Given by Dr. Robert P. Jones August 1, 2021 This is the first meeting of our multi-racial community of anti-racist activists. The book, White Too Long, speaks to the legacy of white supremacy and American Christianity. The three churches involved in this gathering are Pilgrim UCC, Walker Chapel AME Church of Oceanside, and St. John's Church ...
Given by Caroline Theiss-Aird April 4, 2021 Over the last several months, our church has talked about racism and internal bias. The congregation is invited to complete the survey coming soon so we can determine where we go from here, both as a congregation and as an individual. We would like to set clear objectives. We ...
Given by Rev. Madison Shockley March 13, 2021 A tribute to a wonderful man by family and friends. Video: Part 1 Part 2
A MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY -Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler and Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Ethan and Sam Davis
Given by Ethan and Sam Davis February 28, 2021 Today we celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler and the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Doctor Crumpler was the first African-American woman to become an American doctor. In addition, she was an accomplished nurse and author. She tore down walls of stereotypes and racial barriers. Artist Jean-Michel ...
Given by Dona Dirlam February 21, 2021 Septima Poinsette Clark was an African American educator and civil rights activist. She pushed for education for blacks. Education would lead to social change and an increase in voting rights. Video:
Given by Wilma Owens February 14, 2021 We continue to celebrate Black History month by talking about the many African-American poets. James Weldon Johnson wrote Lift Every Voice and Sing, the national anthem to millions of black Americans. Langston Hughes wrote about the frustrations of being black in America. Amanda Gorman is currently America's youngest poet laureate. She speaks on ...
A MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY -African Americans in U.S. Armed Services, Sergeant-Major Reginald Owens USMC (Retired)
Given by Sergeant-Major Reginald Owens February 7, 2021 February is Black History month. Today we are talking about black defenders of America throughout our history. Their remarkable service has been from the Revolutionary War until present day. Video:
Hosted by Lisa Lipsey on December 1, 2020 Welcome to this year's World AIDS Day celebration. This year's theme is resilience and impact. Although we cannot gather in person, we gather through technology in community. We pray for all those impacted by this disease. We heard the personal story of a resident of Fraternity House. ...
Given by Harold Fields and Cesar Valdez October 11, 2020 The touching and emotional stories of two members of our church describing their journey. God loves you.
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:
Moderated by Rev. Madison Shockley for Rev. Dr. James M. Lawson September 13, 2020 A question and answer session with Dr. Lawson. Topics include Civil Rights, Racism, and BLM. There is a reason to be hopeful. Video:
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Given by Peter McBride December 15 2019 at Pilgrim A song from 1982...a mother's story of a white envelope. Video:
Given by Linda and Jim Kallas November 17, 2019 On this Stewardship Sunday, we are treated to a skit on giving. We all have a lot to juggle in our lives. Help us reach the goal within our grasp. Don't drop the ball! Video: