Many hands make light work! Last Saturday, August 5 lots of Redeemer folks of all ages gathered for a work day to help move trash and stuff out of the second and third floors, so the construction crews could continue their labors this week. Thanks to everyone who came to help!
Our third-floor renovation continues at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC. Good thing they’re wearing hard hats to demolish the cement ceiling of the third floor! Check out this video: Demolition of Redeemer’s Third Floor Ceiling.
This morning 3.5 tons of demolition waste were hauled away from the renovation site!
Construction continues on our third-floor renovation in our Education Building at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC! All the walls on the third floor have been removed. The construction crew is discarding debris today, and they’ll begin tearing out the old brick chimney soon. It’s going to be a nice-sized room on the third floor providing much-needed space for our growing congregation!
The walls are coming down on the third floor of the Education Building at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC. While we’re taking a break this summer from our Christian-education classes, our construction crew is hard at work to renovate this much-needed space!
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord!
The building committee members have had a busy three days since our congregational meeting on Sunday. We’ve seen the Lord provide in AWESOME ways these last several days–including a $150,000 pledge! We’re excited to announce that we closed this afternoon on our historic church buildings. We’re now proud owners of 43 Wentworth and thrilled to have a more permanent home in downtown Charleston! Praise the Lord with us at his goodness to his people and his provision–beyond all we can ask or imagine!
“The Lord provides.” was the only message that came with an anonymous out-of-state check on Friday for $50,000.00. He does indeed!
Feel free to share our case statement with your friends and family, as you tell them about our church’s struggle to keep a Gospel presence in our historic church buildings.
Check out the latest editorials and mentions we’ve gotten:
Rejoice at the generosity of our fellow churches! At the women’s retreat last weekend, we told of our financial need and our impending deadline. Our hearts have been encouraged as we’ve received $500 and $1000 checks from sister churches in small towns all around South Carolina, like Winnsboro and Blair. Today, we received $3,000 in cash as part of a $10,000 pledge from a wonderful former St. Andrew’s member.
We need to raise $580,000 more over the next two weeks, so please pray fervently for the Lord to provide–as each one of us does his part. Please ask friends and family to partner with us in keeping this 173-year-old church a church. (It is always good to ask folks to prayerfully consider a specific amount, like $1000, or whatever you feel is appropriate.)
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED: Please send your pledged contribution (or as much of it as possible, if it is pledged over three years), so we will have the cash necessary to close on the church property 15 days from now.
Pray this week that:
- Other churches and the potential major donors we are reaching out to will respond positively and give generously
Pastor Craig’s new October sermon series that focuses on faithfully expecting big things from God continued this past Sunday. We encourage you to listen to the sermon online, especially if you missed it. Also, read Craig’s personal letter to the congregation describing the sermon series.