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November 2019

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

May 2019

Holy Now~John 5: 1-9

By | May 26th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Jaime Romo May 26, 2019 Today is Memorial Day. It is also Safe Church Sunday. We are reflecting on healing. We may be feeling a mixture of feelings; reverence, respect, anxiety, loss, and/or grief. Memorial Day began as a way to honor and grieve for the losses of the Civil War. It ...

April 2019

Redoubtable Thomas

By | April 28th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Dr. Mike Vaughn April 28, 2019 There is power in asking good questions. Better questions bring better answers. Great questions can lead to stronger faith. Pilgrim is a bucket full of questions about how God's teachings are being enacted in this world. This week's reading is about someone who was not there ...

February 2019

Where Did I Put Those Keys?~ Matthew 16: 13-20

By | February 17th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Neal Washburn February 17, 2019 The reading today offers us several topics to discuss. Peter is told he is the keeper of the keys to heaven. If you take the Bible literally, then the passage gives us several points.  These are Jesus is the messiah, heaven is real and has a gate that ...

December 2018

What’s Your Story~ Luke 1: 68-79

By | December 9th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Jaime Romo December 9, 2018 There are many topics which relate to today's reading and current events. Sometimes we need to express what is going on in our lives that is powerful and life-changing. Stories are important and define who we are. There are three versions; founding stories, evolving stories, and sustaining stories. ...

Wait For It… ~Luke 21:25-36

By | December 2nd, 2018|sermons|

Given By Neal Washburn on December 2, 2018 Today is a busy Sunday. It is the first Sunday of Advent, World AIDS Day, and Communion Sunday. The reading talks about signs. Jesus gives a prophetic message concerning the future and the coming of the Son of Man. Many view this as a message of doom ...