For details regarding prevention measures in place and the COVID-19 Pioneer response click here.

Friday, August 20, 2021 - 15:26



Wintley Phipps


Saturday, May 08, 2021

Opening Voluntary

“Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!”
Kenneth Logan

Praises to Our Creator *9:00 AM; **11:45 AM

Hymn of Praise

“Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart”  •  No. 27


*Bordes Henry-Saturne, **Anthony Bosman

Worship in Music

“Nocturne, Op. 51, No. 3” Sibelius/Press
Stephanie Guimarães, violin, Jeremy Ahn, BA, piano

Introduction of Speaker

Andrea Luxton

Hymn of Meditation

“Be Thou My Vision”  •  No. 547

Baccalaureate Sermon

“An Enduring Mystery”
Wintley A. Phipps
Vocal Artist, Composer Senior Pastor, Palm Bay SDA Church, Palm Bay, Florida Founder/CEO/President, U.S. Dream Academy

Hymn of Commissioning

“Go Forth, Go Forth With Christ”  •  No. 377


*Kimberly Pichot, **Paulette McLean Johnson

Closing Voluntary

“Go Forth, Go Forth With Christ”
Kenneth Logan


*9 a.m.; **11:45 a.m.

Organist: Kenneth D. Logan

Choristers: Stephen and Susan Zork

*Vocalists: Annelise Burghardt, BA; Marcus Carter, BA; Abel Siamubi; Instrumentalists: Stephanie Guimarães, violin; Max Keller, trumpet, Kaija Perry, MA, violin; Kristii Rasmussen, MMus, viola

**Vocalists: William Dos Reis, Darius Bridges, BBA; Annelise Burghardt, BA; Adriana Santana; Instrumentalists: Jacob Knowlton, BSN, acoustic guitar; Christian Sanchez, BS, electric guitar; Jeremy Ahn, BA, keyboard; Fitz-Earl Andrew McKenzie II, BBA, French horn; David Dunham, BA, cajon

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No Heat in Pioneer Memorial Church

Due to a faulty heat exchanger and the lack of heat in the Pioneer Sanctuary, we encourage you to dress accordingly for Sabbath worship or other programs there. We apologize for the inconvenience.

–Pioneer Memorial Church

Resuming Seminary Sabbath School Class

We want to inform all of you who are interested that the Seminary Sabbath School class taught by Jacques Doukhan, Denis Fortin, Ante Jeroncic, Jiri Moskala, and Ranko Stefanovic is back. If you are interested, we will be glad to see you there in the same place: Seminary classroom N150 (the largest one in the basement). We appreciate your help in spreading this information to other class members.

Center for Adventist Research Administrative Assistant Opening

The Center for Adventist Research at Andrews University is an important ministry for our church that is responsible for preserving and promoting the heritage of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. If you are seeking full-time employment with benefits to serve the church and would like to support our ministry as our administrative assistant, please apply at

Upload Your Favorite Photos!

Help us to complete the Pioneer Memorial Church Directory. Upload your favorite personal and family photos directly to the church database! Look out for the link and the instructions coming soon to your mailbox.

Women's Ministries Sabbath Delight Weekend

Pioneer Women's Ministries is hosting a ladies' Sabbath Delight Weekend with guest speakers Jo Ann Davidson and Yolande Robertson. We will be sharing some practical ideas on how we can celebrate the Sabbath using all five senses, especially as we open and close the Sabbath. You are invited to explore with us how to celebrate using all the senses in delighting in this wonderful gift from God, and experience the rest and healing God is promising to us.

Friday check-in begins at 6:00 PM with the meeting following after. Programming resumes 3:00 - 8:00 PM on Saturday. For gluten-free options email Registration is required. Text DELIGHT to (269) 281-2345 or register online before October 20.

October 29-30, 2021
Andrews University Seminary Chapel

Register Online

Pioneer Collegiate Sabbath School

Pioneer's new Collegiate Sabbath School meets in the Pioneer Commons! This is a place for interactive connections with Collegiates and with God, to study the stories of Jesus and what they mean for us today. Breakfast snacks will be provided.

Weekly on Sabbath, 10:30 AM
Location: Pioneer Commons

Pioneer Safety Update

Pioneer cares about the health of our community and our congregation. We monitor the spread of COVID-19, especially the delta variant, closely.  Berrien County's level of transmission is now High, as classified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

In alignment with Andrews University (AU), masks are now required indoors at Pioneer, regardless of vaccination status (AU guidelines).


  • wear a mask indoors
  • practice physical distancing
  • practice good hand hygiene

If you feel unwell at all, even with symptoms of a cold or flu, please do join our online worship at

We pray for God's continued protection to keep our church community safe and healthy,

 —Pioneer Safety Committee

Timeless Tours

Join Timeless Tours next March 16-27, 2022 for an unforgettable tour to ancient Egypt. Two experienced biblical archaeologists will be your guides. For more information contact Timeless Tours through Stefanie Elkins at You can also learn more about the tour, find application forms, payments, itineraries and more via our website;

Sabbath Afternoon Prayer Walk

Join us for our Sabbath afternoon prayer walk on campus! We meet at the stairs behind the statue, and it starts at 5:00 PM and ends by 6:00 PM.  We would love to have you join us. If that day/time does not work for you, there are other days that people are
prayer walking, as well. Questions? Contact: Ildiko at; Andrew at; or Andrea at