Meet the People Behind Community Thanksgiving



St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church is an open, nurturing body of Christian believers seeking God’s guidance as we minister to others.

Our purpose is to grow a welcoming community where people of all ages and stages on their faith journey can come to experience the love, grace, and compassion of Jesus Christ. We provide various worship and other spiritual growth opportunities communicating the Gospel to inspire and encourage a deeper understanding of God while developing relationships with each other, leading to service locally and beyond.

St. Andrew By-The-Sea UMC is proud to be a founding co-sponsor and to support our mission of service to others through this annual event.

20 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head:
In-person and live stream services will be held at 10am for the remainder of 2023. Traditional in-person worship on Sundays at 9:00 + 11:15 am with live stream services at 11:15 will resume in January 2024. A number of adult Bible classes and kids’ programs are offered Sundays, plus many small groups and studies, community outreach, and music ministry programs throughout the week.

More Info:
Find out the latest on our activities, ministries, and missions at, which includes links to our newsletter, The Fisherman, and our weekly email. St. Andrew offers a variety of opportunities to grow and to live out your faith.

Other questions?
Call the church at 843-785-4711



World Famous Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks!

Hudson's has been a family affair since the venerable J.B. Hudson, Sr., put his name on the door of the old Hudson's Oyster Factory back in the 1920's when it was a seafood processing plant.

For more than 45 years Hudson's has also been a tradition for islanders and visitors as Hilton Head's most renowned seafood eatery. Almost all of the seafood comes from these waters and all food is prepared from scratch on the premises.

All tables feature extraordinary views of Skull Creek providing a truly unique Lowcountry dining experience. Hudson's employs the largest, and one of only two remaining fishing fleets on the island. This insures that Hudson's serves seafood fresh from the docks to your table. Share the excitement as the crews unload thousands of oysters, shrimp and soft shell crabs from the day's catch. Bring your family and friends for a special Lowcountry treat that has been a tradition for island-goers for many years.

Hudson's is open daily:
Lunch: 11AM -4pm
Dinner: 5pm - until
Brunch Sunday: 10am-4pm
Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm

Call 843-681-2772 for more information.
Or visit


This event is organized by St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church and Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks. Donations in the true spirit of Thanksgiving are greatly appreciated. All donations on the day of the event will go to The Deep Well Project, Second Helpings, and Bluffton Self Help. Transportation can also be arranged if needed.

And we invite you to volunteer! Click Here to go to the VOLUNTEER PAGE. NO VOLUNTEERS UNDER 10 YRS. OF AGE. Or make a donation by mail or drop off at:  St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, 20 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928. (Make note on your check – "Community Thanksgiving Dinner.")