Renovation Underway  —  

Pioneer’s summer renovation project is underway. Sabbath services will meet at Howard Performing Arts Center. Please note the Sanctuary is now closed to the general public. For updates and safety information please visit https://www.pmchurch.org/renovate/updates.

 
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 15:24

How to Survive the Coming Economic Crisis

How to Survive Your Own Financial Crisis

Speaker

Dwight K. Nelson

Since 1983, Dwight Nelson has served as lead pastor of the Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University. He preaches on the “New Perceptions” telecast, teaches at the theological seminary and has written some books, including The Chosen. He and his wife, Karen, are blessed with two married children and 2 granddaughters.

Offering

Saturday, March 30, 2019

“How to Survive the Coming Economic Crisis:
How to Survive Your Own Financial Crisis

http://www.newperceptions.tv

»A story of two brothers or sisters

• Luke 10:38-42

• Distraction #1—

• Distraction #2—

• The average adult spends hours online per day.

• The average teen spends hours online per day.

• UC Irvine study discovered it takes us   to get back on track after we’ve been distracted (whether in class or at work).

• Distraction #3—

 

»The WOW numbers

www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2019/03/12/national-debt-ri...

credit cards are now in circulation in the U.S.

• Consumer debt last year (auto loans, student loans, personal loans, credit cards/not mortgages) hit a new high—just over $  .

•(How much is a trillion dollars? If you spent one dollar per second, in a day you would spend $86,400. Over the course of a year, your spending would come to more than $31.5 million. At that rate of spending, it would take you over               years to spend one trillion dollars.)

• Consumer spending in the U.S. (food, gas, clothing, mortgages, electronics) last year set a new record: $  .

• Joshua Becker, “Becoming Minimalist” blog: “The numbers paint a jarring picture of excessive consumption and unnecessary accumulation. Fortunately, the solution is not difficult. The invitation to own less is an invitation to freedom, intentionality, and passion. And it can be discovered at your nearest drop-off center.” (https://www.becomingminimalist.com/clutter-stats/)

• Dietrich Bonhoeffer: “Earthly gifts are given to be used, not to be . . . . [T]he disciple must receive his portion from God every day. If he stores it up as a permanent possession, he spoils not only the gift, but as well, for he sets his heart on his accumulated wealth, and makes it a barrier between himself and God. Where our treasure is, there is our trust, our security, our consolation and our God.  is idolatry.” (Cost of Discipleship 194)

 

»#1 Life Principle—Make God  .

• Matthew 6:33

• Father Abraham—“Then Abram gave him [the priest Melchizedek] a tenth of everything.” (Genesis 14:20)

• Grandson Jacob—“‘And of all that You give me I will give You a tenth.’” (Genesis 28:22)

• Lord Jesus—“‘This you ought to have done [tithing], without leaving the other undone [loving].’” (Matthew 23:23)

• Malachi 3:10-12, 8-9

• “O God, I make You my C-suite Lord!”

Desire of Ages: “Satan has represented God as selfish and oppressive, as claiming all, and giving nothing, as requiring the service of His creatures for His own glory, and making no sacrifice for their good. But the gift of Christ reveals the Father’s heart. . . . Having undertaken our redemption, He will spare nothing, however dear, which is necessary to the completion of His work. . . . Favor is heaped upon favor, gift upon gift. The  treasury of heaven is open to those He seeks to save. Having collected the riches of the universe, and laid open the resources of infinite power, He gives them all into the hands of Christ, and says, All these are for man. Use these gifts to convince him that there is no love greater than Mine in earth or heaven. His greatest happiness will be found in loving Me.” (57)

 

Make God First

 

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Registration Picnic and STEAMS Showcase

Come and enjoy food and fellowship with RMES faculty and staff, parents and students! STEAMS projects will be on display. Office staff will be registering K - 8th grade students for the 2019-2020 school year.

May 20, 5:30 PM

PMC Prayer Ministry Team Seeking New Members

Please join our PMC Prayer Ministry Team by volunteering to pray with us during 1st or 2nd service on available Sabbaths. We need you to help us intensify and grow this ministry. For more information contact Andrea Gibbs.

Contact: Andrea Gibbs - gibbsak777@gmail.com | (209) 663-9891 (can text)

The Tent

Join us for an evangelistic series hosted by the Jr. High Students of Ruth Murdoch Elementary School. The Tent is a beautiful picture of what the Body of Christ should look like. Each student uses his or her gifts and talents to share the Gospel as well as their love for Jesus. We welcome you to experience The Tent for yourself and see what the Gospel is all about.

May 10-19, 2019; 7:00 PM
Location: The Tent Behind the AU Alumni House
 

Schedule of Tent Meeting Speakers

5/10       Friday                 Madelyn Stankovic

5/11       Sabbath              Indy Schalk (5:00pm) and Isabella Patel (7:00pm)

5/12       Sunday               Eliel Rivero

5/13       Monday              John Bitterman

5/15       Wednesday        Lydia Bates

5/16       Thursday            Lonnie Ayaz

5/17       Friday                 Hevanna Hippler

5/18       Sabbath              Enzo Bacchiocchi (5:00pm) and Joshua Loenser (7:00pm)

5/19       Sunday               Princess Khatri-Chetri

Sabbath School in the HPAC

Although Sabbath School classes will not meet, each class will take turn leading out in the lesson discussion. Several microphones will be available for members' participation and interaction. However, the French, the Portuguese and the Yugoslavian classes will meet in the HPAC lobby. Sabbath School leaders will be in the HPAC lobby to respond to your questions or concerns.

"In Exile: Cadences of Home" Begins Next Sabbath

Because Pioneer is "in exile" from its familiar surroundings and spiritual home for the late spring and summer, our new worship/ pulpit theme in the Howard Performing Arts Center will focus on what are called "diasporic morality tales"—dramatic Bible narratives of believers who lived "in exile" among those who did not believe. From these stories both familiar and unfamiliar, what lessons can we draw from their faithful though often conflicted lives? While we're renovating God's House this summer, let's continue to renovate our hearts for Him. Beginning May 11.

Signs of the Times

The annual Signs of the Times campaign has begun and continues through the month of May. Signs of the Times was first published in June, 1874, and celebrates its 145th birthday this June. Signs of the Times is a monthly magazine that encourages readers to lead joyful Christian lives as they await the soon return of Jesus. For more information about Signs of the Times, visit www.signstimes.com.

Volunteer this Summer in Children's Sabbath Schools!

As a university church, we disciple AU students helping in every Sabbath School. During vacation months, substitute teachers and pianists are needed, May through August, and December, each year. Experience God through the eyes of a child by making a Sabbath School small group part of your summer adventure this year. Sign up today!

Adventist Seniors of Michiana

We will meet May 19, which is the third Sunday of May since the second Sunday is Mothers' Day. Dr Richard Beckermeyer will talk to us about his missionary dental service. Bring a dish to share and plan to have a great afternoon of food and fellowship.
HEADS-UP for the June 9 meeting which will follow a different format than usual. Instead of a potluck lunch, the ASM officers will be serving a haystack lunch. The cost will be $5.00 per person. You will NOT need to bring a dish to share. Our guest for that day will be Dr Brian Strayer telling about, "The John Byington We Never Knew."

May 19, 1:00 PM
Location: Village Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Fellowship Hall
Contact: David Waller - dwaller46@gmail.com or (269) 409-1020

Paper Crafting Together

Bring your papercraft projects along. We supply the chocolate and prizes. You bring your favorite snack.

May 19, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: PMC Commons
Contact: Sherrie Davis - sherrie.davis@lakeunion.org | (269) 876-8917