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
Pathways begins this Sunday at 9:15 am in the Upper Room - Worship at 10:30 am!
9:15 am - Pathways Faith Formation
Join us for our Pathways education hour. Donuts, coffee and fellowship before classes at the signpost starting at 9:00 am. Classes for everyone from age 3 through adult. Nursery childcare is available for infants and toddlers.
10:30 am - Worship for All Ages
Worship at Pioneer is "Traditional in a New Way!" The Upper Room during worship for age 3 through 3rd grade. Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided throughout the morning. Join us for Coffee Fellowship afterwards!
Yoga at Pioneer - Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm
Join our own, Mariah George, for a free one-hour yoga class on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm from September 4th though October 23rd. Participants will need to bring either a towel or yoga mat with them and all are welcome! No experience necessary! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mariah or the church office.
Youth group Kickoff - Sunday, September 14th at 5:30 pm
Save the Date! Pioneer Day of Mission 2014 is October 4, 2014
Hands on Mission Opportunity at North Church
Looking for a mission opportunity right in our own backyard? Only one more month until we have the opportunity to help feed the homeless at North Church! Each year, Pioneer serves for the month of September (4 Sundays), so please plan to take part in this worthwile mission project. Each Sunday morning, we will assist in preparing food that is already there, attend church service with everyone, serve the meal, and clean up. Please check your calendar and be prepared to sign up starting next week on the Mission Board. Carpools from Pioneer leave at 8:45 am and return around 1:30 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Berger or the Mission Team.
Chistmas is coming and the goose is...saving shoeboxes!
Pioneer’s Mission Team has chosen to participate in the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, Operation Christmas Child. This ministry uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world.
Here’s how you can help: Start collecting empty shoe boxes and small items to fill them such as pencils, erasers, crayons, rulers, small notebooks, etc; toys for either boys or girls-that fit into the shoebox, stuffed toys or trucks, games, puppets, etc; hygiene items, toothbrushes, toothpaste, Ivory soap in a plastic bag, comb, washcloth, t-shirts, socks, baseball caps, flashlights with extra batteries, watch, toy jewelry, etc. We will pack the shoeboxes with these items on Pioneer’s Day of Mission (the first Saturday in October).
Every Day Is Mission Day
Pioneer Mission opportunities near and far!
Are you looking for a chance to be part of Pioneer's Mission to the World? Contact Sue Berger to volunteer.
- Join us to help with health screenings and education at the Health Fairs for migrant families from June 24-29. You are welcome to participate for any or all of those days.
- Help work our booth at Solon Home Days which are held the last weekend of July.
- Sign up to volunteer in the the kitchen and prepare a meal at North Church. Pioneer will be serving at North Church every Sunday in September.
Mission Trip to Honduras - Fall 2014
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.
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!
Opportunities for Faith Formation at Pioneer
Start off your morning at the Signpost at 9:00 am for donuts, coffee, juice and hot chocolate! Nursery care is available for our youngest "students" while their parents attend classes. While each group will follow a theme, every lesson is designed to stand alone by itself! Come join us as we learn more about God's word and check out our classes for everyone!
Children's Pathways (Age 3-3rd grade)
Holy Moly invites our children to use their biblical imaginations and become theologians in their own right. This fall they will explore Old Testament stories including Creation, The Stone Tablets, Deborah, Ezekiel and much more! Parents of children who are 3 years old or turn three during the year have the choice to have them stay in the nursery or to accompany their child to class to see how the transition goes. Teachers will be willing to work with parents on this transition. Our third graders will be both learners and helpers for the younger kids.
Tweens Pathways (Grades 4 and 5)
Connect takes tweens on a journey through the Old Testament and into the New Testament, exploring the connections between several stories each week. Every Connect lesson follows a three-part sequence: See, Explore, and Make. Each week, tweens focus on and reinforce a theme by watching a witty video, exploring biblical text, and creating projects that range from games to art and more.
Middle School Pathways (Grades 6-8)
In re:form Ancestors, we will explore unlikely people called by God to do amazing things. Youth are encouraged to see the similarities between themselves and their faith ancestors. Videos that use humor aimed at young people also engage the serious theology of what our biblical ancestors went through and experienced. Titles include Pontius Pilate the Troubled Politician, Ruth the Tenacious Outsider, Mary and Martha the Bickering Sisters, Jacob the Conniving Survivor and more! You won't want to miss this! 8th graders will move to confirmation class in January 2014.
High School Youth and Adult Pathways (Grade 9-12 and all ages above!)
Animate:Bible is the brand new curriculum designed to reinvigorate and deepen our understanding of the Bible. With seven thought provoking videos, students of all ages will encounter scripture in new ways! For more information, click on the link below to check out sample videos. http://wearesparkhouse.org/adults/animate/bible/
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.