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
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session Four
May
20
12:45 PM12:45

"Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session Four

Click here to sign up for a discussion series of the book, "Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race", authored by Debby Irving.  

This is the final session. You are encouraged to read the book in order to get the most benefit from the discussions. The book is available from local book stores such as The Book Table and online retailers such as Amazon.  There are also several copies circulating at Pilgrim.  Contact office@pilgrimoakpark.org for more information.

A potluck lunch provided by members of the congregation will be served and childcare available upon request.  No need to bring food if you are not part of the congregation, just join the discussion.  

 

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Sunday Worship: Pentecost Sunday
May
20
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Worship: Pentecost Sunday

Rev. Michelle Hughes will be preaching and leading worship.  

During worship we will recognize our amazing Adult Ed teachers and CONNECT leadership team.  And there will be a presentation of 5th grade Bibles to our awesome youth.

The Strengthen the Church special offering will 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. 

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Adult Studies in Bible, Spirituality & Social Justice: Green Team (Session 8) - "Sustaining Creation: How Do We Get To Where God is Calling Us To Be?"
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Adult Studies in Bible, Spirituality & Social Justice: Green Team (Session 8) - "Sustaining Creation: How Do We Get To Where God is Calling Us To Be?"

Jenny Burney leading. 

All adult education programming starts promptly at 10 am in the Chapel.  Our aim is to provide a variety of programs that keep us grounded not only in social justice but also in biblical scripture and spiritual discipline.  This is the last session of Adult Education until the Fall.

All are welcome.

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Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest

The Pilgrim Church Chancel Choir, directed by Dr. Wilbert O. Watkins and augmented by friends to be a choir of more than 30 voices, is pleased to present this FREE concert of Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living.  The concert features a chamber orchestra, Soprano, Janene Bergen, Tenor, Raymon Cunha and Organist, Joan Hutchinson. 

In Forrest's words, "the work is a prayer for rest for the living...it's a 'grant US rest' even more than a 'grant THEM rest,'...and it's a realization that our rest and peace is in God."

Forrest also commented about his hope for the work: “It’s a daunting task to set these ancient texts in a modern setting. I tried to write something appropriate to their gravity, and something that would make a lasting impression for some time to come. I hope the end result does indeed, profoundly affect the listeners-and performers as well.”

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Sunday Worship: Mother's Day
May
13
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Worship: Mother's Day

Rev. Hughes will be our leader in worship for the first time!

She invites the congregation to participate in the observance of Mothers’ Day by bringing to worship an object that reminds you of your mother or others who have a nurturing role in your life.  These items will be brought forward during the service.

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Adult Studies in Bible, Spirituality & Social Justice: The "Internment Camp" Experience for Japanese-Americans during WW II - Part Two
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Adult Studies in Bible, Spirituality & Social Justice: The "Internment Camp" Experience for Japanese-Americans during WW II - Part Two

Stuart Barnes Jamieson will present and lead a discussion around a video about the experience.

All adult education programming starts promptly at 10 am in the Chapel.  Our aim is to provide a variety of programs that keep us grounded not only in social justice but also in biblical scripture and spiritual discipline.  All are welcome.

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Adult Studies in Bible, Spirituality & Social Justice: The "Internment Camp" Experience for Japanese-Americans during WW II - Part One
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Adult Studies in Bible, Spirituality & Social Justice: The "Internment Camp" Experience for Japanese-Americans during WW II - Part One

During World War II, Japanese Americans were forced from their homes on the west coast and moved into “internment camps.”  Come and hear the story of how this happened. Elaine Kaneshiro is Japanese American, born and raised in Chicago and a member of Christ Church Chicago, UCC. As a retired Chicago Public School teacher, she finds her historical presentation particularly timely as today’s political leaders talk of travel bans, walls and a Muslim registry.

All adult education programming starts promptly at 10 am in the Chapel.  Our aim is to provide a variety of programs that keep us grounded not only in social justice but also in biblical scripture and spiritual discipline.  All are welcome.

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Pilgrim's Rainbow Door (LGBTQ & Allies Group)
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Pilgrim's Rainbow Door (LGBTQ & Allies Group)

We are having a Pride Month Planning Meeting & Rainbow Door Painting P-A-R-T-Y!!!!!

We will be painting six full size 7-foot doors in the rainbow colors.  These doors will be displayed in front of the church beginning Memorial Day weekend and just past the Fourth of July.  

We will have the paint and the doors, and some supplies.  Wear your "grungiest" clothes and bring supplies too if you have them.  

We'll have drinks and a BOOM BOX.  You bring a little snack if you can. 

It's going to be "FABULOUS'!

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 "Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session Three
Apr
29
12:45 PM12:45

"Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session Three

Click here to sign up for a discussion series of the book, "Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race", authored by Debby Irving.  

There will be four separate sessions that will take place on Sundays in the church's Fellowship Hall.  You are encouraged to join as many of the sessions as possible. 

You are also encouraged to read the book in order to get the most benefit from the discussions. The book is available from local book stores such as The Book Table and online retailers such as Amazon.  There are also several copies circulating at Pilgrim.  Contact office@pilgrimoakpark.org for more information.

A potluck lunch provided by members of the congregation will be served and childcare available upon request.  No need to bring food if you are not part of the congregation, just join the discussion. 

 

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Adult Studies in Bible, Spirituality & Social Justice - "On the Camino to Santiago:
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Adult Studies in Bible, Spirituality & Social Justice - "On the Camino to Santiago:

One Pilgrim's Experience - led by Joe Barabe

Please join us in the Chapel for this inspiring session.

All adult education programming starts promptly at 10 a.m. in the Chapel.  Our aim is to provide a variety of programs that keep us grounded not only in social justice but also in biblical scripture and spiritual discipline.  All are welcome.

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