August 2021

“White Too Long” a conversation with the author, Dr. Robert P. Jones

By | August 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 ...

April 2021

March 2021

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 ...

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. ...

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