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New Announcements This Week:

Love Gift For the Needy

Every time we celebrate the cross, we give a special offering of gratitude to aid families in crisis. Because of our extensive work in Benton Harbor and the fact that many PMC families are struggling as a result of our present economic challenges, we need to replenish this fund which provides help in emergency situations. So today, thank you in advance for giving an extra “love offering” for your neighbors in need twelve miles up the road and those right here at home.

Family Vespers
Sabbath, April 26, 7:30 PM—Youth Chapel
Close the Sabbath with us. The topic is “Secrets of Happy Marriages: Part 3,” by Emmanuel Oduro-Bediaka.

Senior & Graduate Recitals
(Tuesday, April 29, 7 PM) (Friday, May 2, 1 PM) (Friday, May 2, 4 PM) (Sunday, May 4, 7:30 PM)
Sharnelle Henry and Stefany Recinos will present their Senior Voice Recital in the HPAC on Tuesday, April 29, at 7 PM. Esteban Linares will present his Senior Violin Recital in the HPAC on Friday, May 2, at 1 PM. Arielle Cady will present her Graduate Violin Recital in the HPAC on Friday, May 2, at 4 PM. Michelle Pauliah will present her Senior Violin Recital in the HPAC on Sunday, May 4, at 7:30 PM.

Graduate Organ Recital
Sunday, April 27, 4 PM—PMC Sanctuary
Brenton Offenback will present his graduate organ recital in the sanctuary. He will perform works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Franck and others. Admission is free and all are welcome.

PMC Evergreens First Place!
Those were the words that our Pathfinder Bible Experience team heard on April 12 at the PBE 2014 Division Finals in Washington DC. Everyone was happy and very proud of their achievement. More importantly though, these young people spent months hiding God’s word in their hearts. We hope to increase our PBE program next year, if funds allow.

Adventist Retirees of Michiana
Sunday, May 11, 1 PM—Village Church
Send-A-Friend is a student-led program of Andrews Academy that helps fellow students meet their school expenses. They will share their vision with us on at the Village Church. Bring a friend and enjoy a potluck before the program. Check out the website at, or call 471.7466 if you have questions.

Bus Drivers
Pioneer has its very own day camp (FLAG Camp) each summer for elementary children. The days are filled with classes, activities, and field trips.For these field trips we are needing volunteers who would be willing to drive the bus on a couple afternoons. We will cover the expense of being qualified through campus transportation. If you are interested please contact Chris Davisson at or the church office by calling 471.6565.

Summer Youth Canvassing Program
Do you need money to help pay for school next year? Do you love Jesus and want to share Him with others? We are looking for young people who have a heart for Jesus and sharing Him with others. The summer program runs from June 1 through August 8. There is free housing and breakfast provided, team leaders, and friends who will last a lifetime! Canvassing gives you great experience working for Jesus while having a summer job. Visit us at: (Michigan) and (Indiana).


This Weeks Schedule:

Graduate Conducting Recital
Friday, April 25, 2:30 PM—Howard Performing Arts Center
Ashlee Dollar will present her Graduate Conducting Recital in the Howard Performing Arts Center. Admission is free and all are welcome!

 Breaking Free From Addictions
Sabbaths, 10:30 to 11:30 AM—Seminary (Room N-110)
The new Journey to Wholeness Sabbath School class meets from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. It is designed to assist participants in addressing an unlimited number of harmful habits and practices that slow or stop Christian growth. All are welcome to join!

 High School/College Foot Washing
Sabbath, April 26
During communion, high school and collegiate young adults are invited to participate in foot washing during second service in the Youth Chapel.

HAM SS: Young Adult Sabbath School
Sabbath, April 26, 10 a.m.—Horn Archaeological Museum (downstairs in the classroom)
This study group is specifically for young adult university students. Here we pursue God and strive to provide a safe place for asking difficult questions while reading through a selected biblical book. For more information:

Collegiate Sabbath School
Sabbath, April 26, 10:30 a.m.—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
Sabbath, April 26, 10:30 a.m.—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
Sabbath, April 26, 10:30 a.m.—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
Sabbath, April 26, 11:45 a.m.— 
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.



Sunday, May 18
Join us Sunday, May 18, as we walk the 35th annual CROP Hunger Walk together. The goal this year is to have 350 walkers raise at least $100 each and wouldn’t it be great for the team PMC to be a big part of it. Dust off your sneakers and let’s get moving together to raise awareness and help end hunger. Visit the PMC CROP Hunger Walk website to register as a PMC walker and/or to donate: If you prefer to get a printed race packet for donation please call Genaida at 471.6565 or stop by the PMC office. For more information about the event email Tanya at

Open "Mic" Summertime Edition
Email by May 23
Join us for an open mic session where you will have an opportunity to demonstrate your favorite summertime meal recipes. Come prepared to learn new cooking tips from each other as you share your own tricks of the trade. If you have a great summertime recipe you would like to share, email us at by May 23. Event date June 1 at 5 PM. Look for event posters and get registered with Genaida at 471.6565.

Youth Fair Youth Tent
We have a space and a budget to be used creatively for making connections with youth in our area. We are looking for a leader who would like to invest in this ministry. For questions or more information contact Pastor Micheal Goetz by emailing or call 269.471.6176.

REACH International 
REACH International. Inc. is earnestly praying for a couple to manage the "Village of Hope" in Bunera Tanzania for 2 or 3 years. If God is impressing you to serve these very needy orphans go to, or P.O. Box 34, Berrien Springs MI. 49103. If you can't go please pray with us for this need. 

Clipping For Cash
Thousands of labels are turned into the Children’s Material Resource Center each year from your food labels, bags, and boxes for investment. Many thanks to those of you who are supporting this ministry. Please note that all we really need are the full qualifying bar codes, not the entire label, bag, or box. But we’ll accept them gladly, as long as the bar code is intact.  Two bar codes  are the only codes that qualify. We receive “Box Top” points, old “Betty Crocker” points, the food company logos rather than the bar code from the qualifying food labels, or the labels with bar codes missing. Sadly, those items are not part of this particular program and can’t be used. As you use food items with the “73582” and “28989” bar codes on the labels, carefully cut them out or put the entire packaging in a bag or envelope and drop them off at the CMRC on Sabbath mornings or to the church at your convenience.

A Foster Child Needs Your Help
Will you donate a new pillow and/or new pillowcase to help a foster child in their time of need? It may be the only thing they have. Receiving boxes are located on the main level at the church offices reception area, and on the lower level across from the Welcome Center. For more information go to

Natural Remedies & Hydrotherapy Workshop
August 3-8
Andrews University will again be offering its 6-day Natural Remedies & Hydrotherapy Workshop. 
In addition to University faculty, the following speakers will present: Don Miller, Uchee Pines Institute; David DeRose, Weimar Center of Health & Education; Elvin Adams, US Health Works; Norman McNulty, neurologist. For more information visit or call 269.471.3541.

Youth Baptismal Class
A baptismal class is being scheduled for children and youth. If you are interested in joining, contact Pastor Goetz: 471.6176/

Fitness Resolution?
Monday and Thursday nights, 6-7 PM—PMC Commons
Help keep your New Year’s resolution to be healthier by joining the FREE community fitness class on Monday and Thursday nights. We focus on strength, flexibility, and balance. The class is led by a certified group fitness instructor.

Kids 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.
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.

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.

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
April 26 - Dwight K. Nelson - “The Bondage Breaker: Washed in the Blood for the Rest of Your Life”

Offering Schedule
April 26 - Michigan Advance Partners