Our sister churches in the Lowcountry Presbytery joined on Sunday, January 20 for a joint evening worship service at Redeemer with joyful music and guest preacher Dr. Derek Thomas from First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC. Dr. Thomas preached from Romans 8:31-39; listen to the whole sermon here.
On Saturday, January 27 as part of our Missions Emphasis weekend at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, we hosted our Lowcountry Presbytery–both men and women leaders–at Redeemer for breakfast, worship, lunch, and meetings. With over 85 people served at lunch, our staff called on our Redeemer family at large to help set up, register attendees, make chili and cornbread, set tables, prepare desserts, clean up, and welcome our guests. We recruited community groups and other volunteers to help host, and our church family came together to be warm, welcoming, and hospitable. We demonstrated the gospel–freely giving to others what we have received. Thank you to all who helped in myriad ways–at last count it was over 50 individuals that came together to make this event wonderful! And our newly remodeled Fellowship Hall was beautiful!
Our Lowcountry Presbytery member churches gathered to celebrate and remember the 500th anniversary of the Reformation–and to 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. Rev. Howard Brown of Christ Central Church in Charlotte, NC, was our guest speaker. Listen to his message here.
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.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, will be hosting the first Lowcountry Youth Group event on Sunday, March 6! With five other Charleston-area PCA churches participating, our monthly events will provide community, good teaching, and opportunities for service to our youth in grades 6-12. Read more details about the vision of the Lowcountry Youth Group from our senior pastor.
So, parents, bring your youth and their friends to Redeemer’s Fellowship Hall (43 Wentworth St., 29401) at 5 pm on Sunday, March 6 for this exciting first event. And mark your calendars for Sunday, April 3 as well, since the second event will be hosted by Church Creek Presbyterian Church in West Ashley (2234 Plainview Rd., 29414).
Redeemer’s contact person for the Lowcountry Youth Group is Mary Beth Anderson, so feel free to contact her with questions.
With our newly formed presbytery comes exciting opportunities for ministry and community! Last month representatives from six area PCA churches: Church Creek, Eastbridge, Metro North, Oakbrook, Redeemer, and Two Rivers met to plan how we can intentionally provide our youth with community, good teaching, and opportunities for service. So here’s the plan: The Lowcountry Youth Group will be open to anyone in grades 6-12. They’ll gather on the first Sunday evening of each month from 5-7 pm, and this monthly event will rotate among each of the participating churches.
Each monthly event will provide an opportunity for the youth to: build community through games, activities, etc., worship together through singing and prayer, learn together through teaching designed for youth, and fellowship together around a table with good food. We’ll also include intentional planning for opportunities for the youth to serve together to instill in them the dignity, beauty, and blessing of work and service to others.
Not only do we ask that you commit to participating in these events (even when not hosted by Redeemer), but we ask you to pray for their impact and success–particularly of this first event on Sunday, March 6. We desire that this Lowcountry Youth Group will meet a felt need in the lives of our covenant children and their friends and that the Lord will use it to build His Kingdom and make a difference in the lives of our youth and their community for Jesus’ sake.
If you have any questions, need additional information, or would like to volunteer to help with this first event, please contact Craig Bailey.
At Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, we hosted the first gathering of the new Lowcountry Presbytery last Saturday. We began the morning with coffee, continental breakfast, and fellowship before worshiping together in the sanctuary, including Amazing Grace with bagpipes and pipe organ. Listen to the sermon online here from our own senior pastor.
In between a short field trip to nearby St. John’s Reformed Episcopal Church and the business-meeting portion, we enjoyed lunch together in the Fellowship Hall. How exciting to have elders, representatives, and leaders from the Greater Charleston, Hilton Head, and Orangeburg areas!
Redeemer Family Welcome at Low Country Presbytery
Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, is excited to host the first meeting of the newly formed Low Country Presbytery this Saturday, January 23. The new presbytery includes PCA churches in the greater Charleston area, Bluffton/Hilton Head area, and Orangeburg.
Each presbytery meeting begins with a worship service at 9 am. As always, Redeemer’s choir will be leading the worship, and Craig will be preaching from Haggai 1:12-2:9. We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. Read the electronic bulletin here.
After a brief break, presbytery will walk three blocks to St. John’s Reformed Episcopal Church on Anson Street. Once inside, we will hear a brief history of that building and the unique ministry that famous 19th-century southern Presbyterian scholar and preacher Dr. John Girardeau had there. Following the history, we will have a discussion on prayer and revival–an emphasis of Girardeau’s, racial diversity within the PCA, and church planting.
The Redeemer family is invited to both the worship service and the time at St. John’s. Historically, church members do not attend presbytery, but it is a new day! We have an opportunity to set a beautiful, new precedent for the new Low Country Presbytery. Y’all come!
*Please use the parking garage at 69 Wentworth St., so we can reserve the spaces in our parking lots for the other members of our presbytery less familiar with Downtown Charleston.