Announcements and upcoming events:

New Announcements This Week:

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

AFM Panel Discussion
Sabbath, September 6, 4:00 PM—Village SDA Church (Riess Chapel)
AFM’s missionaries will hold an afternoon panel discussion on spiritual warfare. Speakers working with
Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and postmodern seculars will present papers, relate experiences, and share biblical truths and counsels from the Spirit of Prophecy related to spiritual warfare. Please make this Sabbath a matter of prayer and fasting.

Mission Trip to Honduras
Christmas Break (December 12-22)
Join the youth mission team! December 12-22 a team of PMC youth missions volunteers will be going to the REACH orphanage in Honduras to conduct a special day camp ministry for about 150 children in the community. There is still some room on the team if you are a young person (or young at heart!) interested in service and missions. The application deadline is September 5. Contact Glenn Russell ( right away for more information since airline ticket deadlines are just a few weeks away.

PMC Office Closed
The PMC office will be closed on Monday, September 1, so that our staff may enjoy time with their families. We look forward to serving you at 8 AM on Tuesday, September 2.

Birthday Celebration
Happy 100th birthday to Ann Bauer! All her friends are invited to celebrate with her at an Open House hosted by her children. We look forward to celebrating this milestone with her.

Pathfinder Registration
Pathfinders has started for the new year. If you didn’t make it to the registration night on August 27, then you still have a couple of weeks before open  registration closes. Just come along to any Wednesday evening meeting (6:30 PM at the Pathfinder Building) until September 24 and we will gladly register you. For more information, see the bulletin board by Junior SS.

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

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

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 Family Vespers
Sabbath, August 30, 7:30 PM—Youth Chapel
Come join us this evening for Sabbath vespers!


Carpenter Needed
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 or 269.208.7081.

Caregiver Research
Are you a rural caregiver for a bipolar adolescent? We are looking for you! Sharing your experience with us may help healthcare professionals and other caregivers better assist and understand the experiences of providing care to bipolar adolescents in a rural area. Contact: Marie Jean-Pierre, PhD(c),  FNP, at 269.519.0613 or

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

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! 

Johnson Gym Walking
Monday–Friday, 8-9 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 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.

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.

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

AdventistGiving is  accessible through the PMC website.  To begin using this convenient and secure technology,
•    go to  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

Pioneer Pulpit
August 30 - Dwight K. Nelson - “Galaxy Three: Why What Is Happening a Billion Light Years Away Right Now Matters to You”

Offering Schedule
August 30 - Michigan Advance Partners