Welcome to Pilgrim Church of Duxbury

An Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ

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.

We are proud to be an Open and Affirming congregation

Lynn DeHart announces Sunday, Dec. 16 that Pilgrim Church of Duxbury has been officially accepted as an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ.

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.

Join us on Sunday at 10 a.m. for worship.

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Join us for Worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. followed by coffee, snacks and conversation in Fellowship Hall after the service.

There is always something happening at Pilgrim Church…

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.

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Learn

Discover and enliven your faith through adult Christian education and Church School.

 

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Serve alongside fellow parishioners with our adult ministries and youth groups.

 

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Thank you to Kay Drake for this photo of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day service at Pilgrim Church.
Thank you to Kay Drake for taking this photo of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day breakfast.
Members of the Duxbury Interfaith Council held a Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. community prayer service at Pilgrim Church this morning. 

Seen in the top photo, back row from left, are the Rev. Daniel Dice, of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church; Bob Hughes of First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church; Chris Naton, president of the Duxbury Interfaith Council; the Very Rev. Robert J. Deehan, of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church; the Revs. Bill Ferguson and John Brink, of Pilgrim Church.  In the front row are, Laura Neprud, of Congregation of Shirat Hayam; Sherry Murphy, of the Bahai Faith; the Rev. Catherine Cullen, of First Parish Church and Woullard Lett, of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Mr. Lett, at lecturn in lower left photo, gave the keynote address. He is acting Regional Lead of the New England Region in the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Members of the Duxbury area community were treated to a breakfast followed by a worship service. 

Check out the Duxbury Clipper Wednesday for more details. (Photos by Lucy Shepard)

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Upcoming Events
January 21, 2019
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day

    January 21, 2019

  • MLK Breakfast

    January 21, 2019 · 08:15 AM - 09:00 AM

    In Fellowship Hall/Vestry

  • MLK Service

    January 21, 2019 · 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

January 22, 2019
  • Trustee Meeting

    January 22, 2019 · 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

    Library

January 23, 2019
  • Bell Choir

    January 23, 2019 · 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

  • Women's AA

    January 23, 2019 · 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

January 24, 2019
  • Great Decisions

    January 24, 2019 · 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

  • PCCP Guest Speaker

    January 24, 2019 · 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

  • Choir Rehearsal

    January 24, 2019 · 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

January 25, 2019
  • Men's Prayer Group

    January 25, 2019 · 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

    Library

  • Pine Street Inn

    January 25, 2019 · 04:45 PM - 06:15 PM

    Serving begins at 5:00 and ends at 6:00pm

  • Confirmation Retreat

    January 25, 2019 · 05:00 PM - January 26, 2019 · 05:00 PM

January 26, 2019
  • The Pilgrim Pantry

    January 26, 2019 · 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    The Pilgrim Pantry our on-site food pantry

  • Confirmation Retreat

    January 25, 2019 · 05:00 PM - January 26, 2019 · 05:00 PM

January 27, 2019
  • Worship

    January 27, 2019 · 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Annual Budget Meeting

    January 27, 2019 · 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    Sanctuary

  • Youth Group Bowling - all ages

    January 27, 2019 · 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Youth Group Bowling at Alley Kat in Kingston. All 3 youth groups.

January 28, 2019
  • Healing Prayer Group

    January 28, 2019 · 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Youth Room

January 30, 2019
  • Bell Choir

    January 30, 2019 · 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

  • Women's AA

    January 30, 2019 · 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

January 31, 2019
  • Choir Rehearsal

    January 31, 2019 · 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

February 1, 2019
  • Men's Prayer Group

    February 1, 2019 · 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

    Library

February 3, 2019
  • Worship/Communion

    February 3, 2019 · 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Youth Programs

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Church School

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.

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Youth Groups & Mission Trip

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!

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Confirmation

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.

 

Weddings, Baptisms, Memorials & Events

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.

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