Announcements and upcoming events:

New Announcements This Week:

Family Vespers
You are welcome to close the Sabbath with us. This evening's Vespers presentation, The Adventist Worldview: Light vs. Darkness, is by Pastor Balorda.

Knitting Hearts Together
MAY 26 • 7:00 TO 8:30 PM - MACCARTY HOME
The Knitting Hearts Together group will meet again this Tuesday. For more information, contact Lyn MacCarty at 208.3377 or 471.9060.

Sabbath School Leaders
JUNE 6 • 2:30 PM TO 5:00 PM - PMC COMMONS
You are invited to attend an inspiringequipping-seminar for Kingdom Growth presented by Elder Justin Kim, director of communications for the Michigan Conference. Please contact Judy Aitken:

N2N Volunteers
Neighbor To Neighbor is looking for volunteers to assist with Family Emergency Services. A Social Work or Psychology background would be great. Call us at 269-471-7411 if you have any questions.

PMC Office Closed
The PMC Office will be closed on Friday, May 22, and Monday, May 25, for the Memorial Day holiday. We will be open at 8 AM on Tuesday, May 26, and look forward to serving you.

RMES 8th Grade Graduation
Join us for this special time, a celebration and closure for 8th-graders and parents.

Scrapbooking Together
MAY 31 • 11:00 AM TO 6:00 PM - PMC COMMONS
Bring your scrapbooking or card-making supplies and enjoy an afternoon with good food and friends. Bring your favorite dish for a 1 PM potluck. We provide chocolate and prizes. Questions, email or call 471.3134.

Empty Baby Food Jars
The Women's Ministries Board for Michigan is collecting empty, clean baby food jars for the Mother/Daughter Retreat in October. If you have any empty baby food jars you are willing to drop off at the church, we will gratefully take them.

 House of Prayer
House of Prayer is on an end-of-semester break. Details regarding our summer schedule will be forthcoming. In the meantime, why not join with your family and friends at home for Wednesday evening prayers? Forward on our knees.

RMES Annual Garage Sale
Volunteers and donations needed. Please bring your donations to Ruth Murdoch Elementary School gymnasium starting June 1. For questions call 269.471.3220.

Summer Health Series
1. "Nature Exploration at Andrews" on Sunday, May 17th @ 11:00 AM.*
2. "Nature Exploration at Andrews" on Sunday, June 14th @ 11:00 AM.*
3. "Bounties from the Garden: Raw, simple, delicious, no-cooking recipes" on Sunday July 12th @ 4 PM. Ryan and Christine Wallace will demonstrate some easy-to-prepare and delicious healthy recipes using organic ingredients from AU's Gardens!
For more information contact Ryan and Christine Wallace: ryanandchristine@
*1 & 2 - Explore nature trails on the Andrews University Campus. Different distance and pace groups are available. Families are welcome. Meet at the Dairy Farm.

2015 BCYF Health & Wellness Exhibit
August 16 - 22
This year's health tent is fitness-focused. We need volunteers for the following positions: Blood-pressure readings, welcome (outside), welcome (inside), massage (sign-in), registration/waiver, data entry, set-up, take-down, host/hostesses, prayer tree team, massage therapists/physical therapists, personal trainers, group fitness instructors, physical education teachers, and kids’ station. Visit www.pmchurch. org/article/6/announcements for more information about these positions.

Summer GROW Groups
Have an idea for a Summer GROW Group? Register your group via between April 27 to May 1 1 to be included in the Summer listing! Summer GROW Group Semester is from June 7 to July 26.

RMES Kindergarten Countdown
The following dates are part of an exciting program to help you make a decision and prepare your children for Kindergarten. Join us for Registration Picnic, Monday, May 18, 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Register by calling 269.471.3220. 

Join the Pioneer Audio Team
The Pioneer Media Team is looking for two people willing to help with audio and Saturday Mornings. Responsibilities include planning, setting up, and supporting the audio needs of our weekly Church and Sabbath School programs. Experience is not necessary, but always appreciated. We are looking for a two year commitment. Students are welcome to get involved too. If you are willing to help, please contact Joel Kitchen at to get involved.


This Weeks Schedule:

Compass Collegiate Sabbath School
SABBATHS FROM 10:30 TO 11:30 AM 
If you are interested in studying the Bible during Sabbath School together with fellow students from all over campus, this is the place for you. Enjoy singing and studying the Scriptures all semester long. Erhard Gallos and Glenn Russell are the coordinators of this Sabbath School. For more information contact Erhard Gallos at gallos@andrews. edu or @ (269) 471-3186.

The Journey to Wholeness
FRIDAYS • 10:00 to 11:00 AM
SATURDAYS • 10:15 TO 11:15 AM
The Journey to Wholeness 12-step meetings offer hope and help in addressing challenges, to help you become the person God and you intend. For information email or call 240-346-5204.

Nethery Hall Sabbath School Class
10:30 to 11:30 AM—Nethery Hall Room 025
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

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 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.

Live-Streaming Available
Sabbaths, 11:45 AM— 
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.

PMC Walking Club
Join Clyde & Melissa Morgan on Sunday mornings for a walk around the Andrews University campus. E-mail for more information.

PMC Exercise Class
Join us to improve your strength, flexibility, and balance.


God's Hands 4 Kids
Along with local churches, join us as God’s Hands 4 Kids partners with the Open Table organization ( ) to help mentor young people in our area. As youth transition from foster care into the community, they need a support network of volunteers with life experience and social skills. Become involved! For information contact Judy Mackie at 921.0848 or email .

Box Tops for Education
Want to get “Free Money” for our schools? And you don’t need to buy anything you weren’t already going to buy! Look for box tops on Progresso soups, Pillsbury products, Old El Paso products, Ziploc products, Green Giant frozen foods, Cottonelle, Kleenex, Nature Valley Granola,  kid-oriented Yoplait products and more. Our schools get a dime for every box top that we turn in.  Don’t feel like you need to clip them out perfectly, they can just be ripped off the boxes and sent with your child to school.  Don’t have a child in school?  No worries, just bring them to the church; we will have a collection box at the front desk. The box tops turned in to the church will be divided equally among Ruth Murdoch and Andrews Academy

Mommy & Me
Mommy and Me is play group for children ages 0-5 and their moms (or other female guardians). We meet in the Nursery Sabbath school room at 10 AM on Tuesdays. We do NOT meet on the second Tuesday of each month. If you have any questions e-mail

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, or call him at 473.5077 to help out.

Lending Library
The nursery Sabbath School is wanting to  start a lending library. If you have any parenting materials to donate please leave them in the nursery Sabbath School. We are also looking for Uncle Arthur’s Bedtime Stories, My Bible Friends, The Bible Story books and also copies of Child Guidance and Adventist Home.

Kid's Library
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 ( and Debra Bryson ( for more info. Thanks for your help! 

Walking in Johnson Gym 
Monday–Friday, 7:30-9:00 AM—Johnson gym
Enjoy the gift of exercise in Johnson Gym, for all age groups. This is an opportunity to walk free of snow and cold. Children are asked to please refrain from activities involving balls or other play equipment. 
PMC Donor Number
PMC donor numbers are used for receipting purposes. If you have lost or forgotten your donor number, please email or call 269.471.7656.

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.

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 or leave your contact information at the library or church office.

Sanctuary Flowers
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

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•    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

Pioneer Pulpit
May 16 -  John Bradshaw - SEEDS Conference

Offering Schedule
May 16 - PMC Operating
May 23 - Michigan Advance Partners
May 30 - NAD Evangelism