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

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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.

Martyr. Victor. King. How can they all be the same face? How can they all bear the same mark? How is it that the scar bears our own imprint?
Saturday, September 14, 2002

More In This Series

08/31/2002
When you lose a loved one you never forget their face. The Apocalypse reveals Jesus' face and invites us never to forget it.
09/07/2002
Americans are more than ever captivated by the apocalypse. But the apocalypse is not simply about the future, it reveals a Face. The closer we look, the more of it we see.
09/28/2002
He will return bearing the scar. How much of its formation resulted from physical trauma? Did we contribute to it? Do we still?
10/19/2002
The great emotion: Fear. The great unknown: Death. We fear what we don't know. He who holds the keys of death holds the solution to our fear.
10/26/2002
Have any complaints about your church? Know of anyone in your church who's stopped attending because of them? In the Apocalypse, guess where Jesus shows up!
11/02/2002
The great issue in the Great Controversy centers on worship. We're good at the where and the when of it. What about the larger issues of the who and the how of it?
11/09/2002
Lamb sacrifices: ancient, foreign, obsolete. But has the crimson cross that made them such become an ancient, foreign, obsolete relic to us?
11/16/2002
When God left earth to take His throne, Another descended to be His presence with His people. The Holy Spirit. A view from the Apocalypse.
11/23/2002
Feasting and family mark our Thanksgivings. As should gratitude, every day of the year, for a powerful reason.
11/30/2002
Thank God for loss? Sound ridiculous? Except that new depths of God's grace and mercy often manifest themselves through pain, loss and failure.
12/07/2002
Will it ever be forgotten that the face on the throne was the face of a baby? The baby is so that we will never forget that we are never forgotten.
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The (Virtual) Tent

The Junior High students from Ruth Murdoch would like to invite you to join us for our "Virtual Tent" meetings. They began on Friday, May 22 and continue through June 2. Meetings are held at 7:00 PM each night, except Saturdays. Please come and support our kids and invite a friend or family member to watch so they can get to know Jesus better.

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FLAG Camp Update

We are saddened to inform you that due to COVID-19 FLAG Camp will be canceled this summer. Thank you to each who has applied to be on staff. Please apply again next year for the summer of 2021. We will be working to make next summer a great and safe experience!

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.

Latest Updates

No Turning Back

A celebration through word and music, prsented by Pastor Esther R. Knott in celebration fo the 50th anniversary of her baptism. Participants include: Lisa Jardine, Ron Kelly, Kenenth Logan, Dwight Nelson, Karen Nelson, Betty Oakley, Charles Reid, Julie Reid, Olivia Ruiz-Knott, Stephen Zork, and Susan Zork.

Saturday, May 30, 4:00 PM

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University Medical Center Open

University Medical Specialties is currently accepting patients who have both critical care and other medical needs.

GC 100 Days of Prayer Commence

This week I learned of our world church headquarters appeal for prayer throughout the global Seventh-day Adventist family. Originally timed to end during the recently-postponed General Conference session in Indianapolis, our church leaders are calling us to now focus 100 days of praying (March 27-July 4) on behalf of the global coronavirus pandemic. There could hardly be a more urgent need for earnest praying! 

A pastor friend of mine, Jim Moon, pointed out a two-verse juxtaposition I'd not noticed before: "When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a pestilence among My people, if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:13-14). While everyone knows the beloved prayer call in v 14, few of us connect it with the preceding divine action in v 13. "A pestilence among My people" certainly could represent a global pandemic like the coronavirus COVID-19. While Satan is the originator of destructive calamities, what more faith-appropriate response is our collective prayers to the One who can deliver this nation, this world, these people, from the grips of pestilence.

So let's join together in humbling ourselves before God and praying and seeking His face—that our world might be saved and our faith community might yet be mobilized to share the glad tidings of Jesus' soon return. 

- Pastor Dwight

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.

Steps to Christ Reading Guide

You're invited to take a 13-week journey through the short classic Steps to Christ. Each week read a chapter, then write down your personal reflections in the accompanied reading guide.

Steps to Christ Reading Guide