Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT
Jul
11
7:30 PM19:30

Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT

Saving Saul (Acts 9:1-31)

One of the Early Church’s greatest adversaries literally gets floored. He rebounds without his eyesight. But his vision is markedly improved, enabling him to see what God is doing with this raggedy band of Jewish Christians he’s trying to destroy. The Book of Acts takes things to a whole new level with its introduction of the surly figure we’ll eventually come to know and love as Paul. Don’t miss this week’s outing in our “Disorganized Religion” series. The conversation begins at 7:30p in the Chapel.

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts!
Jul
13
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 of Sienna/St. Lucy’s Catholic Church Youth Group 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. www.parisheonline.com/scripts/HostedSites/Org.asp?ID=5494

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Sunday Worship: "Caring Neighbors"
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship: "Caring Neighbors"

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".

Please join us on this 5th Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Michelle Hughes is leading worship and preaching. Our focus scriptures are Psalm 82 and Luke 10:25-37. Marcella Richardson will be our special musical guest.

Please plan to attend!

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Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT
Jul
18
7:30 PM19:30

Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT

Women: Witnesses and Wonder Workers (various texts)

Throughout Acts, women play remarkable roles and make powerful contributions to the early life of the Jesus movement. This week we pause our sequential reading to spotlight some of the extraordinary ministers, providers, caregivers, and witnesses who profoundly influenced the character of early Christianity. Dorcas, Mary, Rhoda, and Lydia are but a few of the powerful women whose contributions so often get overlooked. Not on this tour! Join us as we continue our stroll through Acts at 7:30p in the Chapel.

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 Pilgrim's Famous Donuts!
Jul
20
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 Youth Group in partnership with Pilgrim Congregational Church!

To learn more about the Pilgrim Youth Group for middle school and high school students, please visit our Youth Group Page.

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. http://www.clustertutoring.org/

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Sunday Worship: Contemplative Prayer Service
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship: Contemplative Prayer Service

During the summer months, we here at Pilgrim find it is a great time to experiment and to find new ways of worshiping together. As a community of faith we want to continue to grow and expand.

This will be our second of three contemplative prayer services this summer in our air conditioned church parlor. This will be a more intimate service, without a sermon, with singing, silence, and guided meditation drawn from a variety of sources. Bethany Hamilton will be our special musical guest.

Contemplative Worship is an opportunity to still the internal busyness, allowing us to settle deeply into our spiritual center. Contemplative Worship practices us in the rhythm of Christ, a rhythm of moving into prayer and communion with God before going out to engage the world in our work and relationships.

Contemplative Worship does not imply that a person must be proficient in a certain skill or spiritual discipline to participate. It simply implies a desire to seek God and to be open to however God might choose to move within our lives. We hope you will join us.

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Pilgrim Annual Planning Meeting
Jul
21
11:45 AM11:45

Pilgrim Annual Planning Meeting

The theme for this years planning meeting is Embracing Transition: Improve, Expand, Reform, Rebuild.
Please join us as we gather to be purposeful planning for our lives together in community. We will meet in the Parlor. Lite Lunch and child care provided

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13 

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Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT

Peter Figures It Out (Acts 9:32 – 11:18)

Starting with his magnificent Pentecost sermon, Peter has been the Jesus movement’s dynamic, de facto leader. He’s earned the respect of his people. He’s a proven miracle worker and orator. Still, his theology could use a little help—which comes in the form of a peculiar vision that completely revolutionizes his ministry. All sorts of tasty details surface in this week’s outing as we watch Peter figure things out! Join us as we continue our “Disorganized Religion” series in the Chapel at 7:30p.

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Pilgrim Women's Book Club
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Pilgrim Women's Book Club

Join us for our July Book Club meeting to discuss "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones

This stirring love story is a deeply insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward- with hope and pain- into the future.

“It’s among Tayari’s many gifts that she can touch us soul to soul with her words.”

— OPRAH WINFREY

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a engaging discussion!
For more information contact inquiries@pilgrimoakpark.org

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts!
Jul
27
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 us - 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.
www.pilgrimoakpark.org

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Sunday Worship: Storytelling Worship Service
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship: Storytelling Worship Service

During the summer months, we here at Pilgrim find it is a great time to experiment and to find new ways of worshiping together. As a community of faith we want to continue to grow and expand.

We will also designate two Sundays this summer to incorporating storytelling into the context of our worship. We will have people come and share their stories on a theme and we will lift those stories up for reflection. We will then compare those stories to a similar biblical text. This is a way for us to embody what we declare: That we serve a still speaking God, and that each of us is a reflection of the divine.

Storytelling is as natural as breathing. When something happens in our lives, whether good or bad, we want to tell someone — and we feel like we’ll burst if we don’t! When we see a loved one in the evening after a long day, we want to hear their story. We greet them with that simple, universal question, “How was your day?”

Since storytelling is such an integral part of our lives, let us use it to get in touch with each other and the sacred present in each of our lives.

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All Church Book Discussion - Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Jul
28
11:30 AM11:30

All Church Book Discussion - Evicted by Matthew Desmond

WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION

From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, “Evicted” is a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America.

In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America’s vast inequality—and to people’s determination and intelligence in the face of hardship.

We will be reading the book as a church followed by a book discussion on Sunday, July 28th after worship. Please read the book and plan to join us!

· Copies of the book are available from Pastor Michelle – four copies are being circulated.
· Copies are now available at the Oak Park Library.
· Request a copy from any Library if you have a card.
· Available on Amazon Audible and Kindle.

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Young Adult Event : Axe Throwing
Jul
28
5:00 PM17:00

Young Adult Event : Axe Throwing

  • BATL - The Original Backyard Axe Throwing League (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Post-high school aged young adults are invited to join us at BATL - the original Backyard Axe Throwing League!
BATL’s mission is to show people the power of being good to each other, using the axe as a tool to build community. And certainly, everyone who’s tried it raves about how fun it is – plus there’s a little friendly competition and good food & drinks involved. Our group experience will include Coaching & Practice, a Round Robin Tournament and a Playoff Championship. A good time will surely be had by all.
If you’re interested in joining us contact Gloria.cox@pilgrimoakpark.org by July 14th. The cost is $35/person.

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Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT
Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT

Widening the Welcome (Acts 11:19 – 15:35)

The villain formerly known as Saul of Tarsus reemerges as Acts’ great hero. How’s this for irony? The man who devoted his life to religious exclusion becomes Christianity’s greatest radical inclusion champion. How radical? Saul’s restyling as “Paul” disrupts the Early Church, launching its first serious identity crisis. Not to fear, though. The result is a wider welcome, along with a surprising deftness for managing conflict. We welcome Paul to this week’s outing as we continue our tour of Acts in the Chapel at 7:30p.

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts!
Aug
3
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. http://www.localmotions.net

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Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT
Aug
8
7:30 PM19:30

Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT

Mission and Method (Acts 15:36 – 21:16)

With only a map and a vision, Paul sets out to spread the word among the Gentiles. The success of his first mission (in last week’s passage) would suggest fairly smooth sailing as he turns his focus to more metropolitan European cities. But this ride often gets bumpy and rivalries in ministry begin to surface. This week’s outing gives us a candid and sometimes unsettling account of what missionary work requires. This week we sail the high seas as we continue our “Disorganized Religion” tour at 7:30 in the Chapel.

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Youth Group Back-to-School Outing - Safari Land Indoor Amusement Park
Aug
11
12:00 PM12:00

Youth Group Back-to-School Outing - Safari Land Indoor Amusement Park

Before it’s time to head back-to-school. we’ll celebrate the end of summer by doing a little bowling, playing some arcade games, enjoying a few rides and of course, sharing a meal. Cost will be $10/youth. We’ll also need a few adults to accompany us as drivers and chaperones. If you’re interested in coming with us contact Gloria.cox@pilgrimoakpark.org by August 1st.

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Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT
Aug
15
7:30 PM19:30

Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT

The Tide Turns (Acts 21:17-26:32)

Paul returns from his missionary journeys to find out his reputation precedes him—and it’s not good. Word has it that he’s leading expatriate Jews to turn against their own faith and embrace Gentile Christianity. Paul’s enemies scheme to put a stop to him, inciting public riots and appealing to politicos. This is Paul’s Passion, and its echoes of Jesus’s experience are impossible to miss. Continuing our tour of Acts, we hang tight with the Great Lion of God as he faces hard trials. Join us at 7:30p in the Chapel.

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Pilgrim Women's Book Club
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

Pilgrim Women's Book Club

Join us for our August Book Club meeting to discuss "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee

n the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.

Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee's complex and passionate characters--strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis--survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.

We hope you can join us! For more information contact inquiries@pilgrimoakpark.org

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Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT

Roma (Acts 27 – 28)

The closing episodes of Acts concentrate on Paul’s final journey, not as a missionary but as a prisoner. Per his request and right as a Roman citizen, he requests a hearing before Caesar. The trip from Palestine to Rome is tumultuous, including a shipwreck and a number of other harrowing moments. So great is the writer’s admiration for his subject, the book ends before the final scene unfolds. Don’t miss our final outing in our summer tour of Acts, “Disorganized Religion.” We push off at 7:30p in the Chapel.

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Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT
Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT

How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

We round out “Disorganized Religion,” our summer-long tour of Acts and the early Jesus Movement, reflecting on the stories we’ve read, the thoughts that have surfaced, what surprised us most, and maybe a few things we didn’t like so much along the way. And we ask two overarching questions. What have we, as Jesus followers, lost over the centuries? What should we reclaim? Don’t miss this final summary of a book we’ve come to love (or love anew)! We meet at 7:30p in the Chapel.

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Sunday Worship: "Marching Orders"
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship: "Marching Orders"

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".

Please join us on this 4th Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Michelle Hughes is leading worship, preaching.and celebrating Communion. We will also be blessed by Mary Leger who will be singing music an original composition by Greg Phillips.

Please plan to attend!

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts!
Jul
6
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 us - 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.
www.pilgrimoakpark.org

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4th of July Pilgrim Fireworks Viewing and Picnic
Jul
4
7:30 PM19:30

4th of July Pilgrim Fireworks Viewing and Picnic

Pilgrim members gather on the front lawn on July 4th to view the fireworks that are set off in the high school stadium across the street. It’s a great location for seeing the fireworks and for sharing a picnic supper. It’s a do-it-yourself event: everyone brings their picnic, and a lawn chair or blanket. Arrival time is about 7:30, an hour before 8:30 sunset, since that’s when the fireworks begin. If you’ve eaten earlier, come anyway for the fireworks!

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Finance Committee Forum on Planning
Jun
30
11:30 AM11:30

Finance Committee Forum on Planning

The congregation is invited to join members of the Finance Committee after worship to talk about ways in which we, as individuals and households, can support each other and our church through financial planning. This is an exploratory forum to inform the congregation of the expertise within the church and to receive feedback as to how we may help each other in planning and budgeting for life expenses such as education, retirement and bequests. We will meet in the Chapel. All are welcome

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Sunday Worship: Contemplative Prayer Service
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship: Contemplative Prayer Service

During the summer months, we here at Pilgrim find it is a great time to experiment and to find new ways of worshiping together. As a community of faith we want to continue to grow and expand.

We will be having three contemplative prayer services in our air conditioned church parlor. This will be a more intimate service, without a sermon, with singing, silence, and guided meditation drawn from a variety of sources. This Sunday we are thrilled to have special music from Nancy Miller and her granddaughter, Elanor Huber.

Contemplative Worship is an opportunity to still the internal busyness, allowing us to settle deeply into our spiritual center. Contemplative Worship practices us in the rhythm of Christ, a rhythm of moving into prayer and communion with God before going out to engage the world in our work and relationships.

Contemplative Worship does not imply that a person must be proficient in a certain skill or spiritual discipline to participate. It simply implies a desire to seek God and to be open to however God might choose to move within our lives. We hope you will join us.

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Men's Breakfast
Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

Men's Breakfast

Our next men’s breakfast will be hosted by Bruce Cox. He will provide the main dish and attendees are asked to bring a side dish or beverage to share (enough for 3-4 people).

Please contact Bruce (dadcox@aol.com) if you are able to attend., and please let him know what you plan to bring. All Pilgrim men are welcome.

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts!
Jun
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 Wonder Works 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.
www.wonder-works.org

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Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT

Philip on the Fringes (Acts 8)

Just in time for Pride Weekend, we follow the exploits of Philip, whose calling takes him into highly unusual places and introduces him to unusual people. (Everything about his story is queer.) He goes to live with the Samaritans, whom Jews traditionally revile and relegate to the margins. Then he hops a ride with an Ethiopian eunuch and removes all doubt that everyone has a place in God’s kingdom. We’re having our own little Pride parade with this week’s “Disorganized Religion” outing. Join us in the Chapel at 7:30p!

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Sunday Worship: Pride Sunday Celebration
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship: Pride Sunday Celebration

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".

Join us as we celebrate Pride Sunday! The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. This Sunday we celebrate how far we’ve come and lift up prayers & encourage for the journey still ahead.

Rev. Tim Wolfe will be leading worship and preaching, and there will be special music provided by the Pride Sunday Choir! Our focus scripture is Luke 8:26-39. ALL are welcome!

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June Women's Breakfast
Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

June Women's Breakfast

All Pilgrim women are invited to join us for delicious food and fun fellowship! We’re celebrating a very special birthday this month so our hostess is providing most of the meal - so you only need to bring yourself and some fruit!
For logistics and more information contact inquiries@pilgrimoakpark.org

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts!
Jun
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 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.
www.fairoakspres.org

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Pilgrim Women's Book Club
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

Pilgrim Women's Book Club

Join us for our June Book Club meeting to discuss “Lucky Boy” by Shanthi Sekaran

Lucky Boy presents two very different American stories, tied together by the fate of a child. When Soli Castro-Valdez leaves her small Mexican village for the United States, she endures the difficult journey but arrives pregnant and undocumented. Meanwhile, Kavya Reddy, whose parents immigrated to the US from India, is living a more peaceful life with her dot.com-employed husband in Berkeley. Unable to have a child, Kavya becomes a foster parent—and when Soli winds up in immigrant detention, her son Ignacio winds up with Kavya. But the story has just begun.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a lively and thought-provoking discussion!
For more information contact inquiries@pilgrimoakpark.org

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Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT

From Waiter to Martyr (Acts 6 – 7)

In its first attempt to organize, the church wisely focuses on service—literally, table service. Among its first appointees is an angel-faced man named Stephen, whose faith and wisdom set him apart from all the rest. What’s more he’s endowed with the kind of holy boldness that can get you killed. Yet before he dies, he gives the first cogent theological lecture in Christian history. And it’s every bit as thrilling as his story! Find out more in this week’s “Disorganized Religion” outing. We begin at 7:30p in the Chapel.

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Small Group Conversations with the Congregation
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

Small Group Conversations with the Congregation

This process will take place during the month of June (in order to get input before people scatter for vacation). We will have 4 sessions; two Sundays, and two during the week. Members of the Search Committee are encouraged to pick a session to attend so that they may hear firsthand the feeling and thoughts of the congregation. Snacks will be provided for each gathering.

Signup sheets are in the Parlor.
Available Dates and Times:

  • Sunday, June 2nd at 11:45 after worship

  • Sunday June 9th at 11:45 after worship,

  • Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30 PM

  • Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 PM.

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Sunday Worship: Recognizing Juneteenth & Father's Day
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship: Recognizing Juneteenth & Father's Day

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".

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.

Our focus scripture is John 16:12:15. Rev. Michelle Hughes will be leading worship and preaching. And we will be blessed by a horn concerto Gabe Krauter. Please join us for this special celebration..

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts!
Jun
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 us - 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.
www.pilgrimoakpark.org

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Youth Group End of School Year Celebration
Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

Youth Group End of School Year Celebration

What better way to celebrate the start of summer break then blowing off some steam with friends at Laser Tag! All incoming Middle School and High School youth (including those that just graduated in May/June) are invited to join us on Friday, June 14th for a couple of friendly games and pizza at Laser Quest Norridge (4167 N. Harlem Ave., Norridge, IL), 5:30 – 7:45 p.m. Cost is $10 per youth. Please contact Gloria.cox@pilgrimoakpark.org to RVSP by Friday, June 7th.

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Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT
Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT

Miracles and Ministry (Acts 3 – 5)

Before Jesus’s departure, he promised his disciples do greater things than he did. They get their first taste of this with a simple healing that puts Peter and John in the religious establishment’s crosshairs. Together with some internal congregational drama (and that’s no exaggeration), the apostles quickly learn what ministry is all about. Don’t miss our second outing in our summer-long tour of the Book of Acts, “Disorganized Religion.” The conversation begins at 7:30p in the Chapel.

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Small Group Conversations with the Congregation
Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

Small Group Conversations with the Congregation

This process will take place during the month of June (in order to get input before people scatter for vacation). We will have 4 sessions; two Sundays, and two during the week. Members of the Search Committee are encouraged to pick a session to attend so that they may hear firsthand the feeling and thoughts of the congregation. Snacks will be provided for each gathering.

Signup sheets are in the Parlor.
Available Dates and Times:

  • Sunday, June 2nd at 11:45 after worship

  • Sunday June 9th at 11:45 after worship,

  • Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30 PM

  • Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 PM.

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Small Group Conversations with the Congregation
Jun
9
11:45 AM11:45

Small Group Conversations with the Congregation

This process will take place during the month of June (in order to get input before people scatter for vacation). We will have 4 sessions; two Sundays, and two during the week. Members of the Search Committee are encouraged to pick a session to attend so that they may hear firsthand the feeling and thoughts of the congregation. Snacks will be provided for each gathering.

Signup sheets are in the Parlor.
Available Dates and Times:

  • Sunday, June 2nd at 11:45 after worship

  • Sunday June 9th at 11:45 after worship,

  • Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30 PM

  • Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 PM.

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Sunday Worship: Pentecost
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship: Pentecost

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".

This Sunday the Strengthen the Church special offering will also be collected. This offering supports church growth, pastoral and lay leadership development, and youth and young adult ministries within UCC conferences. It will help the UCC make progress on its commitment to create a just world for all by investing in new ministries and practices that meet the emerging needs of local communities.

Rev. Michelle Hughes will be preaching and leading worship. All are invited to join us!



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UCC Illinois Conference Annual Celebration - Day Two
Jun
8
8:30 AM08:30

UCC Illinois Conference Annual Celebration - Day Two

All are invited to join us at the Conference Annual Celebration June 7 and 8 at Elmhurst College. In this exciting time of new possibilities, the Conference Council extends a wide welcome to the full Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ.

We will gather together to worship and to be inspired. We will enrich and encourage each other as we dream and take the actions that will define the next Chapter of life as the Illinois Conference UCC. You will hear from the Interim Conference Minister, Rev. Justo Gonzalez, II, who is working diligently to free the Conference from its moorings, and move us boldly into the open waters, enabling us to bring the love of God to an anxious world, in new ways that the world can hear.

You will be exposed to the energy and enthusiasm of the Sustainability Committee, and you will have a chance to inspire them with your dreams, and guide them with your feedback. If we would move purposefully into the future, we count on the gathered community to discern God’s will. We desire action, but we are most effective when we are moving together and speaking the truth with love.

To register, click here.
To review the full agenda and program, click here

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Pilgrim's Famous Donuts!
Jun
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 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.
www.opalga.org

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UCC Illinois Conference Annual Celebration - Day One
Jun
7
12:45 PM12:45

UCC Illinois Conference Annual Celebration - Day One

All are invited to join us at the Conference Annual Celebration June 7 and 8 at Elmhurst College. In this exciting time of new possibilities, the Conference Council extends a wide welcome to the full Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ.

We will gather together to worship and to be inspired. We will enrich and encourage each other as we dream and take the actions that will define the next Chapter of life as the Illinois Conference UCC. You will hear from the Interim Conference Minister, Rev. Justo Gonzalez, II, who is working diligently to free the Conference from its moorings, and move us boldly into the open waters, enabling us to bring the love of God to an anxious world, in new ways that the world can hear.

You will be exposed to the energy and enthusiasm of the Sustainability Committee, and you will have a chance to inspire them with your dreams, and guide them with your feedback. If we would move purposefully into the future, we count on the gathered community to discern God’s will. We desire action, but we are most effective when we are moving together and speaking the truth with love.

To register, click here.
To review the full agenda and program, click here

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Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT
Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

Gather Bible Study @Pilgrim - DISORGANIZED RELIGION: A TOUR OF ACTS AND THE EARLY JESUS MOVEMENT

Inciting Incidents (Acts 1 – 2)

The Book of Acts starts off breathlessly with two of Christianity’s signal moments back-to-back: the Ascension of Jesus and the arrival of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. In the midst of all the supernatural goings and comings we’re introduced to a motley of crew of Galileans whose passion is only equaled by their befuddlement. It’s a great start to great book that gets better with every reading. Join us for this first outing in our summer tour of Acts, “Disorganized Religion.” We meet at 7:30 pm in the Chapel.

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Small Group Conversations with the Congregation
Jun
2
11:45 AM11:45

Small Group Conversations with the Congregation

This process will take place during the month of June (in order to get input before people scatter for vacation). We will have 4 sessions; two Sundays, and two during the week. Members of the Search Committee are encouraged to pick a session to attend so that they may hear firsthand the feeling and thoughts of the congregation. Snacks will be provided for each gathering.

Signup sheets are in the Parlor.
Available Dates and Times:

  • Sunday, June 2nd at 11:45 after worship

  • Sunday June 9th at 11:45 after worship,

  • Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30 PM

  • Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 PM.

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