Announcements

Dementia Awareness Training

Buchanan SDA invites you to come learn how to recognize , help and be a friend to caretakers and families of those affected with dementia. They need you more than you know, it is a lonely situation. The speaker will be Keryl Conkright, RN who has worked in this field for years and has alot to offer those suspecting or living in the situation.

November 6, 6:00 PM
Location: Buchanan SDA Church
               3115 Niles-Buchanan Rd.
               Buchanan, MI 49107

Horn Lectureship Series

The Horn Lectureship Series Presents: “Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls,” by James C. VanderKam, PhD. The lecture will take place on Monday, October 29 at 7:00 PM in the Seminary Chapel. This event is free and open to the public.

October 29, 7:00 PM
Location: Seminary Chapel

Free Tai Chi Class

Learn the 24 forms of Tai Chi. These slow movements result in better balance, strength, coordination for those of all ages. For more information, xu@andrews.edu.

Mondays, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: PMC Commons

Used Children's Sabbath School Quarterlies available

Are you looking for help in reaching your neighbors, need materials for a church plant, or going on a mission trip? Used Children's Sabbath School Quarterlies for all divisions are available on a first come, first serve basis at the Children's Ministry Resource Center (located at the far end of the downstairs hallway). Stop by between 10 AM-12 Noon on Sabbaths or call Debi Robertson at (269) 471-7150. Available only through October 20, 2018.

Andrews Academy Alumni Weekend October 19 & 20

Andrews Academy invites you to the ALUMNI WEEKEND, October 19 & 20, 2018. Come and reunite with your Andrews Academy family. Remember the defining moments of your past and reconnect with old friends. We look forward to seeing all of you once again at our Alumni Reunion! (All are invited, this year’s honored classes end in 4 and 9).  Friday, 7 p.m. Vespers.  Saturday, 9-9:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast, 10 a.m.  Sabbath School & Roll Call led by five different honored classes, 11:15 a.m. Alumni Worship Convocation followed by honor class photographs & Fellowship Haystack Luncheon. 

Local Alumni please bring the following according to last name: 
A-D Chips
E-G Cheese
H-J Lettuce
K-M Tomato
N-P Olives
Q-S Sour Cream
T-V Salsa
W-Z Brownies/Cookies

Pastor's Thank You!

Our Pioneer pastors diligently work on our behalf, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their efforts. October is Pastor Appreciation Month and we have provided a card which you can use to write a personal note to one or more of our pastors (Dwight Nelson, Jose' Bourget, John Glass, Ben Martin, Taurus Montgomery, Rodlie Ortiz), or ministers (Kenneth Logan, Richard Parke). Return your completed cards today to the welcome stations located at the back of the church, in the basement lobby, or at the desk located between the Youth Chapel and the Sanctuary. You and your family may want to show your appreciation in another creative way as well but we wanted to give you this opportunity today. Thank you.

Mission Trip to Honduras

Do you love children and want to share your love for Jesus? The PMC Youth Missions team will be going to Honduras from Dec 13-23. The Friendship Team will be conducting a day camp for about 125 children from the Hogar de Ninos orphanage and the surrounding community. There are a few more spaces left on the team. Flights are almost full. Your prayers and financial support are so important for this mission project. Contact Glenn Russell (269) 876-7657 right away for more information.

"For I Was Hungry ..."

Feeding the hungry has been Christianity 101 since the beginning. PMC does its part by participating in the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen. Our team is always looking for extra hands. If you're available for a few hours the first Sunday of each month and at least 18 years old, you can be a part of it. Food service experience is helpful but not a requirement. If you're interested, email Daniel Drazen at drazen@andrews.edu.

Senior Mentors Needed

Ruth Murdoch Elementary School is seeking seniors to mentor students for the Partnering for Eternity (PFE) program. This program pairs elementary children with mentors to build inter-generational friendships and provide tuition assistance. Would you like to help make a difference in another life by befriending and guiding a student? We have 10 eager students signed up and are waiting to be matched with a senior. Donate one hour per week sharing hobbies and life skills with the next generation. The child will benefit by receiving tuition scholarship for Christian Education. For more information and to volunteer contact Evelyn Savory or Vida Giddings at (269) 471-3225.

RMES 50th Anniversary Celebration

Come celebrate Ruth Murdoch Elementary School's 50th Anniversary on Sun., Oct. 21, 2018. Alumni, past/current staff and faculty, current students, and community members are welcome to join us.

Sunday, October 21
Tours and Activities: 1-2 PM
Program: 2 PM
Tours and Activities: 3-4 PM

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 Adoption Support Group

Foster, kinship and adoptive families and those interested in the subject of fostering or adopting are invited to CONNECT, a support group brought to you by God's Hands 4 Kids as part of the Berrien County Foster Adoption Network. We meet at PMC on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM. Come October 11 for a Celebration of Changing Seasons. For more information go to www.gh4k.org.

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

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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Feast of Hymns

Sabbath, November 17, Both Services
Location: PMC Sanctuary

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

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

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

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.

Blood Drive

Andrews University, PMC and the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive. Watch for more information later or contact Professor Larry Ulery. There is no substitute for human blood. Please consider giving the Gift of Life!

October 23, 1:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: PMC Commons
Contact: Larry Ulery - ulery@andrews.edu | (269) 471-0467

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