Mission & Outreach

Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor. John 12:26

Mission & Outreach

The Pilgrim Church Congregration takes part in a number of service initiatives in the Greater Boston Area:

DARI

DARI (Duxbury Afghan Resettlement Initiative) for assistance to resettled Afghan refugee family here in Duxbury.

Duxbury Council on Aging

Respite Program Scholarships, to sponsor space and resources to assist empowering older adults to age well, engage in the community, and enrich their lives.

Wildflower

Wildflower is dedicated to serving children and families who have experienced the death of a parent, providing the gifts of a camp experience and consistent, long-term support to help families strengthen their resilience and create positive opportunities for the future.

World Central Kitchen

The World Central Kitchen is first to the front lines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises.

UCC Ukraine Emergency Appeal

The UCC Ukraine Emergency Appeal for immediate use to assist with humanitarian efforts for those who are fleeing Ukraine. 100% of the money is used directly for assistance.

South Shore Congregational Youth Conference

We are proud to be a member of the South Shore Congregational Youth Conference, a week-long summer Camp program for Youth who have graduated 7th Grade through High School Seniors. Held at Camp Cody on beautiful Lake Ossipee in August of each year, the program provides an opportunity for our youth to spend a week making new friends from other UCC churches on the South Shore, engage in Morning discussion groups, Afternoon and Evening programs including Games and Dances and daily Devotional opportunities including quiet Reflection time and evening Worship Chapel and Vespers.Going strong for over 60 years, the program is an amazing opportunity to grow in our faith and make life long friends. Learn more at https://www.sscyc.org.

Fair Trade Ministry

The Pilgrim Church Fair Trade Ministry began in 2004. Coffee, tea and chocolate are the most popular items. In recent years, the ministry has expanded to in- clude SERRV items during November and December. All sales support local farmers and ar- tisans in countries around the world, helping them to provide a sustainable living.

Plymouth Coalition

The outreach committee supports this program with monthly monetary assistance and other support as requested. For instance, at our “Rally Sunday” this past September, Pilgrim Church had a special collection enabling us to deliver four large boxes of school supplies and several comforters and sheet sets, along with sandwiches, fruit, vegetables and cookies. Learn more at Plymouth Coalition for the Homeless Website.

Head Start

Low-income families receive support in the form of subsidized school lunches and other necessities. Pilgrim Church members also shop for some requested items and deliver the items to the Head Start office. This program receives direct financial support on a monthly basis from Pilgrim Church. Learn more about Massachusetts Head Start Program.

Serve New Englad

Each month a new family from the congregation is asked to deliver a box of provisions including eggs, meat, fruit and other staples to 5 area families. The food is purchased by the Outreach committee through monthly financial donations.

Pine Street Inn

This is a soup kitchen in Boston. Pilgrim Church takes a group of up to eight volunteers to serve food to the homeless the last Friday of every month. If interested in participating, contact Sandy Bondlow.

Duxbury Interfaith Council

This inter-denominational group pools their resources through monthly financial donations and the money is used to take care of immediate needs of families in distress. The group also funds and operates a food pantry in Plymouth.

Youth Mission Trip

Every two years, the senior high youth group has traveled to New Orleans to help the community re-group and re-build after Hurricane Katrina. They have helped with their hands and their hearts in conjunction with other churches that have also taken on this cause as a special mission. The teenagers raise funds over a period of a year and a half to help fund the trip.

Pilgrim Food Pantry

Pilgrim Church collects a set group of food essentials and distributes bags of these staples to individuals or families in need on a monthly basis. The Pilgrim Food Pantry is open to anyone in need of food assistance, not just Duxbury residents.

PCCP

The Pilgrim Child Care & Preschool (PCCP), is a non-profit organization created to serve the community with care and education for infants, toddlers, preschool, and Kindergarten children. The congregation supports the efforts of PCCP via scholarships and support.

Habitat for Humanity

South Shore Habitat for Humanity- Plymouth $5000 – We are pleased to be able to assist in a worthwhile project in Plymouth for an addition to a house for a disabled family.