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!

What is Advent?
Advent is the dawning of anticipation. Advent is the beginning of the Christian year and it is not about arrival, it’s all about the anticipation of the arrival of a newborn baby. The season of Advent, the next four Sundays, prepare us for the arrival of Jesus, and we can already hear the traditional carols streaming across the airwaves announcing the birth of Jesus. “Advent” derives from the Latin meaning “to come” and so the church prepares itself to receive the central mystery of the Christian faith - the incarnation of God. We hear in Matthew’s gospel, and from the prophet Isaiah, that a savior will be born and named Immanuel, meaning “God is with us.” It is time for us to slow down, pray, fast, meditate, ponder, watch and wait as we anticipate the birth of Jesus.
2018 Advent Devo Booklet.pdf
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News & Announcements

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
  • 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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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
  • Dates are:
  • September 23, October 14, October 28, November 11, November 25, December 9, December 23

 

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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
  • Begins October 14th

 

Pioneer High Schoolers enjoyed a great week at Montreat Youth Conference this summer.

 

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.