Who We Are
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience - Colossians 3:12
Music is a vital and lively element of worship at Pilgrim Church. With music, the people at Pilgrim participate in making a worthy offering of praise to the glory of God. This experience lifts our hearts in celebration of God and draws us into the community of faith. In our worship we celebrate the rich heritage of classical western music as well as songs, spirituals and anthems from around the globe and across the Christian era of faith.
We have a Senior Choir, a Junior (Children’s) Choir and a Hand Bell Choir. We have many instrumentalists of all ages who also assist in worship and at special occasions throughout the year. Just as there are many ways of interpreting our religious traditions, there are many types of music which open hearts and honor God.
We offer Sunday morning classes for Preschool through eighth grade and a two-year Confirmation program generally for students in 9th and 10th grade. Our mission is to provide a loving, supportive and joy-filled environment that promotes spiritual growth, physical and emotional health, and positive self-esteem. By using the teachings of Jesus Christ, as well as the great traditions of our faith, we seek to gently guide each child to recognize his or her God-given gifts and Christ qualities.
Pilgrim Congregational Church offers Bible Study and Adult Education during the Fall and Lenten seasons. We also offer special programs and lectures at other times of the year. Members of the group pick topics. Through reading and discussion, the group explores how the Bible, the Christian faith, prayer, and spirituality all can have a positive effect on everyday life.
We provide a coffee hour each Sunday as a time of Fellowship and conversation. Other organized fellowship events include: Newcomer Classes and Welcome Dinners; a progressive dinner where we travel from house to house in our church community and have a progressive dinner to celebrate the autumn season and to enjoy the company of one another; an open house during the Leominster Holiday Stroll so that the wider community has the chance to visit us and to have a cookie and a cup of hot cocoa and see the beauty of our sanctuary and the warmth of our congregation; and pot luck and church suppers throughout the year, which are often coupled with special programs of interest for our community.