Announcements

Elders/Board Supper

December 10
Location: PMC Commons

Feast of Lights

December 14, 7:00 PM
Location: PMC Sanctuary

Children's Celebration of Christmas

Sabbath, December 15, Both Services
Location: PMC Sanctuary

Breakfast in Church

Sabbath, December 22
Location: PMC Commons

Foster and Adoptive Family Info Sought

God’s Hands 4 Kids provides care and support for vulnerable children, their caregivers, and workers. We would like to know who in our own church are foster, kinship or adoptive families. As part of the Berrien County Foster Adoption Network, a collaborative of government, private agencies and Gh4k, a monthly support group is held here at PMC that includes a free meal, children’s activities and adult time. We also host several trainings a year. Email us at godshands4kids@gmail.com to let us know about your family and share if you have a specific need. May God bless you as you give of yourself and live out James 1:27.

Volunteers and Donations Needed

The Watervliet Migrant HeadStart center located at 745 N M 140 Watervliet, MI 49098 is a 501 (c) (3) private nonprofit organization that provides educational services to migrant and seasonal families that work in agriculture.We are currently seeking volunteers and donations. Volunteers are needed to come and read to children or lead in creative activities. Donations of diapers, unscented baby wipes and ready to use formula are welcome. Please contact Sanford Gomez at (269) 463-5610 or sgomez@telamon.org.

Sabbath School Quarterlies

Sabbath School Teachers: You may pick up your class's quarterlies and your teacher's edition at the lower level Welcome Center. Class members will receive your new quarterlies in their class so they do not need to pick up their own copy. Those PMC members not in a regular Sabbath school class may sign out one or two quarterlies for their personal use.

Bible Study Sabbath School

Looking for a quiet, thoughtful Sabbath School that dives deep into Bible study and encourages lively discussion? Join us Sabbath mornings, 10:30-11:30 AM, at Rachel Hall (the old IMC Building). We look forward to studying the Word with you!

Sabbaths, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Loction: Rachel Hall
Contact: Anne Oyerly - aoyerly@hotmail.com

Cancer Research Forum

The School of Health Professions will be hosting a Cancer Research Forum by Dr. Benjamin Lau. He will present “Phytotherapy Maximizes Innate Immunity and Cancer Healing.” Book signing will follow in Chan Shun Lobby. Free Admission (limited capacity). Click the link below to RSVP.

September 27, 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: Chan Shun Hall, Garber Auditorium

Employment Opportunities

Pioneer is hiring part-time and fulltime support staff positions. Visit www.pmchurch.org/employment for details.

The Appearing

Since the beginning of recorded time, cultures across the globe have predicted the end of our world. As global unrest and natural disasters across the planet build in intensity and frequency, many are left wondering if the time is near. Join Shawn Boonstra from the Voice of Prophecy as he explores the myths and facts that surround the Appearing—an event mentioned over 2,500 times in the Bible.

October 19-23, 7:30 PM
Location: PMC Youth Chapel

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How to Share Your Faith and Give Bible Studies

At How to Share Your Faith and Give Bible Studies we will be discussing how to share your story, how to share your faith with anyone, and how to give dynamic Bible studies.

Friday, October 12, 2018, 6:00-8:00 PM
Location: PMC Board Room
Presentation: "How to Share Your Faith Story"
Light refreshments provided.

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 3:30-6:00 PM
Location: PMC Board Room
Presentation: "How to Follow Up a Bible Study Interest" and "How to Give an Effective Bible Study"

Location: PMC Board Room
Contact: Rodlie Ortiz shareyourfaith@pmchurch.org

Feast of Hymns

Sabbath, November 17, Both Services
Location: PMC Sanctuary

Work Opportunity at Village School

The Village Adventist Elementary School is searching for the following part-time positions: Secretary, Spanish para-pro, and after-school-care provider. Applicants must be a member of a MI Conference SDA church. For details please email wbaldwin@vaes.org.

Community Baby Shower

Help Harbor of Hope collect 50,000 diapers and wipes to serve young mothers in Benton Harbor. Items we need donated by October 7, 2018: diapers of all sizes (any brand), pull-ups of all sizes (any brand), baby wipes (any size container, any brand). Note: Please refrain from individual diapers. Thank you!

Docuseries on Diabetes & Obesity

Healthy Together Friends will be showing a free 9-part video docuseries titled, “Rising from the Depths of Diabetes and Obesity,” on consecutive Monday nights September 17 through November 12 in the Fellowship Hall of the St. Joseph Adventist Church located at 1201 Maiden Lane. After each video there will be a brief discussion. Jon McMahon, producer of the series, was 120 pounds overweight, had type 2 diabetes, severe neuropathy in his feet, and had suffered a heart attack when he began going around the country interviewing medical doctors, nutritionists, and researchers to see if it was possible to reverse his health problems. To register for the docuseries phone (269) 697-3405 or email healthytogether25@gmail.com or visit our website at HTFriends.org.

September 17 - November 12, Monday nights, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: St. Joseph Adventist Church
                 1201 Maiden Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49085
Contact: Jane Thayer - (269) 473-2516 or thayerja@andrews.edu

Net 98 20th Celebration

October 13, Both Services
Location: PMC Sanctuary

Expedition to Biblical Jordan and Egypt 2019

Join Timeless Tours this coming June 8-21 for an adventure to the biblical lands of Jordan and Egypt. Featuring Andrews University professors Robert Bates - Archaeologist and Egyptologist, and Stefanie Elkins - Archaeologist and Art Historian. This all inclusive tour, which includes RT airfare, features visits to Jerash, Petra, the baptismal site of Jesus, the Valley of the Kings, The Great Pyramids of Giza, a hot air ballon ride, and cruise on the Nile! Cost is $4950.00 per person based on double occupancy.
Website: www.digtheadventure.com

Facebook page: Expedition to Biblical Jordan and Egypt
Email: selkins@andrews.edubates@andrews.edu

Hay Ride

October 8, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Five Pines

Satellite Youth Event

October 12, 7:00 PM
November 16, 7:00 PM
Location: PMC Youth Chapel

Free Fall Exercise Classes

PMC Health Ministries offers again this Fall two free co-ed exercise classes for anyone over 18 years old. ​Both classes emphasize building strength, flexibility, and balance. Join us!

H2OFit
Monday & Wednesday • 7:30-8:15 PM
Location: Beaty Pool

ToBoFit (Total Body Fitness)
Tuesdays & Thursdays • 5:00-5:50 PM
Location: Lamson Hall Aerobics Room

"Bring Joy! Give Thanks!" A Feast of Hymns

Join us for our annual Feast of Hymns here at Pioneer Memorial Church - a time to be thankful!

November 17, 2018, 9:00 AM, 11:45 AM
Pioneer Memorial Church

Tales from a Vineyard

We're starting a new teaching series, "Tales from a Vineyard," Saturday, September 1, at Pioneer Memorial Church. We invite you and your friends to check it out!

We look forward to seeing you there! or watch live on Saturdays at 11:45 AM.

AMEN Conference

Physicians, dentists, healthcare professionals, and pastors are encouraged to attend. This conference will call each of us to a deeper level of service that goes beyond our comfort zone. Speakers include: Pastor John Bradshaw, Pastor Wes Peppers; Dentist Stephen Wright; Physician Brian Schwartz, and many others. This year a special symposium for young professionals (especially residents & fellows) will be held Friday and Sabbath afternoon. More info at www.amensda.org/conferences.

October 25 - 28, 2018
Location: Indian Wells, CA

Griggs High School Leadership Retreat 2018

Are you a high school GIA student or home schooler? You're invited! Join us September 30-October 3 on the campus of Andrews University for Griggs International Academy's 3rd Annual High School Retreat. This year, the theme centers on teamwork! Students will participate in a variety of challenges and activities to develop problem solving skills, create solutions as a team and discover the importance of working together. Register today at www.griggs.edu.

Sept. 30 - Oct. 3
Contact: Gabriela Melgar - melgar@andrews.edu | (269) 471-6497

Compass Collegiate— A Unique Sabbath School

Students, would you like to meet with fellow students to explore the Scriptures? Compass Collegiate is a unique Sabbath School designed to explore the Bible each Sabbath morning together with fellow students from all over campus. Join the singing, meeting with friends and exploring the Scriptures. During the school year Compass Collegiate Sabbath School meets every Sabbath from 10:30- 11:30 AM in the Religion and Biblical Languages Department of Buller Hall. Erhard Gallos and Glenn Russell are the co-ordinators of this Sabbath School. Contact Erhard Gallos for more information at gallos@andrews.edu or call (269) 876-7657.

Lake Union Provider Well-being Conference

Join us for this uplifting weekend to recharge personally and professionally. Target Audience: Physicians, Dentists and Optometrists and their families. Location: Hyatt Lodge, 2815 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Speakers include: Dr. Ted Hamilton, Chief Mission Integration Officer and VP, Adventist Health System; Randy Griffin, DDS, Lake Union Health Director; Pastor Dwight Nelson; Chef Mark Anthony; For more information and to register, please visit: www.amp.lakeunion.org.

October 5 - 6, 2018

God's Closet

The Office of International Student Services manages a program called—God's Closet on the campus of Andrews University. The purpose of this program is to receive and distribute gently used clothing, shoes, winter clothing, winter "everything" and small appliances to give to new international students arriving to campus who may not have these items readily available to them. So, your generous donation would go a long way to help these students in their transition to our environment. You may drop off your donation at the campus center building. Please call us at (269) 471-6395 or email us: iss@andrews.edu, so we can have someone to meet you to receive your donation. Thank you in advance for your generous gifts.

Military Service and Chaplaincy Contact

Is military service inviting to you? Good job, educational opportunity, world-wide travel? Can you be a faithful Adventist Christian and serve in the military? What do you need to know before enlisting? Are you already a service member and would like some support? If you have questions and want straight answers or know someone who does, contact James North, Jr., your PMC Servicemen's/Chaplaincy contact: (269) 471-1590. Dr. North has served 20 years as an SDA Air Force Chaplain and 25 years as a staff member of the SDA Church's military liaison office – National Service Organization/ Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries. At your service!

Nominating Committee Report

To view the latest Nominating Committee report click here.

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