Pastor's Desk

Pastor's Letter May 6, 2018

By Leroy McCreary
Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018
Feed-The-Kids 2018 Summer Lunch Program begins June 4

Pastor's Letter

May 6, 2018



Mother Dozier is home and she thanks you for your prayers and cards.


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!



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


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 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. 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.


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.


A Summer Garden

The summer garden has been tilled, raked, fenced and is ready for planting. Also, we've added at the rear of the garage behind the Youth Center, several above ground planting areas for additional vegetables to be planted. All you have to do now is come on over and bring some plants you would like to harvest from the garden. This opportunity remains until the space has been filled in with plants.


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.


North End Foundation Sumer Programs

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 started April 16. Please encourage and direct youth to contact us at 440-243-2988.


Berea City Club Summer Science Camp - NOTE DATE CHANGE!

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. 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 --Outside the Berea area: $35 per student



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)
  • Pizza Fest—June 22-June 24
  • Movie Night (CommUnity Night)—July 27
  • Family Fishing Event—August 4
  • Pig Roast/Cookout—August 5 (NOTE DATE CHANGE)
  • Family Reading Night – Thursday Nights 6:30-7:30 in the church fellowship hall
    • May 10th, May 17th -- 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, 23- 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.


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 this 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.


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.)


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

May 7, through May 13, 2018


Mon:             Proverbs 3:1-10—Honor God with Your First Fruits.

Tues:            Revelation 14:1-5—Martyrs, First Fruits for God.

Wed:            Philippians 4:14-20—Gifts, a Pleasing Sacrifice to God.

Thurs:          Leviticus 2:1-14—Preparing Grain Offerings.

Fri:               Leviticus 22:17-20—Acceptable Offerings Are Without Blemish.

Sat:              Leviticus 22:23:1-8—Observing the Sabbaths & The Festivals.

Sun:             Leviticus 23:9-14, 22—Present Your Fruits to God First.


"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest.'"

--Leviticus 23:10, NIV


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