Sunday, September 24 at 11:30 AM-Healthy Living Seminar-Cognitive Mindfulness, Meditation & A Healthy Life
Pilgrim Congregational Church
15 Common St, Southborough, MA 01772

Fishing for Faith

The church is getting fishy!  We’ve been decorating with colorful guppies and Angelfish, nets and rods, leafy plants and the soothing water of an old fashioned fishing’ ol on a summer afternoon.  Fishing for Faith is our theme for our Christian Education program this year, and we have all kinds of exciting updates for you about what we’re teaching and how we’re…

We Do Not Practice Alone

In my previous post, I mentioned that Religion is a “practice.” This runs counter in many ways to what Protestant Christianity often considers to be the heart of Christianity: belief. After all, we are told that humans are saved by faith alone (sola fide) and that if I simply believe then I will be justified. Make no mistake, however, faith requires practice. Faith…

Thoughts on Houston, Harvey, Helping and the Pull of Love by Natalie Hebert

What you don’t need is another Houstonian’s blog post about how wonderful Houston is. You also don’t need someone chastising you about donating to this organization over that one or sending supplies instead of money. I don’t really have a very good answer on how to help my hometown. I’ve got a dozen different ways you could help but none that jump…

These Things Take Practice

Sometimes we get lured into believing that our commitment to the faith should be a one time thing. I’ve professed my faith, perhaps I’ve been baptized, perhaps I’ve said some particular prayer or set of prayers or been through some other initiation ritual like Confirmation: why then do I still struggle with this whole God-thing? These things take practice. I remember in…

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…