Our COVID Protocol level is now YELLOW - moderate risk of spread

  • Full Worship Service with congregational hymn singing – choir encouraged to wear masks.
  • Masks are encouraged in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Nursery will be offered. All workers encouraged to wear masks.
  • Ushers will pass the collection plate.
  • Fellowship is allowed indoors, but safety precautions need to be taken such as prepackaging, pre-plating foods or serving the food. Anyone serving open food is required to wear a mask and gloves.
  • Communion will be served by a modified intinction. Elders will guide the worshippers to the front of the church where the elements will be served safely. Masks and gloves must be worn by those serving communion. Those unable to come forward will be served in a safe manner by Elders in the back of the church. 
  • Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer are available in the Sanctuary and Fellowship Buildings.
  • Window will be opened in the sanctuary, weather permitting.

Cameron's Corner

Greetings from Bethelwoods Camp and Conference Center!


As I write this, the twins are fast asleep after a full day of camp, complete with silly songs on their way to and from each destination. Aside from the rhythm of meals, morning watch, and evening worship, campers have no idea what each day will hold. Instead, they follow where their counselors lead, singing loudly along the way. 


This Sunday, we will switch to the letter to the Hebrews and study that famous passage in chapter 11 that begins, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen…” The truth is, we all live by faith - never really knowing what’s around the bend. As I watched the campers this week, I was reminded that we have a choice. We can drudge along in fear of what might go wrong, or, we can walk by faith, trusting in God to guide us with a song in our heart.


In Christ,

Rev. Cameron Smith  

This Week at YPPC

Elder of the Week: Sandra Tillman: 843-747-9548 or 843-696-1696

Sunday, August 7

  • Sunday School: 9:45AM
  • Worship/Communion: 11 AM (also, on Facebook and at yppc.org following worship)
  • Liturgist: Kristi Lynch
  • Guest Organist: Paula Carl
  • HOC Ice Cream Social - 12:00
  • Outreach & Missions Committee Meeting: 12:30

Monday, August 8

  • Sermon Starter Bible Study - 10:30AM
  • Hands of Christ Distribution begins at 4:00PM

Tuesday, August 9

  • Stewardship Committee Meeting- 5:00PM

Thursday, August 11

  • Congregational Ministries Committee Meeting- 10:00AM

Friday, August 12

  • Meals on Wheels: 9:45 AM delivered by Tim and Karen Cookson
  • Weekly Update (e-news) sent to your e-mail: 6 PM

Saturday, August 13

  • Cobblestone Quilters: 9AM -5PM

Hands of Christ 2022 - Dedicated to Victoria Widmer

Monday’s HOC Distribution will be unlike any that we’ve done so far, and therefore, the duties of our volunteers are totally different. One thing that will remain the same is the Hands of Christ Mission: To bring Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations together to meet the basic needs of children showing them Christ’s love. We hope to serve 300+ children with the help of volunteers from our church and the members of the Hands of Christ Operations Team from Westminster Presbyterian.

On Sunday following Fellowship, Building and Grounds will set up the Fellowship Hall in preparation for the arrival of the Operations Team on Monday at 1:30 p.m.

The HOC Team will bring all the clothing, socks, and underwear from Westminster and set it up in the Fellowship Hall. We will supply the bags of school supplies. (The HOC Team has been packing bags of clothes throughout the year for distribution to the various schools that requested clothing and can usually pack a bag in 10 minutes!)

The Drive-Through Distribution will start at 4:00p.m. with the parking lot opening at 3:00 for families. Families will complete order forms in their cars and forms will be collected and orders filled in the Fellowship Hall and the bags taken out to the cars.

The Cub Scouts will provide water and chips for the waiting families. Pastor Cameron will stop by each car to offer a Bible and prayer, if wanted.

Volunteers will need to arrive by 2:30 and park in the far back corner of the parking lot. (There is no need to come earlier unless you are asked.) If you have signed up to help, you can pick up a Volunteer Information Sheet on Sunday.

Besides our Mission, another thing that will remain the same this year is Sandra’s Fabulous Taco Meal for Volunteers!

Glorifying God

This week's Scripture Lessons: *Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 and *Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

*Click scripture links to read these passages in the NRSV Bible.

Sermon Title: "By Faith"

Liturgist: Kristi Lynch

Guest Organist: Paula Carl

Join us for Communion

We will celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper during worship this Sunday. We will follow current Covid protocol for Red:

Communion will be served by a modified intinction. Elders will guide small groups of worshipers to the front of the church where the elements will be served safely. Masks and gloves must be worn by those serving communion. Those unable to come forward will be served in a safe manner by Elders in the back of the church. Those uncomfortable will this are welcome to bring their elements from home or to participate in spirit.

Summer liturgists needed beginning August 21

If you are available to help lead worship as a liturgist, please sign up today. Liturgists lead the Call to Confession, Prayer of Confession, Assurance of Pardon, and the First Scripture Reading. A script is provided in advance.

Sign up to be a Liturgist

Worship is the work of the people. If you would like to participate in worship in the choir, as a guest musician, or by commissioning flower arrangements, please contact the church office.

Growing Disciples

End of Summer Celebration!

Join us on Sunday, August 28 for our End of Summer Celebration. Our children will help lead worship and share what they have learned this summer in Sunday School. After fellowship, children of all ages are invited to enjoy water games on the lawn as we send summer out in style before we jump into a new year of Sunday School on September 11. 

2022 S.T.E.P.S. for YPPC Members, Leaders, & Elders

Check out these workshops:  

  • Healing Power of Forgiveness,
  • Completing Our Church: Ministries for Those with Special Needs and Their Caregivers
  • Called to be a Ruling Elder 
  • Money and Mission
  • Extending the Circle of Compassion: Caring for Caregivers
  • Love Made Tangible
  • Introduction to the Enneagram

There is something for YOU at this year’s S.T.E.P.S. event. Join your brothers and sisters in Christ from around our presbytery on Saturday, August 27 for worship and a community gathering with David LaMotte and for in-person (at Mount Pleasant PC) and virtual workshops. For details and to register, go to www.capresbytery.org/steps-2022 or ask Mary Quinney or Martha Trussell for a registration brochure. The event is free for YPPC members if you register by August 10. Come experience many ways to be the church. Hope to see YOU there!  

Download Brochure and Register for S.T.E.P.S.

Meeting Human Needs

Wear Your Hands of Christ T-shirts 

Don't forget to wear your Hands of Christ t-shirt to church this Sunday as we come together and celebrate the kick off of our annual distribution.

Making a Difference...

 “. . . I was hungry, (and) you gave me food . . .”

                                               Matthew 25:35 (NEB)

“During the war a church in Strasburg, Germany, was totally destroyed; but a statue of Christ which stood by the altar was almost unharmed. Only the hands of the statue were missing. When the church was rebuilt, a famous sculptor offered to make new hands; but, after considering the matter, the members decided to let it stand as it was – without hands. “For,” they said, “Christ has no hands but our hands to do His work on earth. If we don’t feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, entertain the stranger, visit the imprisoned, and clothe the naked, who will?” Christ is depending on us to do the very things which He did while upon earth. My friend, if the gospel we preach does not have a social application, if it will not work effectively in the work-a-day world, then it is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Devotion from Day by Day with Billy Graham 

Special Offering

It’s not too late to donate to the Hands of Christ Offering. Monies received will go toward the cost of back-to-school clothes and supplies for Hands of Christ participants. Each child will receive a pair of pants and a shirt, plus underwear, socks, and a bag of grade-appropriate school supplies. Bibles will also be available. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Annual HOC Ice Cream Social – Sunday, August 7th

Outreach and Mission will host Fellowship. Please stop by for a bowl of ice cream and toppings as we kick-off this year’s Hands of Christ Distribution.

August Pantry Item of the Month

Spaghetti or Pasta Sauce

Updates from the Session

Current Covid Guidance

Our Covid Protocol level is now YELLOW - CDC Risk of Spread - moderate.

This is based on CDC's revised Risk-of-Spread Metric. In this system, a low risk of spread is green, a moderate risk is yellow, and a high risk is red. The risk level for each county will be posted each week and that will determine the Safety Protocol level we will follow. Our tri-county area currently is at Yellow (moderate risk)

Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer will remain available to anyone who would like them. 

YPPC Covid Protocols aligned with Risk of Spread Metric

YPPC Prayer Ministry

Each month, a list of “Prayers and Praise” is distributed to the entire congregation along with emailed Prayer Chain updates throughout the month for those who wish to receive timely prayer requests. Please join in this ministry as we lift one another in prayer. 

Add Me to the Prayer Chain
Add a Prayer Request
fbe2b282-ae02-49f1-b565-df7e13cd4271 image
Contact us
Visit our Website
Follow us on Facebook
LinkedIn Share This Email