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October 2020

Anti-Racism as Our Sacred Duty~James 2: 14-26 Q&A

By | October 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Moderated by Rev. Madison Shockley for Prof. Melina Abdulla October 4, 2020 This is the question and answer session with Professor Abdulla following her sermon. Everyone's voice counts. Both candidates and measures are important. The entire ticket matters, not just the top. We must undo white supremacy to end racism. Video: 

September 2020

June 2020

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

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