Our God Provides!!

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!

Blessings Flow

“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!

Case Statement

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.

Pledge Cards

If you’d like to make a pledge in addition to your one-time donation, please use this Pledge Card.

In the News

Check out the latest editorials and mentions we’ve gotten:

Editorial from Sunday’s Post and Courier

Guest editorial in Post and Courier from John Hildreth of National Trust of Historic Preservation

Featured on Indiegogo.com

90-Day Prayer Bulletin, Week 11

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.


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Visit our Facebook page or blog for more information. If your prayer life needs more information than you find there, please contact Lori Moore in the church office.

90-Day Prayer Bulletin, Week 10

Pastor Craig’s new October sermon series that focuses on faithfully expecting big things from God began 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.

We need your fervent prayers as we begin meeting with folks outside our congregation this week. The time is growing very short, and we need around  $700,000 more in cash to close on October 31.

Pray this week that:

  • Doors will keep opening for us and that folks will be moved to partner with us to save this historic church.
  • God will send the right folks our way and that he touches their hearts and makes them want to contribute in significant ways to the purchase of our church buildings.
  • More good publicity will call attention to the potential loss of a wonderful downtown church building, so the public will stay engaged and make generous donations to help us.
  • Committee members will have insight for creative solutions, so we can purchase these buildings and keep them as a church for another 173 years or so.


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Visit our Facebook page or blog for more information. If your prayer life needs more information than you find there, please contact Lori Moore in the church office.

90-Day Prayer Bulletin, Week 9

HUGE thank you to all the volunteers who made the Mayor’s Reception such a fabulous success! The music from the mass choir rocked the church house, and many folks attended–from downtown residents to former St. Andrew’s Lutheran members. The weather was perfect for our outdoor event, and we enjoyed lots of news coverage from multiple outlets. So thank you for your prayers about the reception!

Pray this week that the:

  • Fundraising committee will speak boldly when asking people and businesses in the community to partner with us to save the church
  • People in the community will be led to partner with us

Benefit Party: Glazed gourmet doughnuts celebrates its first anniversary this Friday, October 5 at 7 pm, and they’re taking donations to benefit Redeemer’s building fund! Celebrate with them and enjoy “breakfast for dinner” at their establishment at 481 King St. Check out their flyer for more info about the party.

We’re more than halfway to our goal!

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Visit our Facebook page or blog for more information. If your prayer life needs more information than you find there, please contact Lori Moore in the church office.

Our Case Statement

For information about our journey to buy our church buildings, read our case statement. Please share with your friends and family who’d like to help us purchase these historic church buildings.

90-Day Prayer Bulletin, Week 8

The building committee members were delighted with the large crowd of Redeemer members who attended the congregational meeting this past Sunday for the presentation of the fundraising and business plan to purchase the church buildings. Securing the low-interest loan, doing the research for, and putting together the sustainable business plan were only half the work that needs to be done. With just five weeks left, miraculous work is needed for people outside of our congregation to consider partnering with us to save this church.

The Mayor’s Reception is this Thursday evening, September 27. Please pray that everything will go wonderfully–from the music and the speeches, to the inclination of the hearts of those in attendance to consider significant donations to help us keep these buildings a church. If you are coming to the event, please RSVP to Beth Plante.

As we seek meeting with potential donors this week and next, pleasepray that

  • these folks would meet with us and make significant donations
  • we would do a good job of presenting the issue and opportunity to partner with us to preserve this church

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Visit our Facebook page or blog for more information. If your prayer life needs more information than you find there, please contact Lori Moore in the church office.