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

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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Vacation Bible School

June 6-10, 2016

9:30am to 12:00noon


It's time once again to get ready for some summer fun at Pioneer's Vacation Bible School.  Our theme this year is "Superhero Academy."  Our kids will power through a week of songs, Bible stories, games, science and crafts where they'll learn more about different heroes in the Bible!

VBS is open to all kids age 4 through the 3rd grade.  (Based on gradejust completed.)  There is a special 3's program, but a child must be 3 by September 30th and a parent must be at the church and available to volunteer all week.  A nursery is also available to children under 3 for any parent volunteers with little ones. 

The cost is $25 per child or $50 per family.  Cash or check made payable to Pioneer Church.  Payment must accompany registration.  We never want cost to be a reason someone cannot participate.  VBS Scholarships are available, just let the church staff know.  All requests are confidental.

Contact the church office for registration forms. Open Registration will take place Sunday, May 1st and Sunday, May 15th immediatley following worship and on Wednesday, May 11th and Thursday, May 12th from 9:30 - 11 am.  Registration will close on May 25th or once all available spots are full.

When submitting the form, please be sure to include your email adress.  It will be our main way to communicate with you regarding VBS.  Please make sure you've given us the correct email address.  You will recieve your group assignment and specific information for the upcoming week via email by June 4th.

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 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!

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 (9:00 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 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.