Announcements and upcoming events:
New Announcements This Week:
PMC Family Vespers
DECEMBER 13 - YOUTH CHAPEL
5:00 PM—Master Guide Investiture
5:30 PM—Media on the Brain, part 5, followed by discussion.
December 27 is the last Sabbath to return your tithe and offerings for 2014. If you plan to bring in a donation, our office is closed December 31. Donations need to be postmarked no later than that day to be included in your 2014 tax-deductible receipt. You can also make your contribution through Adventist Giving. Go to www.pmchurch.org and click on the Adventist Giving tab. Contributions made until 11:59 PM on December 31 will be included in your 2014 tax-deductible receipt.
Neighbor to Neighbor
Neighbor To Neighbor will be closed from December 24 to January 4. Thank you for holding your donations until after the holidays.
Exercise Class Break
Exercise Class will not meet during Christmas break but will resume on January 5, 2015.
The Adventurers have placed Christmas trees throughout the church. Bring some mittens, scarves or hats, place them on the trees and take a thank-you ornament.
January 10 • 6:00 PM - HOWARD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Rich Aguilera will be presenting this family-friendly event with the giant screen, audience participation and special effects as he explores the issue of Creation vs. evolution. For tickets, call the box office at 888.467.6442.
The Gift of Time
JANUARY 30 TO FEBRUARY 1 - CAMP AU SABLE
Looking for the perfect gift for your son or younger buddy? How about some time? Come to Camp Au Sable’s “Lessons from the Carpenter” Father/Son/Big Brother/Buddy weekend. Go to www.campausable.org and click on “Registration” before January 22. Bring a pocket knife and learn some lessons about walking in the steps of the Carpenter. Call 517.316.1570 for more information.
PMC Office Closed
Our office will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on December 24, 25, and 26. We will be happy to serve you on Monday, December 29.
Christmas Eve Program
DECEMBER 24 • 6:30 PM - PMC SANCTUARY
Enjoy a variety of music including handbells and a children’s chorus. Refreshments will be served in the PMC Commons following the program.
Neighbor to Neighbor
Neighbor To Neighbor is looking for a “Bags of Love” Coordinator. These bags are given to Shelters, Foster Care agencies and other Protective Services for children removed from abusive or drug-affected environments. They depend on us for this very valuable resource. For more information, contact Laura or Lucy at Neighbor To Neighbor by calling 269.471.741 1.
PMC Youth Missions Honduras
This week 32 volunteers in our Youth Missions team will be heading to Honduras to serve the Hogar de Ninos children’s home (operated by REACH International) and the surrounding community. The purpose of the team will be to conduct a Friendship Team camp for about 150 children from the community. This is a major outreach ministry and will include health evangelism, Bible study and children’s ministry. The team will also include 9 nursing students, with Professor Khonnah Weithers, who will also be serving in the local medical facility. Glenn Russell, team director, and Joses Ngugi, camp director, solicit your prayers and support for PMC Youth Missions Honduras.
PT Department Research
Do you have pain in your heel or in the bottom of your foot? If so, you may be eligible to receive free treatment by participating in a study by the AU Physical Therapy Department! Call 719.201.2091 for more information.
Collection for Refugees
"Reaching the World Next Door", a GROW group, is reaching out to refugees from Burma settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This group is collecting winter coats for both genders of all ages. They are also collecting dishes, cleaning supplies and staples like rice and beans. A collection bin is placed in the lobby closer to the Parking Lot entrance. Contact Melchizedek Ponniah at 269.876.7476, or Trudi Starlin at 269.471.5052 if you have questions.
RMES Christmas Concerts
A Vocal Christmas Concert will be on Monday, December 15, at 7 PM in the Howard Performing Arts Center.
An Instrumental Christmas Concert will be on Tuesday, December 16, at 7 PM in the Howard Performing Arts Center.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
9:00 am - Breakfast in Church
11:45 am Dwight K. Nelson —“Christmas Arithmetic: We Three Kings of Orient Are”
December 27 - 11:45 am - Jose Bourget
December 20 - PMC Operating
December 27 - Michigan Advance Partners