Several people have asked me the best way to respond to the needs created by Hurricane Florence. My best suggestion is to use the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance ministry of the PCUSA. Our denomination has full time employees who administer financial and volunteer resources to respond to emergencies. Let me give you an example. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the PDA had volunteer work teams in operation for over two years, rebuilding people's homes and churches. The ministry had sites arranged so that when volunteer groups arrived, they had places to stay and meals prepared. The volunteers could actually do the work of rebuilding. Materials were on site and volunteer leaders were ready to show the new arrivals where to begin.

When there is a catastrophe, many groups rush in with a band aid and a bottle of water and then leave. The Presbyterians take a longer view of things and try to intervene in a more permanent way. Instead of a band aid and bottle of water, we are more likely to build a hospital and dig a well. The PDA is committed to helping people get their lives back to a level where they can be safe and productive.

If you would like to contribute to this ministry, make your gift out to Yeamans Park Presbyterian mark it PDA. 100% of the contributions go to disaster relief. If you would like to volunteer, please see me, and I 'II put you in touch with the right people.


                                  LUNCH BUNCH, ANYONE?

 There is something I’ve been missing in my interactions with the congregation. I call it Lunch Bunch. For many years, I had the habit of meeting with church members each Wednesday at noon to go over the prayer list and to talk about the worship for the following Sunday. I would bring the text and sermon title and ask, “What do you see in this passage? How has it impacted your life?” Some of the best stories and illustrations I know have come out of these gatherings. (There is another value. If I tell the group what I’m thinking and they go glassy-eyed, I know I’m on the wrong track!)

I keep the gathering as simple as possible. We brown bag a lunch and B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bible). If someone needs a ride, we can arrange it. We begin at noon and finish at one. I suggest we begin on September 5th, the Wednesday after Labor Day, and go from there.

Please consider joining me for lunch on Wednesdays. It is a delightful hour and a time to which I look forward.

                                                                                             Dr. Chip




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, October 21, 2018 

Sermon:  “Joyful Living”   

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-9

Sunday School: 10:00am 

Fellowship following the  Worship Service in Memorial Hall.     

Meets Sundays at  9:45am and Tuesdays at 10:00am.  See details on the Monthly News & Updates page of this website.