The last Sunday in January we hosted our brothers and sisters from St. John’s Reformed Episcopal Church, our neighbors just a few blocks away on Anson Street, for a big joint worship service here at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC. Our choirs joined forces and led us in special worship music, and Rev. Willie Hill preached from Philippians 4:4-7. Listen to the sermon here. What a privilege to worship across cultures, races, and denominations!
In addition to our Christmas Eve service, we will also have special worship services on both Sunday, December 25 and Sunday, January 1 at 11 am in our sanctuary at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC. Here’s our electronic bulletin for our Christmas Day worship service. There will be no Christian-education hour those Sundays, so just join us for worship at the special time of 11 am. Our Christian-education classes for all ages will resume on Sunday, January 8 at 9:15 am. If you’re new and looking for worship service info, check here.
Children of all ages are welcome in our worship services anytime. We will have our usual nurseries open and staffed on New Year’s Day, but there will not be any volunteers working our nurseries on Christmas morning.
Thanks to your generous donations and packed shoeboxes, Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, filled 101 shoeboxes to send around the world with Operation Christmas Child! Huge thanks to Vince & Wendy Dammai for heading up the collection and delivery.
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE: Redeemer’s choir is participating again this year at the Community Thanksgiving Service hosted at Second Presbyterian Church (342 Meeting St., 29403) on Tuesday, November 22 at 7 pm. Churches of many denominations and backgrounds come together each year in this blended service focused on thanksgiving and community.
THANKSGIVING: Do you have an extra spot at your Thanksgiving dinner table? Do you need a place to go for Thanksgiving dinner? Contact Gray Morgan to be matched up.
ADVENT: Our adult classes will continue with their studies of the Gospel of John during the Advent season. The Youth classes (both middle and high school) will have a special Advent focus for the next four weeks. Our Redeemer Kids will be rehearsing their songs and such during the Christian-education hour at 9:15 am on Sundays during Advent for their Christmas Celebration. Please make every effort to have your preschool and elementary children present for these rehearsals. They are very excited to share the birth of Jesus with the Redeemer family at their Christmas Celebration on Sunday evening, December 11.
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: Need to do a little shopping without the kids? Check out details for our Parents’ Night Out event at the church on Saturday, December 3 from 5-8:30 pm.
REDEEMER KIDS CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: Redeemer Kids will tell the story of Jesus’ birth through Scripture, songs, and sets on Sunday, December 11 at 5:30 pm.
CHRISTMAS PARTY AND TALENT SHOW: We’re movin’ on up to the East Side! Since our congregation has grown so much in the past two years and we don’t all fit in our Fellowship Hall, we’re having our annual Christmas party and talent show in The Cedar Room at The Cigar Factory (701 East Bay St., 29403) on Sunday, December 18 at 6 pm. With an abundance of space, we’re planning a special kids’ section with special tables, decor, and activities for them. Of course we’ll have the talent show: Both kids and adults are encouraged to perform! We’ll have a piano on site, and Fred is happy to accompany any singers if needed (email Fred Hudson to arrange his help). And be sure to email Craig to be added to the program for the evening if you’re interested in sharing your talents! New this year, we’re encouraging each community group to perform–serious or funny, skits or songs, whatever your group would like to perform! For dinner we’ll do finger foods, and we’ll need plenty of them! Bring multiple dishes to share, and get some ideas from this potluck signup sheet or add your own. We’re excited to celebrate with our growing church family!
SPECIAL SERVICES: We’ll have a Christmas Eve service on Saturday, December 24 at 6 pm. We’ll have a morning worship service on Sunday, December 25 and on Sunday, January 1 at a special time of 11 am but no Christian-education classes and no Children’s Worship during the sermon. While our nurseries will be open and available for parents to use, we will not have anyone slated to serve in the nurseries for both the Christmas Eve and Christmas morning services. All children are welcome in these worship services! Our usual nurseries will resume for Sunday, January 1.
Parents at Redeemer, we’re hosting a special night of fun and games for your kids (babies through elementary) at the church on Saturday, December 3 from 5-8:30 pm. Whether you need to get some Christmas shopping done or just want to grab dinner with your spouse, we want to host your kids for the evening with generous help from adult volunteers and our youth. For just $5/family, your little ones will get supper, games, and special activities appropriate for their ages.
As a PARENT, what do I need to do?
- Register your child(ren) using this form before November 30. We must know how many children to prepare for: You can pay at the door, but you can’t register at the door.
I want to help!
- Contact Ashley Lowry to volunteer to play with kids for the evening for this outreach event to families.
- Collect and bring to the church your medium and large cardboard boxes. We’re planning a super-cute activity for the kids but need some boxes to make it happen.
At Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, we’re planning an old-fashioned church picnic on Sunday, October 23 right after the worship service in Hampton Park (at the gazebo, near Rutledge Avenue and ball fields). Bring your own picnic basket and blanket, and pray for good weather! Bring outdoor games to play like cornhole or bocce, and there will be organized games for the kids, too. So invite a friend or neighbor, come build community, and get to know Redeemer folks in other community groups! Help spread the word on Facebook with our event page!
Long time members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, in Charleston, SC, Jim and Margaret Belton are obeying and following their call of ministry in China. On Friday, July 15th, the Redeemer family gave well wishes and said goodbye to the Beltons.
God bless you Jim and Margaret! We cannot wait to hear how the Lord uses you for his glory in China.
For more pictures, check out #ByeByeBelton on social media.
The women of Redeemer gathered on Sunday, May 22 for a lovely lunch and fellowship time to celebrate two of our pregnant moms. We enjoyed delicious food and a special time of prayer and sharing for the moms and families. A big thanks to the North Area and West Ashley community groups for hosting this event!