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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On Monday, January 14, 2019, Rev. Bill was granted Standing in the Pilgrim Association of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ. A meeting of the Association was held at Old South Union Church in South Weymouth to vote and confer Ordained Ministerial standing, transferred from the Hillsborough Association of the New Hampshire Conference of the UCC. The purpose of the meeting was to welcome and become acquainted with new ministers entering the Association.  
Associations of the UCC work in consultation and cooperation with the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ to promote fellowship among the member churches of the Association, oversee ministerial concerns of the Association including granting “standing”, recognition and acceptance of persons authorized for ministry. There are 32 member Churches in the Pilgrim Association
It is a wonderful, affirming recognition for both Rev. Bill and our church! 
An Installation Service will now be planned and will be conducted for Rev. Bill with the Association and Member (COM) churches. These services are authorized by the Associations Committee on Church and Ministry, (Rev. John is currently serving on the Committee) and is scheduled by the COM in conjunction with the Associations Board of Directors. We are currently looking at dates.
Please add this time of celebration once it has been determined

 

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Sometimes God works in simple ways...

It was really clever and it worked so well. Good job, RB!

Rev. Bill Ferguson, excellent job with the kids. I really enjoyed it🤗

In VA in snowstorm. Sorry I missed

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A busy January morning brings us words from Luke and Jesus baptism from Rev John. Confirmation class meets with Mentors this morning and Sr High plays Jeopardy tonight at Youth Group at 6:30.

 

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Upcoming Events
January 17, 2019
  • Trustee Meeting

    January 17, 2019 · 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Library

  • Choir Rehearsal

    January 17, 2019 · 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

January 18, 2019
  • Men's Prayer Group

    January 18, 2019 · 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

    Library

January 20, 2019
  • Worship

    January 20, 2019 · 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Fair Trade

    January 20, 2019 · 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Vestry

  • New Member Meeting

    January 20, 2019 · 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Come and learn about becoming a member of Pilgrim Church!
    After worship in the Parlor

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

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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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