Pastor's Desk

Pastor's Letter July 29, 2018

Fishing Event--As you well know, the annual Fishing Foundation is scheduled for 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.

Berea Uptown 7th Annual Community Pig Roast/Cookout –
Sunday, August 5, 2018 Noon to 3:00pm

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - PCC Church Service will be held at Coe Lake. 10:00 am.

Sunday, August 19, 2018 following morning worship. SPECIAL BUSINESS MEETING FOR ALL MEMBERS TO VOTE ON NEW PASTOR!

Sunday July 29, 2018


People's Community Church CommUNITY Night


Thanks for attending and fellowshipping with our guests from Mt. Zion Baptist Church as we watched a movie of interest. This time together with our brothers and sisters is a significant contribution to our living and supporting one another in the body of Christ and keeping the spirit of community alive in our beloved city. Also, thanks to our leadership teams for pulling this event together again.


Fishing Event

As you well know, the annual Fishing Foundation is scheduled for 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. The Fishing Foundation has promised to provide a rod and reel, bait, box lunch and refreshments (water, snacks, and soft drinks/beverages) for every attendee.  Also, they informed us that everyone will receive a Fishing Foundation t-shirt that they encourage everyone to wear.


Also, the Fishing Foundation encourages 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.


We are pleased to inform you that up to 71 people have signed up to participate in this annual event. A grateful thanks to the Fishing Foundation.


International Council of Community Churches 2018 Annual Conference Theme: "Reunion 2018- Gateway to Glory"

As I mentioned last Sunday, the annual conference in St. Louis, MO was one of our best in terms of fellowship with members from other community churches, Bible study that was led by an outstanding scholar from Eaton University in St. Louis, the preaching by a number of our community church pastors, our visit to the St. Louis court to pray for justice as remembered the Dred Scott decision, and the wonderful program put on by our children and youth. Also, even though the overall attendance was down from previous years due to the NAACP's call for groups to boycott the city, the takeaways were spiritual encouragement and ample opportunities for us to support our mutual ministry across the nation. I want to again express my thanks to Christine Cameron, Winnie West, Tom Friedberg, Ava Batson, and Elaine McCreary for joining me in attending the 68th annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Thank you for your prayers and support.


Trial Sermons and Guest ministers

The next step in the church's process to vote on selecting a new pastor is to conduct a special congregational business meeting. That meeting has been announced for quite a while and is set for Sunday, August 19, 2018 following morning worship. You are encouraged to attend and participate in the voting process. All PCC members including associate members are eligible to participate in the voting. We've informed the membership of this upcoming special meeting but would appreciate your continuing to assist us in getting the word out to all of our members.


Berea Uptown 7th Annual Community Pig Roast/Cookout – Sunday, August 5, 2018 Noon to 3:00pm

YOUR TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TODAY IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL FOLLOWING WORSHIP. Sierra Stennis has the tickets. Also, she has additional tickets if you wish to purchase one or more.


This year's event will include a special ceremony to remember Deacon Al Albergottie and others in our church family who passed within the past twelve (12) months. Please submit names of your deceased loved ones to the North End Foundation office not later than August 1, 2018.  I hope you will hold this date so we can show our strong support for keeping his and their memories alive. I will announce each name of the deceased submitted.


Also, there will be a fencing demonstration here on our grounds at 645 North Rocky River Drive where we razed the house that was located there. Mr. John Shaughnessy, owner of Wayside Furniture, will give the demonstration that will begin right after the memorial ceremony. I've scheduled that to occur around 1:00pm or right after we finish eating.


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.


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.


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.


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



Reverend Leroy & Elaine McCreary's Retirement Celebration ~ Friday, Sept 28, 2018 Church & Community Celebration 7pm-pm

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 Formal Dinner 6:30-9pm

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 Final Sermon 10:30 am.

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July 30, through August 5, 2018


Mon:   Romans 1:16-17—The Power of the Gospel.

Tue:   Luke 3:7-14—Bear Fruits of Repentance.

Wed:  Ephesians 5:8-14—Genuine Christian Behavior.

Thurs. Acts 11:15-18—Gentiles Experience Repentance.

Fri:     2 Corinthians 7:9-11—Paul's Joy at Corinthians' Repentance.

Sat:    Romans 2:1-12—God's Righteous, Impartial Judgment.

Sun:    Romans 2:13-16—Doers of the Law Are Justified.


But glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism.


--Romans 2:10-11, NIV


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