Pastor's Desk

Pastor's Letter - March 11, 2018

By Leroy McCreary

Church's 45th Anniversary Celebration TODAY

You will hear a reading of the highlights of our church history.


New Church Website

We are nearing completion of a brand-new website that provides us with the opportunity to share many of the wonderful things we do here in ministry and in outreach to the community. This new website will contain a photo gallery of many of our church and community events. Should you have any concerns about your photo being used in our church gallery, please bring it to my attention or one of the deacons. We very much would like to include our church family in the photos we have taken over the years. Notwithstanding our desires, if you have a concern with your photo being in the gallery of our church webpage, please let us know by March 18, 2018.


Check Out Hunger Began February 18

Do you shop at Dave's Markets, Giant Eagle, or Heinen's? Consider donating $1, $5 or $10 at the register to benefit the Harvest for Hunger Campaign during Check Out Hunger, February 18 through March 31. For every dollar you donate at the register, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank can provide four nutritious meals to our neighbors in need. Last year, Check Out Hunger donations raised enough money to provide more than six million meals!


Empty Bowl Supper

NOTE: Tickets purchased for this event must be deposited in the designated bowl on the tables the night of the Supper. So, if you purchase a ticket and cannot attend, please give your ticket to any trustee and we will make sure it is deposited that evening so the church gets credit.


Friday, April 6, 2018 from 5-7:00pm

At Berea-Midpark High School Cafeteria

Tickets are $20

($10 for kids 7-14, under 6 free) and includes: a souvenir bowl, soup, salad, rolls, water, and dessert


A silent auction will also occur


Proceeds from this fundraiser:

Will be used to feed our community through Berea Community Outreach, Church Street Ministries, PCC Food Pantry and SCAN.


Upcoming Dates for Special Worship Services:

  • Church's 45th Anniversary today
  • Maundy Thursday – Thursday, March 29 at 7:00pm here at the church
  • Good Friday – Friday, March 30 at noon
  • Good Friday walk at Ohio Guidestone and here at the church at 7:00pm
  • Easter Program – Saturday, March 31 at 7:00pm here at the church
  • Easter Sunday – April, Sunday School at 9:00, Christian Education Forum at 10:00, and worship at 10:30am


North End Foundation Programs for 2018—440-243-2988

  • BYW—Begins April 16
  • Rib Cook off—May 25-May 28
  • Feed the Kids—Begins June 4
  • Pizza Fest—June 22-June 24
  • Science Camp—June 25-June 29
  • Movie Night (Fun Day)—July 28
  • Family Fishing Event—August 4
  • Pig Roast—August 12
  • Family Reading Night – Dates to be announced

(Fun activities, refreshments and a free book for students in grades K,1,2, and 3. Kids must be accompanied by an adult family member, space limited to the first 25 students for each session. Parents may register for any or all sessions). 440-243-2988


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If you are interested in giving a presentation for the "Did You Read?" Series, please contact Sister Leanna Eulinberg at 440-239-5055.

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CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) needs Volunteers! Advocate for the best interests of abused, neglected, and dependent children involved with the Juvenile Court, in collaboration with key agencies & significant individuals in their lives. For more information call (216) 433-3377 or email or visit . Be an Everyday Hero!

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Journey in Grief

Heritage Congregational will be sponsoring a workshop entitled: Journey in Grief.  It is open for participation from members of your churches or anyone who wants to learn about grief care.  Dates are April 13, 14, 15. The cost is $40 /person

For more information call or to register contact:

Dale Matthias, (440) 554-4575;




Dear Praying Partners,


As we are experiencing the coldest day for the season here in France, we are THANKFUL for our warm and sunny little apartment where we moved in last week-end. Although I almost felt overwhelmed with this additional move, I am also very THANKFUL for family and friends who supported us. There are still a few things to do to set things up as a home. ?

Samuel is struggling a lot with new identity issues as an African minority person in most places where he goes. Gary is presently sick, he has not received his residency papers yet and is thus not being able to anticipate the future. And I am fairly exhausted with having had to move on top of everything else (work and family).


But we want to continue to cling to the Lord's faithfulness as we have been able to witness it in many small daily 'divine smiles'. We do appreciate your PRAYERS on our behalf, though.


Could you also please PRAY for many of our African students especially in the Congo and in Ethiopia who are challenged in many ways due to the very unstable political and economic situation in their countries? This hinders their academic progress a lot!


Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

(Lamentations 3:22-23)


Thank you for standing before the Lord on behalf of our family and our students! 

May His compassions be also very tangible in your lives!


With patience and peace in Him, Martine

Martine Audéoud


631 North Rocky River Drive, Berea, Oh 44017
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