October/November 2019

With joy, Pilgrim is welcoming Joe Davis as our Artist-Theologian in Residence this fall. Some will remember Joe as our Pilgrim Anniversary Sunday preacher and forum leader last fall.

September 2019

Here comes Rally Sunday and all that we are rallying for! This newsletter offers a variety of glimpses of some of all that ministry teams and ministry staff have been working on.

The farmer poet Wendell Berry writes,

“And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet, and learn to be at home.”

During worship we get to pass God’s peace to one another. It is an interaction with an intention. But at coffee hour we get to ask each other: “How ARE you??????” We get to invite one another into conversation, engage one another. Real connection, stripped of masks, in a spirit of vulnerability IS an experience of the body of Christ. We listen, we are present to one another face to face. We are bound together as our joys are magnified, and our troubles are shared. But I believe it is ALSO in the sharing of our STORIES that we are transformed, little by little.

The season of Lent was a time, historically, for adult converts to complete their preparations for baptism on the eve of Easter. It was a time for deepening their journey of faith. In that spirit of Lent, we will center our Lenten reflections on two series: Questions of Faith and Questions of Faith Practices as a time of deepening faith among hungry minds and souls...

January/February 2019

The season of Epiphany is a time when we reflect on the wide reach of the good news of God’s love made flesh in Jesus. So, you will see this theme reflected in a variety of aspects of our Pilgrim life together in this season, as we dig more deeply into a number of our core Pilgrim commitments.

November/December 2018

Pilgrim ministry.  By the very name of this congregation, we are mindful that to be followers of Jesus is to be on the move, Pilgrims on a journey. Movement, change, evolving chapters, newness, stepping out inf faith, following the way of Jesus.

September/October 2018

An excerpt from this month's Pastoral Musings article:

Welcome to September and October at Pilgrim! As I write this, I’ve been back from sabbatical two weeks, and it’s like drinking from a firehose! (And I’m trying not to dribble too much.  )  What a joy it is to be moving into the gifts of ministry together as we return to our fall ministry in and with the Pilgrim morning and evening communities. And what a joy it is to be welcoming wonderful new staff members and moving into a fuller staffing level.

--Pastor Carol Tomer

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