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!
Learn more about our people.
News & Announcements
Join a one day mission trip June 24 to help with screening and education of migrant children in Louisville, Ohio, near Canton. The health fair will operate from 9-2. We'll be carpooling. Also, our annual Migrant Health Fair trip will be from June 29-July 1 in the Fremont area. We'll be staying overnight at East Side Presbyterian in Fremont. We'll drive over Sunday afternoon the 28th and return at the end of the day on the 1st. Join the fun and fellowship while opening your eyes to how other people live. Call Sue Berger to volunteer (440-543-9146). Children over 10 with a parent make a great addition.
Clothing Collection for Migrant Families
Are you in awe of all the mission work to which some of your church family members travel? Would you like to help the migrant families who will be receiving health screenings from volunteers from our church in June, but are unable to attend for any reason? You can help them in another way!
The mission team is collecting nice, CLEAN clothing for adults and children which the team will take with them as they travel to the health fairs. Warm weather clothes, summer hats, and purses are needed. Bed linens and towels are also being collected. (Please do NOT donate winter clothing, coats or boots at this time, but save them for the Homeless Stand Down collection, later in the year.) Please put any donations in bags, and clearly label them FOR MIGRANT FAMILIES. Sorting is not necessary, but IF you do have a bag of all women's clothing or all men's clothing, please add that to the label, to help those of us who are sorting. Just put your bags under the stairs in the narthex. FINAL COLLECTION DAY IS SUN., JUNE 21 (Father's Day.)
Lyndy could also use a few people to help her sort the clothes, on Monday, June 22 at 9:30 a.m. If you would like to help with sorting, please call Lyndy Grant at 330-486-0604 (Different phone number from the last directory,) or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 26 will be Youth Sunday
Please be sure to join us at 10am as the Youth lead worship on the themes of Welcome and Forgiveness.
Following our youth-led worship, join the Mission Team for a Honduran meal and program on our Living Waters for the World trip to Arada last November. This fun event will begin around 11:00am.
Pioneer in the News!
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:
- Save your aluminum pull tabs from beverage cans, pet containers, and food cans. Place them in the container in the narthex.
- 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 2014
Every Day Is Mission Day
Pioneer Mission opportunities near and far!
The Mission Team is looking for Volunteers to take on leadership roles for one mission project in the upcoming year.
Where do you feel called to serve? Please contact the church office if you are willing to volunteer.
Mobile Health Fair
- trip organizer
- organizer for clothing collection
Solon Home Days
- person to recruit volunteers to work the booth
- person or family to decorate the booth
Sundays at North Church
- a person to recruit volunteers to help prepare lunch for the homeless on Sundays in Sept.
Mission Day - Oct. 3rd
- co-organizers to line up sites and recruit volunteers
Operation Christmas Child
- person to organize collection, packing, and delivery
Living Waters for the World goes to Honduras
November and December
- co-leaders to organize and deliver food baskets to Chagrin Falls Park
- a person or two to recruit recipients and present donors and then to organize the delivery of gifts
Alternative Giving Fair
- two volunteers to assist with the 10,000 Villages set up, sales, and take down
- Homeless Stand Down, 2016
organize clothing collection and/or hygiene kits
Chagrin Falls Park Food Pantry
- person to deliver food collected in the shopping cart to the Chagrin Falls Park Community Center
Opportunities to Serve at Pioneer
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.
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 (9:00 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 every Tuesday evening? 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.
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.