Out of His deep love for humanity, God changes our lives and asks us to move His love into our community and world. We are uniquely positioned at Andrews University to share the story of God’s love from the residence halls to the farthest parts of the earth. We accomplish our mission by engaging people across generations to be disciples of Jesus through the process of Connect. Grow. Serve. Go.
Pioneer Media supports the local ministry needs related to classroom and teaching technology. It also creates content for and manages Pioneer's online presence and produces our broadcast television program.
Your financial gift helps support ministry here at Pioneer. From local to global ministry, keeping our facility safe and clean, to outreach and family growth activities, it all provides a space to worship, learn, and grow together. We invite you to Give Purposefully, Give Faithfully, and Give Joyfully.
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.
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• Mike Mason: “Is there any other activity at all which an adult man and woman may engage in together (apart from worship) that is actually more childlike, more clean and pure, more natural and wholesome and unequivocally right than is the act of love making? . . . Surely is the deepest communion that is possible between human beings.” (The Mystery of Marriage: As Iron Sharpens Iron 121)
• JESUS&SEX #2—We have it.
- Matthew 5:27-28
• How the enemy deceives us into denting this gift?
- Pornographic sex is sex marriage—sex usually with yourself.
- Premarital sex is sex marriage—sex with someone else.
- Extramarital sex is sex of marriage—sex with someone who isn’t your spouse.
• Lust simply defined means—”I gotta have it .”
• The Rooster and the “Coolidge Effect”
• Jennifer Schwirtzer: “The point of this story is that sexuality, especially male sexuality, tends to be novelty-driven. Male rats will copulate, then tire and stop sexual activity until scientists drop a new female rat into the cage, when suddenly the male feels his mojo return. He will continue to copulate with each partner until he literally dies of exhaustion. Clearly, this novelty-driven sexuality moves in the opposite direction from God’s plan of long-term faithfulness to one partner.” (13 Weeks to Love 63)
• A proverb: “Why buy the cow, if you can get the milk for ?”
• “Just the right amount of wrong.”
• Proverbs 6:25, 27, 32—”Do not lust in your heart after her [his] beauty or let her [him] captivate you with her [his] eyes. . . . Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? . . . But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself.”
“I Then Shall Live”
I then shall live as one who’s been forgiven.
I’ll walk with joy to know my debts are paid.
I know my name is clear before my Father;
I am His child and I am not afraid.
So, greatly pardoned, I’ll forgive my brother;
The law of love I gladly will obey.
I then shall live as one who’s learned compassion.
I’ve been so loved, that I’ll risk loving too.
I know how fear builds walls instead of bridges;
I’ll dare to see another’s point of view.
And when relationships demand commitment,
Then I’ll be there to care and follow through.
Your Kingdom come around and through and in me;
Your power and glory, let them shine through me.
Your Hallowed Name, O may I bear with honor,
And may Your living Kingdom come in me.
The Bread of Life, O may I share with honor,
And may You feed a hungry world through me.
—David Phelps/Gloria Gaither
RMES Prayer Calendar
Please join us in praying for the children and families attending Ruth Murdoch Elementary School using their prayer calendar. Beginning in October and ending in May, one student each day is highlighted for our special prayer. Let's all join in praying for that one student on their day.
RMES Prayer Calendar
There is no fellowship dinner this Sabbath
Offering for October 7, 2023
Pioneer Operating Budget
Some parents hand their young child something to put in the offering. When does that stop?
I want you to think about what you are giving and the reason you’re giving it. Some of you may have already given your tithes and offerings this month, or maybe you give online, so you aren’t giving anything during the church service. Thank you for returning your tithe and offerings. But… Let me ask two questions:
1. What are you giving?
2. Why are you giving it?
If we don’t examine and understand what we do and why we do it, it really is meaningless. God knows our motives though, and He can read what is in our hearts. I hope you are giving because you love Him and are thankful for how He has provided for you in so many ways. Gratitude is the only motivation for giving that means anything.
Thank you for giving with a grateful heart today.
—North American Division Stewardship Ministries
Pathfinder Fundraiser Fall Festival
Come out to the PMC parking lot and support the Evergreens Pathfinders on Sunday October 15th from 12:30 to 3:30. Enjoy corn dogs and other yummy treats. There will be hayrides and other fun activities. See you there!
Something In Common Sabbath School
Me and My Big Mouth series by Andy Stanley
Ever said something you wish you could take back? Even if what you said was true, those words may have cost you a job, reputation, or even relationship.
The longer we listen, the more we learn, and the better chance we have of protecting ourselves from our own big mouths. In all our conversations, what if we didn’t aim to be right, but tried to make things right instead?
October 7–Quick to Listen
October 21–According to Code
October 28–Right Where You Want ‘Em
Everyone is welcome to join us from 10:30-11:30 Sabbath mornings in Room 141.
Red Cross Blood Drive
The Red Cross is in need of blood donations and you can help them out! By becoming a blood donor, you are helping to ensure that a lack of blood does not lead to a delay in medical treatment for patients. Join us October 24th from 1:00-6:45 PM in the PMC commons. See you there!
It's that time of year again! The Family Life Committee invites our Pioneer family to the annual hayride at Five Pines Ministries (6597 Smith Rd, Berrien Center). Refreshments, campfire, s'mores, and of course hayrides through the beautiful woods. Sunday, October 15, 6-8 PM. We hope to see you there!
Andrews Academy Alumni Weekend October 20 & 21
Andrews Academy invites you to ALUMNI WEEKEND, October 20 & 21, 2023. Come and reunite with your AA family. Remember the defining moments of your past and reconnect with old friends. We look forward to seeing all of you once again at our Alumni Reunion! (All are invited, this year’s honored classes end in 3 and 8). Friday 7 PM, Vespers; Saturday 10:00 AM, Sabbath School & Roll Call;11:30 AM. Alumni Worship Convocation followed by honor class photographs & haystack lunch. Shydepoke at 8 PM at AU Andreasen Center (basketball).
Howard Center Presents: Take 6
Experience the vocal genius of the ten-time GRAMMY® winners who laid the foundation for so many acapella groups that followed. Considered one of the most successful acapella groups of all time, Take 6 was formed on the campus of Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama. Their music integrates jazz, pop, and soul, gospel with spiritual and inspirational lyrics. Take 6 continues to push the boundaries of creativity and musical genius with every new release and their continually evolving live performances. Tickets are available online at howard.andrews.edu or by calling our box office at 269-471-3560
Pathfinder Fruit Fundraiser
Pioneer's Evergreen Pathfinder club invites you to support their participation in the upcoming International Pathfinder Camporee in Gillette, Wyoming, August 5-11, 2024. To raise the needed funds, they are partnering with Florida Indian River Groves to bring you fresh fruit. Fruit is harvested the very same day it ships to ensure that you receive fruit that is hours off of the tree. Now that's fresh! This year, the fundraiser will run from September 25 through November 10. Stay tuned for details in the coming weeks! And don't forget your friends, family, and coworkers. Everyone loves fresh fruit from Florida; and you'll be supporting our Pathfinder club at the same time! Thank you for supporting the Pioneer Evergreens!
Each Pathfinder must raise $950.
Pioneer has approximately 100 Pathfinders in its club.
You can help cut the individual costs for our club by starting an order today!
Please spread the word by sharing our website. Thank you in advance for your support - and enjoy the fresh fruit!
If you miss the deadline for ordering fruit, you can also give directly to the Evergreen Pathfinder Club. Select "PMC Pathfinder Club" from the "Local Offering" categories.