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Sunday, October 15, 2017



We welcome Reverend C. J. Harkness back to our pulpit. During my time away on vacation, he will bring the sermons.



At our regular congregational business meeting, I shared information about my planned retirement. Copies of my announcement are on the ushers’ table. Please feel free to obtain a copy off the ushers’ table or ask an usher for a copy. Also, a copy of my announcement is on the church’s App.


Hurricane Maria

As you may know by now, there is another storm that has caused untold damage to families and properties in Puerto Rico. One of the families impacted is Mrs. Ilka Nieves’ family. Mrs. Nieves has been, and is scheduled to be again next summer, the leader of our annual week-long-science camp for the North End Foundation of Berea. She has informed us that her family has loss everything. As a result, my learning of her family’s plight, once more I am requesting your donations.

We just recently sent your donation to a Houston family that was connected to our church through family ties. This request for a second donation is to assist the family of Mrs. Nieves and her sister and brother-in-law, Bernard and Xiomara Shaffer who are members. During our regular offering, we will collect a special offering. Again, we will handle the amount we collect this time in the same manner as we did with the first family. We will provide a gift card to family after speaking with the appropriate member in the family to verify all of the necessary details. Thanking you anticipatively.


Voter Registration

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? 

Avoid the lines on Election Day. 

1.   Take your time researching the candidates and issues. 

2.   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? 


October 2017

Community Meal – St. Paul Lutheran Church, 276 East Bagley Road, Berea, OH 44017 440-243-1144

PCC is scheduled to serve the community meal on Wednesday, October 25. 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.

The Women’s Prayer Share Ministry meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7:00pm of each month in the Fellowship Hall of People’s Community Church. All women are welcome to join! Next Meeting is Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

Box on Ushers’ Table for Invitations

As you continue to invite people to church, please use one of the forms on the ushers’ table, include the name of your invitee, and place the form in the box. Also, please keep in mind we are extending our invitations to people who don’t attend church. Also, we will keep your invitees lifted up in prayer.





As we continue to unfold this new way of giving and staying connected with our church we thank you for responding to our request to use PUSHPAY. You are helping us to implement this new way for you and other members and friends/ to stay connected to our church even when they are out of the state or absent from worship.


Also, you are now able to use the church App, People’s Community Church (PCC) that is part of PUSHPAY. You can now access my written sermons on this APP. We are presently working to make the sermons audible on your smart phone.


Additionally, you can now submit prayer requests using the PCC App. Your prayer requests are confidential, come directly to the church office, and are not accessible from the website. So please start using this new App as an additional way to share your prayer requests.


Further, you can access an updated calendar of events and activities happening here at the church. Of course, there are other features of interest to you and others on the church’s new App. I hope you will use PUSHPAY so you can see the positive benefits of this new tool.


As you know, we have been informing you about Pushpay for the last 90 days. Our plan is to create a user-friendly way so members and friends can stay connected with the church. Toward that end, assuming you have a smart phone, I request you use it to send the church $1.00 or a little more (This is only a test and to make sure you know how Pushpay works). For your convenience, the steps to follow with your smart phone are listed below. Will you use PUSHPAY now? In addition, I have sent this message to you and others using e-mail addresses of members and friends. I am thanking you in advance for helping us implement this new way of connecting with our members. Should you have questions, please contact any trustee member.





·      Open your cell phone’s app store and search for the Pushpay app

·       Open and install the Pushpay app

·       Select People’s Community Church (verify by the address and logo)

·       Enter the amount of your gift and if it is a one time or recurring gift

·       Select the giving type (tithe, etc.)

·       Enter your Touch ID or pass code to confirm your give

·       Select the Give button

ONLINE – PCC Website

·       Go to the PCC website:

·       Select the Links tab

·       Select Give (Pushpay) under To Make a Donation/Tithe/Pledge

·       In Pushpay, use the Search box to search for People’s Community Church

·       Select People’s Community Church (verify by the address and logo)

·       Login to Pushpay with your cell phone (or email) and password

·       Enter the amount of your gift and if it is a one time or recurring gift

·       Select the giving type (tithe, etc.)

·       Confirm your gift


·     Text PCCBEREA to 77977 (message and data rates may apply)

·     You will receive a text reply that says:  Thank you for your generosity.  Click the link to give

·    Click on the link and it will take you to and the page for People’s Community Church

·       Download the Pushpay app

·       Enter your details:

o      Enter the amount of your gift and if it is a one time or recurring gift

o      Select the giving type (tithe, etc.)

o      Enter your full name, email address and cell phone number

o      Select the ‘next’ button

·      Enter your credit card or bank account information and give


Please keep in mind you can keep giving with checks, cash, and through your bank. This is just another way our people can now give. This additional way of giving will enable us to reach members and friends that don’t attend church on a regular basis during the summer months when they are traveling and are on vacation. Also, this new option will help us to remove all obstacles that may prevent inactive members from giving as well.


You Shop. Amazon gives back.

Visit and Select 'North End Foundation' as your charity of choice. Then shop Amazon as usual to donate .5% of your purchase to us!                                                                                                 



Requesting Prayers and Using Prayer Cards

Please remember when you make a prayer request, to obtain a prayer card from an usher or from the rear of the pew chair. We need you to complete all sections of the prayer card. It is important that you estimate the time period you are requesting the church family to pray for your request. If your estimate of time changes, you are encouraged to update your request by completing another prayer card and giving it to an usher. With your help we will be able to better manage the number of prayer requests at any given time and the space requirements in the pastor’s letter. Thanking you anticipatively!



If you are visiting with us today, I warmly and gladly welcome you. Thank you for choosing to worship with us. Please take a minute and fill out the visitor’s card and return it to one of our ushers or deposit it in the offering tray. We welcome you to come again to worship with us or to attend some of our program offerings to the community. We are indeed glad to have you, and if we can do anything to make your visit more spiritual or meaningful, please inform one of our members or me.



Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Thursdays from noon - 1:00pm

Located in the Youth House at 634 Wesley Dr.



October 16  -  October 22, 2017


 Mon. 1 Samuel 16:1, 11-13—Samuel Anoints David King of Israel.  

Tues.  1 Chronicles 17:9-15—God Will Build the House of David.

Wed.  1 Chronicles 22:2-5—Resources to Build the Temple.

Thurs  1 Chronicles 22:6-16—David Instructs Solomon About the Temple.

Fri. Psalm 89:1-15—Extolling the Majesty of the Lord.

 Sat.  1 Samuel 16:19-23—David Serves Saul.

Sun.  2 Samuel 7:1-16—God’s Covenant with David.

“Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever.”

2 Samuel 7:16, NIV







 People's Community Church  

Physical Location 631 North Rocky River Drive            Mailing Address: 628 Wesley Drive           Berea, OH  44017 440-234-0609


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