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Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 00:29



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.

Pioneer is happy to join Andrews University in this Baccalaureate worship celebration, part of Andrews University's Virtual Commencement & Celebration of Graduates. Best wishes to the Class of 2020 from the Pioneer family!
Saturday, May 02, 2020
Michael Nixon, Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion
My Worship • Great Are You Lord • The Blessing
Rebecca Puii, Laia Burgos, Richla Sabuin, Adoniah Simon, vocals; Trevor Furst, cajon; Lucas Aguiar, electric guitar; Teddy Kim, guitar; Theard Pierre, bass
Leah Wooten, Undergraduate Student Association President
Andrews Experience
Kyle Smith, Student Chaplain
Letitia Bullard, Design and Music Major
Joseph Capeles, Master of Divinity
Worship in Music
Just This Once • Abel Siamubi & Jephthah Ndlovu
The Watchmen
“The Ride of Your Life”
Dwight K. Nelson, Lead Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
Hymn of Commitment
Go Forth, Go Forth With Christ, Hymn No. 377
Charles and Julie Reid
Celebration of Graduates
José Bourget, University Chaplain
Judith Bernard-Fisher, Director Counseling and Testing Center
Donnie Keele, Dean of Meier Hall
A'Lisa Sorensen, Dean of Lamson Hall
Christina Hunter, Dean of University Towers
Frances Faehner, Vice President for Campus and Student Life
Closing Prayer
Andrea Luxton, President
Closing Music
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah • Kenneth Logan
Kenneth Logan, Adjunct Professor of Music, organ
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Lead or Join a Grow Group

It's a fresh new year, and it's time for a fresh new Grow Groups season! Grow Groups are Pioneer's small groups that incorporate 5 S's: Shared interest, Spiritual touchpoint, Service project, Social event, Semester-based. That's it, in a nutshell! Grow Groups are for EVERYONE—all welcome to join.

Leaders, if you are passionate about something and want to use that to foster community and lead others to Jesus, we can probably help you turn that passion into a Grow Group! Let us know as soon as possible because the deadline to sign up to lead a group is January 21. For more information please email or visit to sign up.

Dates to Keep in Mind:

  • Digital Group Leader Registration Deadline: January 21
  • Leader Orientation (via Zoom): February 1, 7:00 PM
  • Spring Grow Groups Meet: February 7 – May 1

Lead a Grow Group


Year-end Contribution Statements

It is almost time for you to receive your Year-end Contribution Statement. Pioneer knows that you have had an unusual year and wants to make it easy for you to receive your Year-end Contribution Statement. This time around, you will receive your Contribution Statement easily and conveniently via email. If you have not recently updated your contact details, please email with your current email address to ensure that you receive your statement. Thank you!

Pioneer Veterans

Adventist active-duty military personnel are eligible to receive a free devotional book, courtesy of the National Service Organization and Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries. Single service members, as well as other employee categories, may choose one free devotional. Married service members may choose two devotional books. You may order these online in your personal profile here at There will be more information about the profile next week.
Our National Service Organization, a subsidiary of Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries offers a free devotional book annually.

To be eligible for NSO-sponsored complimentary devotional books, you must be a Seventh-day Adventist Church member in an Adventist church in the North American Division and in one of the following military-related categories:

  • All North American Division members who are active-duty military stationed overseas for a year or longer
  • DoD civilian employee of the military services stationed overseas
  • DoDEA teacher or principal stationed overseas
  • Military exchanges (AAFES, NEX, etc.) worker overseas
  • Government contractor overseas
  • A spouse living overseas with their non-Adventist military spouse

Keep our service people in prayer. They face some difficult decisions and endure hardships daily and need God's wisdom and protection. Have you any military family members or friends that we can include in our prayers? Send their names to

—James North, Jr., Pioneer Veterans Coordinator | 269-471-1590