Announcements and upcoming events:
New Announcements This Week:
OCTOBER 25 • 5 PM - ANDREWS ACADEMY
The adventure continues in Cactusville! Join Crusty, Lil’ Varmint, and the rest of the gang for an exciting children’s worship! All are welcome.
PMC Family Vespers
OCTOBER 25 • 6:30 PM - YOUTH CHAPEL
Join us this evening as we close the Sabbath by watching Doug Batchelor’s heartfelt message “Forgiving Friendly Fire.” We will conclude with discussion and prayer.
Symphony Orchestra Concert
OCTOBER 25 • 8:00 PM - HOWARD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
The AU Symphony Orchestra present their fall concert under the direction of Claudio Gonzalez. They will perform Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony in E minor, Op. 64 in addition to Glazunov’s Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82, featuring Carla Trynchuk on the violin. Call the HPAC Box Office at 888.467.6442 for tickets and more information.
Knitting Hearts Together
OCTOBER 28 • 7:00 PM - MACCARTY HOME
The Knitting Hearts Together (shawl ministry) group will meet again on Tuesday. Contact Alice Williams at email@example.com or 471.3373 for more info.
Free Health and Fitness Lifestyle Seminar
OCTOBER 28 • 7:00 TO 8:15 PM - NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR
You are invited to join Wes Youngberg by video in this series relating to optimal health & family wellness. We will be meeting every Tuesday evening in the conference room which is in front of the building. This week’s topic is “Forgiveness: A Time for Healing.”
God's Hands 4 Kids
OCTOBER 28 • 6:45 TO 8:15 PM - BULLER HALL LOUNGE
New Horizons For Children, a faith-based hosting program for international orphans (nhfc.org), will be presenting an informational session. Presenters will be their area coordinator and a local doctor who has traveled with NHFC. Both presenters’ families have hosted, traveled to orphanages and adopted internationally. Sponsored by God’s Hands 4 Kids, a PMC Grow Group, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extra Scrapbooking Day
NOVEMBER 2 • 1:00 TO 7:00 PM - PMC COMMONS
Join us for an additional scrapbook/cardmaking day. Bring your projects and come just for a few hours or for the whole time. Bring a snack to share. We will provide the chocolate and prizes. Questions? Call Sherrie 269.471.3134. We will meet again on November 16.
NOVEMBER 7-9 • CAMP AU SABLE
This year’s annual Hi-C Fall Retreat for Public High School-College Students is dedicated to reconnecting young people with their Creator and fellow students from across the state of Michigan. Call 269.471.3133 to register. The deadline for registration is November 3.
A Holiday Gift Market
NOVEMBER 16 • CHAN SHUN HALL
We are seeking hand-crafters and local artists to be vendors for a gift market. For more info or to register, contact Rebecca Turk at email@example.com.
Pathfinders to the Rescue
Leaves? Walnuts? Dirty garage? Need help? PMC Evergreen Pathfinders to the rescue! We would be glad to make your life easier with these fall tasks. Please call or text Sarah Burt at 269.861.4770 to set up a time for this service.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transportation to GYC
Looking for transportation to GYC? Look no further. Pan De Vida Productions will be hosting a cost-effective way for you to get there. Earlybird sign-up ends October 31. For more information, call 248.275.1050 or email email@example.com.
This Weeks Schedule:
Journey to Wholeness Sabbath School Class
Sabbaths, 10:30 to 11:30 AM—Seminary (Room N-110)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Fall Family Fun Day
OCTOBER 26 • 5 TO 8 PM - 5 PINES ON SMITH ROAD
Save the date now and come out for a hayride, hotdogs, and s’mores around the campfire. This event is for everyone; students, singles, married couples, families, and retirees. All are welcome and there is no charge. Come and have a good time. –The Family Life Committee
PMC Running Club
SUNDAYS • 8:30 AM, PMC PARKING LOT
Join Ryan & Christine Wallace on Sunday mornings for a run on Andrews University’s trails. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PMC Walking Club
SUNDAYS • 8:30 AM, PMC PARKING LOT
Join Clyde & Melissa Morgan on Sunday mornings for a walk around the Andrews University campus. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
PMC Exercise Class
MONDAYS & THURSDAYS • 6:00 to 7:00 PM, PMC COMMONS
Join us to improve your strength, flexibility, and balance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at 473.5077 to help out.
Kid’s Clothes Needed
The Berrien County DHS for foster care is asking for gently used children’s clothing sizes 18 months to 4T needed. There will be collection bins in the PMC
lower lobby and in the reception area of the offices during Sabbath mornings and regular office hours for the next two weeks. If you have questions e-mail email@example.com.
The Beyond Beliefs Study
What do young adults think of the 28 Fundamentals? The AU Religion Department studied 700 Millennials and found out where the beliefs are succeeding and failing with young people. The findings report is available at the ABC or from Amazon. No parent, minister or teacher should be without this report. See beyond-beliefs.com for more informatio
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.
Sabbath School Teachers Wanted
The children’s Sabbath Schools are looking for individuals who are willing to volunteer to teach the lesson on Sabbath mornings. If you are interested contact Claudia Davisson at 269.208.7081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer at Neighbor To Neighbor
Neighbor To Neighbor is looking for volunteers. Please help us to help our community. Some unique projects that we need help with include: The beautification of our facility inside and outside, maintaining and managing our website, and coordinating volunteers and outreach events. If you are interested or have questions please contact Laura Meyer at 471.7411 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 7:30-9:00 AM—Johnson gym
Come join us for a walking spree every Monday-Friday. Any age is welcome.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your contact information at the library or church office.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 25 - Adrienne Magsipoc, AUSA VP for Religious Life
November 1 - Dwight K. Nelson - “Galaxy Three: Why What Is Happening a Billion Light Years Away Right Now Matters to You [Galaxy's Third Cleansing]”
November 8 - Dwight K. Nelson - “Galaxy Three: Why What Is Happening a Billion Light Years Away Right Now Matters to You [From Flower Girl to Bride]”
November 15 - Dwight K. Nelson - “Galaxy Three: Why What Is Happening a Billion Light Years Away Right Now Matters to You [Intergalactic Rescue]”
October 25 - Michigan Advance Partners
November 1 - PMC Operating
November 8 - World Budget/Annual Sacrifice
November 22 - NAD Evangelism
November 29 - Michigan Advance Partners
December 6 - PMC Operating
December 13 - World Budget/Adventist Community Services
December 20 - PMC Operating
December 27 - Michigan Advance Partners