2310 East 4th Street, Duluth, Minnesota
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Worship & Church School: 10:00 a.m. Sundays
Open and Affirming Handicapped Accessible
Tuesday evening, November 25, at 7:00 p.m. congregations and faith communities will gather at Pilgrim Congregational Church UCC for an evening of giving thanks. The service includes choral music, prayers and readings from a variety of faith traditions. Participating congregations are Peace UCC, Pilgrim Congregational UCC, Hope United Methodist, First United Methodist, Temple Israel, Duluth-Superior Friends Meeting, Twin Ports Islamic Center, St. Paul's Episcopal, Glen Avon Presbyterian, and the Universalist Unitarian Congregation of Duluth. The public is invited.
A free will offering will be taken as part of the service with donations going to support CHUM, an interfaith agency supported by these and other congregations in Duluth.
In the United Church of Christ, we believe that it is incumbent upon each generation to examine and claim our faith heritage for themselves.
When Pilgrim youth reach adolescence, the congregation provides them an opportunity to examine the faith they have been taught. After a period of study, youth decide for themselves whether to affirm the commitments made years earlier on their behalf in the sacrament of baptism. This affirmation is made public in the "rite of confirmation." Confirmation preparation includes at least a year or year and a half of classroom conversation and faith exploration with an adult mentor.
On Confirmation Sunday, students express their faith publicly in worship setting and are blessed by their mentors and parents. The congregation promises to continue to support and encourage these students as they assume more adult roles and responsibilities in the congregational community.
Students usually prepare for confirmation when they are in 9th and 10th grade, though occasionally the class may include an older or younger student.
On Sunday, November 9th, Alex Hadlock, Alex Frantz, and Jenna Olsen will be confirmed. The class instructor and guide has been Jackie Falk, a member of Pilgrim, graduate of United Theological Seminary with specialized training in faith formation. Mentors are Kane Tewes, Clyde Johnson and Julie Johnson. The worship service begins at 10:00 a.m.