Reaching Our Community

Jesus said, "that the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. Pray that God would send out laborers." At Yeamans Park, we answer the Lord's call to be disciples for our community 

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THORNWELL OFFERING

 Thank you for your generous support of Thornwell Home for Children, a Presbyterian ministry founded in 1875. We have received $975.75 in donations.

 

DECEMBER OFFERINGS

 Two special offerings are scheduled for December:

The Christmas Joy Offering will be collected on December 9.

·        Your Joy Gift will help provide financial assistance to current and former church workers and their families and also enable deserving students to attend Presbyterian-related racial ethnic colleges and schools.

·        The designation for the Christmas Eve Offering will be determined by the Outreach Committee and a notice placed in the bulletin.

Your continued support and generosity is sincerely appreciated.

FOOD PANTRY

The Food Pantry is open for additional hours (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.) on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.  Regular Hours are each Monday 10am-12noon

             DECEMBER ITEM OF THE MONTH

       Oatmeal (Regular or Instant packets)

 Donations can be left on the cart in the hallway of Memorial Hall.

         

ANGEL TREE MINISTRY

 The Angel Tree went up in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, November 25. The Angel Tree Ministry provides an opportunity for our church family and friends to reach out to children who could use a little extra help this Christmas. When you choose an Angel from the tree you will be providing some extra Christmas joy to the child that Angel represents.

We have made a small change in the program this year and are asking that a minimum of $50 be spent on the gift for each Angel. This is an increase from our previous $35 amount, but please don’t let that discourage you from participating. We encourage you to share an Angel with a friend and make Christmas happy for a child together! Please talk to Kay or Kristi  if you have any questions.


CHRISTMAS PARADE

 Our church participate in the Hanahan Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1.

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER

Once again our church provided Thanksgiving dinner for members of the Hanahan Police, Fire, and Public Works departments. Meals were also delivered to our Meals on Wheels participants and their caregivers. The Mission and Outreach Committee would like to thank everyone who provided food, helped in the kitchen, served the food, delivered the meals, cleaned up, and/or served as a host or hostess. Pastor Chip thanked the City workers for all they do not only for our community but for their support of Hands of Christ and Food Bags for the City.

 Mission of Hands of Christ:

To bring Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations together to meet the basic needs of children.  See additional information on the Reaching Our Community page of this website.

 


Hands of Christ Distribution Day, At YPPC Was
 Monday, August 6, 2018 

The first distribution of the 2018 Hands of Christ season was held at Aimwell Presbyterian in Round O on July 28, followed by distributions at 16 additional churches in Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Laurens, Orangeburg, and Williamsburg counties. The season ended on August 19 with a first-ever distribution children at First Presbyterian Church in Clinton, SC.

 At YPPC, with the help of many, many volunteers, we served 113 families and provided clothing, school supplies, and books to 303 children. Children came from 65 schools; 20 more schools than last year. The largest numbers of children came from Hanahan Elementary, followed by Dunston Elementary. Our farthest school was Coosaw Elementary in Beaufort County.

 We have much to be grateful for this year, starting with an amazing HOC Benefit Concert in April. We received generous financial support for this ministry, in addition to the many donations of school supplies, socks, underwear, pants and shirts, children’s books, and Bibles. Scout Troop 409 once again provided assistance, as did the City of Hanahan Police and Fire Departments. The delicious Volunteer Appreciation Supper was a wonderful way to end the day.

 Most of all, HOC brought us all together and reminded us that WE are the Hands of Christ, and, in the words of our spokesperson, Victoria Widmer, we did our best to Help Other Children. Almost everyone in the church contributed in some way to make the day a success. Even though we did not do a survey this year, it’s safe to say that “Joy”, “Rewarding”, and “Love” depict the feelings of everyone who served as a volunteer.

 Thank you to our dedicated Outreach/Hands of Christ team and to everyone else at Yeamans Park and in our community who participated in this rewarding ministry. A special thanks to those who also volunteered at Park Circle, Second Presbyterian, and Westminster.


OTHER HANDS OF CHRIST Information:

Since its beginning in 2003, the Hands of Christ ministry has provided school clothes and school supplies to 52,647 disadvantaged children. Through distributions at fourteen sites, plus Clinton and Orangeburg, it hopes to reach an additional 5,600 children by the end of this year’s season.


YPPC Community Events
Hands of Christ
Food Pantry
Boy Scouts
Girl Scouts
Prayer Quilts
Thornwell Home for Children
Angel Tree
Meals On Wheels
Hands of Christ
Cobblestone Quilters
CRU (Campus Crusade For Christ)
Scrap Booking
Souper Bowl of Caring
Dinners for Citadel cadets during specified Presbyterian Campus Ministry meetings (Charleston Journey
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                     Hanahan Christmas Parade 2016