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Pilgrim is a mainline, progressive, Christian church. We are rooted in Scripture, active in social concerns, and we nurture the human spirit through worship and the arts.

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Experience Easter Hope!

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We can always find hope in the love of God as shown through Jesus.  The uncertainties and distress of today’s world can be overwhelming, but our faith reminds us that there is always more to see than what is in the news.  As much as we would like to revel in the resurrection story, Jesus’ journey beyond the empty grave included persistent persecution as well as suffering and dying on a cross.  This is a stunning reminder to us that God’s love can overcome all of the brokenness in the world.  What an awesome source of hope!!!

As a community of faith and bearers of hope into the world we can experience the powerful meaning of holy week and Easter together.  From our shared experiences we can be empowered to bring healing and change into the world.

Good Friday Worship – 7:00pm 4/14 at Peace UCC.  This is a moving service with combined music and leadership from Pilgrim Church (UCC), Peace UCC, and Glen Avon Presbyterian.

Easter Worship – 10:00am April 16 with continental breakfast before and Easter egg hunt after.

Easter blessings and hope to everyone!




Employment Opportunity: Coordinator of Children, Youth and Family Ministry

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Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ Duluth, Minnesota is seeking a Coordinator of Children, Youth and Family Ministry. The work will require both imagination and attention to detail as the faith community integrates this ministry into the new mission and vision of the church. It will be an opportunity to enjoy the rhythms of life in the church and to create space for the new. We are seeking someone who will love and serve our congregational family with joy and engagement, who will nurture faith formation for our children, and who will encourage a culture of care and welcome within the congregation. The position is 20 hours/week, starting on Aug.15 and ending on June 15 each year.

A complete job description is found here: Pilgrim Family, Children, Youth Ministries Coordinator — Job Profile

Pilgrim Congregational Church UCC is a vital and progressive Christian congregation. We are an inclusive and welcoming; we seek to support people on their spiritual journeys, no matter where they find themselves. We care for each other and we reach out to the community at soup kitchens, delivering meals and mission trips. We have a long history of pursuing social justice in our city, state and in the world. Pilgrims deeply value education and lifelong learning. Our congregation includes many thoughtful people who invite questions about faith and our place in the world. We are blessed with an increasing number of families with children. We enjoy their energy in music and in worship as well as other church gatherings. We are optimistic and eager to learn what new thing God has planned for us.

To apply, send a letter of application and resume to We will receive applications immediately and begin reviewing them on March 30, and continuing until the position is filled.

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