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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  FOOD PANTRY

We continue to have a great response to the “Item of the Month” request and appreciate all the food bags that mysteriously appear on the cart each week! This month’s item is Canned Chicken. (This is always popular in the Pantry and also a good item for the Food Bags for the City.)           

In an effort to reach even more people in need of food in our community, we will experiment with opening the Food Pantry from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday in Oct., Nov. and Dec. This may bring in people who are unable to come on Monday morning due to work or lack of transportation. If it proves successful, we will continue in January.

The Scrap-bookers will collect Health and Beauty Items for the Pantry on Oct. 8. On Oct. 28, Boy Scout Troop 409 will distribute flyers and bags in the community for the annual Scouting for Food drive. They will pick up the bags of food on Sat., Nov. 4.

We are truly blessed to have such a generous congregation and the willing support of the Scrap-bookers and the Boy Scouts.                 

         GENESIS MISSION TEAM

Cards and letters are needed for Genesis, our sponsored child in Honduras! Various people in the church have been asked to serve as contacts for each area in the church – Session, choir, hand bells, Sunday School (children and adult), the nursery, and each committee. Each contact person will facilitate the writing of a card or letter to Genesis and help us engage our congregation in Christian outreach to this little girl. Thank you to those who have agreed to serve as contacts


                   Hands of Christ

      Our third YPPC Hands of Christ Distribution was a huge success, surpassing last year’s number of children served by 71! With the help of well over 125 volunteers, we served 160 families and 353 children in two hours.  An analysis of the registration forms from the participants determined the following: The total number of schools served was 53, compared to 48 schools in 2016. Families came from as far away as Johns Island and Ridgeville. The largest numbers of children served were at Hanahan Elementary (59); Hanahan Middle (25); Dunston Elementary (22); and North Charleston Creative Arts (21).

            We have so much to be thankful for this year, including the extremely generous financial contributions; the donations of hundreds of school supplies, socks, underwear, pants and shirts; the many boxes of books and Bibles; the great bargain shoppers; assistance from Troop 409; donations from our Scrap-bookers and Montessori School parents; strong support from the City of Hanahan and the Police and Fire Departments; and more volunteers than ever! The delicious Volunteer Appreciation Supper was just enough to feed all 125 volunteers who stayed for supper. In addition to a new dressing room for the boys this year, we also added handmade belts to our distribution, thanks to an ingenious HOC committee member!

            Most of all, HOC brought us all together to serve as the Hands of Christ. Almost everyone in the church contributed in some way to make the day a success, and we left with many feelings that we won’t soon forget. The top three words used to describe the experience of our volunteers were Joy, Rewarding, and Love! Volunteers most liked “interacting with the children” and “the smiles on everyone’s faces”.

            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 and Second Presbyterian.

            Hands of Christ in Charleston served 5,256 children this year between July 22 and August 19, ending the 2017 distribution season with a trip to Thornwell to serve 48 children.





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