Pioneer Memorial Presbyterian Church

Solon • Chagrin Falls • Twinsburg • Bainbridge • Aurora • Cleveland • The Ends of the Earth
A Welcoming Faith Community for Cleveland's Chagrin Valley

Welcome to Pioneer

We hope you'll get a sense of who we are through this website, but hope even more that we'll have the chance to meet you in person.  Pioneer is a healthy, growing, vibrant congregation where everyone is welcome.  Together we seek to be people of faith who love God and love our neighbors.  Join us this Sunday.  You are ALWAYS welcome!

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News & Announcements

Pioneer Welcomes New Pastor

 

During the Congregational Meeting on Sunday, August 2nd, the congregation unanimously voted to extend the call of Minister of Word and Sacrament of Pioneer Memorial Presbyterian Church to Benjamin Ross Graves.  Click here to learn more about Pastor Ben.

Pioneer in the News!

Pioneer recently received a Twitter shout out from the Superintendent of Twinsburg Schools for our support of PAWS on Child Hunger.  Way to go Pioneer!

Help the House!  Collect those Aluminum Pull Tabs!

Pioneer's newest mission is now underway!  Cleveland's Ronald McDonald House can use everyday items that many of us already have!  The House serves families whose children are undegoing medical treatment at local hospitals by providing lodging and food at minimal rates during their Cleveland stay.  No family is ever turned away due to ability to pay.  They rely on volunteers and donations to offer this outreach.  Here is how we can help:

  1. Save your aluminum pull tabs from beverage cans, pet containers, and food cans.  Place them in the container in the narthex.
  2. The House also needs hotel and trial/travel sized toiletry items like soap, shampoo, lotion and toothpaste.  Place these items in the hospitality basket in the narthex.

If you have any questions, please contact June Bolenbaugh.

Living Waters for the World - Mission Trip to La Arada, Honduras

The trip to La Arada, Honduras was a great success.  Our team traveled to Honduras and installed a water filtration system in the village of La Arada.  They also visited our previous installations at Lempa and Arenales.  Lempa has already processed over 35,000 gallons of water and has helped two other towns through the site selection process.  They also provided free water to the churches, schools, and teams at soccer games for a 32 team league!  Thank you for your prayers and support!  Even though it's a small team that travels to Honduras, we all play an important part to make this mission project happen!

Pioneer Day of Mission 2015

Mark your calendars now... the 2015 Day of Mission will be held on Saturday, October 3rd.  In addition to work sites around our community, there will be an opportunity to fill shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  Save your shoeboxes and any little gifts that might be treasured by a child.

Opportunities to Serve at Pioneer

The Worship, Music and Arts Ministry Team is looking for people to serve as greeters, ushers, liturgists, and to help with the children's sermon.  We're also looking for people to host Coffee Fellowship after worship on Sunday.  Sign up on the sheets in the Narthex to help out!

Paws on Hunger

Have you heard about Paws on Hunger?  This new program in the Twinsburg Schools provides a bag of child-friendly, nutritious food items each Friday to Wilcox Primary school children who participate in the free or reduced lunch program.  This helps to ensure that they have healthy food to enjoy over the weekend.  This program is a true partnership between the Twinsburg Schools and the Emergency Asistance Center!  Pioneer will be sponsoring the cost of this program for the month of February.  For more information, check out this recent article in the Twinsburg Tribune.

From the Twinsburg Tribune, Jan 2014.pdf
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For a calendar of events at Pioneer this week click here.

Connect!

Pioneer seeks to offer a variety of "Entry Points" for people to connect with one another and with their growing faith.  Some of these entry points are obvious: Worship (9:30 am Sunday mornings during the summer); Pathways - our Sunday morning education program (9:00 am Sunday mornings during the school year); and Wednesday Night Live! (Wednesdays at 6:00pm).

But did you know that there are several Bible Study groups for men and women?  Or a Prayer Group that gathers each month? Or did you know that we have Small Group Ministries for men, women, couples, and people of all ages?  EVERYONE IS WELCOME at Pioneer, and though it's not always easy to take the first step we hope you will.  Join with us as we seek to connect with one another and with our living faith.

Stephen Ministry

We are a Stephen Ministry congregation.  Specially trained lay members of the congregation are equipped to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing challenges in their lives.  Click here for more information.