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May 2021

The Work of the Holy Spirit~ John 15: 26-27, 16: 4b-15

By | May 23rd, 2021|sermons|

Given by Jamie Romo May 23, 2021 Today is Pentecost and Safe Church Sunday. Pilgrim has strived to make this a welcoming and safe space for all. Our Safe Church policies are continuing to be reviewed and up-dated. Pentecost was a day that the disciples were touched by the Holy Spirit. They can be heard ...

From Judgement to Redemption~ Psalm 103

By | May 2nd, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Maxine Hall May 2, 2021 Today we are speaking on the topic of forgiveness. Peter asked Jesus how many times must we forgive our neighbor. Jesus replied 70 times 7 or basically, forever. We also must learn to forgive ourselves. These two concepts are difficult. Luckily, God forgives our transgressions. God is ...

April 2021

March 2021

The Past Isn’t Past~ John 1: 1-5 & 12: 31-36

By | March 21st, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Dr. David Hall March 21, 2021 The past is not dead or gone. It lives on and affects everyone. Our traditions and culture are shaped by the past. Our words originated in our past. Knowledge is past down from generation to generation. The concept of the division of something conceptually into two opposed ...

February 2021

A MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY -Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler and Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Ethan and Sam Davis

By | February 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 ...

A MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY -Our Voices: African-American Poets- Wilma Owens

By | February 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 ...

January 2021

December 2020

World AIDS Day 2020

By | December 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

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. ...

November 2020

Ezekiel Man of God~ Ezekiel 18-19, 20, 30-32

By | November 15th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Carl Crider November 15, 2020 Our reading does not sound like it was made over 2,600 years ago. It describes events of both today and the past equally well. Ezekiel called the people of Judah to be accountable for their actions.  He also reminded everyone that God was concerned about all people. ...

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: 

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

By | October 4th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Prof. Melina Abdulla October 4, 2020 Black Lives Matter is not just a social justice or racial movement. It is a spiritual movement. We must remember that Jesus was also a person killed by the state. As Christians, it is not enough to say Black lives matter but to MAKE Black lives matter. ...

September 2020

The Life We Ought To Live ~ The Gospel According To Mark 1:14-15 and Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians 4:1

By | September 13th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Dr. James M. Lawson September 13, We are honored to have with us today, the esteemed Dr. James Lawson. The readings tells us the kingdom of God is at hand. These readings were chosen since the message of Christianity does not coincide with the teachings of Jesus. The words "kingdom of God" ...