COVID-19 UPDATES  —  

For your safety, Pioneer Memorial Church offices are now closed until further notice. Pastors and staff continue to work remotely to serve your needs. Read more regarding the COVID-19 Pioneer response here.

 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 21:26

Speaker

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 2 granddaughters.

"How long will you go limping?" Aging movements do that, don't they? And yet the Elijah movement in the end will be a race through earth's final storm. The Elijah secret is in the seven-fold prayer.
Saturday, April 01, 2006

More In This Series

01/07/2006
We have no king but Caesar!" Strange words coming from the mouths of religious people who hated Rome. A demonically inspired collusion, a marriage of convenience to get their bloody task completed. Could it be that we too make such collusions to serve our own ends?
01/14/2006
Old Story. Powerfully new application. Same bottom line. You decide.
01/21/2006
A lone defender of God's honor and truth stood up against an ancient tri-lateral alliance that threatened his life. The same players are all in place for the final showdown just before the return of Jesus. Where are you among them?
02/04/2006
Think persecution is a thing of the past: Bible times, early church, Dark Ages, etc.,not the present or the future? Think again! But then, why don't we experience it more today? The Bible's answer is clear, disturbing, hopeful.
02/25/2006
Faced any closed doors lately? Financially, socially, professionally, health wise? Consider this: those closed doors could be setting you up for God's BHAG! So, what's a BHAG? Very good question. You won't be disappointed in the very important answer.
03/04/2006
Technological advances are conquering outer space and cyber space. But there's one last, great frontier to be conquered for God. And it will be conquered . . . when God's last question becomes our first.
04/15/2006
Dickens' statement sets up this classic reflection on Easter. How is it possible to hold the opposites of death and faith, despair and hope in the same heart?
04/22/2006
What causes you to jump for joy or sends you into a pit of despair? The answer, divinely etched into human nature, also provided the antidote to depression. Imagine, if you dare, the Magic Kingdom!
04/29/2006
Level 5 (top rung) leaders, not only in top companies and families on earth but also in the divine economy in heaven, have a common, counter-intuitive characteristic. Do you possess it?
05/27/2006
What's the meaning of a color? Lots if it's God's color, the color of His throne. Knowing that color helps solve one of the greatest mysteries of the Bible.
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Neighbor to Neighbor

Neighbor To Neighbor is hosting a food giveaway on April 6, 2020, sponsored by Feeding America. It will begin at 11:00 AM.

20 volunteers are needed to facilitate an efficient distribution process. Out of an abundance of caution we will be explaining new protocols which will be put in place. Masks and gloves will be provided. For volunteers interested in assisting with this event, join us on Zoom on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 6:00 PM for a briefing.

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2nd Quarter Adult Sabbath School Lessons

Due to the COVID-19 stay at home mandate, Pioneer is unable to provide physical copies of the Adult Sabbath School Lesson at this time. Both teacher's edition and standard edition are available online for free.

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FLAG Camp Staff

Each year, FLAG Camp seeks enthusiastic, responsible high school and college students to work as counselors, teachers and support staff. If you have a love for children and are committed to setting a wholesome example for our campers, consider joining our team. The application deadline is April 5, 2020. At this time FLAG Camp is still scheduled this summer. Due to the COVID-19 virus, please stay tuned for further updates.

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Livestreaming Schedule

Pioneer will be worshipping online online until further notice. We look forward to having you join us there.

  9:00 AM ET - Pioneer at Worship
10:30 AM ET - Sabbath School
11:45 AM ET - Pioneer at Worship

Facebook Live  Website

Home Visits

The Board of Elders, under the leadership of Bryan and Becky von Dorpowski, has responded to the immediate spiritual and emotional needs of our oldest Pioneer members. Recognizing many of them will chose to protect themselves from the coronavirus by limiting their time in the wider community and thus missing the weekly fellowship that worship and Sabbath School provided, the elders will be focusing on those Pioneer members in their 70s, 80s, 90s and 100s—and will be reaching out by phone to visit with them. (In order to protect the health of our members our elders will not be making home visits at this time.)

If you know of an at-risk member who needs personal attention, please call Claudia Sowler 269.471.3134. The elders are praying these targeted phone calls will bring the ministry of our Good Shepherd Savior to these who have faithfully walked with Him throughout their lives.

Family, Faith, and Fun!

During this time of potential boredom and cabin fever, enjoy these fun ideas for spending quality time together as a family.

After the long winter of gray and brown, get outside and look for all the buds, sprouts, and new leaves you can find. Try to identify what each one is. You can use your phone to look on the Internet or use an app like Pl@ntNet to identify leaves. Currently, you can see things like crocuses, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, lilies, snowdrops, moss, ferns, ramps, and wild chives. It is so nice to be reminded that even when things look bleak, God is still there and recreating!

You can also "adopt a friend" each day or week! Send several encouraging and kind notes to a friend via text, email, Messenger, etc. Let them know you are thinking about them and even praying for them.

Sponsored by the Family Life Committee

Volunteer for the Most Vulnerable

We are looking for teams of volunteers that can help people who are more vulnerable in our community to run errands such as picking up groceries and medicine. We're also asking for volunteers to make calls and pray for our members and community.

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COVID-19 Grow Group Update

Community and gathering in some form remains vital. We have asked Grow Groups of more than ten people to start meeting online. For Grow Groups of less than ten people, we're asking them to practice safe social distancing of at least six feet—as per the CDC. 

Protect Yourself & Others

Love on the Move

Over the summer and fall of 2019 Pioneer underwent significant physical renovation—including a new roof and a major Sanctuary makeover. During the same time congregation leaders engaged in multiple conversations about our missional renovation—how does a faith community like Pioneer seriously engage and impact the people around us for Christ? From this dialogue emerged a fresh new expression of our Pioneer mission: "Love on the Move."

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Campus News

For more events impacting our local university campus, please visit www.andrews.edu/agenda.

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