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

Director of Faith Formation Candidate Search

Pioneer Memorial Presbyterian Church is looking for an energetic and innovative full-time Director of Faith Formation.  The Director of Faith Formation (DiFF) will work closely with the pastor and Ministry Teams to provide vision for faith formation and will provide staff support to the Christian Education Ministry Team.  Interested candidates can find more information in the Church Leadership Connection (, or email

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 vibrant and caring 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!

News & Announcements

Pioneer Preschool Registration

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be on January 18 from 9:00-1:00. Church families can register anytime from January 3-18 and get preferred registration. Pick up information and a registration form by the preschool bulletin board or see the Director, Lisa Vandivier.

New Members Class to begin January 22

We will have an orientation class for those wishing to join the membership of the church, or who would like to learn more about the church and the Presbyterian tradition.  We will be meeting January 22 through February 19 at 9:15 am in the main office. If that time is inconvenient, Pastor Ben will be happy to meet with individuals or families as they have interest.

Bunco & Pizza Night

Join the fun at Bunco and Pizza night, Sunday, January 22 5-7 pm in Fellowship Hall.  Bunco is a family dice game involving 100% luck, a simple set of rules, and tons of fun.  Come in, get warm and have fun on a cold winter night.  Great for ages 7 to 97!  You don’t need to sign up, just show up at 5pm and bring $5 per person for pizza dinner. 

Update: Pioneer's 2016 Living Waters for the World Mission Team

The Living Waters for the World Mission Team spent a rainy October week in El Dorado, Honduras installing a water filtration system that will provide clean drinking water for the entire village. Below are photos of the wonderful celebration with El Dorado where 200 residents joined our Pioneer crew for the dedication, ribbon cutting and toast with purified water.
Our group planned to visit 2 prior sites before heading home. The site of our first filtration system is doing very well.

Pioneer's 2016 Day of Mission was held Saturday, October 1st

The day Pioneer comes together to make a difference in Solon and beyond...

The Mission Team thanks all 65 people who volunteered their time Saturday morning around our community.  You made lots of people happy. Glad the weather was more cooperative this year.

Blessing of the Backpacks

Calling all students and teachers!

The Backpacks have been blessed, it's time to start returning to school!  If you missed getting a backpack tag for your bag, please stop in the church office and pick yours up!  Take one for a friend and invite them to church!  Have a great school year!

Mission Trip to Mobile Health Fair for Migrant Workers

A team of nine from Pioneer recently traveled to Western Ohio to help with a Mobile Health Fair for Migrant Workers.  The group helped with free health screenings and education as well as delivered a pickup truck full of clothing donated by our Pioneer Family.  Thank you to all who traveled to spread God's love to our neighbors across the state!

Pioneer supports PAWS on Child Hunger

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 Trips to Honduras

Pioneer is planning another trip to Honduras this fall.  They will be installing a water filtration system in the town of El Dorao.  Our team has now successfully installed three water filtration systems in the villages of La Arada, 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!  If you're interested in joining the mission team, please see Brad Mold or Greg Reynolds for information.

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!


For a calendar of events at Pioneer this week click here.


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 (9:15 am Sunday mornings during the school year); and Wednesday Night Live! (Selected 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.