Pastor's Desk

Pastor's Letter June 3, 2018

Feed-The-Kids 2018 Summer Lunch Program begins Monday
Family Reading Night June 14
The Dozier Scholarship Applications are ready!
Science Camp – June 18 – 22, 2018
People's Community Church CommUNITY Night July 27

Pastor's Letter

Sunday, June 3, 2018


Business Meeting – Today in the fellowship hall

A light meal will be served.


Feed-The-Kids 2018 Summer Lunch Program

The program starts tomorrow, June 4 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. No lunches are provided on the Fourth of July. Our kitchen will again be used for meal preparation and refrigeration.


Graduations 2018

On next Sunday, June 10 we will recognize graduates as well as other academic achievements and other accomplishments submitted by members and friends during morning worship.


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.


Science Camp – June 18 – 22, 2018

This camp is designed for students in grades 1 through 5 and is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 18 promptly at 9:00am with sign in time. 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.


At this time Camp Registration is closed, Camp is FULL!


Family Reading Night – Thursday Nights 6:30-7:30 in the church fellowship hall

    •  June 14th, June 28th --July 12th, 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 or


The Pizza Fest – June 22- 24, 2018 will consist of a walk and run that will occur at the Berea Fair Grounds. Please hold this date and we will provide you with more information.


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—August 4—More information to come.


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 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.


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.


Please join us for the Father's Day Fellowship meal on Sunday June 17th following morning service.  You may bring a food dish or dessert to share for the meal.  All PCC members and friends are invited. Women's Prayer Share Ministry



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. More information will follow. Women's Prayer Share Ministry


Sunday, August 12, 2018 PCC Church Service will be held at Coe Lake. A picnic will follow.



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.



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 3.  We are now ready to move on to the next phase of this effort and will begin interviewing candidates in May and June 2018.  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 will be announced in the Pastor's Letter, please plan to attendThe membership's vote will take place shortly after the trial sermons.  More information regarding this process will be provided at a later date.


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.


In Christ,

The PCC Pulpit Committee
Deacon Keith Jefferson, Chairperson


Bible Reading for Next Week's Lesson

June 4, through June 10, 2018


Mon:             Psalm 78:1-8—Rehearse the Deeds of the Lord.

Tues:            Ezekiel 17:22-24—God's Tree of Justice for All.

Wed:             Matthew 16:13-20—Jesus Is affirmed as the Son of Man.

Thurs:           Matthew 13:54-58—Jesus Is Not Believed in His Hometown.

Fri:               Luke 21:29-36—Will the Son of Man Find Faith?

Sat:              Matthew 13:24-33—Defer Judgment until the Final Day.

Sun:             Matthew 13:34-43—Jesus Explains Parable of the Weeds.


"'Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.''


--Matthew 13:30, NIV

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