During the week before Thanksgiving, many of us from Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, helped serve a fabulous traditional Thanksgiving lunch to MUSC’s international students and their families.
Our 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Square Dance with our MUSC international friends is right around the corner on Wednesday, February 15 from 6-8 pm in our Fellowship Hall. Here’s how it works: We bring pots of chili, and our international friends are the judges. Winners receive the coveted gold, silver, and bronze ladles. After dinner, we’ll enjoy learning how to square dance with our international friends. Kurt and Morgan Brewer have a limited number of tickets available for Redeemer participants, so we can have an accurate count. Childcare will be provided.
Here’s how to participate:
- Make a pot of your best chili and bring it to the church on Wednesday, February 15. Or help provide sour cream, shredded cheese, drinks, cornbread, or chips–if making chili isn’t your thing. Use this form to tell the Brewers what you’re bringing.
- Come hang out with internationals, learn to square dance, and enjoy the best chili Redeemer has to offer. Email Morgan Brewer to get a ticket for this event.
Internationals from MUSC gathered at Redeemer for our inaugural Pizza and Ping Pong event a few weeks back. Friendly wagers and rivalries, delicious pies, and raucous cheering ruled the fun night. Contact Kurt Brewer for more information about the next event.
Last week Redeemer hosted our 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Square Dance with our international friends from MUSC. This family-friendly event combines (and introduces to the internationals) two wonderfully American experiences: chili and square-dancing. With the coveted gold spoon handed out at the end of the night to the winner chosen by the internationals, Redeemer’s chili-makers put in a star performance. This year’s winning chili by Will Riddle was named “Chili a la Willy.”
The Chili Cook-Off was a great opportunity to host our international friends for a fun night of good food and dancing. You couldn’t help but smile as the students and their families tried all the variations of chili represented. Watching our Redeemer friends try their hand at square dancing put a smile on my face, too. It was such a fun night, and I’m already looking forward to next year! –Will Riddle, winner of the 2016 golden spoon
A favorite Redeemer event, the 6th Annual Chili Cook-off and Square Dance with MUSC Internationals will be Wednesday, February 10 from 6-8 pm in the Fellowship Hall. We bring pots of chili, and our international friends are the judges. The winners get the coveted gold, silver, and bronze ladles!
After the chili eating, we’ll enjoy learning how to square dance with our international friends from professional square dance callers Merrill & Pam Ridgeway.
We have a limited number of tickets available for Redeemer participants, and childcare will be provided. If you’re able to come and help welcome our international friends, then we’d love to have you participate in this fun event! Let Kurt Brewer know if you’re able to bring a pot of chili or some fixin’s like cornbread, shredded cheese, sour cream, chips, and drinks.
Last week Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, partnered with the International Programs at MUSC to welcome back the international students to begin the fall semester. We’ve loved serving food and providing homemade desserts for these luncheons and other special events for internationals through the years. What a joy it is to welcome the sojourner within our city!
Last Wednesday, February 11 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, internationals from 12 different countries around the world joined in the fun of our annual chili cook-off. The Medical University of SC’s International Program teamed up with Redeemer to host the chili cook-off and square dance for nearly 60 internationals.
Redeemer’s talented photographer Andrew Donnan compiled a beautiful three-minute video of the evening.
Last Friday Redeemer volunteers delivered tons of homemade pies and desserts to the MUSC International Programs Thanksgiving luncheon for international students. We served traditional Thanksgiving fare to friends from around the world. What a thankful “Friendsgiving” we shared with these students!
Redeemer has enjoyed an action-packed fall semester with our international student ministry at MUSC. At the most recent luncheon, Redeemer helped serve over 100 students from dozens of nations around the world.
Next week Redeemer has another wonderful opportunity to serve international students during their annual Thanksgiving luncheon on Friday, November 21. These lunches are hosted at and provided by MUSC, and our main opportunity to serve is by bringing homemade desserts and interacting with over 100 internationals and their families during the lunch. These large-group lunches are also a wonderful way for us to connect students to our English conversation club that happens regularly on campus. Here’s the latest story from Kurt Brewer about the English conversation club:
Ever since the first week of class, our English conversation group has been filled to the brim with 20+ students who regularly attend. Our depth of trust and friendships has been growing as well. Just the other week a Japanese friend asked me, “What’s the name of the guy who is between us and God?” One could mistake that for a witnessing opportunity.
Use this form to let Kurt know how you can help during the Thanksgiving luncheon at MUSC for international students.
Redeemer volunteers served lunch for nearly 100 international students at the Welcome Back Luncheon hosted by MUSC International Programs last Thursday. Our volunteers also provided homemade desserts for this event, which are always a favorite with the internationals.
This luncheon gives Redeemer an easy way to meet international students of varying ages, from many countries, and of different faiths. From graduate students to post-doctoral students, these learned individuals come to Charleston to study at MUSC for several months or even several years. Since we’re called to “love the sojourner” (Deuteronomy 10:19), Redeemer enjoys a wonderful opportunity to reach out to these sojourners here in Charleston.
This luncheon kicks off the semester where Kurt Brewer, the coordinator for Redeemer’s outreach to international students at MUSC, has the opportunity to advertise an English conversation club on the MUSC campus. Kurt and other volunteers meet with international students every other week to help them learn English and to build relationships with these sojourners. If you’d like more information about Redeemer’s ministry to internationals, contact Kurt Brewer.