Cameron's Corner

Dear Friends, 


This Sunday, we will be back in Matthew’s Gospel to hear the story of the beginning of Jesus’s ministry. He picks up John’s message, calling people to repent because the Kingdom of God has come near. Then, in his first big move - instead of recruiting those with prestigious credentials - Jesus goes down to the lakeshore on the Sea of Galilee and invites ordinary fishermen to follow him. He promises that, as they follow, he will transform their lives so that they will become fishers of people.

I confess that I do not enjoy fishing. Perhaps I watched Finding Nemo one too many times… However, our family is full of fishermen, and I cannot hear Jesus’s call without thinking of the hours of patient waiting that goes into hauling in a catch. I hope you will join us on Sunday as we consider Jesus’s choices that day and what they teach us about our role in the Kingdom of God today.   

In Christ,

Rev. Cameron Smith

This Week at YPPC

Elder of the Week: Eddie Rogers, (843) 761-3565 or

(843) 209-8175

Sunday, January 22

  • Nursery & Sunday School: 9:45 AM
  • Worship & Elder Installation/Ordination: 11 AM
  • Fellowship: 12 PM (provided by Session Classes 2023 & 2024 in honor of outgoing Class of 2022 and incoming Class of 2025)
  • Session Meeting: 12:30 PM
  • Our 11 AM worship service is available on and on Facebook early Sunday afternoons.

Monday, January 23

  • Sermon Starter Bible Study: 10:30 AM

Tuesday, January 24

  • Circle Starter: 6:30 PM

Thursday, January 26

  • Handbells: 6 PM
  • Choir: 7:15 PM

Friday, January 27

  • Meals on Wheels: 9:45 AM delivered by Barbara Freeman
  • Weekly Update (e-news) sent to your e-mail: 6 PM

Saturday, January 28

  • Memorial Hall reserved: 10 AM - 4 PM

Calling ALL WOMEN of the church: We need you to help us launch our new Presbyterian Women's Circle!

We will have our first “Circle Starter” meeting on Tuesday, January 24 at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. During our first meeting, we will brainstorm the “who, what, when, where, and how” of our new group’s plans moving forward. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share, your calendar, and any ideas. Contact Martha Trussell for more information. 

Glorifying God

Scripture Readings: Psalm 27: 1, 4-9 and Matthew 4:12-23

Sermon Title: "A New Kind of Kingdom"

Liturgist: Barbara Freeman

Growing Disciples

We still need more hosts for fellowship!

Pick a Sunday and sign up today to host Fellowship in 2023. Each week after worship, we gather for light snacks and time together in fellowship. Please sign up to host and provide snacks below. Congregational Ministries provides paper products and lemonade. Contact Terri Myers, (843) 729-9213, with any questions and click below to sign up now. 

Sign Up to Host Fellowship

What can we learn from the people we meet in the Bible? 

“The Bible is filled with heroes and rogues, from the first followers of Christ to the dissenters and critics set on uprooting the Christian faith. Some are well known. Others are not. But all have a place in the eternal story of the Bible. What can we learn about these characters? And what can we learn from them?”

Our Adult Sunday School Class is studying a book by J. Ellsworth Kalas: Heroes, Rogues, and the Rest: Lives that Tell the Story of the Bible that seeks to answer these questions. All adults are encouraged to join this discussion-based class on Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM in Classroom 1 as we grow in our faith together.

Children and Youth classes also meet at 9:45 AM on Sundays and are eager to welcome new faces in this new year! 

Save the date the next YPPC Lunch Bunch!

Our next gathering will be on Monday, February 13 at Ms. Rose’s in West Ashley.

Please contact Martha Trussell to reserve your seat ( Those who wish to carpool can meet in the YPPC parking lot at 11:30 a.m. that day.  

Financial Peace University at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church


"It's never too late to set another goal." - C.S. Lewis

First (Scots) will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University from January 31 to March 28. Classes will begin at noon each Tuesday and continue for nine weeks. Students will view videos online at home, and then gather for review and discussion at the approximately one-hour long noon meetings.

For more information, please contact Carol Rees, (843) 879-3088.

Meeting Human Needs

News from Mission on the Move

It was wonderful to have Ernie and Allison Sizemore from Mission on the Move (MOM) join us for worship and fellowship this past October and to learn more about our sponsored child, Genesis. The Sizemores have been full-time missionaries in Honduras for 10 years and feel that during this time God has blessed the ministry with an amazing team of local Hondurans and wonderful facilities.

As they wrapped up 2022, Allison and Ernie realized the need to focus on their own family, making them a priority. Their family is stretched out across the southeast and they have not seen much of them outside of Augusta, Georgia since the start of the pandemic. According to Ernie, MOM is about family, building families and preserving families. He wrote, “Ironically we have not been as diligent with our own family, often neglecting them.”

Ernie and Allison have since decided to retire from Mission on the Move and will leave Honduras in August 2023. They will continue to work with MOM until August in order to ensure a smooth, intentional transition of leadership to their fellow missionary and longtime friend, AJ Ford. (AJ has served with MOM since 2019 and has served in Honduras for 10 years.) The Sizemores will move to Orlando, Florida so that their youngest son can receive some of the services he needs, as well as attend school there.

Ernie wrote, “We have loved serving as missionaries in Honduras. Please pray for us as we transition, and pray for the families we serve there, Pray that we see God’s direction for our next steps, We are so thankful to our friends, families and the many churches that have been so faithful. Thankfully we have the Solid Rock to stand on and the God who is there through it all. He has been faithful to us as a family and to our ministry, and we have been able to rely on Him through it all.”


Just three weeks until the Sunday of the Big Game! For us, that’s Souper Bowl Sunday, the day we do our part to “Help Tackle Hunger” in our community. 

Start planning now to help stock our pantry shelves with a wide variety of soups and/or bring a dollar for a donation. 

Food Pantry Needs (Jiffy Mix) & Call for Volunteers

After filling the 24 Christmas food boxes for our clients, the pantry exhausted its supply of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix. This is a very popular item and most families receive 2 boxes each month. That means we use 48 boxes a month or 576 boxes each year. Hopefully, with your January donations, we will get a good start for 2023! 

Volunteers are an important part of our food ministry. A special “THANK YOU” to our shoppers, Terri Myers, Kristi and Denny Lynch, and to the many of you who check dates and label the food items - Mary Bowen, Randy and Trudy Burns, Nathan Nault, Gary Page, Trish Rogers, and Jacob Steele. If you are interested in learning more about the YPPC Food Pantry and how you can help as a volunteer, please see Carolyn Lackey.

Updates from Session

Elder installation and ordination

We will ordain and install new elders during worship on Sunday, January 22, 2023. We will also have our January Session Meeting that day.

The Session has called an annual meeting of the Yeamans Park Presbyterian Church congregation and corporation on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at the conclusion of the 11 AM worship service. The purpose of this meeting is five-fold:

  • To receive a summary of the 2022 Annual Statistical Report
  • To receive a summary of the 2023 Budget, previously adopted by Session
  • To elect the Session Representative to serve on the Nominating Committee
  • To elect a Vice President of the Corporation
  • To approve changes in the Terms of Call for Rev. Cameron Smith
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