Join us this Sunday, January 26 for a missions-focused breakfast during our Christian-Ed. hour beginning at 9:15 am. Bring breakfast casseroles, pastries, and fruit to share, as we fellowship as a Redeemer family and pray for our RPC-supported missionaries. The children will have their normally scheduled class.
The Redeemer women host showers of blessings for new moms- and brides-to-be. With delicious food and fun fellowship, these women’s events offer a great opportunity to get to know more women in the Redeemer family. The special time for prayer and blessing gives all women a chance to offer advice, stories, and memories, as we celebrate life’s big moments together.
This Saturday, January 25 the women will gather at Leslie Paladino’s house at 10:30 am for a special baby shower of blessings that honors our second- and third-time moms, including Lisa Christian, Cindy Ivey, Tara Peevy, and Jenny West. Whether you have years of experience with newborns, memorable stories of your own mom, or experiences with being a “spiritual mom,” we want you to fellowship with us, share with us, and celebrate these precious little ones with us! Join us for this special event in the life of our church. Contact Lauren Pepin for more details.
Throughout the month of December, Redeemer collected many donations for Without Walls Ministry’s Birthday Party for Jesus held Christmas Day at The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium. We contributed shoeboxes of small gifts for the many children in attendance, hams that were served for the Christmas feast, and bicycles for needy children.
Without Walls Ministry is about “taking the love of Jesus outside the four walls of the church by meeting the needs of the community through physical and spiritual outreach. Ultimately, it is meeting needs and saving souls in a mission field right in our own backyard.”
Redeemer is privileged to participate in these events. Our own Thomas Szymanski said he’s enjoyed participating in past events because “there are a lot of opportunities for prayer, including people asking you to pray for them. There’s a lot of candid discussion, plenty of bonding, and a great sense of God’s presence in the work being done…a real love and passion expressed by those hosting and participating in the event.”
For the Redeemer folks who helped make this event happen, here’s a special thank-you letter from Pastor Gordon Cashwell of Without Walls Ministry.
All of us at Without Walls ministry just want to say thank you for your help with the bicycles for the Jesus Birthday Party. Please know that many smiles will be on the faces of the children because of your generous donation. THANK YOU very much! We thank you, for the great gift you gave us. It is well received and appreciated. Thank you!
Keep your eye on the weekly Email Blast that will highlight the next outreach event and specific ways to participate.
Our annual Christmas party inspired the kid in everyone–with many performances by our adorable children and some “kids at heart.” After delicious plates of party food, we set up impromptu rows of chairs for the performances. Five-year-old Joe Works started us out with some memorized Scripture and a mini sermon (as his mama encourages him with a hand-hold).
Our children (ages 2-6) enthralled us with some Christmas songs including Joy to the World, Deck the Halls, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
Some of our “big kids” were conscripted to hula-dance to Mele Kalikimaka.
And no Redeemer Christmas party would be complete without crowd-favorite bagpipes!
At Redeemer’s annual Christmas party, the church gathers as one big family with plenty of delicious eats, adorable kids, and rockin’ entertainment by musicians of all ages and stages of accomplishment. Whether you’ve been to our last 14 Christmas parties or you’re new to the Redeemer family, we want you to join us for this year’s celebration Sunday, December 15 at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Our Fellowship Hall transforms into a festive party spot. Bring finger foods to share, and come celebrate Christmas with your church family. Then pull up a chair and get ready to clap your hands for the entertainment portion of the party. Anyone is welcome to share their musical or other stage talent–even bagpipers! Contact Will Hunter to be included in the evening’s program.
Whether it was the lure of delicious chili and cornbread or the bare Christmas tree still wrapped up this past Sunday, lots of volunteers came Wednesday night to help decorate the sanctuary. Eager volunteers filled their bellies before heading over to hang garlands and bows, string white lights, and decorate the tree with newly made chrismons.
Lots of kids came to lend a hand–and add to the joyful chaos of Christmas decorating.
After the men got the tree situated in the stand, the tree started to look like a Christmas tree.
Worship with us on Sunday to see the finished tree!
Redeemer’s Christmas tree was lassoed in the field, bound up, and sawed down.
We hauled it to Charleston, and now it needs adornment! Tonight is the night to decorate the tree with our newly crafted chrismons and hang the garlands and bows around the balcony. Bring your little ones to help decorate!
Join us at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall for a chili potluck supper and fellowship. Bring chili, cornbread, or a dessert to share, as we celebrate Advent together. After we’ve enjoyed chili and fixin’s, we’ll head to the sanctuary where we’ll need many hands to help transform the sanctuary with Christmas decorations.
Families and crafters gathered at Redeemer this past Saturday, November 23 to make the meaningful, symbolic ornaments called chrismons that will decorate our Christmas tree. After using borrowed chrismons for the past six years, we decided it was high time to make our own ornaments. But who knows how to make chrismons?
Enter some dear women from Advent Lutheran who were friendly and knowledgeable about all things chrismon. These dear women were instrumental in helping our church purchase our buildings, and they knew we’d need help creating our own chrismon collection. Not only did they share their knowledge of symbolic ornaments, but they also brought a bunch of their extra chrismons to help fill out our tree.
This kid-friendly event attracted lots of little hands wanting to dig in to the glue, glitter, and sequins.
A special thanks to Addo, Redeemer’s ministry to the arts community, for organizing this event!