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 Goes to the Movies

Mark your calendars for Pioneer’s reserved theater event on Sunday, November 24th!!  We’ll meet at the Aurora Cinemark, 140 Barrington Town Square Dr., to watch, IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, starring Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers.  This has been declared one of the highly recommended 2019 holiday season movies! Doors to our reserved theater will open at 1:00 pm, with the movie starting at 1:30 pm. A perfect after-worship event! 

Tickets are only $5.00 each, for children and adults.  Tickets must be paid for in advance at the time of sign-up.  Please contact the church office if you are interested in tickets.

Our Senior Pioneer Members
Are in Invited
To a Brunch in their Honor
After Worship on Sunday, November 17th
Enjoy food & fellowship with friends!

Join a Small Group this week!

  • Saturday Morning Men's Fellowship meets weekly on Saturday mornings at 7:30am. 
  • TGIF and TOFU Bible Studies are for women of all ages. TGIF is currently meeting on Fridays at 9:45am and TOFU meets the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month, 7pm. Books are available in the church office. 
  • WOW Women's Bible Study meets at Solon Panera on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 7:00pm.
  • Thursday mornings at 7:30, there is a Men's Bible Study that meets at Solon Panera. 
  • Faithful Friends meets on Thursdays at 9:30am
  • SOS Bible Study (Seekers on Sunday) typically meet the 2nd Sunday of each month. The meetings begin about 15-20 minutes after worship. 

Charitable Giving Discussion

Please join us Sunday mornings, October 6 and 13 for a 2-part discussion that will help clarify the benefits of creating a smart giving strategy, and how to incorporate it into your family's financial planning. These discussions will include common techniques to maximize philanthropic, tax and legacy planning goals. These 2 sessions are designed to last only about 30 minutes each, will be held immediately after worship in the sanctuary and are sponsored by the Pioneer Finance Team. Our guest presenter is Rafael J. Perez, CFP. Mr. Perez is a Financial Consultant and a Vice President at Fidelity Investments.

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.