Community Life  

 

Coffee Hours

After worship on Sunday mornings and evenings, Pilgrims gather to meet new friends and greet old friends. Coffee Hours are sponsored and hosted by Pilgrim members.

 

Midweek at Pilgrim (M@P) Meals

Most Wednesday evening during the school year, the Pilgrim community gathers for a M@P Meal. The menu varies throughout the year, but it's always a kid-friendly choice. All are welcome to this meal, regardless of their ability to donate money toward its cost.

 

Men’s Breakfast

This group meets every 1st Monday of the month, 7:00 am at The Village Bistro in Highland Park, to enjoy some Christian fellowship.
 

Lenten Soup Suppers

During the season of Lent, M@P meals become an occasion for volunteer-led soup suppers. Soup Suppers are followed by Midweek Lenten Worship services.

 

Salt Shaker Dinners

Salt Shaker Dinner groups are potluck meals for groups of six to ten people held in the homes of Pilgrim members and friends. The dinner groups are offered each winter from January to March.
 

Advent Tea

The Advent Tea is a special Coffee Hour held at the beginning of the season of Advent.
 

New Member Desserts

At the end of each Pilgrim New Member Series, newcomers and existing members enjoy an evening together at the home of a Pilgrim member.

 

Picnics and Potlucks 

Potlucks are often held connected with summer outdoor worship services or congregation-wide gatherings. 

Book Clubs

Groups read and discuss fiction and non-fiction at casual gatherings held in a member’s home. 

Films on Fridays

Occasionally, Pilgrim offers a film showing to support a sermon series or an educational series.

Care Ministries

Home Visits

Pilgrims visit members of the community who are ill or find it difficult to be physically present for worship or community gatherings.

Meals for People in Transition

Pilgrims provide meals to other Pilgrim members and friends who are living through a time of transition, for example: the birth of a child, an illness in the family, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job or income, or a move.  

 

Prayer Concerns

Pilgrim members and friends can submit prayers of concern or thanksgiving to the church staff. Prayers are then provided by staff and Pilgrim members, private and confidentially, or as appropriate through the Prayers of the People during worship.

 

Rides to Pilgrim

Members and friends of Pilgrim who find it hard to transport themselves to church are offered rides by Pilgrim community members.