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.
The Rev. William Ferguson, a native of Quincy, was called Sunday as the next Senior Minister at Pilgrim Church of Duxbury.
The vote to call Rev. Ferguson was unanimous after he led the congregation in worship on Call Sunday, June 17.
The unanimous vote came after he gave a Fathers Day sermon entitled “Blessed are the Focused” and had a special conversation with children about fathers during Children’s Time.
This is what Rev. Bill had to say after the vote:
“I am so excited to be coming back to the South Shore. Maureen grew up in Braintree, I grew up in Quincy, and we all lived in Rockland until September 2001, when I answered a call from the Hampstead New Hampshire Congregational Church UCC. Six years later I was called to Pelham Congregational UCC and have served there for 11 years. To come home to family, friends, and a new congregation looking to serve and worship and be part of a Community is truly a gift from God!
“I have always felt that the lessons of hospitality we find in our Scriptures is the key to serving and attracting people to our faith. Romans 15:7 says, “Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” As we begin to learn about each other and the ways we can serve God together, we will find the essence of love that God has for us in the teachings of Christ and the presence of the Spirit.
“Having come to the ministry 22 years ago after working in the juvenile justice system and in sales, I remember and will always understand the pull of the “outside” world that declares and offers so much that pulls us away from our faith practices. But I am excited to develop ways to stay connected, that the members of Pilgrim Church of Duxbury will be proud of both their own spiritual practices and the community practices of hospitality and welcome!”
Click on the link, below, to see a gallery of photos from the service as posted on the church’s Facebook page.
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.