"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



I want to ask a favor of you. Please sit a little closer to the pulpit. When I stand up to preach, it looks like the back of the church is a hundred yards away. It feels like I’m talking across a canyon. I find it discouraging because it feels like you are trying to get as far away from me as you can.

Worship is about communication and fellowship. It is about feeling like we are together in the presence of God as we say our prayers and sing our hymns. We are not only communicating with God, but with each other. We encourage each other by our physical presence. I can tell you as a speaker that a congregation is much more responsive when the church is comfortably full. We sing better, pray better, and listen better when there are others around us. 

I have gone to the session and asked permission to chord off the back five pews in the church and ask people to sit forward of those pews. The session has agreed to let me do that. Now I ask your cooperation in hopes it will strengthen our worship experience. If you like to be on the back row, there will still be a back row. It will just be five rows closer to the front.

Right now, we have more sanctuary than we do congregants. I believe that by “shortening” the sanctuary, we will create a space that encourages us to worship God and enjoy each other with more focus and enthusiasm. And I look forward to the day when we must remove the chords!

                                                                                                   Dr. Chip

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

Rev. Dr. William F. (Chip) Summers

Worship Service: 11:00am Sunday November 19th, 2017



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.