We are Saving you a Seat!

Gather together in worship at 9:00 a.m. Sundays.

What a gift it will be to be united 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. 

COVID-19 Mask Policy

If you are fully vaccinated:
facial coverings are optional…and we’ll support your choice to wear/not wear a mask while at Pilgrim Church.

If you have not been vaccinated:
we welcome you and request that you continue to wear a mask with respect of those vulnerable around you.

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.

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 16, 10:00 a.m. to assemble sandwiches. Many hands make light work. More sandwich makers are needed especially while our snowbirds are North!

Pilgrim Women's Fellowship

Thursday, September 16, 10:00 a.m.  Coffee Room

Bring your Bible and see you there.

Lesson Title is “Women of the Covenants”

  • Sarah- Genesis 11:27—12:20, Genesis 18:1-15, Genesis 20:1-18
  • Hagar -Genesis 16:1-16 and Genesis 21:8-21

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.

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. CLOSED LABOR DAY, September 6. 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 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  **Special Item for August Collection!
  • dry cereal & grits
  • oatmeal
  • pancake mix
  • syrup
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
  • snacks
  • canned tuna
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels

 

Sunday Morning Bible Study

Discussion leaders, David & Judi Wilson invite you to gather following worship at 10:15 a.m. in the Library.
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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.