HOC August  1, 2016

HANDS OF CHRIST DISTRIBUTION DAY IS MONDAY
(See Below and on the Monthly News & Updates and Reaching Our Community pages of this website for more HOC information)
  
 
"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

MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR, August 2016 

BACK TO SCHOOL

     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 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, hundreds of families, our neighbors, will be our guests.  With a parent nearby, young student “shoppers” will select new clothing and supplies, so they can be ready for school like everyone else.

      Thank you to so many of you who have bought and brought 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 has coordinated the volunteer service of dozens of our members, so we can be ready to host our third annual Hands of Christ event, host our neighbors on our campus August 1.

      Volunteers Still Needed.  Many of you have signed up to help.  Last minute volunteers can help, even if you haven’t helped with this event before.

      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

                       




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

Rev. Art Gatewood,
Pastor

Worship Service Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sermon:  Reading the Signs of Our Times        
    
Scripture:  Luke 12: 49=56     
 
 
 Sunday School 10:00am
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HANDS OF CHRIST DISTRIBUTION DAY IS MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016

Update on Collections:
Our Scrap-Bookers surprised us with more school supplies and many others dropped off additional items and books.  Thank you everyone for the overwhelming generosity and support of this ministry!

Volunteers (except for the set-up team) should arrive at 4:15pm Monday.  A nametag will be furnished  and a brief orientation will be provided followed by a "Washing of the Hands Ceremony." These volunteer events will be before the doors open for the distribution at 5:00pm.         

Pot Luck Fewllowship:  Sunday, July 31st.  After the meal we will begin to set up for Distribution Day. 

Other Hands of Christ information is on the Monthly News and Updates and Reaching Our Community pages of this website.