Pastor's Desk

Pastor's Newsletter September 23, 2018

By Leroy McCreary
Retirement Celebrations:
Friday, September 28-PCC Fellowship Hall-7pm-9pm
Saturday, September 29-Formal Dinner-La Villa Conference & Banquet Center
Sunday, September 30-PCC-Last Sermon 10:30am

Sunday September 23, 2018



Henry Collins had a brief stay at the Cleveland Clinic but is back at home resting comfortably. Please continue to keep him in your prayers


An announcement from the Pastor's Celebration Committee:


PCC members, friends and community members

Friday, September 28 will be the kickoff event for Rev. McCreary's celebration weekend.  This event will provide an opportunity for the congregation and community to publicly acknowledge the contribution and impact of Rev. McCreary's ministry. 


The program will begin at 7pm and conclude at 9pm.  We have 15 PCC auxiliaries and with this in mind along with the opportunity for individual testimonies and presentations from the community, each auxiliary will have a maximum of 5 minutes for their acknowledgement or presentation; individual testimonies we ask you to keep it to 2 (two) minutes or less.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact a member of the Pastor Celebration Committee.


Thank you,


Pastor Celebration Committee:

Renita Jefferson

Eulanda Shyne

Denise Cooper

Ilona Hudson

Susan Malone

Cheryle Combs


Ohio Fellowship of Community Churches Fall Meeting

Blessings to All,                                         

Please join us for the ICCC Ohio Fellowship Fall Meeting!

When:  Saturday, October 6, 2018, starting at 8:30 a.m. with morning refreshments and a "meet and greet".  Registration fee is $10.00 per person. Lunch will be provided.


Where:  Second Community Church

                 311 South Highland Avenue

                 Columbus, Ohio  43223

                 (The church parking lot is located across the street from the church.)  

                 Church phone:  614-279-8853


Please respond by Monday, October 1, 2018, by e-mail, at  if you will be attending, so that proper preparations can be made.

More meeting and program information will follow.

Linda Hopkins,  President, ICCC Ohio Fellowship



Community Meal

Please hold the date October 31, 2018 for our turn to host the Community Meal at St. Paul's Lutheran Church-276 East Bagley Road, Berea, OH 44017 440-243-1144 . As you know, our church does this each year.


Our commitment is for the opening prayer, money ($300.00), trustees will handle this, volunteers to make desserts, 8 – 10 volunteer servers, and advertisement of the event within our church family. The community meal is open to anyone who might need it for any reason. We should arrive at the church at about 5 PM for serving preparation and stay until the end to help with serving and clean-up. A sign-up sheet will be available the first Sunday of October.


Voter Registration The next election date is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

– this is from Cuyahoga Count Voter Registration website for your guidance and participation in the voting process of 2018:


Voters must be registered in Cuyahoga County in order to vote in any election. In order to vote in Cuyahoga County, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a United States Citizen;
  • You must be at least 18 years old on the day of the General Election;
  • You must be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days;
  • You must register to vote at least 30 days before an election to be eligible to vote.
  • 17-year-old residents can register and vote in a Primary Election if they will be 18 on or before the General Election. 17-year-olds can vote for candidates only.


Vote by Mail

Who can vote by mail? 
Every voter registered in the State of Ohio can vote by mail.


Why should I vote by mail? 

  1. Avoid the lines on Election Day. 
  2. Take your time researching the candidates and issues. 
  3. Vote in the comfort of your own home! 


How do I vote by mail?

  1. Submit a vote by mail ballot application (click the link above). 
  2. We will mail your ballot to you with a return envelope.
  3.  Vote your ballot and return it before Election Day. 

When is the deadline to vote by mail?

  • Your application must be returned by 12:00 p.m. on the Saturday before Election Day.
  • Your ballot must be returned by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day or postmarked by the post office by the day before Election Day.



Please join us for a dessert reception on September 30th following morning service.  Everyone is welcome.

From Women's Prayer Share Ministry.


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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

         **(Welcome Reception begins at 5:30pm)

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

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We have extra PCC T-Shirts. Cost is $6 per shirt.  We have the remaining sizes:


Large… 3

XL …4



Please see Sis. Cheryle Combs or Sis. Renita Jefferson if you are interested in purchasing.


Thank you.

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The Women's Prayer Share Ministry is leading a new drive for the collection of Non-Food items for the PCC Food Pantry.

The reason for this request is that these personal items are not often available for us to purchase from The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, where we purchase food to distribute from the PCC



The item we will collect is *DEODORANT, FULL-SIZE. Any brand.*

*The last day for these donations is Sunday, Oct. 14.*

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Bible Reading for Next Week's Lesson

September 24, through September 30, 2018


Mon: 2 Samuel 11:1-5—King David Gives in to Temptation.

Tue: 2 Romans 5:12-19—Death by Adam; Life by Christ.

Wed:  Matthew 4:1-11—Jesus Overcomes Temptation.

Thurs. Mark 9:42-48—Removing the Stumbling Blocks to Temptation.

Fri:    James 1:12-15—Endure Temptation, Receive The Crown of Life.

Sat:   Genesis 3:1-7—The Serpent's Temptation.

Sun:    Genesis 3:8-17, 20-24—The Sins of the First Humans.


So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.


--Genesis 3:23, NIV


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