Great Job Kids!!
The Sunday School children delivered the funds they raised ($173.59) during Lent to the Scituate Animal Shelter today. Derryk contributed as well by bringing a couple sacks of food.
Great Job Kids!!
Thank you to everyone who made and got warm items to our giving tree. These wonderful items will be brought to the Friends of the Homeless South Shore to help keep folks warm this winter. ~Danielle
The Friends of the Homeless of the South shore Christmas party was held in Hingham December 13th. Families from their sponsored shelters were invited for dinner, crafts, and a visit from santa. Pilgrim church again provided the room and table decorations. Thank you to the many church members who helped make the room look so festive. Also thank you to Rev Tina, Jean, Debbie, Shirely, Jack, Sally & Jay for helping with the set up.
We invite you to join us in supporting Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore!
There are two projects currently going on at Pilgrim which support FHSS:
1) If you shop at Shaws Supermarket we ask you to collect the proportional stamps for the Faberware Cookware. Shop at participating Shaw’s locations between September 14, 2016 and January 3, 2017 to collect stamps.
Earn one stamp for every $10 you spend, spend $20 receive two stamps, $30 three stamps and on and on. Save the stamps and turn them into Linda Ames at church. She will gather them all up for FHSS so they can redemmer them for NEW Farberware Millennium Stainless Steel Cookware! http://www.shaws.com/earn-free-farberware/
The cookware will be given to a family who was previously experiencing homelessness and have just moved into their new home.
2) Join us on Thursday, October 20 for a Santa's Workshop to create Christmas decorations for the annual FHSS Holiday Party! Click here for more information.
On Saturday, April 30, 2016 members of Pilgrim Church took part in the city wide annual tradition of cleaning up Weymouth. Beal's Park is located right next door to Pilgrim and in truly neighborly fashion we picked up trash, racked leaves and spread play ground mulch. Below are some pictures from the fun filled morning!
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.”
This Lent the children of Pilgrim Congregational Church collected loose change for Heifer International. The goal of this mission Lenten practice was to teach the youth about how to "feed my lambs", "tend my sheep" and "feed my sheep" and the power of Christ's resurrection!
All together the children raise $200! Enough to purchase 10 flocks of chicks through Hiefer!
Did you know?
During Lent this year, the people of Pilgrim sprang into action when they heard that Interfaith Social Services was in need of candy for their annual Easter baskets. The congregational quickly pulled together and donated thousands of pieces of candy.
Every year Interfaith Social Services distributes Easter baskets to clients who have children age 12 and under. These parents can't afford to buy Easter baskets for their children, and this is one way that they can brighten the lives of children who are living in some pretty difficult circumstances. The organization anticipates serving Easter baskets to about 350 children this year.
Thank you Interfaith Social Services for all the work you do and for allowing us to have a small part!
Last week prior to our latest snow storm, the Friends of the Homeless South Shore contacted Pilgrim Congregational Church in search of a sled for a 5 year old boy. We sent out an email to our church community and with in 3 minutes multiple people offered up sleds! The Spirit moved and Sunday morning the boy was out feeling the wind in his hair as he flew down the hill at Beals Park.
Thank you Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore for all that you do and allowing us to have a small part in your work!
Once again this year's Giving Tree was full from top to bottom! A big Thank You to everyone who donated new hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, and other warm winter apparel this Advent and Christmas Season. These items have been donated to the Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore. Your donations are greatly appreciated!
Once again Pilgrim Congregational Church worked held Santa's workshops once a month for the past six months to create decorations for the annual Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore Christmas Party. The event was a huge success! Not only did Pilgrim create the decorations but members of the congregation set-up, volunteered during the event and helped clean up. Over 200 hundred people were in attendance including Santa! What a joy to see all the hard work of our parishioners come together in the beautiful decorations and to see the joy on the children's faces taking their new Christmas items home. Big thank you to our creative leader Shirley Richardson!
What a blessing to be involved with a great organization which helps families right in our own neighborhood.
The Annual Pilgrim Church Holiday Fair was another great success! Many thanks to the following local businesses who donated great raffle prizes:
Mission at Pilgrim
Pilgrim Church is an active faith community which works directly with our surrounding communities. Involvement includes: