Announcements and upcoming events:

New Announcements This Week:

Family Vespers
Join us as we watch the video, How to Share your Faith. Discussion and prayer will follow.

The Andrews University Orchestra
Enjoy a concert featuring works by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and Charles Gounod. Join us for a pre-concert talk with Trina Thompson. For ticket information call 471.3560.

All are welcome to enjoy music, skits, videos, puppets, snacks, crafts and more! Kids, grade K-5, will have fun learning about Jesus! Bring a friend!

Excavate at Tall Jalul
The Jalul Excavation will take place May 7-June 8. For application and information, visit First deadline is February 2.

Board/Business Meeting
Along with the annual budget reports, Harbor of Hope’s proposal to purchase a building site in Benton Harbor for a new church/community education center will be presented for discussion and action. All members are invited to attend.

Youngbergs Bound for Africa
February 9, John and Millie again respond to the call “Go Ye.” They will hold WIN! Wellness—Towards a Balanced Health & Happy Family training seminars in seven locations in South Africa and Zambia. They go in faith that God will provide the funds needed.

Sanctuary Choir
Student and community sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses are encouraged to join Sanctuary Choir rehearsals. To join this adult choir contact Jeannie Pedersen-Smith at or call or text @ 269.277.0488.

Pathfinder Bible Experience
Come and support the 10 area-level Pathfinder teams as they answer questions from the book of Matthew.

Andrews University Wind Symphony Winter Concert
Join the Andrews University Wind Symphony, under the direction of Alan Mitchell, and Southwestern Michigan College Brass Band, under the direction of Jonatha Korzun. For tickets call 471.3560.

Adventist Retirees of Michiana
Bring a dish to feed 10-12 for a potluck and presentation by Science professor, Tiffany Summerscales, When I Consider the Heavens: a Tour of the Universe. For information call 989.565.0027, or 471.7466.

Family Game Night
FEBRUARY 15 • 6:00-9:00 PM - PMC COMMONS
Bring your games and the family and let’s have some fun! Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Family Life Committee.

 Berrien Springs Supper Club
Come and bring a friend to the monthly Supper Club that meets the last Wednesday night of the month. February features Mexican dishes. Let us know you are coming @ 269.471.3150. Donations are accepted. For more information call 269.930.0505 or email

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 269.471.7150.

Recent Mothers
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.

Food Drive
The Neighbor To Neighbor food drive is on and you can help. Just pick up a form at Apple Valley, check the items you wish to donate and you can pay for it there. They will deliver your food items to Neighbor To Neighbor. It's that simple. Thank you for your donation. 

The Gift of Time
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 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.
ArtsBridge 6th Annual Super Bowl Poetry Reading
Poets of all ages are invited to listen, recite a favorite poem, or read a few they wrote. A reception will follow the program. For details call 269.925.7075. First Presbytherian is located @ 475 Green Avenue on Morton Hill in Benton Harbor.

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

Conversation Partners
The Center for Intensive English Programs on the campus of Andrews University is looking for volunteers to be conversation partners with students who are studying English. If you enjoy learning about other cultures and making new friends, we invite you to volunteer. For information contact Amanda Meseraull at

Compass Collegiate Sabbath School
SABBATHS FROM 10:30 TO 11:30 AM 
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
SATURDAYS • 10:15 TO 11:15 AM
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 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 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

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 Running Club
Join Ryan & Christine Wallace on Sunday mornings for a run on Andrews University’s trails. E-mail for more information.

PMC Walking Club
Join Clyde & Melissa Morgan on Sunday mornings for a walk around the Andrews University campus. E-mail for more information.

PMC Exercise Class
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

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.

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 for more informatio

Lending Library
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

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, 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 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.

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

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Pioneer Pulpit
January 31 - Dwight K. Nelson - Stories in the Rearview Mirror"
February 7 - Michael B.Kelly, II 
February 14 - Pathfinder Sabbath
February 21 - Dwight K. Nelson - "Stories in the Rearview Mirror"
February 28 - Dwight K. Nelson - "Stories in the Rearview MIrror"
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

Offering Schedule
January 31 - Religious Liberty/NAD
February 7 - Michigan Advance Partners
February 14 - Adventist TV Ministries NAD/WB
February 21 - PMC Operating
February 28 - PMC Operating
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