Pioneer Memorial Presbyterian Church
Traditional in a New Way
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
Have You Heard the News?
We are very pleased to announce that on October 28th Session voted to call the Rev. Dr. Joseph Michael (Mike) Anderson as the interim pastor for Pioneer. This call was approved by the Committee on Ministry of the Presbytery of the Western Reserve on November 6th and Mike will begin his interim ministry at Pioneer on January 1, 2014.
Join us on Sunday, December 8th to meet Mike! He will be a guest in worship that morning and looks forward to meeting lots of new friends in Fellowship Hall following the service.
Alternative Giving Fair will be held on December 4th and December 8th
The Alternative Giving Fair will be held during Wednesday Night Live on Wednesday, December 4th from 5-8pm and following worship on Sunday, December 8th, in Fellowship Hall. Items from 10,000 Villages, Heifer, and Fleece hats for Living Waters for the World as well as LWW system parts will all be available for purchase. Come and get a head start on your Christmas shopping while supporting these great organizations!
Deacon's "Cookies by the Pound" on December 8th
Come pick out your own assortment of cookies for the Christmas holiday season for $5 a pound. There will also be other goodies like chocolate covered pretzels, cookie bars, gourmet hot chocolates and sugar cookies for kids to decorate. All proceeds benefit the Deacons fund.
Please sign up on the bulletin board outside the sanctuary if you wish to share your cookie baking skills with the congregation for this event. Don't forget to write down how many dozen cookies you'll bring to the kitchen before church starts on the 8th
Every Day Is Mission Day
Prayers for our Living Waters for the World Mission Team as they travel to Lempa, Honduras to install a clean water filtration system. Many thanks to all who have supported this incredible mission project!
Our sixth annual Day of Mission was Saturday, October 5, 2013. It was a great day with nearly 70 Pioneeer members and friends serving at six different sites throughout Solon and metro Cleveland.
Click here to see some photos on our website. Thank you to our Mission & Witness Team, Sandy Newberry and Kevin Hill, and to all of our wonderful volunteers for a great day!
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 (10:30am Sunday mornings); Pathways - our Sunday morning education program (9:00am Sunday mornings); and Wednesday Night Live! (Wednesdays at 6:00pm).
But did you know that there is a group of men that meet on Thursday mornings at the Solon Panera for Bible Study? Or a Prayer Group that gathers every Tuesday evening? Or how about the new Book Group that is forming? Or did you know that we have Small Group Ministries for men, women, couples, and people of all ages? Or you can join a group of hungry Pioneers at El Campesino in Twinsburg on Thursday evenings (6:00pm) for Mexican food, laughter, and good fellowship. 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.
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.