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

Deacon's Christmas Cookies by the Pound - Sunday, December 14th

The Deacon's will be holding their annual Cookies by the Pound fundraiser on Sunday, December 14th following worship.  No time to bake?  Come and purchase delicious home made Christmas cookies and support the Deacon's!

Service of Light and Hope - Sunday, December 14th 6:00 pm

Pioneer's annual worship service of Light and Hope will be held on Sunday, December 14th at 6:00 pm. 

Bring your "most loved" Creche (Nativity Set) on Sunday, December 21st

Bring your favorite creche (Navity Set) to church on Sunday, December 21st to share.  Tables will be set up in Fellowship Hall for display.  If yours features "live animals" please tether them in the parking lot!  We look forward to sharing them with our Pioneer church family.  All are "loved" and all are "special!" 

Christmas Poinsettias for the Sanctuary

Poinsettias can be ordered to decorate the church for Advent and Christmas.  This is a wonderful way to honor or remember a loved one at our Christmas Eve services.  Plants are $7.50 each and are available for pick up after the 10:00 pm Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve.  Please see the order form in the bulletin or church office.

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

Thank you to all who participated in our 7th annual Day of Mission.  Special thanks to the folks at Valley Presbyterian who partnered with us for this wonderful day of service!

Operation Christmas Child

Thanks to all who packed and prepared shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. The boxes have been shipped and are on their way!  This ministry uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world.

 

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.

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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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 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.

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 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.

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.