Reaching Our Community


The Food Pantry was open for additional hours (5:00–7:00 p.m.) on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  Regular Hours are each Monday 10am-12noon.   Thank you for your donations each week. We are especially grateful for the many boxes of cereals that regularly appear on the food cart. Each person who comes to the pantry now leaves with a box of cereal as an “extra” item. It’s greatly appreciated!

 NOVEMBER ITEM OF THE MONTH:  Laundry Detergent (Sm., liquid or powder)

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

SCOUTING FOR FOOD DRIVE - Scouts from Troop 409, students from the Hanahan High School (HHS) Beta Club, National Honor Society, and JV and Varsity Volleyball teams distributed flyers this weekend to Hanahan residents. The flyers are a reminder of the Saturday, Nov. 17th Food Drive in support of the YPPC Food Pantry. Place your food bags by your mailbox by 10:00 a.m. (You may also drop off your donations at the church.) The annual Scouting for Food Drive is the primary source of food for our panty. Thank you for your generous donations each year.


The mission of Hands of Christ is to bring Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations together to meet the basic needs of children, showing them Christ’s love.

 The 100 days of our Hands of Christ season is finished! Distribution Day was amazing, thanks to the many, many hands that came forward to give of their time and talents to make it possible. In just two hours, with the help of over a hundred volunteers, we provided 351 children with clothes and supplies for the new school year. 

 Highlights of this year’s distribution included Sunday morning announcements and Sanctuary time on Distribution Day. Sunday morning announcements took on a new look with the addition of Victoria’s little helpers: Liam and Ellie and Saige and Ayden. They delighted our congregation with their songs and pleas for underwear, clothing, and school supplies! The Sanctuary team did a wonderful job of making the waiting time for 148 families a happy one as the Sanctuary came alive with the sounds of music and fun. Budding artist Capers entertained the children with his decorative hands project.  This enjoyable time in the Sanctuary set the tone for the day.

 Thank you for your role in making this year’s Distribution a success


       Most of you know Colin Kerr, the founder of Journey, a Presbyterian (USA) ministry, at the College of Charleston and The Citadel. Colin led Journey for eight years. He was recently ordained as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the PC (USA) and installed to plant a church in downtown Charleston. 

Colin realizes the danger Journey faces as it transitions to new leadership.  He asks this of us:  Don’t stop. Please, don’t stop giving. Don’t stop praying. Don’t stop caring about what is happening in the lives of these college students. It was never about me, as if Journey was somehow my ministry. It’s always been about the gospel transforming the lives of students, because it is Christ’s ministry.  Let’s do our part and support the “next generation” of Journey


  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

                     Hanahan Christmas Parade 2016