Announcements and upcoming events:
New Announcements This Week:
Forum on State and Regional Conferences
MARCH 7 • 4:30 PM TO 6:30 PM - NEWBOLD AUDITORIUM
This forum seeks to educate the Andrews community about a very current issue in our church: the administrative separation of our conferences along racial lines. All are welcome to come and learn.
MARCH 7 • 6:00 PM - YOUTH CHAPEL
Guest speaker Don Tynes of Highland SDA Benton Harbor Church will discuss poor blood circulation in the lower limbs and alternatives to amputations.
MARCH 9 • 6:00 PM - PMC COMMONS
Come enjoy some soup and bread before learning PMC's plans for 2015. Meeting will begin at 7:00 PM.
Knitting Hearts Together
MARCH 10 • 7:00 PM TO 8:30 PM - MACCARTY'S HOME
The PMC Shawl Ministry invites you to use your yarn- or fabric-crafting skills to bless others. For more information, contact Alice Williams at 471.3373 or email@example.com.
God's Hands 4 Kids
Along with local churches, join us as God’s Hands 4 Kids partners with the Open Table organization (www.theopentable.org ) to help mentor young people in our area. As youth transition from foster care into the community, they need a support network of volunteers with life experience and social skills. Become involved! For information contact Judy Mackie at 921.0848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
International Student Fund
March 21 is International Student Sabbath. At this special time please support us by marking your tithe envelope "International Student Fund" Your donation goes to help our international students with urgent needs such as groceries, medical visits, eyeglasses, and more. Thank you on behalf of our grateful international students!
300 Men of God Retreat
MARCH 1 - 3 • CENTER LAKE BIBLE CAMP & RETREAT CENTER IN TUSTIN, MI
Bristol SDA Church is hosting a men's retreat. Topics covered include marriage, parenting, and prayer. Activi-ties include horseback riding, archery, kayaking/canoeing, and group challenges. Bring a friend to this outreach event. All faiths are welcome. For info visit tinyurl.com/kbadn8y or call 616.460.699
Michigan Camp Meeting Registration
MARCH 5 - 15
To register for Camp Meeting 2015, go to the misda.org website and click on Camp Meeting Registration, or visit tinyurl.com/pzslq3t. The March Michigan Memo also contains a camp meeting application. For assistance contact Jody Murphy at 517.316.1512 or email@example.com.
Baptismal Class Grades 4-8
WEDNESDAY 4-5 PM; THURSDAY 5-6 PM; FRIDAY 1:30 PM • PMC
The first week of March will be the beginning of small group baptismal classes to encourage young people in understanding what they believe and how they can build their relationship with Jesus. If you or a young person are interested in joining one of these groups contact the PMC office at 471.6565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AU Department of Music Vesper Concert
MARCH 6 • 7:00 PM - HOWARD CENTER
The Wind Symphony will perform in a Vesper Concert. The University Singers, under the direction of Stephen Zork, will also perform. Admission is free
AU Band & Keyboard Music Festival Concert
MARCH 7 • 4:00 PM - HOWARD CENTER
Ninety-seven academy students from four states and Canada present the Andrews Band & Keyboard Music Festival Concert.
Sanctuary Choir Call
WEDNESDAYS • 7:00 TO 8:30 PM - PMC TEEN LOFT
Join the Sanctuary Choir! Come rehearse with us in the PMC Teen Loft. Contact Director Jeannie Pedersen-Smith at email@example.com or 269.277.0488, voice or text.
Adventist Retirees of Michiana
MARCH 8 • 1:00 PM - VILLAGE CHURCH
You are invited to a meeting and potluck. To join bring a dish for 8-12 people. The featured speaker is Rex Welch, WWII veteran who will share stories and memorabilia. If you are a veteran and have pictures or items that you are willing to share, please bring them to display. For information contact Mike or Shirley Gammon at 989.427.5669.
MARCH 10 • 7:30 AM TO 2:15 PM - ANDREWS ACADEMY
Andrews Academy is hosting a special day on which any 8th-graders are welcome to come, explore, and get to know about Andrews Academy. For information contact Hannah Smoot at 471.6140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Creation Case
MARCH 31 • 7:00 PM - HPAC
World Premiere and Dedication event for this 13-part video series produced by Rich Aguilera. Screen episode #1, meet the cast, get a copy, watch blooper reel, and more. This event is free and open to all.
If you have any really great ideas or would like to help out with Women’s Ministry at PMC, please contact Sallie Alger at email@example.com or 471.1535.
Children's Ministry Resource Center
CMRC needs two volunteers to input data into the Center’s resource database and scan paper resources to make them available digitally. Volunteers should be comfortable with computer-based work, file management, and organization. Contact Debi Robertson, CMRC Associate Director, at 471.7150.
Give the Gift of Service
Pioneer member and Andrews alumna Keithea Grant invites you to partner with herself and Students for International Mission Service (SIMS) as they conduct mobile clinics & health fairs in Bolivia, March 20-29. To sponsor a participant or make a general donation, please visit http://tinyurl.com/p664y75 or call SIMS at 909. 558.8089. Thank you
APRIL 3 TO 5, 10 TO 12, 17 TO 19 - CAMP AU SABLE
Sometimes we are so busy doing good stuff, we don’t have time to do God’s stuff. God has a plan for your life. Are you hearing His guidance? Find your direction at the 2015 Michigan Conference Women’s Retreat. For information and registration visit www.misda.org and click on Women’s Ministry.
Horn Museum Exhibits
Visit the exhibit, “Figurines of Tall Jalul” at the museum until late April. For information call 471.6180.
If you’ve had a baby in the past three years, learn how to get back to your pre-pregnancy shape! Andrews Physical Therapy students are conducting a research study on post-partum women between ages 18-50. Please contact Brittney at 574.612.7884 or Sarah at 765.418.0922.
Host an Exchange Student!
The Berrien Springs/Eau Claire Rotary Club is seeking host families for Rotary International Exchange students coming from other countries to live in the United States for the 2015-16 academic year. For an incredibly rewarding international experience without leaving your own home contact Brad Hinman, 269.471.5968 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compass Collegiate Sabbath School
SABBATHS FROM 10:30 TO 11:30 AM
RELIGION & BIBLICAL LANGUAGES
If you are interested in studying the Bible during Sabbath School together with fellow students from all over campus, this is the place for you. Enjoy singing and studying the Scriptures all semester long. Erhard Gallos and Glenn Russell are the coordinators of this Sabbath School. For more information contact Erhard Gallos at gallos@andrews. edu or @ (269) 471-3186.
The Journey to Wholeness
FRIDAYS • 10:00 to 11:00 AM
ANDREWS SEMINARY HALL RM N-108
SATURDAYS • 10:15 TO 11:15 AM
ANDREWS NETHERY HALL RM NH-134
The Journey to Wholeness 12-step meetings offer hope and help in addressing challenges, to help you become the person God and you intend. For information email email@example.com or call 240-346-5204.
Join the Pioneer Audio Team
The Pioneer Media Team is looking for two people willing to help with audio and Saturday Mornings. Responsibilities include planning, setting up, and supporting the audio needs of our weekly Church and Sabbath School programs. Experience is not necessary, but always appreciated. We are looking for a two year commitment. Students are welcome to get involved too. If you are willing to help, please contact Joel Kitchen at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
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 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.
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.
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!
Walking in Johnson Gym
Monday–Friday, 7:30-9:00 AM—Johnson gym
Enjoy the gift of exercise in Johnson Gym, for all age groups. This is an opportunity to walk free of snow and cold. Children are asked to please refrain from activities involving balls or other play equipment.
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.
March 7 - Dwight K. Nelson - "Stories in the Rearview Mirror"
March 14 -
March 21 - International Student Sabbath
March 28 - Dwight K. Nelson
April 4 - Dwight K. Nelson
April 11 - Dwight K. Nelson
April 18 - Dwight K. Nelson
April 25 - Dwight K. Nelson
May 2 - Andrews University Baccalaureate
May 9 - Dwight K. Nelson
May 16 - John Bradshaw - SEEDS Conference
March 7 - PMC Operating
March 14 - Adventist World Radio
March 21 - PMC Operating
March 28 - Michigan Advance Partners
April 4 - PMC Operating
April 11 - Christian Record Services
April 18 - PMC Operating
April 25 - Michigan Advance Partners
May 2 - PMC Operating
May 9 - Disaster & Famine Relief
May 16 - PMC Operating
May 23 - Michigan Advance Partners
May 30 - NAD Evangelism