Office Hours

The office is open 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday,  After hours appointments maybe made with Pastor John.

Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, October 22
10:00 a.m. —2:00 p.m.
Contact us with questions at 941-629-2633 or All work must be designed and created by the craftsman. No commercially made or mass produced items. This is an indoor event that is open to the public.

Craftsman Application

Adult Bible Study

The class led by David and Judi Wilson, meets in the Community Center Library immediately following the 9:00 am worship service. Be sure to bring your Bible as the teaching format is a Chapter by Chapter, verse by verse approach. 

Class will resume on September 18 with the Epistles of I John, 2 John, and 3 John. 

Pilgrim Church Cook Book

Time to share your favorite recipes!

We are collecting recipes to be cumulated into one book that we’ll sell in time for Christmas! Multiple recipes from each home will gladly be accepted. Submit your recipes via paper (print clearly) or email to the church office.

This is a Pilgrim Church Fundraiser and we are asking for a donation of $15 for each book. Of course, larger donations are accepted.

  •  Include your name. Also, include tidbits such as that it was a Smith Family French Reunion Recipe or Aunt Jane’s Signature Thanksgiving Dish or Grandpa John’s Meatloaf from 1901.
  • Make sure your recipe is complete, including all steps.
  • List ingredients in the order used. Make sure all ingredients are included in the directions.
  • Sizes of packages are changing, please be sure to include all amounts and container sizes: 2 (8-oz.) cans, 1 (14-oz.) pkg. Use parenthesis to separate amounts.
  • Pick a category: Appetizers & Beverages, Breads & Rolls, Breakfast, Soups & Salads, Vegetables & Side Dishes, Main Dishes, Kid Favorites, Desserts, Cookies & Candy, This & That


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Boy Scouts of America

The BSA serves duly constituted, community-based organizations and offers an educational resource program based on duty to God and duty to country. Pilgrim church serves as chartered organization to Troop and Pack 351 – boy scouts and cub scouts.  The chartered organization provides leadership, meeting facilities, encouragement, and other support as needed.  In return, the boys perform flag ceremonies, at special services, cook breakfast on Scout Sunday, and collect food donations for the church food pantry, just to name a few activities that are mutually beneficial.

The Boy Scouts meet every Monday evening at 6:30 PM during the school year in the Pilgrim Church Community Center, Cub Scouts meet on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM. Summer programming varies. Please contact church office for more information.

PBJ Sandwich Makers

We need donations of creamy peanut butter and jam (it spreads so much easier than jelly) for the monthly Sandwich Ministry. We use 18 loaves of bread to make 200 sandwiches!

 Join us for an hour on Thursday, September 15, 9:15 a.m. to assemble sandwiches. Many hands make light work. 

Prayer Shawls

If you would like a shawl for yourself or neighbor, please call the Pilgrim Church office.

When a knitter picks up the needles to work on a prayer shawl, whether it is for 10 minutes or an hour, a prayer is said for the person who will receive the shawl—by name if it is known—but as we seldom know the person who will receive the shawl—it is a prayer for comfort and easing of pain, be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. When the shawl is finished a different prayer of blessing is said for the recipient.

Pilgrim Food Pantry

2nd and 4th Mondays 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Neighbors and friends are welcomed to stop for a bag of groceries. The need is great in many local households. Thank you for your faithfulness!

Items needed to support this ministry:

  • canned soup
  • saltine crackers
  • beef stew
  • canned chili
  • canned pasta
  • canned tomatoes
  • canned green beans
  • canned pork n beans
  • canned carrots
  • canned corn
  • canned mixed veggies
  • assorted canned beans
  • canned peas
  • canned fruit
  • ramen noodles
  • spaghetti sauce
  • dry pasta (assorted)
  • mac n cheese
  • mashed potatoes
  • canned potatoes
  • rice & dry beans  
  • dry cereal & grits
  • oatmeal
  • pancake mix
  • syrup
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
  • snacks
  • canned tuna
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels



Pilgrim Women's Fellowship


Ladies, we meet in the Coffee Room monthly. The Fall study begins on Thursday, September 22 at 10:00 a.m. We will book/video study GRACE by Max Lucado. This is a 7 session small group study that our church  presented in 2013 as a Lenten study. Think about Hebrews 12:15 – See to it that no one misses the grace of God.


Joyful Noise Learning Center

Our School offers low ratios in a Christian, high-quality educational environment. The curriculum is full of fun and adventurous activities in a faith-based atmosphere.  Program hours are 7:00 am – 6:00 pm for one year olds thru fifth graders. We are both (NAC) National Accreditation Commission Accredited and Gold Seal Accredited.

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Joyful Noise Learning Center Mission Statement
Pilgrim United Church of Christ is a community responding to God’s call. Our mission is to reach out to all people and help them grow in their faith and to know God personally.

JOYFUL NOISE is a ministry of Pilgrim Church. We believe childhood is precious. In a world where children are often forced to grow up too soon we offer a community of gentleness and safety where Christian values of kindness, honestly, and respect of God and others are taught with loving care.

JOYFUL NOISE provides creative learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate and nurture children to thrive intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, socially, artistically and physically. We instill a genuine love of learning while providing a broad, challenging and stimulating education. We promote self-reliance and establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment for students of varied talents and abilities.

We maintain a strong, inclusive, family atmosphere committed to Christian values while honoring the socioeconomic, ethnic and religious diversity within our school community.