Memorial Day Service – May 29, 10:00 a.m.

Pilgrim Faith will host the Oak Lawn Memorial Day service of remembrance for veterans who are members of the local VFW and American Legion who have died in the past year. It will be at 10:00 am on Memorial Day, May 29th in the sanctuary. Pastor Peggy will speak at the service. Following the half hour service there will be an 11:00 am ceremony at the Oak Lawn Veterans’ Memorial by the library at which Pastor Peggy will give the invocation. All are invited.

Summer Bible Study – June 5

“Four Things You Need to Know about God” Please join Pastor Peggy for our summer Bible study on four Monday evenings in June. “Four Things You Need to Know about God” is the theme. Sessions will be held in the church office beginning June 5 at 7:00 pm. All are welcome, regardless of faith background. Participants should enter through the courtyard door on 51st Ave. For more information contact the church at 708-422-4200.

April 5 – W.I.S.H. Group to Color Easter Eggs

WISH (Women In Step with Him) will hold its Easter meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the church lounge. Following pizza, the crafty Pam Cusack will lead us in coloring Easter eggs. In addition to coloring eggs with silk ties, conventional Easter egg coloring also will be available. Each attendee is to bring a spool of thread, scissors, a small pot and, of course, eggs. You may also bring 100 percent silk ties, although we’ll have plenty available. To make the meeting more fun, you can wear Easter attire, such as pastel colors, Easter socks, Easter jewelry or even dress up as the Easter bunny or a baby chick! WISH is open to all women of the church and their friends. Further information is available by calling Gail Siwek at (708) 423-0399.

April 7 and April 21 – STARS Events

Pilgrim Faith  United Church of Christ is inviting seniors 60 and over for lunch and our April events.

April 7 – Have fun playing Jeopardy

April 21 – Look back to the golden age of radio and be entertained by “Those Were The Days” talented group.

For more information and/or to make your luncheon reservations, call the church office at (708) 422-4200.

Easter Lilies for the Sanctuary – Deadline to order is April 10

Help celebrate Easter with a plant to beautify our sanctuary. The cost is $ 14.00. Please use the Easter Lily Order Form in the April newsletter (or make your own using the format below) and forward it to the office.


In Memory of:

In Honor of:

Money enclosed for  ____________ plants @ $14.00/each

April 9 – Palm Sunday at 9:30 a.m.*

Worship includes a processional of palms by children and special music by the Vocal Ensemble and H.L. Richards Instrumental Ensemble. Children meet at 9:15 a.m. in Colonial Hall to prepare for the processional.

*Nursery provided

April 14 – Good Friday services: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 5:30-8:00 p.m.

• You may come at any time during the above hours for a time of meditation, reflection, prayer and communion.

• You may move through a number of meditation stations around the sanctuary at which you may read a scripture or prayer, reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice and death and offer your own prayers.

• Some stations will give you a chance to engage the story of Jesus’ death through art or other activities. One station will offer communion. You may take as little or as much time at each station as you wish.

April 16 – Easter Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m.*

Children join processional to put fresh cut flowers on the “Living Cross.” Easter message by Pastor Peggy and special music by Bell Choir, Vocal Ensemble, The VII Voices and Harmony Guys.

Easter Breakfast at 10:30 a.m.

Breakfast of mini egg casseroles, fresh fruit, muffins and more. Proceeds will help send our youth to church camp.

Easter Egg Hunt at 11:15 a.m.

*Nursery Provided

April 22 – Spring Work Day

On Saturday, April 22, our church will be looking for your support to help us spruce things up around YOUR building and grounds here at Pilgrim Faith. If you are unable to help out on this date, please talk to Jack Lopez to see what projects need to be completed on or after April 22.

On April 22, please join us anytime after 8:00 a.m. We hope to finish up around noon. This is an excellent opportunity to help YOUR church save needed money on expenses.

Thank you in advance.