9:30 a.m. - Worship Service & Sunday School through 5th Grade
What does Christian outreach mean?
“In this life we cannot always do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Theresa 1910-1997
The current Outreach efforts of Pilgrim Church are:
It doesn’t always take a huge amount of energy or time to help someone in some small way. “We are all cut individually, but together we shine brilliantly.”
The Goddard Elementary School in Worcester and their 5-week summer program tutors children for the MCAS tests. In the afternoon the children work in a community garden, do arts and crafts, participate in indoor and outdoor games and activities, and learn computer skills under the direction of volunteers. Contact Sally Fodor 508-485-5689 or email@example.com to volunteer your time and talent.
The Pilgrim Church Men’s Club has been working with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, ME for almost a decade. Two dozen men spend two weekends in late September or early October donating their carpentry skills to this effort. If you are interested in helping, please contact Bill Harrington 508-485-8737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Father’s Table in Marlborough works with 19 other area churches in providing and serving hot meals to the homeless. Contact Joan Anderson 508-481-0644 or email@example.com to cook or serve.
The Pathways and Sage House Homeless Shelters in Framingham are temporary homes for women/families and their children. They are in need of personal care items, diapers, kitchen utensils, bedding and towels on an ongoing basis. When one of the clients finds housing there is often a need for furnishings for their new home.* At Easter we provide Lenten Bags for each child in the shelter filled with books, games, and small gifts.*
The Southborough Food Pantry is housed at Pilgrim Church. The Pantry is open twice a week; Tuesday 7-8 p.m. and Friday 10-11 a.m. It serves over 45 family units in the town of Southborough and is in constant need of non-perishable food, personal care and household items. Please contact Marge Coldwell 508-481-1890 or firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer at the Food Pantry.
Pilgrim Church has had a partnership with the Department of Social Services in Framingham helping children in their care for over 25 years. This “Pilgrim Church Angel” program happens twice a year. Each child is taken under the wing of a Pilgrim Church Angel. In August we fill backpacks with back-to-school supplies for those going to college and on scholarships. At Christmas we provide presents and needed winter clothing.
*Any items being donated to any of the above programs can be left in the side hallway of the church. Please be sure to mark item clearly for which program it is intended.
Other Donation and Recycling Locations
Fresh Start Furniture Bank (Hudson)
Mattresses & Sofa Beds
Household Goods Inc. (Acton)
Technology trade in and recycling electronic equipment:
771 Boston Post Rd
18 Lyman St
Recycling electronic equipment:
769 Donald Lynch Blvd
Shoppers World, 1 Worcester Rd
Medicines, unused needles etc.
Metrowest Free Medical
105 Hudson Road
Sudbury, MA 01 77 6