Sunday, October, 22, 2017-Bible 101-“Jesus Walks on Water” at 11:30 a.m.
Pilgrim Congregational Church
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Posts from August 2017

How to Help Houston

As the rains stop in Houston, the recovery is going to take years. What we learned from arriving in New Orleans 9 months after the storm, disaster of this size takes a generation. “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for” is the reminder in Hebrews 11. We hope for recovery and compassion as this disaster raises our consciousness of our interconnected…

A New Era of Learning

In the old days, to learn at church you came to worship or Bible study. You attended Sunday School or Confirmation class. This fall, learning at Pilgrim enters the next phase of church life. Institutions of all forms and sizes have been doing virtual learning for years. If you want to train on how to work kids, the Scouts of America have…

DC 2017 Day Five – The Finish Line

Are you generous? Our scripture yesterday was the parable of the mustard seed. “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed,” Jesus says. It is the tiniest of seeds until it grows. It grows into a tree big enough for birds. When I was 15 years old I went on my first mission trip to Conway, SC cleaning up after hurricane…

DC 2017 Day Four – The Final Countdown

Day #4: The Final Countdown In what way are you poor? We often think about the poor as those who have less. It’s the wrong frame. Poverty isn’t just a lack of financial resources; poverty is emptiness, ill health, and lonliness. I keep walking around the city seeing the men sleeping on benches. As we drive to our church site, there is…

DC 2017 Day Two – Setting the Tone

Today’s scripture was the beatitudes. Blessed are the poor, the meek, and those who mourn. Why? Because those who are in power, those who think they have control, those who have so many resources that we trust ourselves instead of loving: we already have our reward. Pain, stress, and struggle are the beginning of grace. I wish it weren’t that way. Day…

DC 2017 Day One

This is what it looks like as teens enter a city on the eve of our work for Sasha Bruce Youth Works and Albright United Methodist Church. Excitement, smiles, and hope. They just completed a homelessness walk. You are fresh off the bus from Somewhere Else, USA. You run into a couple of people your age. You come together for safety. For…