The end of October marks 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg (and thus beginning the Reformation). Our Lowcountry Presbytery will celebrate and remember this historic church event–and worship our glorious God and Savior Jesus Christ–with a joint worship service on Sunday, October 29 at 6 pm in Redeemer’s sanctuary at 43 Wentworth St. in downtown Charleston, SC. Check here for parking information.
- Christian-education classes – As the renovation of the third floor continues, we’re beginning our fall semester of Christian-education classes for all ages on Sunday, September 10. Look here for information about where specific classes will meet, and join us for a great semester!
- Community groups – Reconnect with your community group; most groups are resuming weekly gatherings next week. Check out the list with the latest details about each group. Find a group in your geographic area to plug into where deep, rich fellowship together will better enable us to make disciples and grow God’s kingdom.
- Women’s Bible Studies – We’ll offer several women’s Bible studies in neighborhoods around the Charleston area, so check out the latest offerings here.
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This Sunday, June 25 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, we’re focusing on disability awareness during our Christian-education classes and worship service. Our goal is to share with our congregation and children that we are a church that welcomes all people with abilities and disabilities. Also, we want to educate everyone about disabilities and experience what it may feel like to have certain disabilities. Our long term goal is that our church would have resources and trained volunteers so families of children with disabilities feel comfortable bringing their children to church–and not just children but adults as well. They are all made in God’s image and all have a purpose in His body, the Church. We’ll be teaching these main points in our children’s classes especially:
- God created us all perfectly with similarities and differences.
- God loves all people in spite of our differences and weaknesses; he has a a purpose for each of us.
- God teaches us to love like he loves and to be friends with people regardless of differences.
Come worship with us and celebrate the differences and similarities that God put into his body the Church!
At Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, during the month of May, the Session will accept elder nominations. Currently our Session comprises Craig Bailey, Kurt Brewer, Chris Yates Jarvis, and Tony Paladino. Here’s what’s needed from our congregation:
- As you’re thinking of men to nominate for serving in this capacity, please review these Scriptural qualifications from I Timothy 3: 1-7, where “overseer” is another name for elder: The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.
- As you’re identifying nominees, please talk with the nominee first to see if he’s willing to serve. Then put forth your nominees in writing by using this form or by handing a list to a current elder.
- As we’re accepting nominations, please be praying for nominees, the current Session, our nomination period, and subsequent training and election.
After an exciting joint service on the fifth Sunday back in January, we at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, are joining our neighbors at St. John’s Reformed Episcopal Church (91 Anson St., 29401) for a joint service for the fifth Sunday of April. Make plans to join us Sunday, April 30 at St. John’s, our neighbors just a few blocks away, for a big joint worship service in their building at a SPECIAL START TIME OF 10 AM.
There will be no Christian-education classes or Children’s Worship for that Sunday. Children are welcome in the service, or you may first drop off your children (ages 3 and under) in our nurseries at 43 Wentworth St. before walking over.
Rev. Willie Hill will lead the worship, and our senior pastor Craig Bailey will preach. Join us for worship–across cultures, races, and denominations!
- Palm Sunday service on April 9 at 10:30 am: The children have some special singing planned for the worship service.
- Maundy Thursday service on April 13 at 7 pm: Read more here from our senior pastor about Maundy Thursday’s history and purpose. The focus of this special worship service in our Fellowship Hall will be on foot washing and the Lord’s Supper; we’ll take communion as families. Childcare will be provided for children ages 3 and under.
- Good Friday service on April 14 at 7 pm: Our sister church Metro North will join us for this special somber worship service in our sanctuary, as we meditate on Christ’s last seven sayings from the cross. Childcare will be provided for children ages 3 and under.
- Easter morning on April 16: Since our Easter Sunday service is usually packed, please park in the parking garage at 69 Wentworth St. to save our parking lots for visitors (and use your bulletin to get out for free). If you’d like to bring some Easter lilies to display in our sanctuary, please feel free to contribute. After the service, please take the Easter lilies to encourage a neighbor or shut-in. Adults, youth, and children will enjoy nibbles and coffee in the courtyard beginning at 9:15 am. At 9:45 am parents can walk their children upstairs to sign them in for a special Easter game and craft. Then join us for our celebratory Easter worship service at 10:30 am in our sanctuary. We’ll provide our nurseries for children 3 and under as usual for this service; however, we will not offer Children’s Worship during the sermon. And our newly re-formed choir will lead us with some special music!
Join us for these events as we celebrate the Risen Christ!
Join Redeemer Charleston’s team as we raise money for Water Mission, Charleston’s local charity that builds safe water solutions. Every day millions of people have to walk miles and miles just for water. Most of the time, the water they can find is contaminated and makes them sick. We are excited because Water Mission is changing lives, one community at a time, through their sustainable safe water solutions. Each dollar raised by this event is going to make an impact through a safe water community development project!
Two ways to support our team:
- WALK – Join Redeemer Charleston’s team and walk with us on Saturday, March 25 at Brittlebank Park downtown.
- DONATE – Our goal for Redeemer Charleston’s team is $1500.
Contact our team captain Tiffany Koch with questions.