Women's Book Club Meeting
Jul
20
7:30 PM19:30

Women's Book Club Meeting

All women are welcome for food, fun and community!  We read a wide variety of books, from novels to nonfiction.  And a this meeting we're going to be selecting our books for the upcoming year, so you want to be sure to get your votes in!

Please contact us at pilgrimoakpark.org for more information.

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts
Jul
21
7:00 AM07:00

Pilgrim's Famous Donuts

Join us at the Farmer's Market and enjoy delicious, fresh donuts!

Made for you today by OPRF Day Nursery, in partnership with Pilgrim Congregational Church

The mission of the Oak Park River Forest Day Nursery is to provide affordable and enriching childcare to all families in our community who need it.

 

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 Sunday Worship: Household of God
Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship: Household of God

At worship we celebrate our relationship with God, we strengthen our relationship with each other, and we explore what it means to "do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God".

All are welcome! Please join us!

Rev. Michelle Hughes leading worship and preaching.  Focus scripture: Ephesians 2:11-22

 

 

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts
Jul
28
7:00 AM07:00

Pilgrim's Famous Donuts

Join us at the Farmer's Market and enjoy delicious, fresh donuts!

Made for you today by Pilgrim Congregational Church

Pilgrim Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, welcomes neighbors and friends to participate in the full life of this progressive Christian church. We are committed to radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional spiritual development, risk-taking mission and service, and extravagant generosity. Our mission is to share God’s love, reaching out to one another and into our wider community. We are becoming a faith community with ever deepening spiritual connections. We are intentionally inclusive and increasingly diverse, visible in and engaged with the wider world. You are welcome here.

 

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Sunday Worship: Abundance
Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship: Abundance

At worship we celebrate our relationship with God, we strengthen our relationship with each other, and we explore what it means to "do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God".

All are welcome! Please join us!

Rev. Michelle Hughes leading worship and preaching.  Focus scripture: John 6:1-15

 

 

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Summer YA Teen Book Club: "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

Summer YA Teen Book Club: "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card

  • Oak Park Public Library - Main branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re looking forward to lots of fun, fellowship, food (aka snacks) and great discussion of the award-winning Young Adult fiction that we’ve picked just for our Pilgrim youth & friends.  
We will meet every other Tuesday evening, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Oak Park Public Library, from June 19th – August 14th.  In total we’ll read and discuss five books, and we hope that you’ll be able to join us for all 5 sessions.  But if you can only make a few, that’s cool too.  Please sign up here so we'll know you're coming!


 

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts
Aug
4
7:00 AM07:00

Pilgrim's Famous Donuts

Join us at the Farmer's Market and enjoy delicious, fresh donuts!

Made for you today by Wonder Works (Oak Parks Children's Museum), in partnership with Pilgrim Congregational Church

Wonder Works’ mission is to provide a hands-on, multi-generational environment intended to strengthen the social, emotional and intellectual development of children from birth to age ten. Our exhibits and programs provide the bridge between classroom and family room, promoting creativity and encouraging children to learn through play. The museum currently has six permanent exhibits, as well as special events and classes. Families access the museum through membership, general admission, field trips, classes, parties, and our retail store.

 

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Sunday Worship: Bread of Life
Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship: Bread of Life

At worship we celebrate our relationship with God, we strengthen our relationship with each other, and we explore what it means to "do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God".

Today we will celebrate Communioun. All are welcome! Please join us!

Rev. Michelle Hughes leading worship and preaching.  Focus scripture: John 6:24-35

 

 

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 Pilgrim's Famous Donuts
Aug
11
7:00 AM07:00

Pilgrim's Famous Donuts

Join us at the Farmer's Market and enjoy delicious, fresh donuts!

Made for you today by Rotary Club of Chicago & South East Oak Park Community Organization (SEOPCO), in partnership with Pilgrim Congregational Church

Rotary is a community of friends who are committed to creating positive change in the world. Find out how joining Rotary can enrich your life and improve the lives of people living in your neighborhood and across the globe.

SEOPCO works to create a positive identity for South East Oak Park and to empower its citizens to act on behalf of their neighborhood.

 

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Sunday Worship: Bread of Life
Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship: Bread of Life

At worship we celebrate our relationship with God, we strengthen our relationship with each other, and we explore what it means to "do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God".

All are welcome! Please join us!

Rev. Michelle Hughes leading worship and preaching.  Focus scripture: John 6:35, 41-51

 

 

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts
Aug
18
7:00 AM07:00

Pilgrim's Famous Donuts

Join us at the Farmer's Market and enjoy delicious, fresh donuts!

Made for you today by Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, in partnership with Pilgrim Congregational Church

Called to Proclaim, Nurture and Serve, Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church (FOPC) welcomes all people to worship with our faith community.  Fundraising for the youth ministry at FOPC strives to create a Christ centered, warm, affirming and inclusive environment rooted in the reformed tradition, that empowers each individual to teach, serve, worship, play and learn as we honor God in today’s world.  Each year the senior high students travel to a different location for a mission trip that teaches students about hands on service.

 

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Sunday Worship: Wisdom
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship: Wisdom

At worship we celebrate our relationship with God, we strengthen our relationship with each other, and we explore what it means to "do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God".

All are welcome! Please join us!

Rev. Michelle Hughes leading worship and preaching.  Focus scripture: Ephesions 5:6-20

 

 

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts
Aug
25
7:00 AM07:00

Pilgrim's Famous Donuts

Join us at the Farmer's Market and enjoy delicious, fresh donuts!

Made for you today by St. Catherine/St. Lucy Catholic Church, in partnership with Pilgrim Congregational Church

St. Catherine/St. Lucy seeks to deepen our relationship with God and to celebrate God's presence in Word and Sacrament.

 

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts
Sep
1
7:00 AM07:00

Pilgrim's Famous Donuts

Join us at the Farmer's Market and enjoy delicious, fresh donuts!

Made for you today by Pilgrim Congregational Church

Pilgrim Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, welcomes neighbors and friends to participate in the full life of this progressive Christian church. We are committed to radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional spiritual development, risk-taking mission and service, and extravagant generosity. Our mission is to share God’s love, reaching out to one another and into our wider community. We are becoming a faith community with ever deepening spiritual connections. We are intentionally inclusive and increasingly diverse, visible in and engaged with the wider world. You are welcome here.

 

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Labor Sunday Worship: The Power of Words
Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00

Labor Sunday Worship: The Power of Words

At worship we celebrate our relationship with God, we strengthen our relationship with each other, and we explore what it means to "do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God". 

Today we will have a special Labor Day liturgy and we will celebrate Communion. All are welcome! Please join us!
Rev. Michelle Hughes leading worship and preaching.  Focus scripture: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts
Sep
8
7:00 AM07:00

Pilgrim's Famous Donuts

Join us at the Farmer's Market and enjoy delicious, fresh donuts!

Made for you today by PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization), in partnership with Pilgrim Congregational Church

The main goal of P.E. O. is promoting educational opportunities for women.  Friendship is the cornerstone of P.E.O. – it is the legacy left by our Founders and it thrives in our unique Sisterhood. P.E.O. exists to be a source of encouragement and support for women to realize their potential in whatever worthwhile endeavor they choose. True to the mission of promoting educational opportunities for women, education continues to be the primary philanthropy of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. In fact, the P.E.O. Sisterhood proudly sponsors no less than six international philanthropies, or projects, designed to assist women with their educational goals.

 

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Sunday Worship: The Power of Words
Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Worship: The Power of Words

Fall Worship Schedule Starts today - 11:00 Service

At worship we celebrate our relationship with God, we strengthen our relationship with each other, and we explore what it means to "do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God".  
All are welcome! Please join us!
Rev. Michelle Hughes leading worship and preaching.  Focus scripture: Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

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Oak Park's Great Food Truck Rally
Sep
9
4:00 PM16:00

Oak Park's Great Food Truck Rally

Pilgrim Congregational Church is very excited to once again bring a fabulous variety of GOURMET FOOD TRUCK FARE with flavors from around the planet to Oak Park, IL.
This is a perfect event for family and friends to hang out, enjoy a meal you don't have to prepare, and be surrounded by wonderful LIVE MUSIC.
The doors of our historic church will be open for guided tours and a special section for children's activities will be available. 

Remember, OAK PARK'S GREAT FOOD TRUCK  RALLY 2018 is ONE DAY ONLY, RAIN OR SHINE. Table and chair seating will be limited so bring your own or just spread out on the lawn with a blanket.  No Pets allowed except for Service Animals.

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts
Sep
15
7:00 AM07:00

Pilgrim's Famous Donuts

Join us at the Farmer's Market and enjoy delicious, fresh donuts!

Made for you today by Heritage Chorale, in partnership with Pilgrim Congregational Church

The purpose of the Chorale is threefold:  (1) to perform choral masterworks in many different styles and from many periods of music history; (2) to provide a setting in the Oak Park-River Forest area where local artists and composers can be heard; (3) to sing a repertoire that includes the rich musical diversity of cultures, composers, and instruments from around the world in juxtaposition with the cultural and musical wealth we enjoy in our own land.

 

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts
Sep
22
7:00 AM07:00

Pilgrim's Famous Donuts

Join us at the Farmer's Market and enjoy delicious, fresh donuts!

Made for you today by Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry and L'Arche Chicago, in partnership with Pilgrim Congregational Church

Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry’s mission is to work together as a community to reduce hunger locally through:
direct hunger relief services
hunger awareness education and
advocacy to influence anti-hunger policy

L’Arche communities in the United States provide homes and workplaces where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together as peers, create inclusive communities of faith and friendship, and transform society through relationships that cross social boundaries.

 

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts
Sep
29
7:00 AM07:00

Pilgrim's Famous Donuts

Join us at the Farmer's Market and enjoy delicious, fresh donuts!

Made for you today by Pilgrim Community Nursery School, in partnership with Pilgrim Congregational Church

A private, nonprofit nursery school serving Oak Park, Illinois and surrounding communities. We welcome children of all races, religions, ethnic backgrounds, and economic situation and seek a student body that represents the rich diversity of the greater Oak Park area. Our primary focus is a professionally prepared play environment that facilitates the physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth of each child. We strive to encourage each child’s uniqueness as well as his/her responsibility to get along with others.

 

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Summer YA Teen Book Club: "Moxie" by Jennifer Mathieu
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Summer YA Teen Book Club: "Moxie" by Jennifer Mathieu

  • Oak Park Public Library - Main branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re looking forward to lots of fun, fellowship, food (aka snacks) and great discussion of the award-winning Young Adult fiction that we’ve picked just for our Pilgrim youth & friends.  
We will meet every other Tuesday evening, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Oak Park Public Library, from June 19th – August 14th.  In total we’ll read and discuss five books, and we hope that you’ll be able to join us for all 5 sessions.  But if you can only make a few, that’s cool too.  Please sign up here so we'll know you're coming!

Jennifer Mathieu


 

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Sunday Worship: Inheritance
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship: Inheritance

At worship we celebrate our relationship with God, we strengthen our relationship with each other, and we explore what it means to "do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God".

All are welcome! Please join us!

Rev. Michelle Hughes leading worship and preaching.  Focus scripture: Ephesians 1:3-14

 

 

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts
Jul
14
7:00 AM07:00

Pilgrim's Famous Donuts

Join us at the Farmer's Market and enjoy delicious, fresh donuts!

Made for you today by Oak Park Regional Housing Center, in partnership with Pilgrim Congregational Church.  

The Housing Center's goal is to achieve a meaningful and lasting diversity in Oak Park and the region.

 

 

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Sunday Worship: Prophetic Voice
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship: Prophetic Voice

At worship we celebrate our relationship with God, we strengthen our relationship with each other, and we explore what it means to "do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God".

All are welcome! Please join us!

Rev. Michelle Hughes leading worship and preaching.  Focus scripture: Mark 6:1-13

 

 

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts
Jul
7
7:00 AM07:00

Pilgrim's Famous Donuts

Join us at the Farmer's Market and enjoy delicious, fresh donuts!

Made for you today by Local Motions, in partnership with Pilgrim Congregational Church

Founded in 2001, Local-Motions Inc. is a non-profit organization (501(c)3), dedicated to the promotion of performance arts among school-aged children in Chicago. Providing Performing Arts Instructions in dance, theater, set design, vocal performance, and fine art, which benefit children and youth from ages five to eighteen.

 

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 Summer YA Teen Book Club: "All We Have Left" by Wendy Mills
Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

Summer YA Teen Book Club: "All We Have Left" by Wendy Mills

  • Oak Park Public Library - Main branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re looking forward to lots of fun, fellowship, food (aka snacks) and great discussion of the award-winning Young Adult fiction that we’ve picked just for our Pilgrim youth & friends.  
We will meet every other Tuesday evening, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Oak Park Public Library, from June 19th – August 14th.  In total we’ll read and discuss five books, and we hope that you’ll be able to join us for all 5 sessions.  But if you can only make a few, that’s cool too.  Please sign up here so we'll know you're coming!


 

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Sunday Worship: Opening Doors
Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship: Opening Doors

If you want a great way to wrap up Pride Month join us for “Opening the Doors”, a celebration of inclusivity and 20 years of being an Open and Affirming Church.

Our worship service today is designed and led by members of Pilgrim's LGBTQ & Allies team. The sermon will be a Reader's Theater of sorts with members of the congregation sharing their thoughts and experiences related to one or more of the themes symbolized by our rainbow doors:

The Red Door represents all of the times your sexuality or identity had to be stopped.
The Orange Door represents the times when you had to be cautious about who you were and how you spoke or acted because of your sexual or gender identity.
The Yellow Door represents when there were glimmers of hope in your experience.
The Green Door represents moments or theology of liberation.
The Blue Door represents how we can share extravagant hospitality with all people in a future world.
The Purple Door represents how we as Pilgrim and a congregation can move forward to a respond to our call. 

Please join us for this special celebration.

 

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts
Jun
30
7:00 AM07:00

Pilgrim's Famous Donuts

Join us at the Farmer's Market and enjoy delicious, fresh donuts!

Made for you today by Oak Park Art League and Lux Cantorum, in partnership with Pilgrim Congregational Church

Founded in 1921, the Oak Park Art League (OPAL) is one of Illinois’ longest, continually-running non-profit arts organizations. OPAL fulfills its mission through its offering of high quality art education to people of all ages and skill levels, programs and guest lectures, artist demonstrations and critiques, plus monthly exhibition opportunities in our art gallery.  

Lux Cantorum is a unique sacred choral ensemble with a rich spiritual tradition and an ever-expanding repertoire. For more than 65 years, LCC has enlightened, educated and entertained the people of Chicago and the world. 
LCC was founded in 1947 as Lutheran Choir of Chicago, and has evolved into a select group of performers from different spiritual backgrounds who share a common desire to make joyful music.

 

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Youth Group Summer Celebration - WhirlyBall Tournament
Jun
24
5:00 PM17:00

Youth Group Summer Celebration - WhirlyBall Tournament

Agility, speed, strength:  None of these qualities will be of any use in the highly-competitive world of WhirlyBall. Although it combines lacrosse, hockey and basketball with bumper cars, WhirlyBall has caused great athletes of every stripe to laugh and holler their way to a crushing defeat.

If you choose to accept the challenge, you’ll use hand-held scoops to propel whiffle balls at your scoring target.  In a team of five, and with the help of a professional referee, you’ll have a bang-up time trying to outscore the competition.  

All youth group participants (and alumni) are welcome, for safety reasons, all players must be at least 54 inches (4 feet, 6 inches) tall. Cost is $20/person, which includes pizza, soft drinks and of course, playing WhirlyBall!

Contact Rev. Gloria Cox, Associate Pastor, Youth & Young Adults, if you would like to join us. gloria.cox@pilgrimoakpark.org

 

 

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Sunday Worship: Recognizing Juneteenth
Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship: Recognizing Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States.

Please join us for this special celebration.

Rev. Michelle Hughes will be leading worship and preaching.

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts
Jun
23
7:00 AM07:00

Pilgrim's Famous Donuts

Join us at the Farmer's Market and enjoy delicious, fresh donuts!

Made for you today by Pilgrim Congregational Church

Pilgrim Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, welcomes neighbors and friends to participate in the full life of this progressive Christian church. We are committed to radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional spiritual development, risk-taking mission and service, and extravagant generosity. Our mission is to share God’s love, reaching out to one another and into our wider community. We are becoming a faith community with ever deepening spiritual connections. We are intentionally inclusive and increasingly diverse, visible in and engaged with the wider world. You are welcome here.

 

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Summer YA Teen Book Club: "Don't Get Caught" by Kurt Dinan
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Summer YA Teen Book Club: "Don't Get Caught" by Kurt Dinan

  • Oak Park Public Library - Main branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re looking forward to lots of fun, fellowship, food (aka snacks) and great discussion of the award-winning Young Adult fiction that we’ve picked just for our Pilgrim youth & friends.  
We will meet every other Tuesday evening, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Oak Park Public Library, from June 19th – August 14th.  In total we’ll read and discuss five books, and we hope that you’ll be able to join us for all 5 sessions.  But if you can only make a few, that’s cool too.  Please sign up here so we'll know you're coming!


 

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts
Jun
16
7:00 AM07:00

Pilgrim's Famous Donuts

Join us at the Farmer's Market and enjoy delicious, fresh donuts!

Made for you today by Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association (OPALGA), in partnership with Pilgrim Congregational Church

OPALGA’s mission is to improve the quality of life and to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents of the area through communication, education, participation, celebration and understanding, thereby incorporating our unique strengths and values into everyday life. OPALGA strives to foster a communitywide understanding of the issues that LGBT people face through direct outreach and interaction with local communitywide organizations.

 

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Celebration of Life Service for Elaine Sorber
Jun
9
2:30 PM14:30

Celebration of Life Service for Elaine Sorber

Please join us for a Celebration of Life Service for our beloved Elaine Sorber. Reception to follow in the parlor. 

Contributions are appreciated in lieu of flowers to any of the following:
1) Pilgrim Congregational Capital Campaign which supports ADA accessibility modifications to the church;
2) The Sierra Club Foundation
3) Housing Forward (formerly West Suburban PADS)

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts
Jun
9
7:00 AM07:00

Pilgrim's Famous Donuts

Join us at the Farmer's Market and enjoy delicious, fresh donuts!

Made for you today by Cluster Tutoring and Pilgrim Congregational Church Youth Group

The mission of Cluster Tutoring is to help students realize their potential through the power of learning in an environment that strengthens the student, the tutor, and the community. The organization provides a high-quality learning environment for over 100 elementary and high school students from Chicago's Austin community, as well as a richly rewarding experience for its volunteer tutors.

The Pilgrim Youth Group seeks to instill and promote Christian values and beliefs in teens and young adults through service, involvement in the church, and having fun together.

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