Pilgrim Virtual Prayer Team

Wednesday,

July 8

2:30 pm

Pilgrim’s virtual prayer team will lift up the prayers of the Monday e-mail each Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. A team member will facilitate the prayer time, similar to our Sunday morning Prayers of the People. Coralie Hunter, Michele’ Crowder, Karen Ekdahl, and Pamela Erwin will serve as the prayer team. We also welcome any Pilgrims who want to join with us as we pray on any Wednesday. You won’t be put on the spot, you won’t be asked to pray out loud, but you will be able to pray together with us for our concerns, joys and thanksgivings. If you would like to join us, click HERE, beginning at 2:30 pm on Wednesdays.

Hungry Minds and Souls Summer Salon

Tuesday,

July 14

6:30 pm

Pamela Erwin will lead a salon that encourages us to consider how the lives of majority whites need to change if they (we) truly believe that black lives matter. To prepare, you are invited to listen to an audio recording or read the transcript.
As a part of The Civil Conversations Project, Krista Tippett engages in a lively, thoughtful and piercing dialogue with Patrisse Cullors and Robert Ross around the spiritual work of the black lives matter movement. As OnBeing notes in its introduction to this discussion, “Black Lives Matter co-founder and artist Patrisse Cullors presents a luminous vision of the spiritual core of Black Lives Matter and a resilient world in the making. She joins Dr. Robert Ross, a physician and philanthropist on the cutting edge of learning how trauma can be healed in bodies and communities. A cross-generational reflection on evolving social change.” 
Link to the transcript: http://tiny.cc/lkn3qz
Link to the audio: http://tiny.cc/9pn3qz

Pilgrim Virtual Prayer Team

Wednesday,

July 15

2:30 pm

Pilgrim’s virtual prayer team will lift up the prayers of the Monday e-mail each Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. A team member will facilitate the prayer time, similar to our Sunday morning Prayers of the People. Coralie Hunter, Michele’ Crowder, Karen Ekdahl, and Pamela Erwin will serve as the prayer team. We also welcome any Pilgrims who want to join with us as we pray on any Wednesday. You won’t be put on the spot, you won’t be asked to pray out loud, but you will be able to pray together with us for our concerns, joys and thanksgivings. If you would like to join us, click HERE, beginning at 2:30 pm on Wednesdays.

Young Adults More Than Happy Hour

Wednesday,

July 21

6:00 pm

Our topic for the night is “How to be Anti-Racist, Recognizing Privilege, and Broaden our Moral Imaginations.” We are planning on reading a book on these topics together as well this summer.
More Than Happy Hour is a once-a-month space for young adults to gather and talk about life, church, and the world. We focus on a discussion theme. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, or bring a conversation topic. Pilgrims buys us dinner!
In COVID-19 life, we’re living up to our name—and this gathering will certainly MORE than happy hour. Pilgrim’s Young Adult Innovation grant will pay for your take-out/delivery, and then from home, we can enjoy our dinner and talk in Zoom-land. Reach out to Hannah Olson at hannahdelaine@gmail.com by July 5 so we can coordinate for payment for your take-out/delivery. 

Pilgrim Virtual Prayer Team

Wednesday,

July 22

2:30 pm

Pilgrim’s virtual prayer team will lift up the prayers of the Monday e-mail each Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. A team member will facilitate the prayer time, similar to our Sunday morning Prayers of the People. Coralie Hunter, Michele’ Crowder, Karen Ekdahl, and Pamela Erwin will serve as the prayer team. We also welcome any Pilgrims who want to join with us as we pray on any Wednesday. You won’t be put on the spot, you won’t be asked to pray out loud, but you will be able to pray together with us for our concerns, joys and thanksgivings. If you would like to join us, click HERE, beginning at 2:30 pm on Wednesdays.

Hungry Minds and Souls Summer Salon

Thursday,

July 23

6:30 pm

Pastor Carol Tomer will lead a salon on black liberation theology
To prepare, you are invited to watch a powerful short film, and read a short article.
“The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery” —a 22-minute “cinematic sermon” by Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, senior pastor of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6985UG0Z3k
The film is named after a book by James Cone, the leading theologian in the field of black liberation theology for years. Here is a short summary of James Cone’s book The Cross and the Lynching Tree, from the Journal of Lutheran Ethics: http://tiny.cc/yrn3qz

Hungry Minds and Souls Summer Salon

Tuesday,

July 28

6:30 pm

Pastor Jen Rome will lead a salon on the Teen/YA novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. 
To prepare, you are invited to read the novel and/or watch the movie The Hate U Give (available right now for free on Amazon) 
Author, “Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she holds a BFA in creative writing from Belhaven University. Her award-winning, acclaimed debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a #1 New York Times bestseller and major motion picture from Fox 2000, starring Amandla Stenberg and directed by George Tillman, Jr.” (author’s bio)
In The Hate U Give, “Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does — or does not — say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.” (from The Horn Book review)