Rev. Dr. William F. (Chip) Summers
Worship Service: 11:00am, Sunday, October 20, 2019. 

                      Sermon:  "Joyful Generosity"

                     Scripture: II Corinthians 9:1-7



Getting Ready for the Future   

 The stewardship season is upon us and this year it has special significance. Our  goal is to be able to call a full-time, installed, “real” minister in 2020.    I love our church and its people. You have the spiritual maturity, the loving  heart, and the commitment to continue being the Living Body of Christ in Hanahan.  The only thing holding you back is the lack of daily pastoral care and comprehensive  program development. I am convinced God is calling our church to a larger future that  he has already planned.    Financially, the church is almost at the point where it can call a minister.  Stewardship is always a private relationship between God and the individual. We don’t  tell each other what to give. Nevertheless, I can ask you to make your stewardship a  matter of prayer saying, “What is my best gift for the coming year?”  If each of us does  that, I believe the way will be clear to call a pastor in the new year.   We already have presbytery’s permission to form a Pulpit Nominating  Committee and search for full-time leadership.  Our hope is to be ready to elect that  committee and begin the search early in the new year. We can do that if each of us  prays, “What is my best gift for the coming year?”   

                                                                                                                        Dr. Chip



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


    Al Eads Bible Study will begin with the first Session on September 17th at 10:30.  The topic will be the 31 Prophecies of the Apocalypse Utilizing  The Book of Signs  Study Guide prepared   by Dr. David Jeremiah as a guide.  The thirty-one undeniable prophesies are found throughout God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation.  Particular emphasis will be given to the study of the Book of Daniel and the Book of Ezekiel  in the Old Testament then the Words of Jesus as found in the Gospels and Acts followed by writings of Paul and concluding in the Spring with a look at Revelation.

    Each Session of the study will include Scriptures, an overview of Dr. Jeremiah’s teaching on the topic, followed by questions to help each of us to delve into the Bible further and a Did You Know point of interest that will entice you to look further.

Tentative Dates for the rest of 2019 – 2020 are Tuesday, October 15th, Wednesday, November 20th, No  meeting in December, Wednesday, January 15th, Tuesday, February 18th, Wednesday, March 18th, Tuesday, April 14th, and, Wednesday, May 13th. 

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


      Have you ever heard a wonderful sermon and thought “I want to read the rest of that chapter or book of the Bible she was talking about”? Or, have you ever been in a conversation and thought “I am sure there is a scripture passage that would apply to this”? Or have you ever just thought that it would be good for me to sit down and read the Bible?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, the Christian Education committee has just the opportunity for you.

Beginning on January 1, 2020, we will be reading the Bible in 90 days(or 180 days, for  those who want to take a bit more time) and all are encouraged to make this challenge your New Year’s resolution for 2020.

      A 2004 Gallup survey found that only 37% of teenagers could identify a quote from the “Sermon on the Mount.” A 2007 TIME magazine cover story reported that only half of U.S. adults were able to name one of the Gospels. 

      Neglect of God’s Word is so widespread that a whopping 90% of Christians have never read through the entire Bible! While a majority of Americans claim to be Christian, only 10% have actually read the Bible from cover-to-cover. The life-giving power of Scripture is missing from Christians in general. Too spiritually weak to stand against worldly temptations, they fail to follow biblical norms for holy and happy living. Here are just a few of the benefits of reading the Bible in 90 days:

1.      A deepened relationship with God.       

2.      It’s a Bible reading program, not a study: no doctrinal controversies.

3.      Gain Biblical knowledge and understanding that builds confidence and faith.

4.      It’s 90 days (not a year), which helps participants remember to connect key historical persons, events, and more from Genesis to Revelation.

5.      B90 groups build relationships, which contributes to a higher success rate of completing the readings.

6.      Transformational: it’s God’s Word!


Please consider joining this journey. There will be weekly opportunities to discuss what we have read, and if you would like to have a copy of the Bible with the starting and stopping points for each day marked, please let Lynn M. or Mary Mena K. know, and one can be purchased for you for less than $20.


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.

Several of Dr Chip's previous sermons are on the Worship Page of this website.

Eleven new members have joined YPPC in 2019.