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, May 6 at noon. This event is great time to invite friends or coworkers to have lunch together and hear a guest speaker. May’s event is the last luncheon before their summer break; luncheons will resume in September.
The women of the North Area Community Groups from Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, are hosting our next women’s event this Friday, April 24. Come help us celebrate with two new moms-to-be at this shower of blessings. Plan a girls’ night to get away for fellowship with Redeemer women, prayer and encouragement for these precious women, and delicious desserts and party food provided by the North Area women. Read this information about gift-giving at Redeemer’s showers of blessings.
Next Sunday, April 12 our Christ and Culture class resumes. Join us for fellowship and coffee at 9:15 am; our discussion begins promptly at 9:30.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, offers a Good Friday service that’s open to the community tomorrow, April 3 at 6 pm. This somber, meditative service will focus on Jesus and the cross; here’s our electronic bulletin. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, though we’re not able to offer our usual nurseries for childcare during this service.
We’ve scheduled this service earlier than in previous years to encourage those who want to continue in fellowship by inviting others to join in a meal downtown after the service.
Redeemer’s church family and friends gathered last night, April 1 in Charleston, SC, for our annual Seder, a traditional Jewish Passover meal. We asked the same question this celebration has asked for centuries, “Why is this night different?”
God commanded his people–prone to forgetfulness–to remember at the first of every year His deliverance, from oppression and bondage under Pharaoh, into the freedom of His ways. Likewise, we must worship by commemorating what God has done to free us from slavery to sin and futility in death by drawing us near through life in Christ.
Our younger children also participated in their own version of the Seder that night.
Women from Redeemer Presbyterian Church and other PCA churches in the Palmetto Presbytery gathered for their annual Spring Gathering last Saturday, March 22 at Church Creek Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC. Here are some impressions from Redeemer women about the the morning’s event:
What I loved most about it was the opportunity to fellowship, build bridges with, and encourage other women from our own denomination! –Leslie
It was a great time of gathering with other women in our community that share a joy to learn more about the Word of God. I personally met some new women and was very blessed by their friendliness and encouragement. –Amanda
Mark your calendars for our next women’s fellowship event: A double baby shower of blessings for two dear women from the North Area (Wednesday) Community Group on Friday evening, April 24. Invitations coming soon!
At Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, this past Sunday, March 22, we continued to share the experiences with Jesus as he goes to the cross, during our Sunday worship service. These last moments and miles will be freshest on the minds of his followers, and we need to understand him better and become better followers. So let’s hit the road with Jesus.
From Matthew 20:17-28, we see Jesus predict his death for the third time which Matthew follows with the request of James and John’s mother. Jesus is focused on the cross, and she and her sons are focused on the crown. These “sons of thunder” have a fiery zeal that’s harnessed under Jesus’ teaching, and their fiery faith–that Jesus will be king despite no outward indications of power to overthrow Rome–is a good thing, though their faith is out of focus. And we see that Jesus is exceedingly patient with them. Often we want the crown but not the cross. Listen to the whole sermon here.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, boasted two teams in the Walk for Water this past Saturday, March 22. Some of the “not Downtown CG” Team is shown above prior to the walk.
Some of Redeemer’s second team, the “Downtown Community Group,” is shown above. Between both Redeemer teams, we raised over $800 for Water Missions International!
With nearly 4,000 walkers this year, this 9th Annual event was their biggest yet–and Redeemer’s best participation, too!
As Easter Week approaches, Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, makes plans for engaging your whole family in the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Join us for a special Christian-Education class for the whole church family on Palm Sunday, March 29 to kick off Easter Week.
Similar to our Advent celebration, our children will begin with music at 9:15 am in The Children’s Room before joining their families in the Fellowship Hall for a time of learning together with our church family. We look forward to learning and worshiping together as we begin our Easter Week events.
Redeemer’s Seder, which has become a cherished tradition for our church family, bridges the traditional Jewish Seder with the reality of Christ’s resurrection. The Seder, planned for Wednesday, April 1 at 6 pm, begins with a potluck supper at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC.
Then about 7 pm we’ll celebrate Passover with a Seder meal, a traditional Jewish celebration of God’s faithfulness and goodness to his people. This family-friendly event asks, “Why is this night different?” God commanded his people–prone to forgetfulness–to remember at the first of every year His deliverance, from oppression and bondage under Pharaoh, into the freedom of His ways. Likewise, we must worship by commemorating what God has done to free us from slavery to sin and futility in death by drawing us near through life in Christ. Experience the difference Christ has made by reliving God’s day of deliverance as we enjoy the Passover meal together as a church family.
If you haven’t given an RSVP to your community group leader, then contact Gray Morgan if you’re interested in attending. In addition to potluck dishes, each adult attendee will need to bring a wine glass. For children under 3 a nursery will be provided during the Seder, and our 3K-Kindergarten-aged children will enjoy a special, separate class that will help them engage with Easter events. Our older children (from 1st grade and up) have a special role to play in the Seder meal.