Redeemer Presbyterians youth group tries to save their church building
Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s youth group is holding a Save the Church rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday to raise money to save the 150-year-old sanctuary.
Redeemer has rented the historic church building for five years. However, the property’s owners had planned to sell it for residential and commercial development. Unless the church raises $1.6 million by Wednesday, the sanctuary will be sold and converted into a private home. At least two-thirds of that have been raised.
Redeemer’s youth are determined to help raise the rest to save the historic house of worship. They have collected items from church families as well as others in the community and invite the public to their sale. It will be held at the church, 43 Wentworth St. in downtown Charleston.
Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., Charleston City Council members, the Preservation Society of Charleston, Historic Charleston Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation support Redeemer’s preservation efforts. For more information, go to www.preservationsociety.org/holycity.