Welcome to Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ in Oak Lawn, IL

Welcome to Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ in Oak Lawn, an Open and Affirming congregation.  No matter who you are or where you are on your spiritual journey.  Explore this site to find out what we’re all about.  We hope you will be inspired by what you see and join us for worship each Sunday in our historic Oak Lawn, Illinois church.  You will find a church full of people dedicated to living our mission statement every day:  Welcoming All, Worshiping God, Working Together to Serve Others.  A nursery is provided for children younger than 3 during worship.  Kids ages 3 years old to 8th grade are invited to attend Sunday School during the last half of the service.  Our service is an inspirational, uplifting experience open to anyone of any faith and those who are searching.  Come experience our welcoming church!  See our Facebook page for events!
Worship 9:30 a.m. each Sunday    Office hours: 9:00-2:00 Mon-Fri    708-422-4200

SPRUCE UP DAY – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 – 8:00AM

We are looking for your support to help spruce things up around YOUR  building and grounds here at Pilgrim Faith.  Please join us anytime after 8:00 a.m., we hope to finish around noon. This is an excellent opportunity to help YOUR church save needed money on expense. If you are unable to help out on this date, please talk to Don Lagerstrom to see what  projects need to be completed.
Thank you in advance!   


BEDS Fundraiser ~ Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 ~ 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

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Harvest Moon Event 
$40 per person
$20 Children under 12 (tickets available for purchase at door)
Special guest ~ Live music ~ Raffle • Dinner Buffet & Drinks

115 Bourbon St.
3359 W. 115th St.
Merrionette Park, 60803
Harvest Moon celebration gives us the chance to share our abundance, ensuring that some of the most vulnerable members of our community can be safe & warm during the harsh winter.
Event proceeds will benefit BEDS Plus’ south shelter operations.

Food Pantry Needs Donations

During the holiday season it is not unusual to see the hallways outside of the Food Pantry filled with boxes of donations received from holiday food drives held by various local organizations.  Those holiday food donations sustain our pantry for several months.  However, as donations dwindle, it becomes necessary for our pantry managers to purchase food to ensure the pantry is able to fulfill the needs of our community.
Since it is not yet holiday season, we would like to encourage members & friends of Pilgrim Faith to consider donating non-perishable foods to our pantry.  Donations may be brought to the office between 9:00a.m.- 2:00p.m., or left in the grocery cart inside the courtyard door or in the narthex on Sunday morning.  Thank you for your ongoing support!

 


Get On Target With God – Celebration, Sunday Sept. 9.

  Rally Day – September 9, 2018 

Join us for our Rice Bowl, “Breaking Open” ceremony!  We will see how much money we have collected to feed orphan children.  
VBS kids and helpers will sing “Beach Be-Attitudes” song during church.  Church begins at 9:30, we would like the kids to meet downstairs (where we had VBS) by 9:15 A.M.  
After church (10:30) we will meet outside to have more FUN!  Dave’s Inflatable Target will be here (check out his Facebook page- Dave’s Dart Game).  It looks like SO much fun- a huge dartboard with Velcro golf, soccer balls, tennis balls, & launcher guns!  Oh, and we will have ICE CREAM, too!!

We would really love to have you & your family be our special guests!
Remember
: 9:15 A.M. September 9, 2018
Thanks, 
Daune Sebastian & the Beach Party crew

 

Online Donations Visit Pilgrim Faith website:
https://ricebowls.kindful.com/rice-bowl-mission-project-2018/rice-bowls-mission-project-pilgrim-faith-united-church-of-christ

 Join us for ALL the FUN & bring your friends! 
P.S. Dave’s Dart games are for ALL Ages!


Pilgrim Faith UCC CROP Hunger Walk

OCTOBER 14, 2018
Register by 1:30PM
Walk starts at 2PM
Christ Lutheran Church
14700 S 94th Ave. Orland Park, IL
Donate now or Join our team!
www.CropHungerWalk.org/PalosParkIL/PilgrimFaithUCC

 

 

 


SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER TRAINING – Sunday 10:45a.m.

All new and returning Sunday school teachers please join me in the lounge for a training for this year.   It is important that you come to hear about our NEW format this year and to schedule the weeks that you will be teaching.  The Pre/K- 5th graders will be using the Deep Blue curriculum, this year we are trying a rotation model where we will study the same Bible story for 7 weeks, each week will have a different focus (art, drama, spiritual practices, cooking, science, mission, and games).  Our goal is to appeal to all learning styles, and give  kids the time to really understand and explore Bible stories.  If you have some talents in any of these areas, see me and you can teach one of the lessons!

The Middle school kids will be using the Submerge curriculum again, teachers should attend to find out the focus of the lessons.  A light lunch will be provided!  ALL adults who work with our children MUST take the “Safe Church” training, please contact the church office to  sign-up.   

Blessings,
Daune Sebastian
Sunday School Superintendent 


Dear Friends in Faith at Pilgrim Faith U.C.C.

I arrived, along with my canine pal, Jazmine as well as my “stuff” in full on Thursday night.  It is a joy to finally be here after the weeks of anticipation in preparing to serve as your interim minister.  I look forward to meeting each of you in the weeks to come!

Our worship this Sunday will be on the theme of REAL FOOD.  The scripture text John 6:24-35 in which the crowds are following Jesus and seeking more answers about who he is.  His response:  “I am the bread of life.  Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty”.   

In preparation for our time together, I invite you to ponder the role of food in our life.  Food is intended to nourish our bodies for well-being; food is also often part of sharing friendship and fellowship.  There is healthy food.  And, there is food that is not; we often call it junk food.    Do you have a favorite one?  If so bring a bag, carton, or box of it with you on Sunday.  I’ll have an empty box of peanut M&M’s with me.  See you then!!

Grace and peace,
Rev. Lark