Announcements and upcoming events:
New Announcements This Week:
Thanksgiving Food Drive
NOVEMBER 22 • 4:00 PM TO 5:00 PM
Join the Pathfinders immediately following church to help distribute food to our community. We will be delivering from 4 to 5 PM. Drivers welcome!
PMC Family Vespers
NOVEMBER 22 • 5:00 PM - YOUTH CHAPEL
We will watch Media on the Brain, part three, followed by discussion.
Wind Symphony Holiday Concert
NOVEMBER 22 • 8:00 PM - HOWARD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
The AU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Alan Mitchell, will present a Holiday Concert featuring undergraduate music major, Kenneth Andrade, as well as Graduate Student Directors, Sebastian Serrano and Francis Serpa. Call the HPAC Box Office at 471 .3560 for tickets.
NOVEMBER 23 • 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM - RMES GYMNASIUM
FREE screenings for the whole family: dental, speech and language, hearing, blood sugar, and blood pressure! Sponsored by Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Celebration Health, Lakeland HealthCare, and Enactus at AU.
2nd Annual Apple Pie Fundraiser
NOVEMBER 23 • 12:00 PM TO 5:00 PM - PIONEER MEMORIAL CHURCH
The Pathfinders will have apple pies available for pick-up tomorrow. If you didn’t get to place an order yet, you can call 269.861.4268 after 1 PM tomorow to check for availability.
The Journey to Wholeness
A Friday, Journey to Wholeness group is now meeting in the Seminary Building Room N-108 from 10 to 11 AM.
Mommy & Me
We will meet December 2 then take a break for the Christmas season and resume on January 6. Join us in the Nursery at 10 AM for playtime, songs, and crafts with your 0-5-year-old.
Mission Micro Loans
$100 dollars can make a huge difference for a poor family. This December the PMC Youth Mission team will be going to Honduras. We will be initiating a small micro loan project designed to help families break the cycle of poverty. Donations can be made to PMC Youth Missions. Your prayer support for the 30+ team is vital. For more info contact Glenn Russell by email at email@example.com.
Retirees Holiday Luncheon
DECEMBER 3 • 11:30 AM TO 2:00 PM - BERRIEN HIGH SCHOOL GYM
Berrien Springs Public Schools cordially invite the school district’s senior citizens (60+) to their holiday luncheon. Vegetarian entrees will be available. Call 471.2891 by November 26 to make reservations.
God's Hands 4 Kids
Help make a difference in a foster child’s life this Christmas. Donate stockings, stocking stuffers, or fill a stocking(s), indicate age and gender planned for (don’t forget teens) and put in top of stocking. Bring to PMC by December 6 (donation bins are located in the PMC lower lobby, office reception area, or in the nursery through three-year-old Sabbath School rooms). For information on buying presents for a specific foster child, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adopt a Family for Christmas
It is time again to pay special attention to our families who may need help with meeting the needs (and some pleasures) of their children at Christmas time. You have been so generous in the past. Please choose to get involved and bring cheer and gladness again this Christmas. To choose a family, or to gather more info, call Katherine Smith at 269.471.1502.
Lamson Hall Community Service Project
If you’d like to take part in a community service project, here’s how you can help Lamson Hall help others this semester!
YOU CAN:1 ) Bring non-perishable and/or canned foods to go towards struggling families on campus.2) Bring shingles or nails to go towards building homes for families in need.3) Donate money in support of one of the following causes:• ADRA—raising money for refugees from South Sudan and Central Africa.• Habitat for Humanity—raising money for purchasing supplies to build homes for families in need of housing. All supplies and/or money can be dropped off at Lamson Halll’s front desk or you can see a Dean during office hours.
Adventist Retirees Christmas Banquet
DECEMBER 7 • 1:00 PM - VILLAGE CHURCH FELLOWSHIP HALL
All Michiana retirees and pastors are invited to the annual ARM Christmas Banquet. Call 471.3133 by November 26 to make reservations.
AFM-ISIS Refugee Fund
Please send donations for the AFM–ISIS Refugee Fund directly to Adventist Frontier Missions (AFM). Pioneer Memorial Church is not able to receipt contributions made to AFM because AFM is not a PMC ministry. Send your contribution to Adventist Frontier Missions, PO Box 286, Berrien Springs MI 49103 or donate through their website www.afmonline.org. Sending your donations directly to AFM will ensure faster processing of your donation.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
Baptismal Class Grades 4-8
We have small-group baptismal classes starting the first week of November. Young people will be encouraged in understanding what they believe and how they can build their relationship with Jesus. Times available: Monday evenings 7-8 PM; Wednesday 4-5 or 5-6 PM; and Friday 1:30 PM. If you or a young person are interested in joining one of these groups, call the church office at 471.6565 or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Debra Bryson (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 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.
November 29 - Rodlie Ortiz - “How To Become A Lion Chaser”
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