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Summerville Presbyterian Church would like to express a warm and cordial welcome to all who are interested in our church.

We have many opportunities for individuals and families to get involved and grow. Through worship, song, fellowship, education and missions, Summerville Presbyterian Church inspires all to use their unique gifts to serve God.

Who are we?

We are a Christ-centered church which values an open and friendly congregation that is dedicated to spiritual growth of all God’s children and is called by God’s Spirit to serve our neighbors, locally and globally.

Our Guiding Principles

Worship – As we seek to be a Christ-centered people, we encourage all to celebrate God’s Word, to joyfully worship God, and to listen to the Counsel of the Holy Spirit.

Spiritual Growth – Grounded in scripture, we strive to become disciples and to foster a deepening faith in all generations.

Service – Instructed by Jesus to go into the world, and guided by the Holy Spirit, we aim to serve God’s people.

Fellowship – Drawn together from diverse backgrounds, we seek to be a passionate church where all people are valued as brothers and sisters in Christ.

Support – By applying His gifts, we steer SPC through planning, preservation and maintenance, financial management, administrative support and supervision.

Communication – Binding our community of faith as Disciples of Christ, we coordinate and connect the people to the Lord’s Mission for SPC.

Our Ministry Teams

  • WORSHIP

    Regular Sunday Worship Services
    • 8:45 am
    • 11:15 am
      Special Worship Services
    • Ash Wednesday
    • Holy Week (Maundy Thursday & Good Friday
    • Easter Sunrise Service
    • Easter Sunday Services
    • Youth Service: Our Youth, the future leaders of our church, lead worship every spring during Youth Sunday worship services
      Music This team is also responsible for providing music for worship services. We have music ensembles for every age.
    • Chancel Choir is for anyone from junior high school through adults, this choir sings traditional anthems every Sunday at the 11:15 service and at special services. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings at 7:30.
    • Children’s Choir is for grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. Children’s Choir performs a few times during the year at the 8:45 am service and at Christmas and Easter.
    • Jewel Tones is a ladies choral ensemble that generally sings about once a month.
    • Bell Choir: Members work as a single unit of music that transcends the mechanics and “speaks” to the listener. Ringing bells requires the ability to know right from left and count up to 6, and enjoy cooperating as a team. Also, if you play any wind or brass or stringed instruments, Deborah can also give you information about opportunities to play at worship and special services.
    • Music and Drama Camp: The Worship Team also reaches out to the community every summer with a Music and Drama Camp for children.
  • SPIRITUAL GROWTH

    The Spiritual Growth Ministry’s goal is “to provide opportunities, resources, and relationships, so that our members can study and develop skills and grow in their relationships to God.” The team provides opportunities for education for all ages.  In addition to Sunday School and programs for youth and children, the Spiritual Growth team also provides a number of opportunities for adults to strengthen their knowledge of the Bible and our faith. Sunday School
    • Sunday School Classes provide spiritual enrichment for all ages at 10 am Sunday mornings. We have seven Sunday School classes for adults. Class curriculum varies from quarterly studies about biblical topics to intense studies of books of the Bible to topical studies related to current events. Our classes offer a variety way of ways to study. Some classes use printed curriculum, while others use videos. You also have a choice of classes that are lecture based or discussion oriented. Many of our Sunday School classes also have social gatherings outside their Sunday morning classes.
    • Joy kids: Children participate every year in the JOY Kids program, for children in k-4 through fifth grades. In the fall and spring, JOY Kids learn about Jesus and the Gospel through crafts, fun activities, field trips, and song.
    • Youth Fellowship: You’ll find an active, growing youth ministry here at Summerville Presbyterian. While our youth programs are primarily for junior and senior high school students, we also have programs that minister to college and graduate students. The focus is on involving youth in fellowship activities that give them the opportunity for growing Christian relationships with God and each other.
      Opportunities to Grow in Faith and Biblical Knowledge
    • Kindred Spirits is a weekly discussion and prayer group for women. The Bible study is held on Wednesday mornings at 10:00am in the Library. Contemporary Christian authors and the Bible are used for the study.
    • The Grace-Full Readers is a book study group – for women -- that meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00pm in the home of a different group member each month. The group delves into the contemporary literature, examining it from a Christian perspective.
    • The Men’s Bible study group meets from 6:30am to 7:15am every Wednesday at Panera Bread on Main Street. This group uses short Bible studies that are four to six weeks long. Men of the all ages are invited to attend.
    • The South Carolina Presbyterian Pilgrimage, a short course in Christianity held on weekends two times per year at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island, S.C. A Pilgrimage retreat is an opportunity for Christians to joyfully refresh their spirits. Church members who’ve attended Pilgrimage are then invited to join a Fourth Day Small Group, which is a group of Pilgrimage graduates who meet monthly to share experiences in their faith journeys and to support each other through prayer and friendship.
    • Wednesday Night Live Dinner is held during the spring and fall. Wednesday Night Live begins at 5:30pm with a delicious meal served in the gym. For a brief time after the meal, the pastors lead us in “gathering time,” which includes singing and sharing prayer requests. A wide variety of classes are offered after the dinner, including Bible studies, and small groups designed to identify and develop our spiritual gifts. There’s a new slate of classes every spring and fall. Children are offered fun activities and youth are led in Bible study. A couple of times each year, instead of classes, we enjoy a concert or a special presentation of general interest to the church family.
  • SERVICE

    The Service Ministry is to serve as instructed by Jesus, to go into the world and carry on the Lord’s work by serving God’s people everywhere. Some of the Service/Mission Opportunities
    • Hands of Christ Summerville Presbyterian Church is a distribution site for “Hands of Christ” (HOC). We provide school supplies and a set of clothing, for students in need, that are donated by members of the congregation. The Mission (Service) Team provides monetary donations. In our first four years as a distribution site, SPC served approximately 1,300 students.
    • Jail Ministry Summerville Presbyterian Church has an outreach ministry to the men and women inmates held at the Dorchester County Detention Center located in St. George. The purpose of this ministry is to share the good news of the gospel to those inmates.
    • Habitat for Humanity Our youth program will be working with Dorchester Habitat for Humanity a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization which works with volunteers to provide simple, decent shelter to God’s people in need.
      Click Here For Other Service/Mission Opportunities
  • NURTURE

    The Nurture Ministry Team is tasked with knitting the SPC congregation together by providing comfort and support for all of its members.  Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors as ourselves.  A healthy congregation can then proceed to do His work outside.  It starts with a call, a card, a visit, flowers, a shawl, a meal, a plate of cookies, a ride, a helping hand, or a memorial reception.  The Congregational Care Committee has been doing His work in this fashion for more than 30 years.  Our goal and responsibility as a team is to assist them, circles, Sunday School classes, Bible studies, our pastors and church staff, other small groups such as the choirs, bells, Praise Team, Youth Council, Prayer Gathering etc., and individuals in communicating and coordinating who is in need and how best we can offer the prayer, comfort, and support they require or want.  Caring begins in awareness and reaching out.
  • FELLOWSHIP

    The Fellowship Ministry Team ministers to the members of our church by helping them to develop that sense of community that marks the church of Jesus Christ. Providing opportunities for you, as church members, to “get connected.” A few of our regular events include:
    • Wednesday Night Live Dinner is held during the spring and fall. Wednesday Night Live begins at 5:30pm with a delicious meal served in the gym. For a brief time after the meal, the pastors lead us in “gathering time,” which includes singing and sharing prayer requests. A wide variety of classes are offered after the dinner, including Bible studies, and small groups designed to identify and develop our spiritual gifts. There’s a new slate of classes every spring and fall. Children are offered fun activities and youth are led in Bible study. A couple of times each year, instead of classes, we enjoy a concert or a special presentation of general interest to the church family.
    • Talent Show: The last night of the fall session is a time of fun with our annual talent show. Summerville Presbyterian Church holds many fellowship events each year.
    • Pig Pickin’: Held in January this is one of the most popular events so make sure to get your tickets as soon as they become available.
    • Annual Church Picnic: What a fun time for everyone. From dessert contests to games for everyone. This is a great way to meet new people.
    • Senior Lunch Enjoy the entertainment along with the wonderful homemade luncheon and desserts, and prizes too.
  • CONNECTIONS

    Guiding Principle: A well-informed congregation who are using their Spiritual Gifts in the life and ministry of our church is vital to the faithful ministry of SPC in our community, nation and world. The Connections Ministry Team’s mission is to enhance communication throughout the congregation, ministry teams, and staff using a variety of media; and to promote awareness of the worship, work and life of SPC in the community at large. Connections seeks to help the members of our church family discover and use their Spiritual Gifts in service to God.
  • SUPPORT

    The Support Ministry Team serves Summerville Presbyterian Church by striving to provide physical and functional support for our entire membership through financial and property management, as well as disaster preparedness and long-range planning activities. Support is comprised of three main Sub-Committees
    • The Finance Committee is one part of the Support Ministry Team. This one is obvious. This team oversees the church’s revenues and expenses, conducts the annual stewardship campaign, and is involved with all aspects of church finances. It also arranges for an audit of all financial records by an independent auditor.
    • Our Property Committee is the other aspect of our Support Ministry Team. The Property Committee is charged with overseeing the care and use of our buildings and grounds. Every year, the Property team undertakes several projects of both major and minor proportions and repairs throughout the church campus. Their responsibilities cover everything from the water cooler to the heating and air conditioning system, the Sanctuary sound system, light fixtures, paint jobs, and plumbing and yard work. They also are in charge of approving guidelines for the use of our facilities, in addition to overseeing use of the church bus and maintaining the White Church Cemetery on Dorchester Road. And those are just a few of the Property committees duties.
    • The Personnel Committee has the general administrative oversight of the church staff and of the functions, policies, and procedures of the church office. It will strive to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency of the total operation dedicated to serving the Lord through its various duties and functions.