On Sunday, May 7 we celebrated three moms-to-be at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, at our special women’s event, a shower of blessings. We dined on delicious food, shared advice, laughed at stories, and prayed for these precious little ones and their families. We look forward to meeting them soon!
Join Mary Chapman for a ladies’ cooking morning at the church on Saturday, May 20 at 9 am! It will be a true farm-to-table experience. We’ll meet in the church kitchen and walk to the downtown farmers market to get our supplies. Then we’ll head back to the church and cook up some tasty spring cuisine. We will have several recipes to work on at various stations around the kitchen, but feel free to bring your favorite recipe as well! Bring to-go containers so we can all partake in the leftovers! Please RSVP to Mary Chapman at 843-730-4028.
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.
Last Sunday, April 30 we at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, enjoyed a special joint worship service with our neighbors around the corner at St. John’s Reformed Episcopal Church. Back in January, we hosted their congregation for a joint service, and last month they hosted us. We feasted in their beautiful courtyard behind their sanctuary after the worship service. How wonderful it was to worship across cultures, races, and denominations!
Join the women of Redeemer at our latest women’s event: a joint baby shower of blessings to celebrate first-time moms Emily Burk, Rosie Riddle, and Alex Zipper THIS Sunday, May 7 at 12:15 pm in the Fellowship Hall. We’ll enjoy lunch and fellowship with our Redeemer family and shower them with love, prayers, advice, and blessings. Read here for more information about our special showers of blessings, including gift information. Contact Amanda Tucker with any questions. And here’s the signup sheet for food if you’re able to bring something to contribute to lunch.
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.
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!
Redeemer ladies! We’ve been invited to a local women’s conference in West Ashley at Grace on the Ashley Baptist Church (2014 Bees Ferry Rd., 29414) on May 5-6, featuring well known author and speaker Martha Peace.
We need to register to attend soon, so make your plans then register here.
If you have any questions, contact Redeemer’s Patty Brown.
Join us tonight, April 14 at 7 pm for our Good Friday service at Redeemer Presbyterian Church at 43 Wentworth St. in Charleston, SC. Our sister church Metro North will also 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. Here’s our electronic bulletin for the service.
Some of our delightful children made a joyful noise unto the Lord on Palm Sunday this past Sunday, April 9 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC. Join us for additional Easter Week events that celebrate the Risen Christ!