Announcements and upcoming events:
New Announcements This Week:
Journey to Wholeness Sabbath School Class
The Journey to Wholeness Sabbath School class is a 12-Step class where anonymity and confidentiality is practiced. The experience, strength and hope each person shares is for those who attend and participate. Addictions, harmful thinking, and compulsive habits are left with the Power of God who assists participants in dealing with their character defects. The class meets each Sabbath from 10:30 to 11:30 AM in Room N-110 of the Seminary.
Sabbath, July 26, 3:00 & 4:00 PM—PMC Youth Chapel
Family and friends of Gordon Byrd are invited to attend a memorial celebration of his life. Visitation begins at 3 PM with a service following at 4 PM.
Sabbath, July 26, 7:30 PM—PMC Sanctuary
Join us for an hour of hymns and Christian story telling.
Oshkosh Parent Meeting
Wednesday, July 30, 6:30 PM—Pathfinder Building
If you, or your child, is part of the PMC Evergreen group going to Oshkosh, we look forward to seeing you at this special meeting. Final details of the trip will be given out as well as T-shirts.
Adventist Retirees of Michiana
Sunday, August 10, 1 PM—Andrews University Grove
The Adventist Retirees will host Pastors of Michiana Adventist Churches at their annual corn roast and potluck. Music will be by the Kutzner Family Players. Pastors will receive special invitations and information. Call 325.6308 or 471.7466 if you have questions.
District 9 Family Camp At Camp Au Sable
Camp Au Sable has been reserved for us, as District 9 members, for Labor Day Weekend. Application materials are available at the welcome desk. The deadline to register is Sunday, August 10. We hope to see you at camp from August 29 through September 1. If you have any questions, call Richard Moore at 269.470.2215.
The 7Ambassadors Concert
Saturday, September 13—Howard Performing Arts Center
The 7Ambassadors & Friends Concert will take place on September 13 at the Howard Performing Arts Center. Pre-sales tickets are available online at 7ambassadors.eventbrite.com.
We are looking for carpenters who would like to help the children’s Sabbath Schools with simple carpentry needs. If interested, contact Claudia Davisson at email@example.com or 269.208.7081.
Thursday, August 7, 4–7 PM—Berrien Springs Middle School
If you pick up your tickets at PMC, ABC, or the seminary N208 you help Pastor Esther and Pastor Rodlie sell their quota of 70 tickets. Take-outs available
Sam’s Vege Chicken
Vegetarian baked beans
Drink (for those who dine in)
Proceeds help Rotary support community youth projects
Fall GROW Groups Leader Registration
It doesn’t look like Fall yet, but its time for Leaders to register their groups for the fall GROW Groups (beginning October 1). Whether you have led before, or are thinking of leading for the first time, go to pmchurch.org/newgrowgroup. This is your opportunity to gather a group who are interested in a common topic and would like to draw closer to Jesus. In the midst of it all, you will have fun, and get to make new friends. Interested? Questions? Call Carolyn Strzyzykowski at 269.519.2801.
This Weeks Schedule:
Nethery Hall Sabbath School Class
We warmly welcome new people to join our small group that has just begun studying the Great Controversy, one chapter each week. Discussions are led by Mark Smalley and Chuck Peck. You can find us every Sabbath from 10:30 to 11:30 AM in Room 025 of Nethery Hall. If you’d like to get the study schedule, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breaking Free From Addictions
Sabbaths, 10:30 to 11:30 AM—Seminary (Room N-110)
The new Journey to Wholeness Sabbath School class meets from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. It is designed to assist participants in addressing an unlimited number of harmful habits and practices that slow or stop Christian growth. All are welcome to join!
Collegiate Sabbath School
Sabbaths, 10:30 AM—Religion Dept., Buller Hall
If you are a college student interested in studying Scripture and learning more about God and His Word, you are invited to the Compass collegiate Sabbath School that meets each Sabbath in the Religion Department in Buller Hall from 10:30-11:30 AM.
Nethery Hall Sabbath School Class
Sabbaths, 10:30 AM—Nethery Hall, Room 143
A Sabbath School class has just started and is meeting in Nethery Hall, Room 143, from 10:30 to 11:30 on Sabbath morning. Our teachers are Woodrow Whiden, Stan Patterson, Paul Petersen, And Wagner Kuhn. This summer we will be studying "Lesser Known Bible Characters." You are invited to join us. For more information write to email@example.com or phone 473.2516.
Religious Liberty & Current Events Sabbath School Class
Sabbaths, 10:30 AM—Buller Hall, 135
A Sabbath School class is meeting in the History and Political Science Department Suite, Buller Hall 135, every Sabbath at 10:30 AM. Each week a topic relating to religious liberty, prophecy, or current issues in the church will be presented, discussed, and integrated with the Adult Sabbath School lesson for that week. The teachers will be a variety of people with backgrounds in law, history, and political science, and will include John Markovic, Gary Wood, Nicholas Miller, and Gianluca Bacchiocchi.
Sabbaths, 11:45 AM—www.pmchurch.tv
Share our worship with family and friends near and far (anywhere in the world). Simply tell them to go to our website at 11:45 a.m. (ET, USA), where they can click on to the unedited live worship experience of Pioneer (i.e., what you see on the big screens each Sabbath)—enabling members, students, alumni and friends of Pioneer to remain in touch with their “home” congregation every Sabbath.
Master Guide Seminars
Below is the Master Guide seminar schedule held in the Youth Chapel.
Christian Storytelling & Fundamental Beliefs—July 26 (5 to 7 PM)
Pathfinders and OshKosh
Funds have been collected, lists are being made, baptisms are being arranged, and final purchases are soon to be made. In a few weeks the Pathfinders will be at Oshkosh. Thank you for all your support; we truly appreciate your prayers and donations. Our Fundraising Goal is just $1,500 short.
Mission Trip Donations
If you have made the commitment or would like to give toward the Chiapas Mexico Mission Trip this summer, please write “Mexico Mission Trip” on your offering envelope. Thank you for helping to spread the gospel message.
The Evergreen Pathfinder Club is looking for a Treasurer and a few people to sew patches onto uniforms. If God has blessed you with either of these talents, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tubing on the Lake
We have tubing on Lake Chapin every Tuesday at 6 PM for high-school students. Each young person needs a signed permission slip that can be picked up at the church or on Tuesday at the lake. We meet at the end of S. Mechanic St. at the docks.
Calling All Pianists
Many pianists are involved in our children’s Sabbath School programs each Sabbath—playing while our children sing. We have a few rooms that need a regular pianist and others that just need someone to fill in occasionally. For pianists who would like to commit regularly or be on call, contact the church office by calling 269.471.3133 or e-mailing email@example.com.
The families of Esther Tarangle—her husband, Steven; her children Stefanie (Bob) Hile; Alana (Elvin) Gonzalez; and her grandchildren Andre, Vova, Amante, and Talisa—all wish to extend a huge Happy 90th Birthday greetings! Best wishes may be sent to her at: 9376-2 Fox Run, Berrien Center, MI 49102, or by calling her at 269.471.4352.
Flag Camp is a summer-long day camp on the campus of Andrews University—from June 3 to August 8—that accepts children entering kindergarten to 8th grade. Through creative programming and activities, FLAG Camp seeks to promote the very things for which its name stands: Fun LearningAbout God. For more information, to register, or donate, visit www.flag-camp.org or call PMC at 269.471.3133.
AU Pathfinder Day
Sunday, August 10—Andrews University
Approximately 1,000 Pathfinders will attend the first-ever AU Pathfinder Day on Sunday, August 10, on their way to Oshkosh Camporee. If you would like to serve as a volunteer for this on-campus event, we’re looking for greeters, registration staff, pancake flippers, picnic servers and other assignments to help the day go smoothly and give them a warm Andrews welcome. Both full- and half-day assignments available. One volunteer orientation session prior to the event is required of all volunteers. If this is your calling, please contact Rebecca May at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.471.3345.
Natural Remedies & Hydrotherapy Workshop
Andrews University will again be offering its 6-day Natural Remedies & Hydrotherapy Workshop.
In addition to University faculty, the following speakers will present: Don Miller, Uchee Pines Institute; David DeRose, Weimar Center of Health & Education; Elvin Adams, US Health Works; Norman McNulty, neurologist. For more information visit andrews.edu/go/nrhw/ or call 269.471.3541.
Did you know that every second service 30-40 young families check out quiet activity bags from the Kids Library? As you plan year-end giving, please consider adding a contribution for PMC Kids Library. If you enjoy shopping for kids, here's our wish list: new nature or Bible picture books, felt books (all cut out and sewed together), travel magna doodles, animal or Bible character finger puppets, and small stuffed animals. Bring items to the Kids Library any Sabbath, or contact our new librarians Rachelle Pangman (email@example.com) and Debra Bryson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info. Thanks for your help!
Johnson Gym Walking
Monday–Friday, 8-9 AM—Johnson gym
Come join us for a walking spree every Monday-Friday. Any age is welcome.
Change of Address
If you have recently moved or are planning on moving, please notify the church clerk at bikichky@pmchurch. org. This will ensure that you receive the annual receipts for your contributions and other items from the church.
PMC Donor Number
PMC donor numbers are used for receipting purposes. If you have lost or forgotten your donor number, please email email@example.com or call 269.471.7656.
Kids Library Open Both Services
The Kids Library will be open during 1st and 2nd service each Sabbath. Parents can check out quiet Bible and nature activities for young children from the Kids Library in the church lobby. If you have questions, or would like to volunteer conact firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your contact information at the library or church office.
Visitor Fellowship Dinner Volunteers
Would you be able to help with a visitor fellowship dinner about two times a year or more often if you wish? Several teams need additional members and would be thrilled to have you on their team. If you could do this, please e-mail Ben Chilson at email@example.com, or call him at 473.5077 to help out.
Do you have a special occasion, wedding, anniversary, or birthday that you would like to celebrate by sponsoring the sanctuary flowers? Please contact Lori Covrig by calling 269.313.3441 to reserve your special date.
Good News Announcements
We want to not only acknowledge the sad times but also the happy times. If you have recently celebrated an anniversary, significant birthday or birth or adoption of a child, we would love to announce it in the bulletin and on the big screen. Please email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AdventistGiving is accessible through the PMC website. To begin using this convenient and secure technology,
• go to www.pmchurch.org and
• click on AdventistGiving in the upper right-hand corner.
• Follow the directions provided for setting up your user account.
• You may then log in to your account and complete your donation.
However, before you begin, we encourage you to read Frequently Asked Questions in the first time users section. If you have a question that is not answered, click on Contact Us on the left side of the page, and you will be directed to email@example.com.
July 26 - World Mission Institute Mission Dedication - Pat Gustin
August 2 - Andrews University Summer Graduation Baccalaureate
August 9 - Sharon Terrell
August 16 - AU Fall Fellowship
July 26 - Michigan Advance Partners
August 2 - Pioneer Memorial Church Operating Expense
August 9 - World Budget/ Oakwood/Andrews/Loma Linda University
August 16 - Pioneer Memorial Church Operating Expense
August 23 - Michigan Advance Partners
August 30 - Good News Farm Market