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.

Pentecost launched a new divine movement to save the world. We know all about Pentecost and the tongues of fire, right? Well, maybe not. The secret to Pentecost is in what it followed and what it revealed about the heart of God. The clue to the final Prime Time outpouring may not be what you think.
Saturday, August 30, 2008

More In This Series

09/06/2008
It's an amazing story. Three thousand converted in a day. But that's not where the story ends. The sequel is even more amazing, and yielded even greater results. Combined with the modern story of "The Rescuing Hug," it's one you'll never forget. It's the divine modus operandi for the Prime Time generation.
09/13/2008
Is it possible to be a Christian in belief but an agnostic in practice? What if prayer really did change things but we practiced it so sparingly? Consider 5 ways to pray most effectively for lost people.
09/27/2008
Four strikingly similar parallels mark the generations of Pentecost 1 and Pentecost 2. A reminder that God can change the world once again through a small group of praying, committed Adventist Christians.
10/04/2008
If you are a follower of Jesus, Satan fears you because he knows that you have the one truth that cannot be argued against. And no one can share it but you.
10/18/2008
For the follower of Jesus, it all comes down to this: "Just walk across the room." Seven principles that can make the journey most effective.
10/25/2008
Is politics a kingdom ordained by God for the administration of social justice or the realm of pied pipers leading the naive to an unsuspecting end? How to be spiritually faithful while seeking to be socially responsible.
11/01/2008
All atheists and Christians who discuss their convictions about God would do well to humbly consider these seven guidelines for their conversations; four specifically applicable to Christians, three to atheists.
11/08/2008
Theodicy: If God is both all-good and all-powerful, then why is there so much suffering? It's an intellectual barrier to belief for many. But it's more than academic. Everyone will confront it personally and emotionally at some point. Best to be prepared.
11/22/2008
Everybody suffers sometimes. Everybody suffers many times. Ever notice how this seems especially true of God's friends? The Bible does. Welcome to the truth of the pearls and the powers.
12/06/2008
"Twas the night before primetime and all through the earth, every creature was stirring except for the Church. Donned in their kerchiefs and wrapped in their gowns, the Church was asleep as the curtain came down." Why, "God of heaven, wake us up!" is a prayer peculiarly applicable to the Prime Time Generation.
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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

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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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