Welcome to Pilgrim Church of Duxbury

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.

Pilgrim Church plans Advent, Christmas services

Members of the Edwards family prepare to light the Candle of Joy on the second Sunday in Advent on Dec. 9.

Why not make the holiday season even more special for your family this year by attending some of the Advent and Christmas worship services at Pilgrim Church of Duxbury?

 

Like other Christian churches, Pilgrim Church, which is affiliated with the United Church of Christ, holds Advent worship services the first four Sundays in December.

 

Under the guidance of the church’s new Senior Minister, the Rev. William Ferguson, all Advent services start at 10 a.m. in the church sanctuary.

 

On the Sunday before Christmas, Dec. 23, a special Christmas Pageant service will be held, also starting at 10 a.m.  In this service, children and adults will act out the Christmas story, proclaiming the arrival of Jesus Christ’s birth. The service will include readings, acting, music and prayer.

 

On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, two services will be held, at 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.  The afternoon service will be a family service intended for children and adults.  Then, a traditional service of lessons, carols and candlelight will be held that evening.  This service will tell the Christmas story through song and Scripture. Participants are invited to come early, at 8 p.m., to listen to an extended musical prelude.

 

These, like all services at Pilgrim Church, are open to anyone, no matter where they are on life’s journey.

Betsy Hunter, a deacon at Pilgrim Church, reads selections from Jeremiah and Luke during the worship service on the first Sunday of Advent, Dec. 2, 2018.
Christmas greens decorate Pilgrim Church. (Photos by Dwight B. Shepard)

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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Fair Trade thanks everyone who bought items and supported small farmers and artisans around the world. We had record sales! We will have one more Fair Trade sale before Christmas. Look for us in the vestry after worship on December 16.Image attachment

 

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That bird house is mine😊

The Edwards family, (clockwise from top, left), helped Pilgrim Church celebrate the second Sunday of Advent today by lighting the candle of joy.  The Rev. Bill Ferguson had a special moment with youngsters, the Rev. John Brinks sermon was entitled I Hear You, and Elise Gardner read Biblical selections from Malachi and Luke.

 

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Thank you Betsy Hunter for capturing this moment on video.

What a momentous occasion in the life of the church. Special thanks to Lynn DeHart for her leadership in this effort. It was my privilege to serve on the Open and Affirming committee with such a dedicated group of people.

Congratulations 🎉🌈...love your rainbow stole Bill !!

The Asbury United Methodists Church in Delaware, Ohio , also declared our congregation as an Open and Affirming congregation this year.

Good for you!!!

Happy you’re enjoying your church, Dwight.

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Second Sunday of Advent, Peace Sunday, brings amazing Sunshine and cold air. Join us! All are welcomed!
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Upcoming Events
December 14, 2018
  • Men's Prayer Group

    December 14, 2018 · 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

    Library

December 15, 2018
  • YG Christmas Partys

    December 15, 2018

    Youth Room

  • Genesis YG

    December 15, 2018 · 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM

    Youth Room - Wear your favorite Christmas PJs and enjoy breakfast treats!
    Bring a $5-$10 gift for our "Swap with a twist"

  • MS YG & HS YG

    December 15, 2018 · 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

    Youth Room - wear your favorite Christmas PJs and enjoy breakfast treats.
    Bring a $5-$10 gift for our "Swap with a twist"

December 16, 2018
  • Third Sunday of Advent

    December 16, 2018

  • Worship

    December 16, 2018 · 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Fair Trade

    December 16, 2018 · 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Vestry

  • YG Gift Wrap Fundraiser

    December 16, 2018 · 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Cookie Swap

    December 16, 2018 · 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

December 17, 2018
  • Church Council

    December 17, 2018 · 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

December 18, 2018
  • Trustee Meeting

    December 18, 2018 · 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

    Library

December 19, 2018
  • Staff Meeting

    December 19, 2018 · 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Women's AA

    December 19, 2018 · 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

December 20, 2018
  • Choir Rehearsal

    December 20, 2018 · 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

December 21, 2018
  • Men's Prayer Group

    December 21, 2018 · 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

    Library

December 22, 2018
  • Pageant Dress Rehearsal

    December 22, 2018 · 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

December 23, 2018
  • Fourth Sunday of Advent

    December 23, 2018

  • Worship

    December 23, 2018 · 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Christmas Pageant

    December 23, 2018 · 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

December 24, 2018
  • Christmas Eve

    December 24, 2018

  • Family Service

    December 24, 2018 · 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

  • Lessons & Carols

    December 24, 2018 · 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM

December 25, 2018
  • Office & PCCP Closed

    December 25, 2018

  • Christmas Day

    December 25, 2018

December 26, 2018
  • Office & PCCP Closed

    December 26, 2018

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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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