About bereanchurch

Pastor of Berean Memorial Church in Irving, TX

Operation Christmas Child Project

The Pilgrim Girls Club is participating in the Operation Christmas Child Project. Donations must be at Berean by Sunday, November 9 for the Samaritan’s Purse shoebox gifts.

Ways to Help:

1. Pray for us as we complete this project.
2. Help cover shipping and costs by donating $7.
3. Donate an empty plastic or cardboard shoebox.
4. Purchase items to fill the shoeboxes. We would like to fill 15 Boy or Girl
shoeboxes this year. Decide whether your gift will be for a boy or girl in the age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.

Gift suggestions:

Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up, etc. (Include batteries)

School Supplies: pens, pencils, sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, coloring & picture books, solar calculators, etc.

NON-Liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.
Accessories: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.

DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate, food or old candy; liquids, lotions; medications, vitamins, breakable items or glass containers; aerosol cans.

Thank you for your support.

Church Directory

The Church Directory is currently being updated.  If your contact information (phone/cell no., address, email, etc.) has changed, please email or call the office ASAP with the current information.

Do not simply assume we have it!  Thank You.

phone: 972-438-1440

Sept. 28 Rally Day

This is a reminder of Rally Day on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Schedule of Events:

10:45a.m. – Regular Morning Service
Noon – Pot-luck luncheon with an opportunity to sample Bereans’ exquisite cuisine.
1:00 p.m. – Sharing fellowship, activities, games and surprises.

There will be no evening service.

“Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.”
I Thessalonians 5:11

Pilgrim Girls Club

The Pilgrim Girls’ Club will begin next Tuesday, September 2nd. Please pray for leaders, girls and a successful ministry.

The club will be doing the Operation Christmas Child again this year. A letter & collection box will be put out with more information in the near future.

Please contact the church office for more information.

Kroger Community Rewards Program

Berean has reenrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program for the 2014-2015 year. A percentage of purchases will be donated to BEREAN YOUTH CLUBS. You must re-enroll on your Kroger Cards every year after August 1st.


– Register online at http://www.krogercommunityrewards.com

– Sign in to your Kroger account or create an online account.

– Click on the Community Rewards Tab.

– Enter our number (80460) or name of organization (Berean Christian Academy). Click on confirm. (The account is still under BCA but proceeds will go to Youth Clubs).

– To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organizations name on the right side of your information page.

– REMEMBER, purchases will not count for BYC until after your register your card(s).

– Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Plus Card number. Then Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus Card or use their Alt ID when shopping for each purchase to count.

Vacation Bible School

Berean Church will host Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 yrs. through sixth grade on July 7-11 from 8:45 AM to noon. Please contact the church office at 972-438-1440 for more information.

Thank you.

Berean Youth Clubs Awards Presentation

The last few meetings of the 2013-14 Stockade Boys and Pilgrim Girls Clubs season are here! Once a year, Berean Youth Clubs celebrates with an awards ceremony for the boys and girls in the achievement program. They are awarded special recognition for their diligence, hard work and accomplishments in the BYC club program.

This year the Youth Club Awards will be combined with the Berean Memorial Church Service featuring guest missionaries, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Uliberi. It will be held on Sunday, May 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.

Service For Sandra Glaser

Sandra Glaser, sister to Judy Wright & Ron Roseberry, went to be with the Lord last Thursday.  Our prayers are with their family.

The funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, 606 West Airport Freeway, Irving, TX.  Burial will follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.

The family will gather afterwards at the home of Judy Wright.  Finger food may be dropped off at the BCA Office on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – noon and next door at Judy’s after the ceremony.  (No paper products are needed.)  Please contact the church office if you have questions.

Memorial Service For Gil Holt Jr.

Visitation for Gil Holt, Jr. will be Friday Night from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Brown’s Funeral Home, located at 707 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75060.

Memorial Service will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Village Church-Northway Campus, which is located at 3877 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX 75229.

Thank you.

Youth Club Ice Skating Party

The Berean Youth Clubs annual Ice Skating Party at the Dr. Pepper Star Center in Euless has been scheduled for Saturday, March 29th, for all boys and girls in the 3rd grade through high school age. Plan to be at the Berean gym by 12:00 p.m. (noon), departure will be promptly at 12:15 p.m.

The cost is $11.00 for skaters over 18 years of age and $9.00 for those under 18. This price includes skate rental (deduct $3.00 if you bring your own ice skates.) We will return to the gym about 3:15 p.m. for snacks and Bible Study, ready to go home by 4:00 p.m. A jacket may be needed since the rink room is cold.

Parents and younger children are welcomed to come and join in on the fun. (There is no charge for just watching.) Children under 3rd grade must be accompanied by an adult!

Since we no longer have a bus, we are asking adults who have their own vehicle, and would be willing to help transport participants, to call the office at 972-438-1440.

UPDATE:  This event has been postponed due to the memorial service for Gil Holt, Jr.

Christmas and Holiday Events

We will meet at 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning, December 22, to celebrate the first coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. On Tuesday, December 31, we will meet again at 9:00 p.m. for Christian fellowship and to prepare for the investment of our remaining time before we are with Him for eternity.

Tuesday night we will gather in the gym at 9:00 p.m. for fellowship, snacks and table games. At 11:30 p.m. we will prepare to welcome 2014 with a time of prayer. Being with God’s people in prayer and fellowship around His word is the best way to begin the New Year. Join us and you will be glad that you did!

There will be no prayer meeting on Wednesday evening, January 1st, since our prayer meeting will be on New Years Eve.

Looking forward to seeing you all at both events.

Pastor Leon Adkins

Pioneer Girls Donation Items

The Pioneer Girls’ Club is preparing 12 shoeboxes filled with gifts for girls to Operation Christmas Child. This is a ministry of Samaritans Purse. They will be delivered World Wide filled with the gospel. The deadline for donations is Tuesday, November 10th.

You can help by

– Donating a gift of $7.00 to ship one box. (please designate such on check)
– Donating empty shoeboxes or items to fill them. (see list below)

Gift suggestions:

TOYS – small dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yoyo, jump ropes, balls, toys with batteries, etc.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES – pens, pencils, sharpeners, crayons, markers, solar calculators, coloring books

HYGIENE ITEMS – toothbrush, mild bar soap in plastic bag, comb, washcloth, etc.

OTHER: T-shirts, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlight with batteries, hard candy

DO NOT INCLUDE: damaged items, war related toys, chocolate or food, out of date candy, liquids, lotions, medications, vitamins, breakable items or aerosol cans.

Please contact the office or Sheilah Adkins if you have questions. Thank You.

Rally Day

Rally Day is Sunday, September 29.  There will be no evening service.  The schedule for the day is:
– 10:45 a.m. – Regular Sunday Service
–  Noon – Pot Luck Luncheon (bring your favorites to share)
– 1:00 p.m. – Fellowship, Hymns, Testimonies & Movie

Berean Academy Kroger Cards

Berean Christian Academy was reenrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program for the 2013-2014 school year. Since we are not holding classes the proceeds will be directed to Berean Youth Clubs. If you still wish to participate our new number is 80460. (This is easier than it sounds and only takes a minute or two.)


Register online.

– Customers must have a registered Kroger Plus card account to link to our organization.

– If a member does not have a Kroger Plus Card, please let them know they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.

– If a new online customers, you must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the New Customer? box.

– You can sign up for a Kroger Community Rewards Account by entering your zip code, clicking on favorite store, enter your email address, create a password, and agree to the terms and conditions.

– You will get a message to check your email inbox. Click on the link in the body of the email.

– Click on My Account. Use your email address & password to proceed to the next step.

– Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.

– Update or confirm your information.

– Enter your number (80460) or name of organization, or select organization from list and click on confirm.

– To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organizations name on the right side of your information page.

– Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Plus Card number.

– Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus Card or use their Alt ID when shopping for each purchase to count.

If you have any questions or cannot register online, please ask the Customer Service Desk at Kroger to assist you.  Thank you for your support.

REMEMBER, purchases will not count for until after your register your card(s).

Berean Academy Open House

Your family is cordially invited to the Berean Christian Academy Open House on Thursday, August 15th at 7:30 p.m. in the Academy Library.

Thank you for considering Berean Christian Academy. We would like to show you the campus and discuss how we can help your child grow academically and spiritually.

You may RSVP to the school office at 972-438-1440 or email: bereanoffice [at] verizon [dot] net .

To make an appointment with the principal call 214-500-9653.

Vacation Bible School Is Here

It’s Here!  Berean Memorial Church Vacation Bible School for ages 4 yrs. through 6th grade starts this Monday and runs July 15 – 19 from 8:45 a.m. to noon.  Come join us for an edifying study of Daniel.  Bring your family and friends.  See you here.
Please register in BCA office on Monday.  There is no charge, although donations are accepted.