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.
• Practice #1—Parents must worship the of the child. (Luke 1:67-68)
—It’s one of the great laws of parenting: You can’t pass on what you don’t .
• Practice #2—Parents must declare the of the child. (Luke 1:60-63)
• Practice #3—Parents must pronounce the of the child. (Luke 1:76)
—Gary Smalley and John Trent: “Before the children can walk, they should be carried on the Sabbath and on the Holy Days to their father and mother to receive their blessing. After they are able to walk, they should go to them of their own accord, with body bent and with head bowed, to receive the Blessing.” (The Blessing 33)
• #4—Parents must focus on the of the child. (Luke 1:68-79)
—Donna Habenicht (How to Help Your Child Really Love Jesus):
• Show your children Jesus’ love through love: Hug your baby while you say, “Mommy loves you and Jesus loves you.”
• Paint a picture of Jesus: Instead of “Oh my, how sad you have made Jesus,” emphasize a smiling Jesus, “How happy Jesus is with what you have just done.”
• Encourage spontaneous with Jesus: “Jesus Christie feels so sad . . . please help her to feel happy soon.”
• Joyfully introduce Jesus through and pictures about His life: My Bible Friends is a beautiful way for youngsters to meet Jesus, and so is a picture of Jesus surrounded by children hanging in your child’s bedroom.
• “Remind them that Jesus hurts when they hurt. That He would love to take them in His arms and comfort them. Tell them Jesus can be their best friend, their forever friend . . . who never abandons them.” (130)
• “The most important and impressive thing you can do is to show your children openly how much love Jesus, and they will learn to love Him, too.” (130)
• Practice #5—Parents must confirm the of the child. (Luke 1:76-79)
—Re John the Baptist: “From childhood his mission had been kept before him, and he had accepted the holy trust.” (Desire of Ages 101)
• Practice #6—Parents must seek the Spirit’s of the child. (Luke 1:67, 80)
—Desire of Ages: “Even the babe in its mother’s arms may dwell as under the shadow of the Almighty through the faith of the praying mother. John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Spirit from his birth. If we will live in communion with God, we too may expect the divine Spirit to mold our little ones, even from their earliest moments.” (512)
• Practice #7—Parents must control the of the child. (Luke 1:15, 80)
—Q: How can parents today create a “wilderness environment” for their children? A: You control what comes into your .
—The very word “wilderness” suggests “less” is better.
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“Imitate me as I imitate Christ.”
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.