Monthly Archives: June 2020

June 2020

You’re Welcome~Matthew 10: 40-42

By | June 28th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley June 28, 2020 Those who welcome you are welcoming me. Those that welcome me are welcoming the One who sent me. The lesson we learn from Jesus is that, sometimes, welcoming someone is not always easy. By reading the entire 10th chapter, we can better understand the true meaning of ...

No Longer ~Galatians 3: 23-28

By | June 21st, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley June 21, 2020 We are all one. On June 15th, the Supreme Court ruled that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is illegal. In 56 CE, the apostle Paul ruled that discrimination was not Christian. No longer does race, gender, or class matter in the sight of God. ...

Help Wanted, Hard Work~ Matthew 9: 35 – 10:1

By | June 14th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley June 14, 2020 Today, our theme is help wanted. The message from Jesus is that the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. As we are healing from COVID-19, we can help by wearing masks and social distancing. Pilgrim is doing its part by being cautious concerning opening. We ...

I Can’t Breathe~Genesis 1: 26-27 2: 4-7

By | June 7th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley June 7, 2020 This week has been exhausting. Around the world, people have been protesting. Two of our youth organized the three Carlsbad protests this weekend. We are so proud. Being black in America is stressful. As our passage tells us breath is life. God breathed into a lump of ...

Moment of Concern for Safe Church Sunday

By | June 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Given by Jaime Romo June 7, 2020 We are a congregation that prides ourselves on being open and affirming. Thirteen years ago, we were tested. A registered sex offender approached the church. He wanted to connect and be part of a faith community. This triggered members with a history of abuse. We struggled between being ...

Cannon Park

By | June 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley on June 5, 2020 This is the audio of Rev. Shockley's speech during a Black Lives Matter protest in Carlsbad.  It took 8 minutes and 46 seconds for George Floyd to die. Why does this keep happening? Over the past 400 years, we had many opportunities to make a choice. ...