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Our Ministries

Pioneer’s Ministry has a dual purpose. One is to care for each other. Our pastor and our members visit those who are hospitalized or confined to their homes or other care centers. In addition to our worship life, we have women’s and men’s fellowships as well as get-togethers for all ages.


Pioneer Music

Pioneer has a long tradition of having world class organ and choral music that enhances the worship experience. Music Director, Jim Jordan and The Chancel Choir usually present two anthems each Sunday. We also host “Performances at Pioneer” a monthly concert series presenting some of the finest musical talent in Sacramento. We know Christ and the disciples sang hymns (Matt 26:30); so did Paul and Silas (Acts 16:25). We are taught to use music to worship God and to edify each other (Eph 5:19, Col 3:16) and that singing is a right response to joy (Jms 5:13).

Making music is about the glory of God. We make it a part of our praise and worship for God. Our organ and choir music help us glorify God. As the body of Christ, our congregation joins in song and prayer to further worship of Him.

“After singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. ” ~Matthew 26:30~

Choir membership is open to all.


Our Community

Pioneer also cares for the community and beyond. Here are just a few of the ways Pioneer serves others: CROPWALK for the hungry, Sacramento Downtown Food Basket, Church World Service, Interfaith Service Bureau and countless programs through Our Churches Wider Mission (OCWM).

Compassion Fund

Our Compassion Fund has two uses. First, it exists to help Pioneer members or attendees, or others referred by members, who find themselves in emergency need of food, heat, shelter, or related assistance. Second, any balances that are not carried over from one month to another are donated to River City Community Services, the neighborhood food pantry to which our monthly food basket donations are also given.


“But he who peers into the perfect law that belongs to freedom and who persists in it, this man, because he has become, not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, will be happy in his doing it.” ~James 1:25~

Christian Education

Christian Education is the very core of the church. It is the light that guides the discovery of God’s word. Through the education process the Spirit of God encounters all people of all ages. It nurtures faith, grows knowledge and empowers all of us as disciples of Christ.

Retirement Housing Foundation

Pioneer Congregation Church has proudly supported RHF since its founding in 1961, and we have continued to be actively involved. Located at 415 P Street is the Pioneer House and at 515 P Street is Pioneer Towers, RHF facilities co-sponsered by Pioneer Church and Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church. Several members of Pioneer Church have been Board Chairs for the foundation.