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Dwight K. Nelson

Since 1983, Dwight Nelson has served as lead pastor of the Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University. He preaches on the “New Perceptions” telecast, teaches at the theological seminary and has written some books, including The Chosen. He and his wife, Karen, are blessed with two married children and one granddaughter.

“STORM: Finding Jesus in the Gathering Dark”—2



  • The Storm
    • Ian Bremmer: “The international order itself is unraveling. In the past eight years alone, the world has seen the worst financial crisis in decades, a global recession, a historic debt crisis in the euro zone, a wave of unrest across North Africa and the Middle East, civil war in Syria, a migrant crisis that calls into question the future of Europe’s open borders, war between Russia and Ukraine, Brexit, an explosion of cyber aggression and the election as U.S. President of one Donald Trump. Call it geopolitical creative destruction or just the sound of things falling apart, but the grinding of G-zero gears has become too loud to ignore.” (http://time.com/4606071/american-global-leadership-is-over/)
    • Ellen White: “The present is a time of overwhelming interest to all living. Rulers and statesmen, men who occupy positions of trust and authority, thinking men and women of all classes, have their attention fixed upon the events taking place about us. They are watching the strained, restless relations that exist among the nations. They observe the intensity that is taking possession of every earthly element, and they recognize that something great and decisive is about to take place—that the world is on the verge of a stupendous crisis.” (Education 179)
    • “Angels are now restraining the winds of strife, that they may not blow until the world shall be warned of its coming doom; but a storm is gathering, ready to burst upon the earth; and when God shall bid His angels loose the winds, there will be such a scene of strife as no pen can picture.” (Education 179-180)
  • The Faith of Jesus
    • Luke 18:8—“‘When the Son of Man comes, will He find   on the earth?’”
    • 1 John 5:4—“For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our .”
    • John 16:33—“‘I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have the world.’”
    • Hebrews 2:10-13—“‘I will put My   in Him.’” (v 13)
    • Revelation 14:12 NKJV—“Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the   of Jesus.”
    • 1 Corinthians 15:57—“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory   our Lord Jesus Christ.”
    • Galatians 2:20 KJV—“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in : and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the   of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
    • Revelation 3:21—“‘To the one who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with Me on my throne,   I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.’”
    • Christ’s Object Lessons 149: “All that Christ received from God we too may . Then ask and receive. With the persevering faith of Jacob, with the unyielding persistence of Elijah, claim for yourself all that God has promised.”
      • Remember—when God speaks a word—the instant He speaks the word—the word immediately creates the reality it represents.
      • So “Let there be faith” immediately creates faith.
      • “God has granted to everyone a measure of faith.” (Romans 12:3)
      • “‘Have faith in God.’” (Mark 11:22)


Say AMEN to the “faith of Jesus”

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Andrews Academy - Play Presentation

Andrews Academy’s Literary Interpretation class presents “Cheaper by the Dozen,” dramatized by Christopher Sergel. Show times are 8 pm Saturday, December 2, and 5 pm Sunday, December 3, in the AA chapel. Tickets are – $5 for students and $7 for adults. See a cast member or Mr. VanDenburgh for tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the performance. See you there!.

Sabbath, December 2, 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 3, 5:00 PM
Location: Andrews Academy

Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

The 4th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair exists primarily to provide Adventist artists and crafters avenue at which to sell their hand-crafted creations. Over 20 vendors will be showcasing hundreds of beautiful and useful items.

Sunday, December 3, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Chan Shun Hall 
Contact: Diane Helbley - simplestirrings@yahoo.com

Laughing All the Way! AU Wind Symphony Christmas Concert

Get in the Christmas spirit as the Andrews University Wind Symphony performs its annual holiday concert on Saturday, December 2, at 8:00 pm in the Howard Performing Arts Center! Performing under the direction of new director Byron Graves, the Wind Symphony will present familiar favorites like Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride and selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker suite, as well as some lesser-known works such as Percy Grainger’s Sussex Mummer’s Christmas Carol. Bring the whole family and enjoy the evening of festive music!

Sabbath, December 2, 8:00 PM
Location: Howard Performing Arts Center

Community Christmas and Live Nativity

Community Christmas and Live Nativity - Come experience a celebration of Christ's birth from 4 to 7 pm on December 3 at the Eau Claire Community Center in downtown Eau Claire. Featuring a Live Nativity from 4:30 to 6:30 pm with live animals the kids can pet, live Christmas music, FREE refreshments, FREE Christmas craft for the kids, and many Silent Auctions ending every hour on items donated by local businesses as a fundraiser for the Eau Claire Pathfinders.   Admission: FREE or bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to families in need. Questions? Call or text (269) 409-1880 or email brandonlubbert@gmail.com or Facebook: @EauClaireCritters.

December 3, 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Location: Eau Claire Community Center

Volunteers Needed for Winter Camp for the Blind

Volunteers are needed for the Michigan Winter Camp for the Blind. If you are able to help, please contact Larry Hubbell at (248) 459-3165 or (248) 634-4379. If you are unable to volunteer but would still like to help—you can make a donation. Make your check payable to Michigan Conference and put "Blind Camp" on the memo line. Send to MI Conference Blind Camp, 812 Academy Rd., Holly, MI 48442.

February 4-9, 2018
Location: Camp Au Sable

Directory Photos

For those who wish to appear in the PMC Directory and did not have a picture taken by the LifeTouch photographers, you may submit your own photo (with everyone in the photo identified). It must be dropped off at the church office during business hours or emailed to nowack@andrews.edu. The photo must be accompanied (even if emailed) by a release form (if the picture is commercially produced). Each picture to be added to the Directory must be also accompanied by $10. The deadline for submission of all three items: photo, photo release, and $10 fee is Monday, December 4. All three items must be submitted for the picture to be included in the directory

Holiday Luncheon

Berrien Springs Public Schools cordially invites the school district's senior citizens (60+) to our Holiday Luncheon. Lunch will be served at 11:45 AM. Entertainment will be provided by our students. Turkey and vegetarian entrees will be available. Please call (269) 471-2891 to make your reservation no later than Friday, December 1st! 

December 6, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Berrien Springs Public High School Gym

A Foster Care Christmas

Share some joy with a foster kid this Christmas! Donate items for mini stockings (a small toy, chocolates, or small candy canes), buy a gift, or sponsor a wish list. There are collection bins in the PMC lower lobby and the receptionist area, Berrien Springs Ameriprise, and South Shore Women's Health Care in St. Joe. For more information go to gh4k.org.

Madagascar Project

Andrews University's Community and International Development department provide an opportunity for students to attend the Madagascar Study tour each year. The goal every year is to implement a humanitarian & development project. Dr. Joel Raveloharimisy, director of the CID program, has coordinated and sponsored many projects such as Mantasoa Youth Center, Orphanage Hanitry ny Ala, and Orphanage Mampitasoa, and this years project funds a Seventh-day Adventist school, "La Chretienne" College. Students that attend this school are in need of books, computers, and resources to make their education more successful.

For more information about donating to these specific projects in Madagascar go to: https://www.andrews.edu/agenda/44185

Your tax-deductible donations can be made as one-time gifts or through several donations over time. Please visit https://vault.andrews.edu/vault/app/pages/advancement/login/development select "Madgascar Study Tour Projects".  In the text box titled "My Instructions" type in "Smart Future" and this will allow you to donate to La Chretienne College.

"Ny fianarana no lova tsara indrindra"
"Education is the better heritage of all heritages"

Adopt a Family for Christmas

Experience the joy of bringing smiles and feelings of deep appreciation to families struggling to provide basic needs as well as gifts to their children during the holiday season. We are looking for people who would like to adopt a family, give a donation (money, gift cards, food, toys, etc.), or help in other ways. We hope you choose to get involved by bringing cheer and gladness to many families this Christmas. To choose a family, or for more information, call Deby Andvik (269) 471-6648, or Carmelita Arthur (269) 471-6651.