Sunday Worship: Who is the Greatest?
Sep
23
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Worship: Who is the Greatest?

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 9:30-37

 

 

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2019 Summer Youth Mission Trip Information Session
Sep
23
12:30 PM12:30

2019 Summer Youth Mission Trip Information Session

Our next mission trip next will be July 21-26, 2019 and we will be going with YouthWorks to Milwaukee!!!!  This trip will be open to those students who have completed 6th grade in spring 2019 through seniors who have graduated in the spring of 2019.

The cost of the trip is $324 per youth.  That will cover your 14 meals, project materials, evening activities and lodging.  If you are interested in learning more and potentially registering for the trip, please join us for an information session, in the Resource room following worship  (~12:30) . All are welcome!

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Mid-Week Bible Study@L!VE Cafe
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Mid-Week Bible Study@L!VE Cafe

Gather, a new progressive faith community in Austin-Oak Park, is a Fellowship of Affirming Ministries church in “affirming relationship” with the UCC. They meet on Thursday evenings at L!VE Café (163 S. Oak Park) for a refreshing, relevant look at biblical texts, and they are delighted to have us join them.  All are welcome! 

The group is led by Tim Wolfe. Join us this week as we continue the series - SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES FOR UNDISCIPLINED TIMES.  Our focus this week is "Embodiment".

Embodiment – The Christian faith is “fleshy.” Starting with the Incarnation, this idea of a fully embodied understanding of self and community keeps popping up. So why do a lot of Christians try to lock their faith inside their heads?

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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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Adult Education: The Seven Pillars of Creation
Sep
30
9:45 AM09:45

Adult Education: The Seven Pillars of Creation

Adult Education at Pilgrim is a wonderful resource and sustenance for anyone on a faith journey. Meeting in the chapel at 9:45 am Sunday mornings from September to May, it is a time for adults to come together and gather strength for the journey, from God and from each other.

All are invited to join us today as Loren Hagen leads us in a review of the seven main Old Testament texts about Creation. What do these rather lengthy texts say about creation? And do they all agree with each other? Are they compatible with what current science says?

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Sunday Worship: Do It Afraid
Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Worship: Do It Afraid

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. Rev. Gloria Cox preaching.  Focus scripture:  Mark 9:38-50; Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20 -22

 

 

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Mid-Week Bible Study@L!VE Cafe
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

Mid-Week Bible Study@L!VE Cafe

Gather, a new progressive faith community in Austin-Oak Park, is a Fellowship of Affirming Ministries church in “affirming relationship” with the UCC. They meet on Thursday evenings at L!VE Café (163 S. Oak Park) for a refreshing, relevant look at biblical texts, and they are delighted to have us join them.  All are welcome! 

The group is led by Tim Wolfe. Join us this week as we continue the series - SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES FOR UNDISCIPLINED TIMES.  Our focus this week is "Generosity".

Generosity – It’s not “charity,” or “philanthropy,” or “stewardship.” Or rather, it’s all of those things and then some, because generosity is a spiritual discipline that begins with the ancient notion of hospitality and proceeds to overdo it every chance it gets.

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Tower Hill Retreat: A Pilgrim Congregational Church Tradition
Oct
5
to Oct 7

Tower Hill Retreat: A Pilgrim Congregational Church Tradition

For over 35 years, Pilgrim Congregational Church has been traveling to Sawyer, MI, to enjoy an October weekend in the woods and at the lake shore of Tower Hill – an outdoor ministry of the United Church of Christ.

Each year children, adults, and seniors spend a portion of the first or second weekend in October “retreating” from daily routines. There is programming for all ages – both as a group and separately. This is a great opportunity for the Pilgrim community to get to know each other!

For those attending the retreat, Sunday morning worship will be led by Rev. Gloria Cox in Schrag.

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Chicago A Capella Concert - Chicago, Chicago with Geoffrey Baer
Oct
7
4:00 PM16:00

Chicago A Capella Concert - Chicago, Chicago with Geoffrey Baer

Chicago A Capella celebrates their 25th anniversary with a musical history of the city we call home. With riveting narration by WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer and vivid projections illustrating Chicago’s past, the concert includes songs of early French explorers, daring pioneers, and immigrants who shaped the city. Our singers will delve into music of the Columbian Exposition, the Great Migration,the birth of blues and gospel, our beloved skyscrapers, champion sports teams and more.  Join us for a visually and musically vibrant, sometimes comical, and always fascinating portrait of our great city.

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Mid-Week Bible Study@L!VE Cafe
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Mid-Week Bible Study@L!VE Cafe

Gather, a new progressive faith community in Austin-Oak Park, is a Fellowship of Affirming Ministries church in “affirming relationship” with the UCC. They meet on Thursday evenings at L!VE Café (163 S. Oak Park) for a refreshing, relevant look at biblical texts, and they are delighted to have us join them.  All are welcome! 

The group is led by Tim Wolfe. Join us this week as we continue the series - SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES FOR UNDISCIPLINED TIMES.  Our focus this week is "Thankfulness".

Thankfulness – Thankfulness runs rampant through the early writings of the Church. It was the de rigueur attitude that identified followers of Christ. But thankfulness is hard when you live in a consumerist, competitive culture. Can we fully reclaim this discipline? 

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Men's Breakfast
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Men's Breakfast

All men are invited to join us for great food, fellowship and fun.  Mike would appreciate help in providing the meal. For more information, and to let Mike know what you can contribute, RSVP to mhanes003@yahoo.com by October 1st.

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Adult Education: Beyond Resistance, pt. 1
Oct
14
9:45 AM09:45

Adult Education: Beyond Resistance, pt. 1

Adult Education at Pilgrim is a wonderful resource and sustenance for anyone on a faith journey. Meeting in the chapel at 9:45 am Sunday mornings from September to May, it is a time for adults to come together and gather strength for the journey, from God and from each other.

Every season of adult education has a theme. Over the next two weeks we will leverage UCC General Minister and President John Dorhauer’s book, “Beyond Resistance” to engage in a discussion of what it means to “Be the Church” in a culture that seems divided largely between those who understand Christianity only in a literalist, fundamentalist, skewed way and those who have no interest whatsoever in organized religion. Rev. Gloria Cox will host these two sessions.

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Pilgrim Women's Book Club
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Pilgrim Women's Book Club

Join us for our October Book Club meeting to discuss "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders & Birth of the FBI" by David Grann

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
      Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. 
      In this last remnant of the Wild West many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. 

For more information, please email: office@pilgrimoakpark.org.

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Adult Education: Beyond Resistance, pt. 2
Oct
21
9:45 AM09:45

Adult Education: Beyond Resistance, pt. 2

Adult Education at Pilgrim is a wonderful resource and sustenance for anyone on a faith journey. Meeting in the chapel at 9:45 am Sunday mornings from September to May, it is a time for adults to come together and gather strength for the journey, from God and from each other.

Every season of adult education has a theme. This week we continue our discussion of UCC General Minister and President John Dorhauer’s book, “Beyond Resistance”.

In this time of evolution for the mainline Protestant church and of transition for Pilgrim. “Beyond Resistance” helps to provide context for what might be next if we’re willing to let our faith lead us to explore new possibilities. Please join us for an informative and engaging discussion, led by Rev. Gloria Cox.

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Adult Education: Journaling As A Response To Grief, pt 1
Oct
28
9:45 AM09:45

Adult Education: Journaling As A Response To Grief, pt 1

Adult Education at Pilgrim is a wonderful resource and sustenance for anyone on a faith journey. Meeting in the chapel at 9:45 am Sunday mornings from September to May, it is a time for adults to come together and gather strength for the journey, from God and from each other.

Every season of adult education has a theme. Over the next 4 weeks we will focus on grief, beginning with this session hosted by Mary Leger.

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Adult Education: Journaling As A Response To Grief, pt 2
Nov
4
9:45 AM09:45

Adult Education: Journaling As A Response To Grief, pt 2

Adult Education at Pilgrim is a wonderful resource and sustenance for anyone on a faith journey. Meeting in the chapel at 9:45 am Sunday mornings from September to May, it is a time for adults to come together and gather strength for the journey, from God and from each other.

Every season of adult education has a theme. This session, hosted by Mary Leger, is the 2nd in a 4 week series on grief.

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Adult Education: Artistic Expression - Acceptance of Grief pt. 1
Nov
11
9:45 AM09:45

Adult Education: Artistic Expression - Acceptance of Grief pt. 1

Adult Education at Pilgrim is a wonderful resource and sustenance for anyone on a faith journey. Meeting in the chapel at 9:45 am Sunday mornings from September to May, it is a time for adults to come together and gather strength for the journey, from God and from each other.

Every season of adult education has a theme. This session, hosted by Kathleen Lojas, is the 3rd in a 4 week series on grief.

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Adult Education: Artistic Expression - Acceptance of Grief pt. 2
Nov
18
9:45 AM09:45

Adult Education: Artistic Expression - Acceptance of Grief pt. 2

Adult Education at Pilgrim is a wonderful resource and sustenance for anyone on a faith journey. Meeting in the chapel at 9:45 am Sunday mornings from September to May, it is a time for adults to come together and gather strength for the journey, from God and from each other.

Every season of adult education has a theme. This session, hosted by Kathleen Lojas, is the final week in our series on grief.

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Adult Education: Feedback & Planning For The Year Ahead
Sep
23
9:45 AM09:45

Adult Education: Feedback & Planning For The Year Ahead

Adult Education at Pilgrim is a wonderful resource and sustenance for anyone on a faith journey. Meeting in the chapel at 9:45 am Sunday mornings from September to May, it is a time for adults to come together and gather strength for the journey, from God and from each other.

Please join us this Sunday to share your reflections on past programs and thoughts on the topics that will be most meaningful and engaging for you this year.

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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 Women's Book Club
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Pilgrim Women's Book Club

Join us for our September Book Club meeting to discuss "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult

"The author vividly evokes the physical and psychic toll a desperately sick child imposes on a family, even a close and loving one like the Fitzgeralds… there can be no easy outcomes in a tale about individual autonomy clashing with a sibling's right to life, but Picoult thwarts out expectations in unexpected ways… a telling portrait of a profoundly stressed family."
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For more information, please email: office@pilgrimoakpark.org.

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Mid-Week Bible Study@L!VE Cafe
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Mid-Week Bible Study@L!VE Cafe

Gather, a new progressive faith community in Austin-Oak Park, is a Fellowship of Affirming Ministries church in “affirming relationship” with the UCC. They meet on Thursday evenings at L!VE Café (163 S. Oak Park) for a refreshing, relevant look at biblical texts, and they are delighted to have us join them.  All are welcome! 

The group is led by Tim Wolfe. Join us this week as we continue the series - SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES FOR UNDISCIPLINED TIMES.  Our focus this week is "Mindfulness".

Mindfulness – We hear this term quite often. But what does it mean? In some circles, it’s a kind of awareness that keeps one alert to one’s surroundings. But in the Christian tradition, mindfulness includes mutual concern that produces specific traits and habits. 

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 Sunday Worship: Caring for Creation
Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Worship: Caring for Creation

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:  Psalm 8, Mark 10:35-45

 

 

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Adult Education Guest Leader - Rev. Vertie Powers
Sep
16
9:45 AM09:45

Adult Education Guest Leader - Rev. Vertie Powers

Please join us as we begin a new season of engaging and thought-provoking Adult Education.  We are thrilled to kick-off our program year with a special guest presenter - Rev. Vertie Powers.

Rev. Vertie Powers is the Associate Conference Minister of the Chicago Metropolitan Association, Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ.  Her ministry has included church planting, revitalization, and reconciliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She has also served on the national staff of the United Church of Christ as Minister of Evangelism for Church Development and Renewal, as well as the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ as Acting Conference Minister.

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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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 Mid-Week Bible Study@L!VE Cafe
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

Mid-Week Bible Study@L!VE Cafe

Gather, a new progressive faith community in Austin-Oak Park, is a Fellowship of Affirming Ministries church in “affirming relationship” with the UCC. They meet on Thursday evenings at L!VE Café (163 S. Oak Park) for a refreshing, relevant look at biblical texts, and they are delighted to have us join them.  All are welcome! 

The group is led by Tim Wolfe. Join us this week as we continue the series - SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES FOR UNDISCIPLINED TIMES.  Our focus this week is "Courage".

Courage – When a mother watches her sons killed at the hands of a corrupt regime, she courageously stages a protest that shames the nation and seeks justice. It’s an ancient story that reads like this morning’s news.

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CMA Cluster 3 Meeting
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

CMA Cluster 3 Meeting

All Pilgrim members are welcome to join us at the September meeting of Cluster 3 churches, within the Chicago Metropolitan Association, UCC.

The Chicago Metropolitan Association’s 103 congregations are spread across the beautiful city and out into its near suburbs.  CMA is rich in heritage and worship experiences, and represents the intricate web of our wider church as people struggle together over issues, meet each other in the middle in ministry partnership, and lift one another up in shared hope.

Due to the large size of the CMA, churches are divided into "clusters" to facilitate working together and ensure that all voices have the opportunity to be heard.  Pilgrim is a member of Cluster 3.  You are invited to join us at this meeting to expand your familiarity with our sister churches and engage in supporting one another on the issues that matter most. 

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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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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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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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Mid-Week Bible Study@L!VE Cafe
Sep
6
7:30 PM19:30

Mid-Week Bible Study@L!VE Cafe

Gather, a new progressive faith community in Austin-Oak Park, is a Fellowship of Affirming Ministries church in “affirming relationship” with the UCC. They meet on Thursday evenings at L!VE Café (163 S. Oak Park) for a refreshing, relevant look at biblical texts, and they are delighted to have us join them.  All are welcome! 

The group is led by Tim Wolfe. Join us this week as we begin a new series - SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES FOR UNDISCIPLINED TIMES.  Our focus this week is "Imagination".

Imagination – What role does imagination play in the life of faith? How does it engender resourcefulness and empowerment? How can a faith-filled imagination safeguard us in these uncertain times?

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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
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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Mid-week Bible Study@L!VE Cafe
Aug
30
7:30 PM19:30

Mid-week Bible Study@L!VE Cafe

Gather, a new progressive faith community in Austin-Oak Park, is a Fellowship of Affirming Ministries church in “affirming relationship” with the UCC. They meet on Thursday evenings at L!VE Café (163 S. Oak Park) for a refreshing, relevant look at biblical texts, and they are delighted to have us join them.  All are welcome! 

The group is led by Tim Wolfe. Presently the group is wrapping up its “summer tour” of Mark’s Gospel, “Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time", concludes this week with the Easter story, but it’s not the end of the saga - it’s just the beginning. Join us at Gather as we celebrate Easter in August. Wear Easter Attire!

 Beginning September 6, we will start a new series, “Spiritual Disciplines for Undisciplined Times.”

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Leadership Training - sponsored by the Ministry of Christian Education
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Leadership Training - sponsored by the Ministry of Christian Education

To help the adult leaders who work with our youth grow in their knowledge, and enable us to continue giving our youth the best possible experiences, we are offering a training session for our leadership team.  It will be led by Rev. Kirsten Peachy.  We will begin with a light supper at 6:00 p.m., followed by the training/information session from 6:30-8:00.

To attend, please RSVP to Maureen Deahl, Director of Christian Education (maureen.deahl@pilgrimoakpark.org)

 

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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 Women's Book Club
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Pilgrim Women's Book Club

Join us for our August Book Club meeting to discuss "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

For more information, please email: office@pilgrimoakpark.org.

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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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New Member Orientation
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

New Member Orientation

All are welcome to join us to learn more about Pilgrim Congregational Church and our denomination, the United Church of Christ.

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.  The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).

Please RSVP to the church office (office.pilgrimoakpark.org) so that we can be prepared to welcome you properly!

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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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Summer YA Teen Book Club: "Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Summer YA Teen Book Club: "Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi

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Join us for our last book club discussion of the summer!  

Children of Blood and Bone is a young adult fantasy novel by Nigerian-American novelist Tomi Adeyemi, published on March 6, 2018, by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. The story follows Zélie Adebola, who sets out on a task to restore magic in the country of Orïsha. Adeyemi drew inspiration from Yoruba religion and Western fantasy fiction like Harry Potter and Avatar: The Last Airbender. It is Adeyemi's debut novel and the first book in a planned trilogy. Children of Blood and Bone was highly anticipated and debuted at number one on The New York Times best-seller list for young adult books.


 

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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
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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