Saturday, July 12, 2014
Vacation Bible School--July 21-25
Vacation Bible School offers community, fun, crafts, music and Biblically based learning for every age! It will be held at Peace United Church of Christ, 1111 11th Avenue, Duluth, from 9:00 a.m.-noon, July 21-25.
Children ages 4-5th grade meet in age-level groups and are led by youth volunteers through stations where adults lead games, supervise snacks, tell stories, and oversee craft projects, all related to the theme and story of the day. Cost is $20/child with pre-registration or $25/child on the first day. Registration forms are available through Pilgrim's church office or on the table in Salter Hall.
This year VBS will feature a "camp band"--adults or youth who play guitar, percussion, or other instrument are invited to come and jam with Jim Pospisil, Director of Music at Peace UCC.
Training for adult leaders is Sunday, July 20, at 11:30 a.m. Youth leadership training is Wednesday, July 16, at 7:00 p.m. Both training sessions will be held at Peace.
Welcome! Give and Receive God's Great Love
Monday, June 23, 2014
The Rev. Fred Lund, Sabbatical Supply Minister
At Pilgrim Congregational Church, clergy leadership are eligible for limited sabbatical time after each six years of service. This leave is granted to allow more extended time with family, relaxation, and the pursue of interests that are often set aside in order to serve a congregation. Pilgrim's minister, Charlotte Frantz will be on sabbatical this summer, June 26-August 13.
The Rev. Fred Lund will serve Pilgrim in her absence. He will conduct worship services and will respond to pastoral emergencies.
Fred served Eastridge Community Church here in Duluth from 1980 until his retirement a few years ago. Prior to that he served a congregation in south St. Paul and did mission work in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Community service has always been important to Fred. He was an active volunteer with CHUM and served as its Treasurer for many years. In his retirement, Fred continues to serve not-for-profits dedicated to creating low income housing and advocating on behalf of low income households. Fred studied at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, majoring in history and education. He earned his M. Div at Bethel Theological Seminary and later earned a Doctorate degree in Church Renewal and Development at McCormick Seminary.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Most Tuesday evenings during June and July, you'll find Pilgrim Turkeys and their families at UMD's softball fields where our team is part of a co-ed, intergenerational church softball league. Kids too young to take the field and non-athletic parents sit on the sidelines and cheer! Games are an hour long--bring your mosquito spray, water bottle, and snacks. Enjoy the fun with this team from Pilgrim Congregational UCC. This week's game is on Thursday evening--all other games are on Tuesdays. David Braun and Tucker Hanlon are team captains. The roster includes friends as well as members of Pilgrim.
June 3 Pilgrim vs. Cross Roads 6:00 Field #1
June 10 St. John?s vs. Pilgrim 8:00 Field #1
June 19 University Christian vs. Pilgrim 6:00 Field #1
June 24 Pilgrim vs. St. Benedict?s 7:00 Field #1
July 1 Pilgrim vs. Peace in Christ 8:00 Field #1
July 8 St. Benedict?s vs. Pilgrim 8:00 Field # 2
July 15 Water?s Edge vs. Pilgrim 8:00 Field # 1
July 22 Peace in Christ vs. Pilgrim 8:00 Field # 1
July 29 and August 5 Playoffs