NEW Worship Time

Starting Sunday, June 13, we will be together in worship at 9:00 a.m.

What a gift it will be to be together as a community of believers.

If you know someone who hasn’t been to church in a while, reach out and invite them to a special time together. We are saving a seat for you!

Response to COVID-19

Worship has resumed in person! Please open this link to the restrictions for the protection of all our members against COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you all. Services will continue to be available online. 

Office Hours

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

Summer Bible Study

Starting Wednesday, June 2

Two Weekly Sessions Available:  Noon and 6:30

Sermon on the Mount

A six-week study by Amy-Jill Levine exploring the major topics in the most popular sermon ever delivered, providing historical and theological context & using a solid knowledge of Hebrew scriptures and moral teachings.

Let the church office know if you want a book (not required but recommended) of your own! $14, the order will be placed on May 26.

Each week is stand alone so if you have summer plans, join Pastor John when you can!


Pilgrim Women's Fellowship

Pilgrim Women’s Fellowship is on a Summer Break. Monthly meetings will resume after a three month break, on Thursday, September 2 at 10:00 a.m.

At that time, the group will begin a new study using materials from Shannon Breams new book, “The   Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16        Women and Their Lessons for Today”.

As a summer assignment, purchase your copy and begin reading! Join us as we meet and share how God is present in our lives. 


Prayer Shawls

Do you have a dear friend or relative who needs the comfort and strength of a prayer shawl? Please call the church and we would be happy to share one with you.                                                                                                                                         

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 7:00 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.

Stephen Ministry

Lonely? Sad? Discouraged?

Are you or a friend going through a tough time—emotionally or spiritually? Struggling with a crisis in life? Or simply feeling down?

Consider letting a Stephen Minister help. A Stephen Minister is a member of our congregation who is trained to listen, care,  encourage, pray, and walk alongside you during difficult times. It’s confidential, free, and very helpful.

To request a Stephen Minister or to learn more about the program, please reach out to Wini Bender at 941-875-4682.

Weekly Food Pantry

Mondays 10:00 a.m until 11:30 a.m. Neighbors and friends are welcomed to stop for a bag of groceries.

Items needed to support this ministry:

  • canned soup
  • saltine crackers
  • beef stew
  • 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



Mission Outreach Ministry

Opportunities exist for Pilgrims, both adult and youth, to participate in annual international and local outreach.  Activities have included trips to Cameroon, Mississippi, Texas, Jamaica, NY and Arizona as well as local service to the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, Virginia B. Andes Free Clinic and Habitat for Humanity, YoungLife, Wings of Shelter, among others.
Monthly Missions are:
  • Food Pantry is currently available on Mondays, 10 am – 11:30 am. Except for holidays.
  • PB&J Sandwich Makers assemble the classic comfort food for the homeless on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:00 am.
  • Meet at 4:15 pm to serve at the Homeless Coalition on 3rd & 5th Fridays every month.

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.