|Retreat in Black Mountain at Christmount Oct 26-28
All are welcome to get away and be with family and friends for a relaxing, fun, beautiful weekend about a half-hour from Asheville. Hike, explore, sit, read, sing, and make s’mores surrounded by the gorgeous fall colors of western NC. Price of a room with 2 queen size beds, is $110 per night. Look for the sign-up poster in the hallway. For more information, contact Marilyn Christian.
Tuesday, June 12, at 7:30 pm, Pilgrims will gather with the Institute for Islamic and Turkish Studies to break bread with our Muslim neighbors during Ramadan. We have 14 participants thus far. If you are interested but did not yet respond, please let Pastor Lindy (email@example.com) know and we will see we if we can increase our attendance.
The Poetry Prayer Walk is on summer break in July and August. Poetry Prayer Walks will resume Tuesday, September 4, 12 noon, at The Poet’s Walk at Ayr Mount, Hillsborough. Details to follow in late August. Contact Claudia Fulshaw for more info.
Slow down, reflect, and commune with God in nature. On Tuesday June 12, you are invited to gather at 12 noon for the Poetry Prayer Walk. Gather at the picnic tables at the beginning of the Poet’s Walk at Ayr Mount, 376 St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough. The trail is an easy, meandering mile long with questions to ponder related to the chosen poem along the way. We gather back at the picnic tables at 12:45 for a brief closing. However, you are welcome to stay on the trail as long as you like.
If you cannot join but would like to have the poem to ponder on your own, email Claudia Fulshaw for a copy of the poem and prompts to ponder.
Ordination Service: Pilgrims celebrated the ordination of Sarah Horton-Campbell at Sunday, June 3rd at 3:00pm in the Pilgrim sanctuary. A reception followed in the Fellowship Hall.
Congregational Meeting, June 3 – On June 3 Pilgrim will have a congregational meeting to receive and consider a proposal from the Board of Trustees to install solar panels on the south facing (driveway side) of the roof of the fellowship hall and educational wing. The proposal may include borrowing funds, which requires approval from the congregation, but in any case because of the magnitude of the project the entire congregation should be called on for approval. Materials regarding the proposal will be provided by email prior to the meeting, and printed copies will be available the Narthex the Sunday before the meeting.
Update June 10: The Pilgrim congregation voted YES for the solar panel proposal.
On Sunday, May 27th, our morning service was be held at Eno River State Park, followed by a potluck lunch. We are following a tradition at Pilgrim of worshipping close to the outdoors, formerly at O’Kelly Chapel, which was the home church of James O’Kelly, the founder of our congregation.
This year, we sang lots of old-timer hymns, were led in the Lord’s Prayer by our children, shared communion, listened to special music by the choir and by Marty Christian, and welcomed Kayla Keller as our Ministerial Intern from Duke Divinity School. And then enjoyed our potluck feast!
Ever wonder how you contribute to the life of Pilgrim? Ever wonder if there is an area of Pilgrim’s ministry to which your particular gifts are best suited? Well, come to the Pilgrim Ministry Fair during fellowship hour on Sunday, May 20, and learn about all of the different ways in which you can serve Pilgrim and its ministries. We will have representatives of all of Pilgrim’s boards and committees along with representatives of some of our external ministries to talk about what they do, what they need, and how to participate. Come and engage!
Pilgrim Spring Work Day – Please help us on the afternoon of Saturday, May 19, 12:00 – 5:00, as we spruce up our building and grounds. Organized by the Board of Trustees, we will have all sorts of tasks that you can help out with. From cleaning to planting, weeding to organizing, come by at any point over the course of the afternoon and you can help us keep Pilgrim looking great! No experience or tools are necessary, just come with comfortable clothes.