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!

Please join us for worship live streaming on our Facebook page Sunday at 10am

Dear Pioneer,

                The new Ohio COVID Advisory Map was just released, and Cuyahoga, Summit, and Portage counties have all moved back into the Red, with Portage showing a high incidence rating.  The Session elected to tie our in-person worship to the county color ratings of those counties from whence we draw most members.  With three of the four surrounding counties in the Red, we will not be holding in-person worship on Sunday, October 18.  The worship leaders will gather Sunday morning to stream a live worship service at 10:00 a.m., as we do not have time to record a service for editing and publication. 

                While this is certainly disappointing, it is not unexpected.  As schools and activities have increased, so has the spread of this malicious disease.  Though it is worthwhile to meet in person, it is not worth risking exposure of this disease to our membership in an undue manner.  We have worshiped well online, better than I ever dreamed possible.  And we will continue to work diligently to produce meaningful worship no matter the circumstances.

Grace and Peace in Our Lord Jesus Christ,

Pastor Ben

Online Donations

Looking for a place to give your monthly pledge or freewill offering?  Pioneer has partnered with Realm, so we can accept online donations to continue our ministries and missions during this uncertain time.  Please click the button below to be sent to our secure donation link.

The 224th General Assembly was held virtually
Click the link here to learn more about the discussions and decisions made during this very different meeting of the General Assembly.
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Online GA happened! The 224th General Assembly (2020)

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); Faith Formation- our Sunday morning education program (9:15 am Sunday mornings during the school year); and Wednesday Night Live! (Selected Wednesdays at 5:30pm).

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.

Faith Formation Opportunties - Sunday mornings at 9:15am

Youth Faith Formation

  • Meets in the Mezzanine on 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month
  • Dates are:
  • October 7, October 21, November 4, November 18, December 2, December 16, January 6, January 20, February 3, February 17, March 3, March 17, April 7, April 21 (Easter Sunday – no class), May 5, and May 19  

 

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Parenting from the Pews

  • Meets in Room #4 for fellowship and discussion on 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month

 

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Intergenerational Forum & Discussion

  • Meets in Room #4 for fellowship and discussion on 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month
  • First thematic discussion is on prayer – it’s historical place, methods, and its importance in our lives today

 

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The Gospel of John

  • Intergenerational class and discussion led by Bob Evans
  • The Gospel of John has been called by some “the greatest book in the world.” It is clear as a crystalline pool but so deep that its bottom will never be seen. It is a book for children and scholars, neither of which will ever get their fill. In one sense, it is direct, simple and easily understood by everyone, but in another, it is so profound that if baffles even the greatest of scholars.
  • Meets in Room #1 – every Sunday

 

 

For a calendar of events at Pioneer this week click here.

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.