Renovate 2.0

Donated: $933,016

Goal: $1,000,000


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There is one group of Pioneer members who have done so much to make our recent renovation project (Renovate: Heart & House) possible - and yet who themselves are still lacking the very renovation they need most. Our senior members are the faithful core who have always cheerfully provided for Pioneer's multifaceted needs through both volunteer time and financial backing. What can we do for them?

Hands down the most significant gift of gratitude we could give them is the one they desperately need most: a new spacious elevator on the southwest (awning) entrance to our church. The small, difficult-to-operate freight elevator there now has long ago outlived its usefulness. Instead, we need a spacious, easy-to-operate elevator to transport the physically impaired and senior members of our congregation to all three floors (and for sad occasions accommodate a full-sized casket as well). It will be wheelchair friendly and readily accessible from our parking lot.

Our building committee and church board have voted to install the much-needed elevator and redesign the stairs to reduce their steep climb which in turn can provide more comfortable access to our church for all God's people.

Timeline and Budget

One of our members has stepped forward to pledge a $100,000 matching donation for every dollar we give up to $100,000, thus ensuring $200,000 to launch our project. Because the new elevator shaft will necessarily be larger than our present shaft, there will be adjustments to both the Youth Chapel on the main floor and the choir room on the bottom floor. To accommodate lost closet space in the Youth Chapel, the architects have designed new and expanded storage space at the back of the chapel. That, in turn will extend the floor of our cramped media space above the chapel and provide much needed storage and work space for them as well.

The construction manager, Weigand Construction, has a projected cost of $929,641 for the elevator and construction revisions; this figure is a final amount and includes a 3% contingency. Never-the-less, having learned from recent completed renovation project, the church board, wisely, is recommending a million-dollar fundraising goal to ensure completion of this most-needed access. Weigand Construction will begin the demolition phase on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, and it should be completed in six months — which means this vital addition to Pioneer can become reality in half a year!

The bank of heaven has not failed Pioneer - we have not overdrawn God's resources. We can do it, because He can do it through us. If each of us once again joins the Family in cheerfully, sacrificially giving — this time toward Renovate 2.0 — we can finish both the building and the fundraising for this project on schedule.

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January 24, 2024


  • The fundraising is almost completed! The Pioneer Memorial Church members and community have demonstrated their commitment to “Love On The Move”. The sacrificial giving for this improvement is inspiring to those who are using the elevator (and the other improvements) and to the Pastoral staff and Stewardship Committee. There is only $66,984 to raise! Thank you so much! Let us press forward to complete Renovate 2.0!

September 27, 2023

The Project:

  • Have you tried the new elevator yet? It is complete and the glass door is installed. Many seniors and others with a need for transportation between floors are now able to reach the sanctuary and the lower level. What a blessing!


  • Will you help us reach the goal of having it fully paid for by December of this year? We are over ¾ of the way there. See our temperature gauge in the lobby to see the weekly progress on the last quarter. We can make this happen! Please help pray for the completion of our Fundraising goal. As of 9/23/23, there is $770,105 that has been raised with $229,895 to reach our goal!

September 15, 2023

The Project:

  • The elevator is completed and operational! All those who have needed this addition are welcome to use it.
  • Next, the glass wall will be installed, and the project will be done!


  • As of 9/2/23, there is $751,570.00 that’s been raised with $249,430.00 left to go.
  • We are so close!- Please join with others to finish this wonderful addition!
  • Remember Renovate 2.0 in your giving plans and pray for its completion!

May 27, 2023

The Project:

  • It’s nearly done! Essentially, the only major piece of the Renovate 2.0 left to complete is the arrival and installation of the elevator itself.
  • After the installation is the final finishing painting and flooring and it's ready for use!!!


  • As of 5/13/23, there is $660,509.00 that’s been raised with $339,491.00 left to go. We are making wonderful progress. Thank You!
  • Please remember Renovate 2.0 in your giving plans and pray for its success!

May 6, 2023

The Project:

  • The elevator shaft is built. The new stairs are installed.
  • The last drywall should be hung next week.
  • Cabinets and carpet will start being installed very soon.


  • As of 4/22/23, there is $593,701 that's been given. Thank You!
  • Please remember Renovate 2.0 in your giving plans and pray for its success!

April 29, 2023

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April 1, 2023

The Project:

  • The foundation for the elevator is poured. The entrance to the elevator waiting area is open but not finished.
  • The new offices for the media team are painted. It’s getting done!


  • As of this March 28, you have generously contributed $570,566. Thank-you!
  • Please remember Renovate 2.0 in your giving plans and pray for its success!

February 18, 2023

The Project:

  • Part of the floor in the music room is excavated and the new concrete foundation support for the elevator began with the pouring of the concrete starting on 2/7.
  • New walls for the expanded Media Ministry offices, temporary walls equipment and material storage, various utility rerouting around the new elevator.


  • As of this week, you have generously contributed $515,272. Thank-you!

December 21, 2022

The Project:

  • Construction begins on Tuesday, December 27.
  • All church entrances will remain open for Sabbath services; however, the only entrance to the Youth Chapel will be the outside entrance closest to the Wellness Center.
  • The small elevator at the awning entrance will not be in use starting December 27.


  • As of this week, you have generously contributed $309,738 including the second portion of a $100,000 matching grant. Thank-you!

November 30, 2022 

The Project:

  • The final guaranteed cost, as submitted by the general contractor, Weigand Construction, is $929,641.
  • This amount includes a 3% contingency. The project begins on Tuesday, December 27, and is to keep on-budget.
  • The elevator is on order and should be here mid-May 2023.


  • As of this week $225,627 that have been raised. This amount includes one portion of a $100,000 matching grant.

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