The focus for our Transition Team work this month will be Leadership. This will be a time to thank leaders who have served, consider how we are developing leaders for the future, reflect on decision making processes, and get perspective on past clergy leaders and their strengths and growing edges.
On Sunday April 24 from 3-5 pm, everyone — women, men, young, older and youth — is invited to come lend a hand making Pilgrim’s outside beautiful. Contact Ami Nagle from the Board of Trustees with questions or to lend your name to those who will be “gloving up”.
Pilgrim will host a MERI (Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia) workshop on Saturday, April 30 from 10-1 in Fellowship Hall. We will learn about Islamophobia and racism, and how we can challenge all forms of oppression in our community. the cost is free; donations will be added to Pilgrim’s offering of thanks to MERI.
All are welcome! Please let the church office know if you plan to attend.
“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another…” — John 13:34-35
We oppose and mourn disgraceful NC House Bill 2 and continue to joyfully welcome ALL!
The restroom sign pictured above is from a single stall restroom open to anyone of any gender identity or expression.
Our Transition Team is moving Pilgrim into our second Intentional Interim Focus Point: exploring our congregation’s identity. Pilgrims are encouraged to attend a small discussion group to identify our purpose as Pilgrims. We have a wonderful heritage with many great memories of fellowship and social justice work in our community. How exciting to talk about what is most important for us and what might be next for Pilgrim!
On Thursday March 25 at 7 pm we will have a Tenebrae worship service with communion. Tenebrae is the Latin term for “shadows”, and we will hear the gospel lessons of Jesus’ passion along with the extinguishing of lights. The service commemorates the Last Supper, betrayal, and death, Christ’s trial and death, and burial. All are welcome to join us for the Holy Week service.
On Wednesdays in March — March 2, 9, 16, and 23 — we will have a light dinner at 5:30 pm and a storytelling workshop from 5:45-7 pm. Suzanne Tyler will lead a multi-generational biblical storytelling workshop using our Lenten texts. Ages 10 to 110 welcome!
CROP Walk 2016 on March 20
In 2015, Pilgrim raised over $10,000 — more than any Durham congregation of any size for CROP Walk. In 2016, we will walk together on March 20. On Feb 28, a special CROP Walk coffee hour after worship will be hosted by the Board of Christian Service.
Pilgrim’s Transition Team will host a luncheon and conversation about Pilgrim’s heritage on Sunday Feb 14 from 11:30 to 1:30. Come and share your stories and learn how we are formed by the stories of those who went before us. child care will be provided and youth will be invited to participate in their own conversations.
Pilgrim is in transition from our previous senior minister to a new senior minister who will be called as we end our interim period. Our interim senior minister, Rev. Lance, presented his overview of the intentional interim process to our congregation on Nov 15, 2015.
To view a video of the presentation, click here.
Pilgrim members and friends,
Due to current road conditions in many of our neighbors, and our skating rink of a parking lot, we are canceling our Sunday morning activities and worship. Please stay safe and warm, and check on your elderly neighbors. We hope to see you next week (if not before)!