We are a family of believers, centered in Christ, reaching out to others, and welcoming all. We worship God, help each other to grow in God’s love, and to share our gifts, seeking to follow where Jesus leads.
In mid December, Pilgrim Church of Duxbury received confirmation from the United Church of Christ that it has been officially been recognized as an Open and Affirming congregation.
What does that mean?
It means, among other things that everyone, no matter where they are on life’s journey, is welcome at Pilgrim Church. It means that people of “every age, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, ethnicity and race, physical and mental ability, and socioeconomic status to enter into the full life and ministry of this church.”
With this announcement, the church became the 1,568th local congregation to be so recognized nationally since 1985, and the 181st in Massachusetts. To become so recognized, the church adopted the following welcoming statement:
“Inspired by God’s love for all people, we the members of Pilgrim Church of Duxbury, United Church of Christ, declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming congregation.
“Following the teachings of Jesus Christ, we invite people of every age, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, ethnicity and race, physical and mental ability, and socioeconomic status to enter into the full life and ministry of this church.
“Guided by the Holy Spirit, we seek to be an expression of that unconditional love and to welcome all of God’s children.”
If you live in Duxbury, or anywhere on the South Shore, please feel invited to attend any one of our worship services Sunday mornings at 10.
From mission and outreach initiatives in the local community to fellowship and healing ministry groups, our vibrant church community is active nearly every day of the week.
Church School is held for Pre-K through 8th Grade during regular Sunday Worship at 10am from Labor Day through June. High School Sunday School is held on the second Sunday of each month from September through June. Nursery Care is also available.
Age specific youth groups feature social time, Christian education, and a variety of fun activities giving all young people in our church community the opportunity to connect with peers and families who share similar values and beliefs. You don’t have to be a member of Pilgrim Church to participate, everyone is welcome!
We invite youth people age 14 and up to become members of Pilgrim Church through religious education, exploration of beliefs, mentoring and leadership as part of our Confirmation class. Classes meet twice a month beginning in September and Confirmation takes place in May.
Our historic building contains many unique spaces that would be perfect for a party, service, meeting, rehearsal, reception, or get-together…..even a dance!
We can accommodate just about any special event or regular series. All rooms are ADA-accessible, and climate-controlled year round.