After about 11 years in its building on Simmonsville Road, Lowcountry Presbyterian Church recently paid off its $1.8 million mortgage. Here, members and guests of the Bluffton church sing May 9 as copies of the church's mortgage are burned during a ceremony to celebrate the payment.
After about 11 years in its building on Simmonsville Road, Lowcountry Presbyterian Church recently paid off its $1.8 million mortgage. Here, members and guests of the Bluffton church sing May 9 as copies of the church's mortgage are burned during a ceremony to celebrate the payment. Sarah Welliver/The Island Packet
After about 11 years in its building on Simmonsville Road, Lowcountry Presbyterian Church recently paid off its $1.8 million mortgage. Here, members and guests of the Bluffton church sing May 9 as copies of the church's mortgage are burned during a ceremony to celebrate the payment. Sarah Welliver/The Island Packet

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