Fall & Winter Events
Sundays, 10:00 a.m.
Communion, First Sunday of the Month
Musicians Warm up, Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Pilgrims' Eat Out at a Local Restaurant
Most Sundays following Worship
Up Coming Mission Trip
Tuesday December 9th 10 AM-12 Noon
Meet at "Deliver The Difference" in Eustis to sort food for Food Bank deliveries
Upcoming Book Clubs
Group A "Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a new America" by Gilbert King
Jan 13 & 27, Feb 10 & 24
5 to 8 PM Potluck dinner followed by discussion
Group B "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou
Jan 8 & 22, Feb 5 & 19
10 AM to noon, discussion followed by potluck
Meet in homes of participants on rotating basis
Other Events as Announced
each Sunday Morning
Pilgrims members and non-members work together to create a healthy, compassionate and vibrant world. We are a forward looking, mission-led church which crosses the threshold into 21st Century “Progressive Christianity.” We are creating the future by meeting the needs of the wider community.
Our mission is to affect long term community improvements by working to increase awareness of the issues facing vulnerable populations.
Pilgrims UCC's current actions include the discernment and exploration to undertake a mission that will assist veterans who suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Pilgrims is also involved in monthly missions.
We value the inspirational teachings and traditions of “Progressive Christianity.” As an “Open and Affirming Church,” Pilgrims is committed to the values that serve to build up one’s “sense of self and the sense of belonging to something larger than ourselves.”
We work to create individual and group opportunities for spiritual transformation; to foster the creation of sacred relationships; and to give people the tools and resources to be God's partner in meeting the needs of the vulnerable.
Our faith environment is . . .
• Accepting of believers, non-believers, doubters, et al
• A “Veteran Friendly” church community
• Focused on Creative and Stimulating Worship, Life-long learning, Building Community, Loving Kindness (Hesed) and Repairing the World (Tikkun Olam).
• Open & Affirming to all who enter
Our values determine how we interact with others. Thus, we are called to model the behavior we want to see within the community and strive to extend the hand of compassion to all.
Pilgrims is a Non-Bullying Church
We worship in an Igloo. Whatever you might think of as "typical"---you won't find it here! Members of our congregation come from 30 different denominational backgrounds. Our worship is "relaxed formal" with bursts of rowdiness. Our fellowship is warm, sincere, embracing, and (if you've ever had really great food at a church dinner) filling. If a progressive, faithful church is in your future, we think you've found it. Contribute to our diversity!
NOTE: The UNITED CHURCH of Christ (UCC) and the Church of Christ (CoC) are two Protestant Christian denominations with similar names but extremely different theologies and ideas on how to "do church." They are in NO way related, except for being Christian.