Pastor's Desk

Pastor's Letter, April 29, 2018

Security Cameras Installed in strategic locations.
Our next quarterly business meeting is being moved to June 3, 2018 following worship.
OHIO/MICHIGAN FELLOWSHIP MEETING – May 19, 2018-People's Community Church, Detroit MI

Pastor's Letter

Sunday, April 29, 2018



Mother Dozier was admitted to Southwest General Health Center.


Rehabilitation and Nursing Home

Deborah Priest has been moved from Fairview Health Center to Avon Place in Avon OH.



Good morning ICCC members, this is just a reminder that the ICCC Regional Meeting will be held at People's Community Church in Detroit on May 19, 2018. The address is 8601 Woodward Avenue, Detroit Mi. 48202.  An exciting program is being planned and we are looking forward to the fellowship. Our new Council Minister/CEO Phil Tom will be in attendance. This will be a great time to get to meet him. Our Council President Bill Samuels also plans to attend. The breakfast meet and greet will start about 8:30. Lunch will be around noon and the business meeting will start at 1:00. We hope to be finished with the business of the day by 2:00 so that you can return to your respective communities to prepare for Sunday Services. Your $10 registration fee will cover the cost of breakfast and lunch. You will receive an agenda in a future mailing. We look forward to seeing you on the 19th. Please pass the word. May the Lord continue to bless you and your families.  Janet Burch, Regional Trustee


Security Cameras Installed

To further our efforts and concerns for your safety, we have installed in strategic locations cameras. The location of these cameras will not impact our Sunday gatherings for worship. We thank you for your understanding and support for these precautions.


Business Meeting

Our next quarterly business meeting is being moved to June 3, 2018 following worship. We realize this is the first Sunday when we have communion, but of the Sundays in June that date works best in light of all of the activities happening at the church and with families. I hope you can attend. Also, as a result of this change, starting today we will include in our morning announcements updates from the pulpit committee.


Feed-The-Kids 2018 Summer Lunch Program

The program starts June 3 and ends August 17, 2018. There will be two locations: PCC and St. Mary's School (New location). The serving time is noon to 1:00pm. In preparation for the program, an orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15th at 7:00pm here at the church in the fellowship hall. Sisters Carolyn Wilson and Rubye Neely will handle our week which is July 2. No lunches are provided on the Fourth of July. Our kitchen will again be used for meal preparation and refrigeration. The groups that use our kitchen have been instructed to clean up after each lunch period. If you would like to participate or learn more about this wonderful service to our kids and the community, please contact the church office.


Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mother's Day is the second Sunday, and the church will again gladly recognize our mothers. Clearly, our mothers provide so much to sustaining the ministry of our church and to showing God's love for many in a multitude of ways. Please plan to join us and bring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother so we can show our appreciation to all godly mothers!


Graduations 2018

Please notify the office as soon as possible of any students graduating from high school, colleges and universities, and other institutions of higher learning. You can call the office at 440-234-0609.


The Dozier Scholarship Applications are ready!

Leon Dozier Scholarship Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are available on the Ushers' Table. Completed application and associated documents including school transcripts must be received by July 20, 2018.


Berea City Club Summer Science Camp - NOTE DATE CHANGE!

This camp is designed for students in grades 1 through 5 (must have completed 1st grade) and is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 18 promptly at 9:00am with sign in time. Pre-Registration is required! We plan to serve lunch at 11:30 each day. You are more than welcome to pack a lunch for your child if you choose to do so.


Camp concludes each day at 4:00pm, and you are required to sign your child/children out each day unless he/she has permission to walk home.


We look forward to another year of excitement for our youth as they discover just how much fun there is in learning about science. Thank you for your strong support. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office, 440-243-2988.


The Berea City Club has sponsored the Summer Science Camp for 11 consecutive years. The foundation expresses its thanks to People's Community Church and the Berea City Club for their commitment and dedication to children in grades one through five and to the community, especially to the north end of Berea.


The cost for the 2018 camp is as follows:

Berea residents $25 per student or $50 per family

Outside the Berea area: $35 per student or $75 per family.



International Council of Community Churches 2018 Annual Conference Theme: "Reunion 2018- Gateway to Glory" Join us in St. Louis, MO, 63103!

Monday, July 16 through Thursday, July 19, 2018

Registration materials are on the ushers' table.


A Summer Garden

As you may recall, we have farmed a small garden on our grounds. The garden adds a wonderful color and look to our property and provides fresh produce to those desiring fresh vegetables. We plan to do it again. Are you interested in helping? Please use the sign-up sheet on the ushers' table to indicate your interest.


Berea Youth Works 2018

Berea Youth Works provides summer work opportunities for Berea youth. One of the goals of the program is to assure interested youth have something meaningful to do each summer. The program targets in school youth ages 16 through 26 and starts April 16. Please encourage and direct youth to contact us at 440-243-2988.


North End Foundation Programs for 2018—

  • BYW—Begins April 16
  • Rib Cook off—May 25-May 28
  • Feed the Kids—Begins June 4
  • Science Camp—June 18- June 22 (grades 1-5) (NOTE DATE CHANGE) Must have completed 1st
  • Pizza Fest—June 22-June 24
  • Movie Night (Fun Day)—July 28
  • Family Fishing Event—August 4
  • Pig Roast—August 5 (NOTE DATE CHANGE)
  • Family Reading Night – Thursday Nights 6:30-7:30 in the church fellowship hall
    • April 26th: Racing Cup Car Challenge (For Grades K-4)
    • May 10th: It's All About the Rhyme Story Time (For Families)
    • May 17th: Dr. Seuss Escape Room Challenge (For Grades K-4)
    • June 14th: Nature and Weather Story Time (For Families)
    • June 28th: LEGO® Earthquake Challenge (For Grades K-4)
    • July 12th: Inventions & Robots story Time (For Families)
    • July 26th: Squishy Circuits Challenge (For Grades K-4)

(Fun activities, refreshments and a free book for students in grades K,1,2, 3, 4. 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 or


PCC Food Pantry

The Women's Prayer Share Ministry is leading a drive for the collection of Non-Food items for the PCC Food Pantry.


These items are not edible, but they are everyday items needed in all our households.


Our item this time is TOILET PAPER. ANY SIZE PACKAGE. The last day to donate is Sunday, May 13, 2018.


Bible Reading for Next Week's Lesson

April 30, through May 6, 2018


Mon:             Exodus 25:1-9—Give as Your Heat Prompts You.

Tues:            Matthew 6:1-4—Give Alms Quietly.

Wed:            2 Corinthians 9:1-5—Gather Together Your Bountiful Gift.

Thurs:           Leviticus 27:30-33—All Tithes Are Holy.

Fri:                Psalm 112—Blessings of the Righteous.

Sat:               Exodus 35:10-19—Gifts for the Tabernacle.

Sun:             Exodus 35:20-29; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8—Give Cheerfully & Generously.


Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

--2 Corinthians 9:6, NIV


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