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 vibrant and caring 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!
News & Announcements
There will be a salad bar lunch, time to visit with one another, and a presentation titled "Five Favorite Flavors" by Beth Van Lente. Beth will discuss planting requirements, history and share recipes for these favorites: Basil, Bay, Lemon Verbena, Rosemary & Thyme. Lunch will cost $5 per person. Each Sunday in April, there will be a table to sign up following worship. If you have any questions, feel free to call the church office. Sue Egleston would love to have any assistance, please contact her if you would like to lend a hand.
In honor of 25-years of ministry of The Saturday Morning Men’s Fellowship, we are pleased to announce the sponsorship of Fernando Ortega at Pioneer Memorial. Ortega, a 3-time Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian Artist, has produced 18 CD’s during his career and is noted for both his interpretations of many traditional hymns as well as his writing of clear, easily understood songs. Hailing from Albuquerque, NM, Ortega derives his sound from his heritage and classical music training that embraces country, classical, Celtic, Latin American, world, modern folk, and rustic hymnody. Thanks in part to the generous lead underwriting support of Jim and Marsha Reed, this concert is offered to you as a gift, no-charge. This will be a ticketed event (due to demand) and is now SOLD OUT. Seating is limited to 350. Please direct any and all questions to Scott T. Harrison.
Click the links below for printable versions of the VBS flyer and Registration Form. Pleae contact Aaron if you have any other questions.
Pioneer Searches for New Preschool Director
Pioneer Christian Preschool operates in conjunction with Pioneer Memorial Presbyterian Church in Solon, Ohio. We are seeking a dedicated person of Christian Faith to lead our half day preschool. Pioneer Christian Preschool provides a caring and loving Christian environment which encourages children to develop spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively, in preparation for Kindergarten.
Qualifications for this position include:
· Meets the State of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services licensing requirements for a preschool director
· Has a current Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Early Childhood Education; or Certified in Step Up to Quality Career Pathways.
· 3-5 years of experience in an early childhood program
Administrative responsibilities include:
· Ensuring and monitoring compliance with all State of Ohio requirements and standards for licensing, including program, staffing and health and safety.
· Recruit, hire, train and supervisor all preschool program staff.
· Supervise and support staff in day to day functioning of the preschool.
· Prepare annual preschool budget in consultation with Board Treasurer.
Qualified and Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and their resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising Cards for Pioneer Youth
The Pioneer Youth will be selling fundraising cards
for $15/each to help raise money for summer camps and conferences. The cards offer discounts at many local businesses and the cards will provide you with some great savings while supporting the Youth activities at Pioneer. We are compiling a list of local businesses that will be included on the card. Presale will begin at the end of March or check out the bulletin board for more info. For more inforation on these cards please click on this link http://www.easyfundraisingcards.com.
Successful Clothing Drive for Children in Liberia
In December, Pioneer Christian Preschool invited the church to participate in a clothing drive to benefit children living in Liberia.
Preschool Teacher Michele Chapdelaine’s husband, Bob, recently packed up the donated clothing and travelled to Liberia. He sent these photos of very excited children receiving the clothing items. Here’s a portion of what Bob shared regarding his trip:
I spent this Sunday morning sorting through all the donated clothing I brought in two huge duffle bags...about 95 pounds of clothing! No sooner than Rita, Lawrence, and I had it all sorted into organized stacks by gender and sizes, all the kids from the village showed up as planned. It was crazy and it was loud. And it was joyous!
A great big thank you to everyone who donated clothing. I hope you are blessed by the attached pictures as much as you blessed all these children.
Congratulations to Taylor Garrett who has been selected as a PCUSA Young Adult Volunteer for 2017-2018!
Click here to learn more about the Presbyterian Church's Young Adult Volunteers (YAV) and to find information and details on how you can support her YAV mission year.
You can also visit Taylor's page on the PC(USA) website by clicking the following Link: Support Taylor's YAV
New to the Pioneer Stephen Ministry Library
In addition to doing a book study on Cancer-Now What?, the Stephen Ministers are adding this book to the
existing Stephen Ministry Library. Please feel free to ask Stephen Minister Leaders Caroline McClendon or Betty Evans for more details.
Cancer—Now What? is a book to give to those with cancer and their loved ones, providing useful information and practical ideas for dealing with the wide range of medical, emotional, relational, and spiritual challenges that cancer brings. With 74 concise chapters organized into 12 topical parts, people can read the book from beginning to end or directly to whatever chapters address their needs at any given time.
Cancer—Now What? draws on the experiences and insights Dr. Kenneth C. Haugk gained as he walked alongside his wife, Joan, during her battle with cancer. It then builds on that foundation through extensive research conducted with over 3,500 cancer survivors, loved ones, and medical professionals. The book is written in a warm, conversational style, encouraging and empowering readers throughout their journey.
Pioneer Christian Preschool Registration
Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is now open. Please visit the preschool website, pioneerpreschool.org or phone the Preschool Director, Lisa Vandivier 440-498-1983 for more details.
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 (10:30 am Sunday mornings); Pathways - our Sunday morning education program (9:15 am Sunday mornings during the school year); and Wednesday Night Live! (Selected 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.
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.