"You are the light of the world.  In the same way, let your light shine before others,so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven."- Matthew 5:14,16



     August is when young families get their children equipped for another school year.

      Some families use their plastic bank cards to shop and bring home new backpacks, clothes, shoes, paper, pencils, markers.

      Other families go paycheck to paycheck with rent, utilities, groceries, medicines, and find it a challenge to put aside cash for their children’s school needs.

      Several years ago, the pastor and members of Westminster Presbyterian Church, West Ashley,  believed the Lord’s Spirit was calling them to respond to this need as a ministry with neighbors.  They invited other Presbyterian churches to join them in this annual ministry outreach and  “Hands of Christ”  was born.

      In just a few years, thousands of children have selected  Free School Clothes and Supplies in a personal and dignified way, in a dozen Presbyterian churches.

      Monday afternoon, August 1, 129 families and 276 children of families, our neighbors, were our guests.  With a parent nearby, young student “shoppers” selected new clothing and supplies, to be ready for school like everyone else.

      Thank you to so many of you who have bought new clothes and supplies for our one-day “free store”.  And thank you to so many of you who have made financial contributions to this event, so we could purchase items wholesale, in bulk, deeply discounted.

     Session’s Mission Outreach Committee coordinated the volunteer service of dozens of our members and were ready to host our third annual Hands of Christ event and host our neighbors on our campus.

         Join me in thanking God for this wonderful, no-strings-attached ministry with our neighbors.  We are a small church with a big heart and a warm welcome to all.


                                               Grace and Peace,    Art Gatewood
More Hands of Christ information is on the right of this page and on the Reaching our     Community page of this Website. 


Welcome to YPPC!
5931 North Murray Dr.
Hanahan, SC  29410
Telephone # (843) 744-2268
Email: YPPC456@gmail.com

Rev. Art Gatewood,

Worship Service Sunday, September 4, 2016

 Sunday School 10:00am

Entertainment Provided

Having Fun Courtesy of Hanahan Police Dept.
Full House Before Distribution