The YPPC Nursery will be open during worship beginning Sunday, April 25th.  All workers and volunteers will be vaccinated and wearing masks.

11:00 AM: Worship Service
A traditional Presbyterian service that incorporates the teachings of God with scripture and hymns.

In-Person Worship Guidelines

·        Everyone over the age of 3 must wear a mask

·        We will have an abbreviated service, much like we have been offering online.

·        The hymnbooks and bibles have been removed from the pews and we will have no congregational singing.  You are welcome to bring your own bible.

·        Bulletins will be placed on the pews and available on YPPC.org. 

·        Seating will be done on a first come, first serve basis and Ushers will seat you from the front to the back of the sanctuary, so you may not be in your usual seat.  We will make every effort to eliminate close contact and to follow the CDC guidelines on social distancing.  At the end of the service, Ushers will release you in reverse order.  If you love sitting in the front, then get to church early.  Families will be seated together, but all others will be socially distanced.

·        Ushers will greet you before entering the Sanctuary for a temperature check and to provide masks if you do not have one.

·        The Fellowship Building will be closed, only the Sanctuary will be open.

·        The offering plate will not be passed, rather a basket will be placed at the rear of the sanctuary where you may place your gifts to the church.

·        No Fellowship – this may be the hardest part of all, because we enjoyed this time so much.  However, under the current pandemic, this cannot be done safely. 

·        No in-person communion at this time.

To make this work and to minimize risk to everyone, we need your cooperation.  The last thing anyone wants is for YPPC to be the next “hot spot”. 

·        Please maintain social distancing outside and inside the building.

·        Please refrain from hugs, handshakes, and clustering.

·        Please worship online if you are not feeling well.  Most of us have had some contact with the outside world and we need to err on the side of caution. 

·        Please use hand sanitizer before entering the sanctuary.

·        Please be patient and understand that all new procedures are in place for the safety of all in our congregation. 

Thank you for your cooperation and dedication to a safe return to worship.

9:45am: Sunday School (temporarily cancelled)

12:00 PM: Fellowship
Join us after our Worship Service for fellowship and refreshments! This is a time for God’s disciples to gather and socialize.  (temporarily cancelled)

Welcome to Yeamans Park Presbyterian Church! 
We encourage you to visit and worship with us Sunday mornings.  Please join us after Worship for Fellowship.

Do you have children?
If so, we have childcare available in our church nursery during our Worship Service. We also offer a time for young disciples during the Worship Service.

Do you need hearing assistance?
We offer hearing aids in case your hearing needs a boost. The hearing aids are located in the Narthex behind the sanctuary.

           Welcome to YPPC!
          5931 North Murray Dr.
           Hanahan, SC  29410
             Telephone # (843) 744-2268
                   Email: YPPC456@gmail.com

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In life and death we belong to God.  We trust in Jesus Christ, fully human, fully God.  We trust in God, whom Jesus called Abba, Father.  In sovereign love, God created the world good, and makes everyone equally in God's image, male and female, of every race and people, to live in one community.  We trust in God the Holy Spirit, everywhere the giver and renewer of life.  With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing in life or in death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

*This Affirmative of Faith is a portion of line 80  A Brief tatement of Faith, 1990 Presbyterian Church (USA). 


For We Too Are His Offspring

For in him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your own poets have said, “For we too are his offspring.”
               ACTS 17:28  
Over the years, I have found it useful to tell the truth as often as possible. The simple truth today is that this is by far the strangest time in  my life and ministry. Everything seems backwards. Not visiting the sick is better than visiting the sick. An empty church on
Sunday morning  is better than a full church, and committee meetings are forbidden, hey, nothing is all bad!
Nevertheless, we are still the church, and we are still called
to announce  the victory of God over the world in Jesus Christ.
However chaotic life may feel, we still live in the presence of the living God in whom “we live and move and have our being.” We don’t have to understand, we just have to stand firm in our confidence that God, the one who has brought us this far, will continue to lead us into his future day by day. I was fishing on a small lake some years ago when a sudden Spring thunderstorm broke. A pair of geese with about ten little ones was grazing in an open area on the shore. A bolt of lightning landed nearby frightening all of us. Mother goose headed quickly for the water while father goose herded stragglers. They swam in a
line toward  some low shrubs that offered shelter. There they gathered the little ones and kept them safe. 
That memory is for me a parable of God’s love in troubled times. Our job is to be obedient and paddle like crazy, “For we too are his offspring.”
                                             I miss you all,
                                                 Dr. Chip

Pastor's Devotion, March 29, 2020

This Is The Day!

 “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it”

Psalm 118:24  

          I remember the morning in Hebrew class when we came to this verse. After carefully translating it, the professor had us diagram it. He then noted that the second half of the sentence is a dependent clause which derives its meaning from the independent, first clause. He said” The force of the Hebrew word is this:  Because the Lord has made this day,  therefore we will know joy and gladness.”

          There is something more profound here than merely counting your blessings, as if we were grading God on  doing a better job on some days than others. This is an affirmation of the exquisite wonder of being alive. We experience death as the cessation of all awareness. There is no stimuli for the senses, no activity in the mind, no interaction with the world. By contrast, we experience life as a wonderfully complex panorama of sight, sound, sensations, aromas. The mind races along absorbing and processing all of the input and, at the same time, remembering the past and wondering about the future. To know joy and gladness is to ponder with amazement the sheer wonder of being alive. 

          This Sunday morning will be different for you and me. I won’t get to look you in the eye and say, “Grace, mercy, and peace…” There will be no triumphant hymns, no unison prayers, no fellowship. But tomorrow will be a day given to us straight from the hand of God, a day that has joy and gladness in it because we are alive.  Prayer: On this Sabbath day, O God, grant us joy and gladness byremembering you have granted us the greatest gift, life!

Dr. Chip


           (Selected Paragraphs From A Pastoral letter)           

"As followers of Christ, we are not called to dwell on our fears but to respond in faith. Paul promises us, “love casts out fear”. We overcome fear by acting in some positive way to express our love for others. We refuse to be afraid when we dwell on God’s promises in scripture and his promises fulfilled in our own past experiences. God has not deserted us but has drawn closer to us in our time of trial.

I will say to you what I have always told my children, I love each of you’re the best and the most!”

Dr. Chip

*What is Ash Wednesday?

 Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, the 40 days (excluding Sundays) that lead up to Easter. This first day of Lent and the following liturgical season are marked with a somberness as Christians reflect on their mortality, their sinfulness, and the dying of self that comes with new life in Christ.

While there is no mention of Ash Wednesday in the Bible, the Old Testament records acts of repentance or mourning accompanied by symbolic ash and sackcloth.

Since we are not able to gather together in person to participate in the imposition of ashes we ask you to make the sign of the cross on your own or each other’s foreheads when we come to that part in the service.  This will serve as our reminder of our mortality and repentance.  “You are dust and to dust you shall return”  (Gen. 3:19)

A Children's Sermon From Dr. Chip, March 31, 2020

A Children’s Story
 “ Let the children come to me,....for it is to such as these
that the kingdom of heaven belongs.”
Matthew 19:14
      For once, I can say I know exactly how Jesus feels. The happiest moment of my Sunday mornings is when I greet the children.  
     “Good morning. I’m glad to see everybody. Liam and Ellie, how are you? Sayge and Aydin, are you well? Brielle, Bryce, Jason, it is good to see you. Christian, I’m glad you are here.And of course the Righteous Brothers, Jacob and Nathan!”  
     I want to tell you one of my favorite stories. It’s about a little girl who lived with her Mommy and Daddy in an old wooden house at the end of a lane. One night, a thunderstorm broke over the house. The wind howled, a tree limb beat against the window and thunder shook the roof. The little girl woke up terrified and screamed out in panic. Her Mother heard her and rushed into
the room, gathered the little girl in her arms and said, “ it’s alright. It’s going to be alright.” The little girl knew she was safe and the storm soon passed.  
     I like that story because I think that is what God is like.  He is like a Mother who surrounds us with her love and comfort. When I am afraid, I can think about God and I can hear him say, “It’s alright, it’s going to be alright.”  
     Fold hands, bend heads, close eyes and  say what I say:
     Dear God...thank you for loving us...and  for not letting us be afraid… Amen

Pastor's Devotion, March 26, 2020


“Owe no one anything except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law” Romans 13:8

     I come from a long line of “huggers.” When we see someone we care for, we instinctively touch, cheek kiss, back slap, shoulder hug, or handshake. In our family reunion pictures, you will find us bunched up with arms around those next to us.
     Now we must find other ways to express our caring. Yes, we reach out with telephone calls, emails, Facebook posts, etc, but the most important thing we can do is stay well. The pandemic makes us caregivers to everyone we are close to. If I expose myself to the virus, I expose everyone I love. I must remind myself that if I come in contact with an individual, I am actually in contact with everyone that person has touched for the previous fourteen days.
     I am also a caregiver to those professional caregivers who are spending their days swathed in gowns, masks, and gloves surrounded by the virus. The most loving thing I can do for them is show my gratitude for their sacrifice by staying well.
     Paul’s words to the Romans remind us of the primacy of the love we bear each other in Christ. It is the begin all, end all, of our faith. I believe we are being called to learn a new kind of love in these days. We are all caregivers for Christ.
Dr. Chip

Pastor's Devotion, Sunday, March 22, 2020

     “The Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea  into dry land; and the waters were divided.” Genesis 14:21  
      Those who look for natural explanations for Biblical miracles point to this verse  as proof that God intervenes in history without disrupting the laws of nature that he himself created. The miracle is in the timing. That’s fine, but it leaves me with a curious  image.
       I see in my imagination the Israelites slogging through the wet sand and eyeing the eastern sky. I hear one whisper nervously to his neighbor, “Reckon how long that wind is going to blow?” That’s always the question in a crisis, isn’t it? How long will we
be safe?
       In the Bible, the mention of wind or breath is almost always a metaphor for the Spirit of God. When Jesus says, “ the wind blows where it will..so it is with the Spirit …” The same Greek word is used for wind and Spirit . We should read the Red Sea story to  
say that the hovering Spirit of God is opening a way for Israel into the future that God has proposed.
        Reckon how long the wind is going to blow? The Exodus story teaches us that the empowering breath of God will never stop accompanying us on our journey.  
       Some days now I feel a little wet sand between my toes and catch myself  looking fearfully at the eastern sky, but I will keep on walking...and so will you...and  
the wind will keep blowing…and God will accomplish his purpose.
       Prayer: O God, whose breath surrounds us day by day, help us to walk by faith and not by sight - trusting you to be with us to accomplish your purposes.


         Pentecost at YPPC
Pentecost June 4, 2017