Today is the final "trial sermon" prior to the congregational vote to select its new shepherd. The congregational vote is now scheduled for Sunday, August 19, 2018 following morning worship. We encourage your attendance and value your vote in this important process.
Summer Vacation and Traveling Mercies
Some of you are already traveling and will possibly make other trips out of town. I want to encourage you to please remember to take whatever steps you deem appropriate for you to continue making your financial contributions to support our ministries here at the church. As you know, our Church App provides you the option to make your financial donations effortlessly while away. If you have any questions, please contact one of our trustees or deacons.
Feed-the-Kids- Ministry – Noon to 1:00, Monday through Friday Weekly
Lunches for kids are being served at two locations: People's Community Church 631 N. Rocky River Drive Berea, OH 44017 and St. Mary's School (New Location) 265 Baker Street Berea, OH 44017.
International Council of Community Churches 2018 Annual Conference Theme: "Reunion 2018- Gateway to Glory"
Monday, July 16 through Thursday, July 19, 2018
Remember us and all of the attendees at the conference this week.
Family Reading Night – Thursday Nights 6:30-7:30 in the church fellowship hall
- July 26th
(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
People's Community Church CommUNITY Night
CommUNITY Movie Night Snacks and a Movie 631 North Rocky River Drive Friday, July 27 at 7:00 p.m. This is a FREE event. Co -sponsored by People 's Community Church and Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Berea. (Time subject to change. Visit website for final details.)
Family Fishing Event— Saturday, August 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year's event will take place at the newly remodeled Coe Lake Pavilion behind the Berea Police Station.
Attendees must pre-register for the event with the church by July 25 with their name, address, phone number and shirt size. The registration form is on the Ushers' Counter. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
As in past years, The Fishing Foundation will provide a rod and reel, bait, box lunch and refreshments (water, snacks, and soft drinks/beverages) for every attendee. Everyone will receive a Fishing Foundation t-shirt that we encourage everyone to wear.
We encourage attendees to bring their own rods, reels and other gear if they'd like and to catch and release their fish but it's not a requirement.
As a reminder, everyone ages sixteen and older must have a valid State of Ohio fishing license.
Berea Uptown 7th Annual Community Pig Roast/Cookout – August 5, 2018 Noon to 3:pm
In the very near future tickets will be made available following worship in the fellowship hall. Tickets are $25 per person and proceeds benefit the Berea Youth Workers. Please note I will need you to again bring plenty of desserts as you have done in past years to make this event exceptional! Thanks for your strong support for our youth in this community.
Also, please consider being a sponsor for this event. Please contact us at 440-243-2988 for information about sponsorships.
This year's event will include a special memory of Deacon Al Albergottie and others who passed away within the past twelve (12) months in our church family. I hope you will hold this date, so we can show our strong support for keeping his memory alive.
As you may recall, in September 2017, Pastor McCreary announced that he will preach his last sermon on September 30th of this year and officially retire at the end of October 2018. Since that time, a Pulpit Committee was assembled, and we have been faithfully meeting and prayerfully reviewing submitted pastor applications. In keeping with our pledge of transparency, this note will share the progress of the committee's work as well as a proposed timeline of associated events.
We had a total of 13 applicants and have narrowed them down to 2. The top candidates' trial sermons will take place during the months of July and August. As members of PCC, your participation in this process is essential. Trial sermon dates are announced in the Pastor's Letter, please plan to attend. The membership's vote will take place on Sunday, August 19 after the trial sermons.
Please join us in asking for God's guidance, discernment, and wisdom as we go through this important process. His will be done! Thank you.
The PCC Pulpit Committee
Deacon Keith Jefferson, Chairperson
5th Sunday Musical Group will have rehearsal on July 28th at 11:00 in the Sanctuary. Any questions contact Christine Cameron. Another date will be scheduled, please see Christine Cameron for that date.
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.
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - PCC Church Service will be held at Coe Lake. 10:00 am. Bring your favorite "fixins" ready to serve. Service begins promptly at 10:00am!!! A picnic will follow.
T-Shirts are available to order after service on July 8th and 15th. Youth (XS -XL) and Adult (S-XL) $6. Adult (2XL – 5XL) $8 Make checks payable to People's Community Church
To all PCC women and friends, the Women's Prayer Share ministry is inviting you to a luncheon in honor of Sis. Elaine McCreary on Saturday August 25, 2018. The luncheon will be held in the Fellowship hall from 11:30am – 2:00pm. Women's Prayer Share Ministry
SAVE THE DATE:
Reverend Leroy & Elaine McCreary's Retirement Celebration ~ Friday, Sept 28, 2018 Church & Community Celebration 7pm – 9pm
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 Formal Dinner 6:30-9pm
Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 Final Sermon 10:30 am.
Bible Reading for Next Week's Lesson
Mon: Matthew 7:13-14—Enter by the Narrow Gate.
Tue: John 10:1-10—Jesus, the Gate of Salvation.
Wed: John 15:1-11—Stay Connected to Jesus.
Thurs. Matthew 7:15-23—By Their Fruits You Will Know.
Fri: Matthew 7:24-29—Hear and Act on the Word.
Sat: Mark 10:28-31—Abundant Life Today and Eternally.
Sun: Luke 13:22-30—Strive to Enter God's Kingdom.
"Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and not be able to."
--Luke 13:24, NIV