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Catch the last Lowcountry Youth Group gathering before summer! Church Creek PCA in West Ashley (2234 Plainview Rd., 29414) is hosting the May gathering of the Lowcountry Youth Group on Sunday, May 7 at a special start time of 3:30 – 6 pm. Youth in grades 6-12 are invited for an awesome night of fellowship with games, worship, dinner, and time together in the Word of God. Bring some gear for water games: bug spray, towels, and change of clothes just in case! RSVP to Mary Beth Anderson, so we can provide an accurate count of who’s coming from Redeemer. Check here for pictures from past events!
Join the men of Redeemer and other downtown churches for the First Wednesday Luncheon at St. Philip’s Parish Hall on Wednesday, May 3 at noon. Come enjoy good food with a requested donation of $10, plus hear a guest speaker. May’s guest speaker is Dr. Scott Hoffman, Vice President and Senior Executive of Donor Ministries for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Back in December 2016, Leslie Paladino approached the women of the three West Ashley community groups about starting a monthly book club. “It’s been a discipleship-oriented book club–focusing on spiritual transformation,” Leslie said. After lots of interest from the women in those community groups, Leslie presented three different book options, and the group voted for David Benner’s The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery (Spiritual Journey).
In January they began meeting together monthly for a shared meal and book discussion. “The book has really been great for discussion and to challenge us deeper in our walks with the Lord,” Leslie said. “It has been really wonderful to have this mixture of women to grow with!”
Caroline McGill attended the book club, too. “Our conversations have flowed freely over dinner, with kiddos put to bed or watched over at their homes by their daddies. We’ve enjoyed learning more about ourselves and each other and encouraging one another to be honest and open about our relationships within our families and with the Lord. I have personally been challenged in my overwhelming sense of independence, and have savored much of the wisdom written in the pages of the book as well as spoken over me and around the room during our discussions.”
Leslie has coordinated the schedule and food for the book club, along with cooking many of the meals. The book club hostess rotated most months to help share the load, and they’ll finish up their current book this month. Their book club has helped “provide cross-fellowship and discipleship opportunities for all,” Leslie said. The women of West Ashley are excited to read another book together in the future! Caroline said, “It has been a wonderful way of getting together with ladies who may or may not be part of the same community groups in West Ashley.”
If you or your community group would like to start a similar book club in your area, contact Leslie with questions.
Here are a few details you may need to know:
- Our nurseries at 43 Wentworth St. will be available for children ages three and under, and our security team volunteer will remain at Redeemer all morning.
- There are no Christian-ed. classes and no Children’s Worship; all children are welcome in the joint worship service!
- Our parking lots and garage will be available as usual, and as you leave the service, a Redeemer deacon will be handing out Redeemer bulletins that will allow your exit of the garage for free.
- For tithes and offerings given while at St. John’s, please use Redeemer-labeled envelopes that we’ll provide on Sunday morning for any cash you’re wanting to give to Redeemer.
This past Sunday, April 23 our Redeemer Kids enjoyed a visit from our senior pastor! He stopped in to talk with our little ones in preschool and elementary school about communion and its importance and significance.
Yesterday, April 23 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, our special guest speaker Mr. William Hunter delivered an urgent message of reminders from I Corinthians 15:1-8. We’re a forgetful people, so we need reminders. Though we know the content of the gospel, we forget its power and reality in our lives. Mr. Hunter reminded us of three important aspects of the gospel: the present saving power, the past historical reality, and the future glorious hope we have. He encouraged us to examine how we should best remind ourselves of the important doctrines especially justification, sanctification, and glorification. The gospel is an urgent message, and we can never have too many reminders. Listen here for the whole sermon.
As we provide updates, the Redeemer missions committee and Session want to urge you to be praying–and helping, giving, asking, and preparing–as we near the building stages of a pastoral and community resource center on Ankole Western University’s campus. We need your support, prayers, and involvement as we continue this work!
We are thankful to the Lord for:
- Redeemer’s 12-year journey with Uganda affording us meaningful relationships and trust largely because of and through the Alele family
- Christine Alele’s continued involvement helping us communicate and navigate within the Ugandan culture!
- God’s guidance throughout the arduous task of cross-cultural communication
- Total agreement and unified vision of the Session and missions committee members at each phase and step of this project!
- His provision of free prime land in Uganda and funds in Redeemer’s missions budget to build
- Our very own architect, Laura Slagel, who has graciously volunteered her expertise to taking the vision floating around in our heads and getting it down on paper!
- Nineteen crates FULL of excellent pastoral study resources donated by Bob Holmes that are ready to line the shelves before the building is even built!
PRAY FOR THIS MONTH
Pray for us as we work diligently together with the Session in developing an effective memorandum of understanding (MOU), signed by both parties as to the ongoing use and functional responsibilities both during and after the resource center is built.
Join us at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, on Sunday, April 23 for our Christian-education hour beginning at 9:15 am for all ages. Then join us for our one worship service beginning at 10:30 am where we’ll enjoy a guest speaker William Hunter preaching from I Corinthians 15:1-8. Will served as our pianist for two years while his wife Caitlyn studied at MUSC, so we’re thrilled to have them back for this Sunday! If you’re new, start here for worship info.
Here’s our electronic bulletin, viewable on smart phones and tablets. We do offer paper bulletins and LARGE PRINT editions as well.
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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!