be sold Sunday mornings in the Gathering Space beginning August 18 for $5.
Parents that buy the book will receive a corresponding book for their children for free.

God goes to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. That is what “The Story” is all about: the story of the Bible
condensed into 31 accessible chapters, “The Story” sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events,
it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel.

How can you participate? First and foremost, READ ALONG! Even if you don’t attend a Sunday school class,
we will be engaging the texts and themes in worship, as well using a new Narrative Lectionary of the Old Testament.

There is a study for every age group:

9:45 Sunday School
11:00 Sunday Children’s Church
5:15 Wednesday WOW Family Worship

9:45 a.m. Sunday School
5:45 a.m. Wednesday night youth group

9:45 a.m. Sundays “Lowcountry Lessons” the Sanctuary
9:45 a.m. Sundays “Family of Faith” Rm 202
11:00 a.m. Sundays “Joy Group” Library
9:00 a.m. Thursdays “Digging Deeper” Pastor’s Bible Study
Materials are available for Small Groups who wish to use “The Story” this fall.
Please see Pastor Lisa to preview the materials.
 is back!
Kids ages 3 yrs – 5th grade
Musical Enrichment and Bible Study

3:15-5:15        K & elementary students

4:45-5:15        3 and 4 year olds

5:15-5:40        WOW Family Worship

Wednesdays at FPC

Children’s WOW at 3:45 p.m.

in the second floor classrooms; registration on-line

Youth AIM choir at 4:15 p.m. in the Choir Room

New Voices at 5:30 p.m. in the Choir Room

Middle & High School Youth Group at 6:15 p.m.

in Honey Horn Chapel/Room 122(Youth Room)

Fellowship Dinner at 5:45 p.m. in the Gathering Space
Reservations required by Monday at 5 p.m.

Adult Programming at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

New Visual Arts Exhibit!
The Visual Arts subcommittee of the Worship & Music Ministry is pleased to announce “Transcendence,” an
exhibit of works by artists at Allendale Correctional Instituion.  “Inmates’ works are proof of the transformative
power of art.”  Allendale is the site of the bi-annual Kairos Ministry retreats supported by our Board of Deacons. 
The exhibit is being shown in the south wing and is extremely impressive; don’t miss it!
An Evening with Our Prince of Scribes
 Writers remember Pat Conroy
Sunday, Sept. 29, 5-6:30 p.m.
New York Times best-selling author Pat Conroy inspired devoted fans among readers and writers around the world.
This free evening session features a panel of writers sharing their personal stories about Conroy and his writing.
Those on the panel include Jonathan Haupt, the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center, and
writers Stephanie Austin Edwards, David Lauderdale, Bren McClain and Kathy L. Murphy.
Open to the public, this special event is presented by the Pat Conroy Literary Center
in partnership with First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head Island.
Telecommunication presentation with Dr. Serge Makolo
C/O William Rule of Congo Mission Network
Thursday, October 3, 12 Noon