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
Pioneer Family Christmas Party
Did You Say Festive? Yes, we will soon be in that joyful season. And what better way to start it off than with our Third Annual Pioneer Family Christmas Party, Sunday evening December 10 in our festively decorated fellowship hall. Relax and enjoy the food, the fun, the special entertainment for all (including all the children). Wear that favorite Christmas attire if you wish. A bountiful dinner of Honey Baked Ham, home cooked dishes and all the trimmings, as well as yummy snacks especially for the children, begins at 5:00p.m. Ham and beverages will be provided. We ask you to bring a dish to pass to serve 10-12. Tickets are only $7.00 per person (ages 13 and up), $5.00 per person (ages 6-12), and children ages 5 and younger are Free. Please tell us how many from your family will attend and what dish you will bring by using the signup sheet on a table in the lobby either November 26, or Sunday, December 3. We are also inviting our pre-school families to attend. We recommend that you sign up early because of our space limitation of 140 people. If you have questions, please see Kim Davis. Enjoy this wonderful family evening.
Wednesday Night Live!
Have you heard that WNL has had an exciting update? We still meet on Wednesdays at 6pm but most weeks will include a catered meal. (On the first Weds of the month, the meal will be potluck.) That's right, one night per week, you can cross dinner off your to-do list.
In addition to dinner, childcare is also taken care of. A nursery will be provided and there will be activities for children.
Adults and teens are welcome to choose between two different study and discussion options led by Pastor Ben Graves and Aaron Ferry. Pastor Ben will be leading a Bible study on Hebrews and Aaron will be leading a study called Reel Life, Real Faith. These lessons do not require you to be present each week, please feel free to attend as often as you are available.
Give WNL a try... you will be glad you did!
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.