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January 2020

You Are Enough~ Matthew 3: 13-17

By | January 12th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Jude Johnson January 12 2020 Today, we  are examining the jump in Matthew from Jesus's family running from Herod after being warned by the three kings to Jesus being baptized in the Jordan River. This is a span of thirty years. At the river, John and Jesus go back and forth about who ...

December 2019

Symbols of Christmas 2019

By | December 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Given by Children OF Pilgrim December 24 2019 The children of Pilgrim Church explain the meaning of the many decorations we associate with Christmas. The evergreen tree does not go dormant during winter. The green represents our everlasting life with Jesus. The ornaments represent the blessings in our lives. Candy canes, besides tasting great, also ...

Moment of Concern~ World AIDS Day

By | December 1st, 2019|sermons|

Given by Lisa Lipsey December 1, 2019 We are reminded that our flame of hope must continue to shine bright. AIDS may not be in the headlines but it is still a devastating disease that millions fight every day. The battle for health justice is still going on. Have that talk with your children and grandchildren. ...

November 2019

Veteran’s Day Recognition~ Reg Owens

By | November 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Given by Reg Owens November 10, 2019 Today, we celebrate our veterans who served our country. We also celebrate the 244th birthday of the Marine Corps. This is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Reg showed a video about the unrecognized role African-Americans had during the war. Video: 

Stewardship Moment~ James O’Leonard

By | November 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Given by James O'Leonard November 10, 2019 As we prepare for the coming year, a reminder of the importance of supporting the church. This year, we have a matching fund for those who pledge who did not pledge last year. Pledge early to receive this benefit. Video: 

The Goal Within Our Grasp~David Hall

By | November 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Given by David Hall November 3, 2019 The stewardship team leader, David Hall, speaks to the congregation on this year's goal for financial independence. The pledges for 2020 will help the church reach this goal. This is a goal within our reach with everyone's help. Video: 

October 2019

Pilgrim UCC Church Environmental Justice Team Presents

By | October 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Given on October 12, 2019 Pilgrim hosted a town hall meeting on the environment. During the first part of the meeting, Pilgrim Children's Center and Pilgrim Church Sunday School showed the banners the children created. Speakers from Clean Earth for Kids, Sierra Club My Generation, and Sierra Club NC Coastal spoke about several environmental issues. ...

September 2019

A Time To Speak~Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

By | September 15th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev.Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters September 15, 2019 There is a time for every purpose under heaven.  Our passage today finds a king musing about the paradox of life. A message of deep humility before God is the overarching wisdom offered by this passage. This poem also offers a bit of hope. Our lives ...

August 2019

I Am Who I Am~Exodus 3: 11-12, 14, 4: 2-4

By | August 11th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Linda Thompson August 11, 2019 Our reading talks about Moses. God chose Moses to lead His people yet Moses questioned God's choice. He did not believe himself to be a leader. Moses asked for God's name as proof in case the people asked. God told him,"I am who I am." Moses was a ...

July 2019

Beyond Radical Welcome~ Luke 7: 36-50

By | July 14th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Jude Johnson July 14, 2019 Happy Pride weekend! Today we celebrate action. Justice-seeking action that springs from love and courage. It all began 50 years ago at Stonewall. From our reading, the line rings out, "Do you see these women?"  A woman washes Jesus's feet with her tears, dries them with her hair, ...

June 2019