Welcome to Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ! No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, our 400-member congregation welcomes you to 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 at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in our historic Oak Lawn, Illinois, church. We promise 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.
You are welcome to join us for worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. A nursery is provided for children younger than 3. Children ages 3 years through 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. Dress as casual or formal as you like – just come!
The first Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ Flea Market will be held on May 11th, 2013 in Colonial Hall and the parking lot. The Flea Market will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Pilgrim Faith is located at 9411 South 51st Ave in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
Lunch and beverages will be sold.
This will also be a continuation of our plant sale!
Our sellers will have a wide variety of items for you to enjoy. Among them are jewelry, household items, children’s things, candles, kitchen items, soaps, lotions, cleaning products & estate items.
Mark May 11th on your calendar, come out for a delicious lunch and shop at our really fun Flea Market!
On Sunday, May 19, we will collect one of our 5 for 5 offerings. Strengthen the Church spreads God’s love in so many ways. It helps to plan new churches, nurtures current and future leaders, helps to develop the spiritual life of youth and young adults, helps to renew existing churches, and helps to fund the God Is Still Speaking campaign. Those are just a few of the many projects on their agenda.
Everyone has been so generous in the past; we hope to continue that trend.
We will celebrate Confirmation with members of this year’s confirmation class on Sunday, May 19, at the 9:30 a.m. worship service. Each confirmand will read a short portion of his or her statement of faith. The Christian Education Board will honor the confirmands with a cake during fellowship hour following the service.
The evening before Confirmation, the Board of Deacons will honor the confirmands, their families and mentors with a dinner on May 18, at 6:00 p.m.
The confirmands were on retreat at Tower Hill with Pas-tor Peggy and Josh Lopez on the third weekend in April, at which time they wrote their personal statements of fait
The 2013 Intergenerational Retreat is just around the corner! We have a group of almost 60 people going to Tower Hill May 24-26, for a weekend of fun, fellowship, and food! Our theme is Rooted in Love and we will be spending time reflecting on the many roots we put down in our lives where God is calling us to grow.
If you signed up for the retreat, please make your final payment to the church office or give it to Jacqui Cook or Libby Whitney by May 15. And be sure to watch your email for last-minute information about the weekend.
The Retreat Committee is looking forward to a very special weekend with our church family!
You can Take Stock in Youth through our sale of shares of stock to support the senior high trip to the Copperhill, Tennessee July 7-13.
Take stock in our youth by purchasing stock for $10 per share. Buy several! It will yield a wonderful return. Our dividends will be paid at the Stockholders’ Ice Cream Social (date and time to be announced) where we will share how your investment was put to work.
You may complete the stock form included on the back page of the newsletter and place your investment in the offering plate or mail it in to the church office.
Mission 4:1 Earth is a special United Church of Christ ministry running between Easter and Pentecost that focuses on environment, and how we can be wise stewards of God’s creation.
On April 28, for our Sunday service, we will have a short 10-miunute worship and then head over to Lakeshore Park, on 95th Street across from TGI Friday’s, to clean up the park. Bags are provided, and we will bring gloves, although you are free to provide your own if you wish.
There is also the option to go to Colonial Hall to help make and decorate special glasses cases, with straps for easy carrying, that will be distributed to a nursing home. Recycled materials will be used. After about an hour, every participant in the clean-up and decoration will meet in Colonial Hall for lunch and fellow-ship. Sandwich meats, veggies, and bread will be supplied for you to make lunch, and a free will offering will be accepted.
We encourage you to participate in the special event, which is a great opportunity to invite visitors along.
Be sure to see the Pilgrim Players spring musical revue show. The record breaking large cast (55) will be performing musical numbers from such Broadway shows as Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, Sound of Music, and more. Tickets sell out fast, so to reserve your spot call the church office @ 708-422-4200.
The annual flower sale at Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ in Oak Lawn will take place the first weekend of May. Come out and find all your flower planting needs.
Shop for Mother’s Day! We will have a beautiful assortment of flowers: geraniums, impatiens, begonias, marigolds, and many other varieties. Choose from flats, baskets, or potted plants.
Sale dates and times will be as follows.
Friday, May 3—3:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 4—9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 5—10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Special orders can be made up to a week before the sale by calling the church at 708-422-4200 .
We are looking for volunteers to sell that weekend as well as helpers to unload the truck at noon on Friday. Lunch will be provided for those willing to unload the truck on Friday. Please call the church to volunteer.