"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



May 16, 2015 Meeting at YPPC

 Question  --  What are the advantages to us, and to the Kingdom of God, that we are a member church of Charleston Atlantic Presbytery, Presbyterian Church (USA)?     

 Answer  --  Together with 47 other Presbyterian churches, large and small, we can do together far more ministry and mission than we can do by ourselves.  Here are a few examples.

 MOTHER’S  DAY  is the second Sunday in May.  We receive an annual special offering that goes 100% to the Resident’s Assistance Fund of our Presbyterian (retirement) Communities in SC.  This fund enables our five retirement homes to continue serving dozens of residents whose financial resources have run out.  Years ago, our Summerville Presbyterian Church and its pastor dreamed of a retirement home for ageing loved ones.  With hundreds of churches in the five presbyteries of SC, we provide a loving ministry with older adults which YPPC could not do by ourselves.

CAMPUS  MINISTRY  is a vital witness to Jesus Christ among young adults as they form the spiritual component of their adult values.  Through our worship offerings, you and I are partners in this exciting ministry in three settings.  One is through Chad and Elizabeth (Koches) Young – Chad is SE regional coordinator of Campus Crusade.  A second is through Brandon & Ansley (Wells) Hammond, Staff with Campus Crusade at the College of Charleston.  A third is through Colin Kerr, Presbyterian campus minister at College of Charleston and The Citadel, with many partner churches in our presbytery.  YPPC could not mount and support successful campus ministry by ourselves.

INTERNATIONAL MISSION requires extraordinary personal commitment.  Our worship offerings make us a partner church in the exciting witness of Farris and Thelma Goodrum, based in Victoria, Brazil.  To learn more about their ministry on our behalf, read their, and other mission worker updates at  www.pcusa.org/missionconnections.

PASTORAL  LEADERSHIP  for local churches is provided in consultation with our presbytery.  For example, I would not be your stated supply pastor, if it were not for the counsel and guidance of our presbytery, of which I am a member pastor.  When it is time for you to seek your next pastor, our presbytery will be your partner in helping you to find a good match.

 HANDS  OF  CHRIST  school uniforms and school supplies is a local mission envisioned by one church, Westminster Presbyterian, Charleston, and its pastor.  Now over half the member churches of our presbytery are partners in this extraordinary ministry with young families who are our neighbors.  YPPC would not be able to pursue this outreach mission by ourselves.

And so we say with enthusiasm and gratitude  WELCOME  CHARLESTON  ATLANTIC  PRESBYTERY.   Elders and pastors of our four dozen Lowcountry churches will meet for its quarterly meeting Saturday morning May 16, and YPPC  IS  THE  HOST  LOCATION.   Please contact Martha Trussell, Lynn Mercer, or Karen Cookson, if you would like to help host.  Please drop by and observe this open meeting, to see and hear about dozens of ministries in which we partner with other churches,

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

Rev. Art Gatewood,

Worship Service Sunday, May 24, 2015, 11:00am

Sermon:  Talk = Cheap.  Love-in-Action = Costly

Scripture:  I John 3: 16-24     
 Sunday School 10:00am



       Easter 2015