Doors to Freedom has been established to provide a safe place for survivors of sex trafficking to experience a transformed life. Their annual fundraiser Race for Freedom is Saturday, October 7 at 9 am at Wannamaker Park (8888 University Blvd., 29406). Tiffany Koch is heading up our Redeemer Charleston team. Participation in this event is open to men, women, and children of all ages, or you can donate to the cause. Get registration and donation details here.
Whether you’ve been attending Redeemer for two months or two years, our inquirers’ class is a wonderful, casual way to learn more about Redeemer’s story–both how we fulfill our mission of being a Gospel-presence in Charleston and how you can be part of that mission. Our next class is Saturday, October 14 at the church, and we’d love for you to come! Get more details here about the class, our first step toward church membership. Plus read some comments and feedback from recent attendees! To reserve your spot, email Gray Morgan.
At Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, we continued in our Deuteronomy sermon series with our senior pastor preaching from Deuteronomy 33:24-25 on Sunday, September 17. Bad news or scary events–like Hurricane Irma, a recent ISIS bomb in Europe, and the Equifax data breach due to hackers–can fill us with fear and make us insecure. Yet God has called us to go out into the world without fear, and God always combats that which he does not want for his people. He doesn’t want fear for us in our lives, and we see in this blessing to Asher that whether the translation says “bolts of iron” or “shoes of iron” we receive the Lord’s protection. We can be confident that in God and with God we are safe, and we can move out confidently with the authority to trample snakes and scorpions. Listen to the whole sermon here.
Join us this Sunday, September 17 for our kickoff of Christian-education classes for all ages beginning at 9:15 am. Here’s information about the curriculum and class locations.
Then join us for our one worship service beginning at 10:30. If you’re new, start here for worship info. Our senior pastor will preach this Sunday from Deuteronomy 33:24-25. And we’ll take communion together as a church family following the sermon. Here’s our electronic bulletin, viewable on smart phones and tablets. We do offer paper bulletins and LARGE PRINT editions as well.
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This past Sunday, September 10 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, many of us braved the coming storm to join with a few other congregations whose buildings were closed due to the storm. Our senior pastor led us through Matthew 24:30-31, 36-51 asking us, “What impact is the certain knowledge of the imminent return of Christ having on me and my behavior?”
As believers we find hope in the return of the Lord, and we’re commanded to cheer and comfort one another with this knowledge. The imminent coming of Christ should make us people of hope, who are prepared and faithful. Listen to the whole sermon here.
At Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, we will have a worship service tomorrow, September 10 at our usual time of 10:30 am in our sanctuary. Because many have evacuated or will be unable to come downtown, those who can come will worship together as a big church family for the whole service. We will not have communion; we will postpone until another week. If you’re new to Redeemer, start here for worship information.
For tomorrow’s service, our Education Building will be open for use of bathrooms, water coolers, and nurseries; however, we will not have volunteers staffing the nursery tomorrow. We will also not offer Children’s Worship during the sermon. As we said in Thursday’s Email Blast, our Christian-education hour is canceled. Lord willing, our fall semester can kick off next Sunday, September 17 at 9:15 am.
Please watch the weather reports and road conditions for your area. If you’re able to join us for Sunday worship, then we look forward to worshiping with you. If you’re not able to venture out, then use tomorrow’s worship bulletin to lead your family in worship.
Hurricane Irma’s Impacts for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC:
- Saturday’s inquirers’ class is POSTPONED.
- Sunday’s Christian-education hour is CANCELED.
- Sunday’s worship service information – UPDATE
With the largest hurricane in recorded history approaching 3 coastal states, voluntary and mandatory evacuations are already beginning further south. Our governor has declared a state of emergency. Wise hurricane preparations will require many of us to spend the next few days securing our homes for strong winds, gathering medications and storm supplies, making any evacuation travel plans, and checking on any relatives in vulnerable areas.
To enable all of you to care for your families and property, we’re postponing our inquirers’ class that was scheduled for this Saturday, September 9. Once we’re through the storm, we’ll know whether we can plan a class for the following weekend or whether we’ll be cleaning up and drying out, making necessary our postponing the class further into the fall.
We’re also canceling our Christian-education classes for this Sunday, September 10. Lord willing, we’ll be able to gather as usual the following Sunday for classes and our worship service.
This Sunday’s worship service as of now is not canceled, but if there is a mandatory evacuation for Charleston for Sunday, then we’ll definitely cancel the worship service, too. We always try to comply with local officials’ orders.
Beginning this fall, our church family at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, will follow The Gospel Project, a chronological, Christ-centered study for kids, students, and adults. We’ll have classes for toddlers, preschoolers, elementary kids, middle school and high school youth, and adults beginning on Sunday, September 17 at 9:15 am.
Here are the locations of each of the classes:
- Adults will meet in the sanctuary.
- High school youth will meet in the library/conference room on the second floor of the Education Building.
- Middle school youth will meet in the pastor’s office on the second floor of the Education Building.
- Elementary children in grades 1-5 will meet in the courtyard.
- Preschool children (ages 3-5) will meet in the conference room at the end of the hall on the first floor of the Education Building.
- Babies and toddlers (ages 0-2) will meet in the toddler nursery on the first floor of the Education Building.
Due to our ongoing renovations, we’ll use these locations for at least the month of September. We look forward to learning and growing together as a church family!
Join the men of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, and other downtown churches for the First Wednesday Luncheon at St. Philip’s Parish Hall on Wednesday, September 6 at noon. Come enjoy good food with a requested donation of $10, plus hear a guest speaker. This month’s speaker is Jamie Jordan, local businessman and director of the SC Christian Chamber of Commerce.