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

The Food Pantry is open for additional hours (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.) on Wednesday, February 5, 2019.  Regular Hours are each Monday 10am-12noon

             FEBRUARY ITEM OF THE MONTH       Jiffy Corn Meal Mix

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

 YPPC FOOD PANTRY UPDATE

The Pantry continues to reach more people each month with the addition of the Wednesday afternoon opening. During the past year, the pantry provided food for 424 people. In addition to the food distributed at the church, we prepared food bags for distribution by the Hanahan Police Department (HPD) to families in need. Bags containing both food and toiletries were also prepared for the homeless in our community

 We have “gone through” a lot of food this past year and anticipate the need for even more food items in 2019. The Scout Food Drive in November collected only half the number of pounds of food as in the past which means that our storage cabinets are only partially filled.

 Thank you for your continued support of the food pantry through the ITEM OF THE MONTH donations. From Jan. – Dec., the items included: Canned Fruit, Oatmeal, Canned Meats, Mac & Cheese, Condiments (Mayo/Mustard/Ketchup, Jams/Jellies/Preserves), Pasta, and Laundry Detergent. These items are always needed. Other popular items include Pasta Sauce, Peanut Butter, Grits, Chili, Spam, Beef Stew, and Soups.

 We are grateful to those outside our church who also support the food pantry. We receive donations of Health and Beauty items from the Scrap-bookers who meet at the church. Each year, the Montessori School collects food items for the pantry at their annual Christmas program. In December, the Hanahan Piggly Wiggly surprised us with a donation of 18 food bags valued at $10.00 each.

SOUPER BOWL OF CARING

     "Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat". This simple prayer, delivered in 1990 by Brad Smith, then a seminary intern serving at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC, gave birth to the idea to use Super Bowl weekend, a time when people come together for football and fun, to also unify the nation for a higher good: collecting dollars and canned food for the needy.

     Twenty-two churches collected $5,700 that year. Since then, more than $100 million in cash and cans has been collected for soup kitchens, food banks and other charities in communities across the country. YPPC has participated in Souper Bowl of Caring since 2003 and has collected over $3,000 and 500 food items for our Food Pantry.

     Our church will participate in this year’s Souper Bowl of Caring Sunday on February 3! We are asking everyone to bring a food item or to make a $1.00 donation and join us for a delicious SOUP LUNCH after church. (The food drive will continue for the month of February.) Thank you for helping our church “Tackle Hunger” in the community by providing food items for the Food Pantry and the Food Bags for Needy Families and the homeless.


 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