Pioneer Women’s Ministries
Easter Reflections 2023
“Who Is This King Of Glory?”
This is our third year of Easter Reflections. You will receive a daily email and a text meditation for nine days on the events that happened during the Passion week. Let us reflect on what Jesus did for us. How does it relate to me today? To receive this daily short blessing, text "GLORY" to 269-281-2345
Pioneer Women’s Ministries
The PMC Evergreen Pathfinders want to get to Wyoming next summer for the International Camporee. Your support will help us get 100+ Pathfinders and staff there. Click on the link to order some delicious popcorn from March 27th to March 31st. 50% of your purchase will benefit the Pathfinder club. Thank you so much! https://s.dgpopup.com/6kbld748
In light of the nearness of the Second Coming of Jesus, we need to do everything possible to improve our prayer life. Come hear and see for yourself the "Miracles of Prayer," as presented by Sari Butler, former Andrews Academy Counselor. Bring a friend and a dish or two for the potluck and enjoy Sari's presentation as together we learn what we can do to have an intimate connection with Jesus. The monthly ASM is open to all Adventists in Michiana (age 55 or more) and next meets at 1 PM on Sunday, April 9 in the Village SDA Church Fellowship Hall. We will see you there! --Cleon White, President, 269-471-5553, email@example.com
Former AU faculty and PMC member, Dr. Sandra Camp, passed away March 9, 2023, in Walla Walla, WA. All 4 of her daughters were with her. She had recently moved to Walla Walla from Berrien Springs. A small family memorial gathering was held in Walla Walla. During her career at AU (1978-1988), Dr.Camp was Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy in the Music Dept. Dr. Camp also taught piano lessons to countless area students for many decades, until her move in June, 2022. There are plans to establish a memorial scholarship in her name. Dr. Camp is survived by her daughters Connie (Ben) Gish, Tonya (Marty) Wessman, Jill (Jeff) Howell, and MerrieLi (Michele) Camp; 6 grandchildren, and 9 great
grandchildren. Messages may be sent to 817 SE Tuscany Dr, College Place, WA 99324.
Celebrate Christ's death and resurrection with the PMC francophone group in a special Easter service at the Seminary Chapel on April 8. Sabbath School is at 10:30am, and the worship service at 11:45am. A simple Agape meal will follow. Tout le monde est bienvenu!
God's Hands 4 Kids is gifting the community with the Christian based trauma training Hope for the Journey from Show Hope - a TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) Virtual Conference. It will be beneficial for anyone who works with kids from hard places such as death in the family, divorce, foster care, adoption. If you are a ministry leader, educator, therapist, foster or adoptive family this is for you. For more information and to register go to GH4K.org.
Our SDA World Service Organization (WSO) at the General Conference ministers to SDA Military Active Duty, Reserves, and National Guard. Also under its umbrella are all levels of Law Enforcement, Firefighters, EMTs, Corrections Personnel, Government Workers, and Military Veterans. All have access to WSO support resources by creating a personal profile at portal.worldserviceorganization.org. Pass the word! Questions-contact James North, Jr., at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell 269-876-2232, your PMC Servicepersons Coordinator.
Easter Reflections 2023
April 1-9 “Who Is This King Of Glory?” Psalm 24:8-10 This is our third year of Easter Reflections. You will receive a daily email and/or a text meditation for nine days on events that happened during the Passion week. Let us reflect on what Jesus did for us. How does it relate to me today? To receive this daily short blessing, text "GLORY" to 269-281-2345 Sponsoring Organization or Ministry Name: Pioneer Women's Ministries
What a blessing! 45 Women attended the “Fellowship Leads To Friendship” event.
Our speaker, Paulette Johnson, Andrews University Dean of Libraries, encouraged us with the many benefits of friendship. Marlene Burt guided us through rounds of “Speed Friendship,” where we became acquainted with one another. And everyone enjoyed the simple lunch we prepared for them. The ladies are looking forward to the next time we can be together again.
Thanks to the continued blessings of the Lord and the ongoing good progress with the Elevator Project--Renovate 2.0--Pioneer's main entrance at the canopy will be closed on Sabbath, March 25, 2023. There will be no access to the Lower Level via the stairs from the reception booth on the main level. (This entrance also remains closed Mondays to Fridays until further notice).
We look forward to having you join us for in-person worship at Pioneer on March 25th and invite you to use the entrance at the Lower-Level Welcome Center and the stairs or the elevator to access the Sanctuary and Earliteen Loft, and to use the entrance opposite Andreasen Wellness Center for access to the Youth Chapel, Media Suite, and Collegiate SS.
Ruth Murdoch Elementary School is collecting books during the month of March for their upcoming student book swap . If you have any books appropriate for grades K-8 and consistent with Christian values that you are willing to donate, please bring them to RMES during business hours between now and March 31. RMES students will have an opportunity to select a book during the week of April 3 to 7. This is a wonderful way for our church family to support our students and promote a love for reading. Please email RMESHomeAndSchool@gmail.com or speak to Kimberly Westfall if you have any questions. Thank you for your support!
Our Kindergarten program helps children grow in spiritual, academic, physical and social ways! Parents of children who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2023 are invited to our Kindergarten Parent Information Night April 4, 6:30-7:30 PM. Children are invited to Kindergarten Visitor's Day April 5. Please let us know you are coming by calling 269-471-3220.
You’re invited to send a personal message of thanks to Pastor Dwight and Karen. Selected messages will be included in a Tribute presentation to Pastor Dwight and available on this site at a later date.
-Farewell Planning Committee
Share your tribute at pmchurch.org/farewell/tributes.
On April 16, Pioneer is planning to provide beds for children in our community who don’t have any. This project, Beds for Berrien, needs your help! There are 3 main ways to assist: First, and most critical right now, you can donate. Our goal is to raise $15,000 to provide 40 beds to children who need a better sleeping situation in their homes. Your donations to the Pioneer Outreach fund will help us reach that goal! You can check our fundraising progress at pmchurch.org/beds. Second, you can help us get organized on our distribution day, April 16. This is the area that we have the most help with right now. Third, we really need more delivery teams to transport the beds and bedding to homes, and assemble the bed frames for the families. If you’d like to donate to the Pioneer Outreach fund, volunteer, and/or find more information, text BEDS to 269-281-2345 or visit pmchurch.org/beds.
The congregation of All Nations SDA Church in Berrien Springs, MI is partnering with the Groupe Francophone D'Andrews to present a special day of bilingual fellowship and worship in French and English to celebrate International Francophone Month. Breakfast will be served at 10 AM, followed by 10:30 sabbath school, 11:45 worship service, and a hot potluck lunch. All learners and lovers of French from all nationalities and backgrounds are welcome. Please contribute salads and hot dishes to the fellowship lunch as you are able. Contact Marianne Kordas at email@example.com or the All Nations SDA church at 269-473-4400 for more details
A BIG THANK YOU to all who volunteer to purchase or make food for the PMC funeral receptions. It is such a help and a blessing to us and the families. We would love to have more volunteers on our funeral dinner team. Please call 269-471-6565.
-PMC Funeral Committee
Registration is now open for the Explore Andrews Summer Camp for middle school students. Our weeklong day camp is taught by Andrews professors and covers topics such as Pre-Vet camp, Technology camp, Art camp, History camp, and Architecture camp. A daily lunch is included in the University cafeteria. Join us from June 12- June 16th!
Something In Common Sabbath School presents God As He Longs For You To See Him:
How would you describe God!? Awesome? All Powerful? Creator? While we cannot know Him exhaustively, we can know Him truly. And God longs for you to see Him as He truly is. This fascinating series studies seven attributes of God.
As you begin to see God for who He really is and what His true desires for your life are, it will change the way you pray, the way you live, and the way you think about the world around you.
- March 18 – The Goodness of God
- March 25 – The Sovereignty of God
- April 1 – The Holiness of God
- April 8 – The Wisdom of God
- April 15 – The Justice of God
- April 22 – The Love of God
- April 26 – The Faithfulness of God
Everyone is welcome to join us each Sabbath morning from 10:30-11:30 AM, in PMC Room 141
On Sunday, April 2, 2023, from 11 AM-2 PM the Village of Berrien Springs is organizing a Spring Spruce-Up to help members of our community clean up their yards. Let’s get out and be Love on the Move for some of our neighbors who could use some assistance preparing their yards for Spring. If you’d like to join Pioneer’s Spruce-Up team of volunteers, text SPRUCE to 269-281-2345 or register at https://churchteams.com/m/Register.asp?a=K2J6ODRWQlphVUk9.
Care For Cuba brings crucial resources to pastors and Bible workers in Cuba. There are 11 million people living in Cuba, and out of 400 pastors and bible workers, very few have the needed technology, transportation, and ministry resources to reach these people and finish the gospel work. You can help by giving to one or more of the projects like bikes, Bibles, computers or projectors. Your donation of any amount is 100% tax deductible and will change many lives, guaranteed! Join us by donating today. Mark your envelope as “Care for Cuba”. For more information or to donate online visit www.careforcuba.org.
Pastor Dwight’s farewell celebration website is now active. It contains a calendar of events, how to leave a tribute and ways to contribute. The website address is pmchurch.org/farewell
Pioneer Women’s Ministries Presents:
- April 1 - 9, 2023 Easter Reflections - Annual Devotional
- Sunday May 21, 2023 - 9:30 - 3:30 (check in 9:15 am) --Seminary Chapel
A Seminar on Disability:
Speaker: Cindy Woods
Topics: Sensitivity in disability - Individuality in disability - Opportunity in disability
Lunch will be served
Fee: $10.00 per person - students $5.00 per person
Thanks to our exciting elevator project, Pioneer has temporarily relocated our Reception to the Lower Level Welcome Center.
You may visit the Lower Level Welcome Center by using the internal stairs via the main Awning Entrance or by using the external stairs adjacent to the Awning Entrance. Heidi Ha will continue to provide you with excellent service with key & card access, Sabbath School resources, volunteer engagement, facilities use, and much more. Contact phone numbers will remain the same—269-471-3133 and 269-471-6565.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we collaborate on the exciting and much-anticipated elevator project.
Our building committee and church board have voted to install the much-needed elevator and redesign the stairs to reduce their steep climb which in turn can provide more comfortable access to our church for all God's people.
Do you have an announcement to share with the Pioneer family? Please submit all announcements online when possible. If you do not have access to Internet, you may call the Pioneer front office and leave a detailed message at 269-471-3133.
Join our Wednesday gathering on Zoom as we share and pray together.