FROM YOUR PASTOR                                                   

     The New Normal

In the Bible, it seems that all the important stories are about people traveling to some rendezvous or new destination. Abraham leaves Ur for Canaan, Joseph leaves Canaan for Egypt, Moses leaves Egypt for The Promised Land. Mary and Joseph must travel to Bethlehem and Jesus leaves the Galilee to travel to Jerusalem. As for Paul, he could have built a church with his frequent flyer points!

The stories resonate with us because we experience our lives as a journey. Even if we stay in the same place physically, life is a kaleidoscope of constantly changing emotions, challenges, and events. What we sometimes forget is that we are also changing. Without thinking about it, we hold ourselves to a standard that is no longer possible. This is important because what we expect of ourselves has a lot to do with our sense of contentment as we “run the race that is set before us.” (Hebrews 12:1)

I read a book not long ago entitled, “We Know How This Ends.” It was written by Bruce Kramer, a man who was dying of ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The disease is a progressive degeneration of the neurological system in which the patient grows weaker day by day as he travels toward inevitable death. Kramer writes that the thing he had to learn was that each new day brought a “new normal.” Expecting that he could do today what he was able to do yesterday was frustrating and pointless. Contentment lay in accepting the abilities he still had and being grateful for them. Living with the new normal day by day, he was able to enjoy his life to the fullest. We are not faced with the tragedy of ALS, but Kramer’s discovery is relevant to our lives. We honor God and enjoy our life to the fullest when we accept ourselves as we are. Only then can we call out with the Psalmist, “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)

                                                                                                            Dr. Chip


CONCERT AT THE PARK – Sunday, April 28th at 4:00pm we will be having our 4th annual Concert at the Park benefit for Hands of Christ.  We have a wonderful group of musicians lined up for the concert, some of our favorites from previous years and some new ones also.  There will be a reception following the concert, if you would like to help with providing finger foods, or would like to assist with setup please sign up in the Fellowship Hall contact Carolyn.


Welcome to YPPC!
5931 North Murray Dr.
Hanahan, SC  29410
Telephone # (843) 744-2268

Rev. Dr. William F. (Chip) Summers

Worship Service: 11:00am, Sunday, April 28, 2019. 

Sermon:  "I Believe, Help My Unbelief"

Scripture:  Mark 9: 14-29   

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS - Meets at 9:45am each Sunday.   

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL – 10:00 - 10:45am. We have two multi-age children’s classes. The younger children meet in the nursery and the older children meet in the former choir room.

YPPC welcomed ten new members in the first three months of 2019.