Welcome to Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Brentwood-Kingston!
Beloved Friends and Members of Pilgrim Church,
Breathe in Love.
Breathe out Peace.
I pray this finds you doing well as we live through these uncertain times together. Remember, God’s love know no bounds. God is with us each and every step of this journey.
For the safety and well-being of our community, we are suspending all in-person gatherings at the church for the near future. Sadly, this means that we will not gather for worship on Sunday mornings in our sanctuary. We all grieve the loss of this time together and look forward to gathering together in-person again.
This unprecedented change provides new opportunities for us to be community in different ways. We have set up a phone call chain to check in with each other in a personal way. If you would like to be a part of that chain, please let me know. We also have an online option for worship available on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/PilgrimUCCBrentwoodKingston/ Be sure to check it out Sunday morning at 10am.
In addition, if you need to contact me for any reason, we can keep in touch by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (603) 443-2754.
Now, friends, I urge you to take a deep breath. Each time you breathe, feel the Holy Spirit envelope you. God is with you, with us, even now, and God will be with you, with us, always.
Grace and peace to you now and always.
Links to Facebook Sermons
Sunday, March 29, 2020 https://www.facebook.com/PilgrimUCCBrentwoodKingston/videos/1621147238035851/?t=142
Sunday, March 22, 2020 https://www.facebook.com/PilgrimUCCBrentwoodKingston/videos/216665902912694/?t=75
Sunday, March 15,2020 https://www.facebook.com/PilgrimUCCBrentwoodKingston/videos/264622897910555/?t=0
Weekly Events (under normal circumstances)
Monday 7:00pm Men’s AA Meeting
Wednesday 6:30pm Al Anon Meeting
Wednesday 7:30pm AA Meeting
Thursday 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal
Friday 10:00am Community Discussion Group
Monthly Events (under normal circumstances)
1st Monday 7:00pm Movie at the Brentwood Library
3rd Tuesday 7:00pm Brentwood Garden Club
4th Saturday 8:30am Book Club
Open and Affirming
An Open and Affirming congregation is one that has pledged to welcome all people into the full life and ministry of the church, with an explicit welcome to people of all sexual orientations. An Open and Affirming (ONA) congregation knows that many barriers still exist that prevent people from being able to bring their whole selves into worship. Therefore, our ONA statement offers a welcome to people of every marital, social, or economic status, race, physical or mental ability, emotional condition, sexual orientation or identity, ethnicity, gender, age, or previous religious affiliation. We make this stand in response to the inclusive love that Jesus shared and the extravagant welcome of our loving God.
We seek to live a life of active justice, extravagant welcome, and inclusive love through faith, worship, and love.
Affirmed and Voted on May 2018, Annual Meeting
Just Peace Statement
A Just Peace church is one that has made a commitment to working for a just peace, which the United Church of Christ defines as “the interrelationship of justice, friendship, and common security from violence. The goal is always to minimize violence while working for justice and friendship.” We envision a world living in “shalom”, the Hebrew word often translated "peace," but which is truly a much more encompassing word than that. It means "wholeness, healing, justice, righteousness, equality, unity, freedom, and community. Shalom is a vision of all people whole, well, and one, and of all nature whole, well, and one." This is a lofty goal and a formidable task, but as a church we have pledged ourselves to it..