Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Charleston Trip Highlights

Image:  Sign outside St. John's Bethel BC in Moncks Corner, SC.

We just got back yesterday from a long weekend trip to the Charleston, SC area.  I preached Sunday morning at St. John's Bethel Baptist Church in Moncks Corner on the occasion of their 101st Anniversary.  I was converted under the preaching of the gospel and baptized in this church which my father served as pastor in the early 1970s.  It was great to see many old friends from the congregation and to have my family see the area where I spent a significant part of my childhood. 

Image:  My family poses outside the church after services.

Image:  Standing by the ferry "The Spirit of the Lowcountry" with the Ravenel Bridge spanning the Cooper River in the background.

On Saturday we took a trip into Charleston and rode the ferry out into the Charleston Harbor to visit Fort Sumpter where the first shots of the Civil War (aka WBTS) were fired.

Images:  Hannah and Lydia on the ferry ride to Fort Sumter.

Image:  Llew and the children outside Fort Sumter.

Image:  A canon inside the fort

Image:  Sunday afternoon we took a family walk though the Waterfront Park and the children enjoyed the fountain.

Image:  St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Charleston.

On Monday we took a walk through Charleston with stops at many of the churches (look for future posts), the market, Rainbow Row, the Battery, and the old slave market.


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