UPDATE: Thanks to everybody who donated and made it possible to move The Redemption Movement downtown, even if it was just for a 3-month stay. The time we spent occupying a storefront on Water Street and being headquartered at the heart of the community that we love was both dynamic and special.
In June, we realized we didn’t have enough funding lined up to commit to a lease so we cleared our stuff out of 80 Water Street and moved back to our original home on River Street. Currently, we have no immediate plans to try moving again. On the plus side, our small church continues to gather weekly and the Kindness Team continues to do outreach on Water Street.
In retrospect, while having a sweet building for church is certainly nice, we believe the mission is greater than a building, and, when God’s people gather, wherever they are, it is they who are the church.