Pastor's Desk

Pastor's Letter January 13, 2019

By CJ Harkness
We are beyond blessed to have the opportunity to see another week and should all take the time to stop and give thanks and praise to Christ for his unfailing love toward us in both the best and worst of times. I want to continue to emphasize the importance that each member of our church carefully and prayerfully consider their calling and commitment to the ministry as we march further into 2019.

God Loves You, Ain't a Thang You Can Do About It!

Sunday January 13, 2019

 

Greetings in the name of our Lord!

 

We are beyond blessed to have the opportunity to see another week and should all take the time to stop and give thanks and praise to Christ for his unfailing love toward us in both the best and worst of times.  I want to continue to emphasize the importance that each member of our church carefully and prayerfully consider their calling and commitment to the ministry as we march further into 2019.

 

Last week, I met with a small group of church leaders to discuss the appropriate approach to an inclusive and productive strategic planning season here at People's Community Church.  During that meeting it became clear that the first order of business will be to begin the creation of a final report on the strategic planning initiative in the 2014-2019 plan. This will allow us to celebrate accomplishments and focus on any unfinished business this year. Looking forward to the next plan, we must ensure that we all operate from the same understanding of the Church's mission and values. To that end, work is underway to review all foundational documents of the church (Mission Statement, Bylaws, etc.). From there, we will engage ministry leaders and then the full congregation.  Any proposals will, of course, be brought before the congregation.   

 

In addition to seeking vision for the next phase of God's work through PCC, we must also pray earnestly for our nation.  I encourage you to join me in asking God to move in miraculous ways to bring us together as a nation with justice, peace and prosperity for All. I will say more on this as the year unfolds but for now, I leave us with the reminder that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."  

 

God Loves You, Ain't a Thang You Can Do About It!

 

Your Pastor,

CJ

 

One Church    One Family    One Community

 

 

Church Announcements—January 13, 2019

 

Please like us on Face book – www.facebook.com/peoplescommunitychurchberea

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ANNUAL PRAYER BREAKFAST 572 Pearl St. Berea

Mount Zion Baptist Church will host the annual MLK Worship Service featuring music, readings and keynote speaker, Dr. Leonne Hudson! Delicious breakfast follows.

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FELLOWSHIP MEAL

Please join us for the Fellowship Meal on Sunday, February 10th  in honor of Black History Month. Sign-up sheets are on the usher's counter if you would like to bring a food dish, dessert or beverage for the meal.  All are welcome.

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Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 24, 2019 for our First Quarter Business meeting following Worship Service.

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Mother Marvelle Wilson is now relocated. Her address is:

Morning Side House Ellicott City

5330 Dorsey Hall Drive #226B

Ellicott City, MD 21042

Her phone number is: 740-601-6838

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Due to a change in a printing deadline, prayer requests must be received before noon on Wednesday to be printed in the current Pastor's Letter.

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Bible Reading for Next Week's Lesson

January 14, through January 20, 2018

 

Mon:  Genesis 45:1-8—God Sent Me to Preserve You.

Tue:  Numbers 11:24-30—The Spirit Rested on the Elders.

Wed:  1 Corinthians 4:8-13—Apostles Are Fools for Christ.

Thurs. Philippians 1:22-26—Sharing Life in Christ Now.

Fri:    Philippians 1:27-30—Believing in and Suffering for Christ.

Sat:    Philippians 1:3-11—Sharing God's Grace.

Sun:    Philippians 1:12-21—Telling the Good News.

 

Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel.

 

--Philippians 1:12, NIV

 

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