At Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, our Redeemer family put together 98 boxes–and counting!–for Operation Christmas Child! Huge thanks to Vince & Wendy Dammai for heading up the collection and delivery. Thank you to everyone in our church family for giving items, packing boxes, and donating money to help bring smiles to children’s faces around the world and empower missionaries around the world to share the gospel.
Join the men of Redeemer and other downtown churches for the First Wednesday Men’s Lunch at St. Philip’s Parish Hall on Wednesday, November 1 at noon. Come enjoy good food with a requested donation of $10, plus hear a guest speaker. November’s guest speaker is Mikell Scarborough, Master-in-Equity for Charleston County.
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.
Mark your calendars, men, for an afternoon of fun, fellowship, and football on Saturday, November 4 from noon to 4 pm at Todd McKeehan’s home (1105 Galleon Rd., 29412). Come get to know Redeemer men outside of your community group, and bring one of the “people of peace” in your life to this easy, open, and social event. Lunch will be provided. Contact Todd McKeehan or Todd Christian with questions.
Join the church family of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, after our worship service on Sunday, October 8 for a picnic lunch at Mt. Pleasant’s Memorial Waterfront Park (99 Harry M. Hallman, Jr. Blvd., 29464). Bring a picnic lunch for your family, a blanket and chairs, and a football or frisbee. There’s plenty of green space and shade, wide open spaces, and playgrounds for older kids and younger. Come enjoy Redeemer friends and families for fellowship and fun!
Doors to Freedom has been established to provide a safe place for survivors of sex trafficking to experience a transformed life. Their annual fundraiser Race for Freedom is Saturday, October 7 at 9 am at Wannamaker Park (8888 University Blvd., 29406). Tiffany Koch is heading up our Redeemer Charleston team. Participation in this event is open to men, women, and children of all ages, or you can donate to the cause. Get registration and donation details here.
Being close to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), we attract many students, residents, fellows, and their families to Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC. We help encourage this local chapter of Side By Side, a ministry of Christian Medical & Dental Association (CMDA). Here’s what several women at Redeemer are saying about their experience with Side By Side:
I’m a member of Side by Side, a ministry specifically for medical and dental wives, including students, residents, fellows, and practicing physicians and dentists. Our basic goal is to encourage, support, and minister to women in medical marriages while helping them deal with the unique demands placed upon them and their families. Our local chapter meets weekly and spends time in fellowship, Bible study, and prayer at various homes in the Charleston area. Being in the medical field, our spouses often work long hours, and the time we do get to spend with them, they are often stressed and exhausted. Having a group of women who understand your life and can point you to Jesus during those difficult seasons is invaluable, and it has been for me this year. –Alyse
We have 30 involved women in our group, but usually around 12-15 people at any given meeting (fall is fuller, spring is less so). We are saying goodbye to 6 of our friends this year, which is always hard! We did a study through James this spring and it was really awesome. We also did a “how to” social where we learned how to do hand lettering from a professional. It was really fun and we plan to do more of those “how to” things this year. God is good and he is continuing to bless our group in many ways! –Emma
If you’d like to join this chapter or know a medical or dental wife who would benefit from this group, reach out to the local Charleston chapter of Side By Side.
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!
Rylie Van Wingerden
Kevin Kondek, The Citadel; Nathan Plante, Clemson
Kurt Brewer, MBA at University of South Carolina; Jess Mathias, Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Nursing