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JOIN US IN WORSHIP

We gather every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM

At Pilgrim Faith, we seek our worship to be meaningful, uplifting, affirming of God’s love and power in Christ, and experience the rich liturgical history of the church. We are an Open and Affirming congregation. ALL are welcome (we really mean it!) so come as you are to worship the still-speaking God.

Our worship services are all about community, love, and praise. We praise God through communal prayer, music, confession, preaching, sharing, and Holy Communion. Our worship aims to be transformative in many ways, offering us opportunities to seek comfort and hope, to find our stories in the stories of our faith, and to experience the presence of God.

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We observe two sacraments: Holy Communion and Baptism. Communion is observed on the first Sunday of the month. We celebrate the various “seasons” of the church: Advent, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost. Our liturgy conforms to the order of worship in the Book of Worship of the United Church of Christ, and we use the lectionary as our selected scripture readings each Sunday.

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Once per month, we worship outside the sanctuary in a casual, laid-back setting.  Messy Church is an intergenerational faith formation activity that meets at 10am on the Second Sunday of each month. Monthly themes reflect our biblical stories, our Christian values, and stories about Jesus. Messy Church includes a meal, family activities, learning opportunities, and experiential worship for all ages. 

Some of the details...

  • Where: We worship at our church home on South 51st Avenue in Oak Lawn, on the Northside of West 95th Street, across the street from the Oak Lawn METRA station. Click here for a map and driving directions.
     

  • Parking: Free parking is available in our side parking lot with additional parking available in the commuter rail parking lot on Sunday mornings.
     

  • Music: Depending on Sunday, our music may feature organ, piano, hand bells, guitar, and other instruments. We use the United Church of Christ “New Century” hymnal, supplemented by both traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs from other Christian denominations.
     

  • Childcare: Childcare is provided for infants and toddlers in our nursery filled with toys! The nursery, a room right outside the sanctuary, is staffed by two adults. There is also a "Kids' Corner" in the back of the narthex filled with books and coloring materials for your little.
     

  • Children and Youth: Sunday school is offered for children and teens during the worship service. 
     

  • Communion: Our communion is open to ALL. Everyone. No exceptions. 
     

  • Baptism: Christian baptism is available to children and adults who wish to be baptized.

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