This past week at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, we celebrated the 3rd anniversary of God’s faithfulness in enabling us to purchase our buildings and save them from being turned into a private home, condos, and offices. Our celebration coincided with the celebration to thank Joe Riley for 40 years of service to Charleston. The mayor was instrumental in helping us save our buildings and noted in his State of the City address in January 2013 that saving our historic sanctuary and educational building was the most important event that happened in Charleston in 2012. Our own Kathy Bailey was chosen as an artist to participate in the Thanks, Joe! Celebration. Pictured above is her presenting her original oil painting of Redeemer to the mayor. See more pictures here of our Redeemer family saying Thanks, Joe!
Spread the word: Keith & Kristyn Getty will perform live in the Charleston, SC, area this Friday, October 9 at 7:15 pm at Old Fort Baptist Church (10505 Dorchester Rd. Summerville, SC 29483). Get ticket info here, and a love offering benefiting the Coastal Chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship will be taken during the concert.
For one night only in Charleston, SC, see The Screwtape Letters, a theatrical production presented by Fellowship for Performing Arts whose mission is to produce theater from a Christian worldview that is engaging to a diverse audience. Join the group from Redeemer going to see this stage production at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center (5001 Coliseum Dr.) on Thursday, October 1 at 8 pm. Contact Erin Forbes to join us.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, boasted two teams in the Walk for Water this past Saturday, March 22. Some of the “not Downtown CG” Team is shown above prior to the walk.
Some of Redeemer’s second team, the “Downtown Community Group,” is shown above. Between both Redeemer teams, we raised over $800 for Water Missions International!
With nearly 4,000 walkers this year, this 9th Annual event was their biggest yet–and Redeemer’s best participation, too!
Contribute to a Redeemer team or join us in our Walk for Water this Saturday, March 21 downtown beginning at Brittlebank Park. Redeemer has the privilege of supporting a local charity, Charleston’s own Water Missions International! Redeemer has two groups registered to walk, and each team is accepting additional walkers and donations now.
The Downtown Community Group formed the first team (donate or join here), and then threw down the gauntlet to the other community groups. In response another team formed–aptly named “not the Downtown CG” (donate or join here). So pick your side, throw your support behind one (or both) of these Redeemer teams, and donate to a great charity that provides not just clean drinking water to needy communities around the world but also Living Water.
Last Saturday, December 6 Redeemer’s sanctuary hosted a fantastic classical concert, titled Gorgeous Twentieth Century English Music. Dock Street Communities sponsored this concert in appreciation of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and our church family enjoyed this beautiful concert for free. We look forward to their next concert that we hope to host in the spring!
Join us for a night of beautiful music! This Saturday, December 6 at 7 pm Dock Street Communities offers a concert in Redeemer’s historic and beautiful sanctuary–FREE for the Redeemer family–titled Gorgeous Twentieth Century English Music. Read more information on the flyer about specific music and musicians featured for the evening.
On World Water Day March 22, Redeemer’s team of 13 adults, 2 kids, and 2 dogs joined other teams from around the Lowcountry for Water Missions International‘s 8th annual Walk for Water. (There’s still time to contribute to our team’s goal.) We enjoyed a beautiful spring day, as we walked the streets of downtown Charleston. We carried buckets to simulate the long walk to fetch water that many around the world must take each day.
To help provide sustainable sources of clean water around the world, Redeemer will participate in Water Missions International‘s Walk for Water event. This family-friendly, dog-friendly 3.5-mile walk will start at Cannon Park at 9 am on Saturday, March 22 and end at White Point Garden. Register to join the Redeemer team, or make a donation in support of our team. Our own Lauren Martin is helping captain our team, and she enjoys this annual event:
I love participating in the Walk for Water because it is a great time for fellowship and exercise in a beautiful part of downtown and a chance to take a walk in someone else’s shoes. The walk gives you just a little taste of what life is like for many people in other parts of the world who have to walk several miles each day for water. You fill a bucket with dirty water, and carrying it really makes you think about what life would be like without a clean or convenient water source. Just when you start feeling hopeless about the situation, you find yourself at the finish line and pour your water into the purification system that your registration fee is helping to take to countries all over the world.
Enjoy our pictures from last year’s Walk for Water, and make plans to join in the fun for this worthy cause!