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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MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE IMPORTANT HANDS OF CHRIST DATES:

Sunday, July 30 – HOC Benefit Concert at St. James Island Presbyterian Church,

Sunday, July 30 – YPPC Hands of Christ Kick-Off and POT LUCK LUNCHEON

Tuesday, August 1 – YPPC Distribution Day, 5:00p.m.

PARTNERSHIP

 YPPC’s Food Pantry is the only one in the Hanahan area open to ALL residents. Thanks to donations from our congregation, the Troop 409 Scouting for Food Drive, the annual Soup-er Bowl of Caring Sunday, and the Scrap-bookers who use our Fellowship Hall, we are able to offer this service to our community once a week.

In an effort to further expand the reach of our pantry, YPPC has signed a Partnership Agreement with the Hanahan Police Department. As mentioned by Pastor Art on April 23, our police officers are often the First Responders to discover homes and apartments with no food present. Through this agreement, YPPC will provide bags of canned food to the Police Department to keep on hand for distribution when they discover a need.

YPPC is very grateful to Chief Turner and all Hanahan Police Officers for their willingness to partner with us on this initiative. This new relationship will greatly multiply our efforts to put food into the hands of local children and adults in need.


CONCERT AT THE PARK

Thank you to everyone who helped set-up, prepared food for the reception, attended the concert and made contributions for Hands of Christ at our third Concert at the Park on Sunday, April 23rd. We were so blessed to have so many talented musicians of all ages share their talents with us. We were fortunate to have two students from the Charleston Academy of Music, Jason Guo and Fiona Kent, play the piano and Ulyana Machneva, guitar teacher from the Academy, play classical guitar. John Cobb, Executive Director of Early Childhood/Elementary Learning Community for Charleston County Schools, played the saxophone, and Garrett Mitchner, from St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, play the oboe. Majors’ Strangs and Strings, a family of five children ranging in age from 8 to 16, shared their gospel music with us on their violins and guitar. Yeamans Park has been blessed with our own wonderful musicians. Thank you to Beth Cohen-Nault, Gina Litchfield, Zach Litchfield, Joan Owen, Heather Pastva, Mary Quinney, and our Handbell Choir for sharing your time and talents. This afternoon of wonderful music raised $1173.00 for Hands of Christ.

HANDS OF CHRIST 2016

Another successful year of Hands of Christ at Yeamans Park! We served 127 families and 276 children. By the time we opened the doors at 5:00 p.m., we had reached our maximum number of families and had to close the line. Others who came were given information on the distribution at Park Circle and other sites.

Collection Recap: Collections began May 29 and continued through July 17. we collected: 303 pairs of boys’ pants and 298 boys’ shirts, 333 pairs of girls’ pants and 174 girls’ shirts and 796 sets of underwear; 388 pairs of socks.

School supplies: Composition books – 265, crayons – 160, glue sticks 315, markers – 110, notebook paper – 90, dividers – 90, pencils 1,750, folders 140, 195 rulers, 140 scissors, and 525 spiral notebooks.

Additionally, our congregation gave generously to our concert, love offering and also made specific donations for purchases.

An analysis of the registration forms from the participants determined the following: The total number of schools served was 43 ranging from Cross to Ravenel! The largest numbers of children served were at Hanahan Elementary (43); North Charleston Elementary (23); Hanahan Middle (19); Dunston Elementary (19); and Divine Redeemer (12) – all schools in our immediate vicinity.
Thank you to our dedicated Hands of Christ committee and to everyone else at Yeamans Park and in our community who participated in this very rewarding ministry.


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



HANDS OF CHRIST PICTURES 2016


Preparations


  Full House Before Distribution


Entertainment Provided

Having Fun Courtesy of Hanahan Police Dept.



Dinner with Campus Crusade for Christ