10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910

 (843) 815-6570

Email: lpcoffice1@hargray.com

10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910

(843) 815-6570    LPCoffice1@hargray.com

Upcoming Topics:

Sept. 9:     Hope

Sept. 16:   Shema (To Listen)

Sept. 23:   Holy Spirit

Sept. 30:   Generosity

Zoom invites to come via eblast.

Charleston Atlantic Presbytery will present its 12th annual STEPS event on

Saturday, August 29, 2020 via Zoom, 9am - 11:00am

This year's theme is “For Such a Time as This,”  Esther 4:14.

Virtual STEPS will consist of two workshop sessions with three options each. Read about the workshops at https://capresbytery.org/steps-2020/. This is a great opportunity to deepen your spiritual life from the comfort of your own home, or with fellow LPC-ers in Fellowship Hall (up to 10 people).  Contact Elder Carol Bogle at CarolBogle21@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us in person, in which case we would decide together which two classes we will participate in.

In order to participate, you MUST pre-register on the presbytery website.T here is no cost to participate, but you MUST pre-register by Friday, August 21.  Zoom links to the workshops for which you registered will be sent to you Monday, August 24.  If you do not receive your link by Tuesday, August 25, contact Dorothy Blackwelder or Pie Mikell immediately.

Enjoy classes like Self-care in a Season of Change, What Happened at this Year's 1st ever Virtual General Assembly, and Adaptive Change in a Time of Volatility.   We hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity to learn with other Presbyterians in our Presbytery! 

New CE Bible Study Coming Soon!

Join us in September as we try out a new series based on resources from TheBibleProject.com! Each week will be focused on a particular theme or topic in Scripture. We will read scripture, listen to a brief audio segment about the text and how it relates to our current time, engage with a short video, and dive into discussion! This study allows us to engage with scripture in new ways and discover its relevance for us still! Each week you will receive scripture and a brief audio clip to review before the class, as well as the link for the Zoom class.

We hope you will join us Wednesdays at 5:00 pm via Zoom beginning September 9th!

 

ADULT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

We invite you to join, learn, and grow with us!
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOU TUBE CHANNEL!
 
This is a useful way to keep track of the activities of LPC on YouTube. This includes all virtual worship services, video devotionals, some online Bible studies, and more! Just go to YouTube.com and search “Lowcountry Presbyterian Church.” You should see our LPC page with our LPC logo at the top after you hit enter. Just click the red “Subscribe” button to the right and that’s it! Feel free to peruse old worship services and rewatch our weekly devotionals.

Next Movie Discussion: "Brian Banks"

Join us for one of two reflection opportunities via Zoom

Tuesday (8/25) at 2:00 pm

Wednesday (8/26) at 6:00 pm

Join Pastor Stephanie in a movie discussion based on the film Brian Banks!   

Based on an inspirational true story of Brian Banks who had dreams at an early age of playing in the NFL. This movie portrays his life after spending a decade in prison and trapped on probation after being wrongfully convicted in his youth. He tries to clear his name to resume his dream of playing in the NFL. This movie looks at the efforts he went to to clear his name, the difficulty of life on probation, and the justice system from the angle of life after prison. We hope you will watch the movie and join us to reflect on this extraordinary story.

We read together and discussed the memoir, “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates” by Wes Moore. 

Here is a synopsis of the book:   

Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.

Two groups were offered with each meeting weekly for a month.  One led by Rev. Dion and Jon Nickel using Zoom and the second led by Rev. Herrin and Josh Fox offered at the same time, in person in our Fellowship Hall, at tables with chairs socially distanced, (except for couples ), wearing masks and sanitizing before and after the meeting. 

There are 23 people reading the book between the two groups. There have been thoughtful discussions in both groups. We highly recommend this book to the congregation.                                                           

Stay tuned for announcements about future adult education offerings.

Other Study Opportunities

 
Men of Purpose (MOP): Meets each Saturday morning in the Parlor at 8:00 am for coffee, refreshments, and faith discussion. ALL MEN ARE WELCOME whether you are an LPC member or not. MOP is not meeting officially again until Fall. We may meet a couple of times this summer informally. We pray for everyone’s health and safety.  Questions? Contact Bill Walker at billwalker42@gmail.com.
 
Temple Class: LPC is invited to the Temple class every third Saturday of the month at 10:00am in the Sanctuary. Join us! This is postponed for the forseeable future.
 
Small Groups: Several small groups meet in various homes and some meet at the church. We believe that no one should go through the journey of life alone. Belonging to a small group provides a place to cultivate deep friendships through study, prayer, fellowship, and serving together. We invite you to join one or start one! For more information, or to join or start a group, contact Rev. Herrin at (843) 815-6570.
 
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