Hurricane Ian Relief
Make checks payable to Pilgrim Church and put on the memo line "Hurricane Relief". We will then write a check to the Michigan Conference or directly to the national office of the UCC.
Money can also be sent directly to the UCC either through their website or by writing a check payable to the United Church of Christ, adding "Hurricanes 2022 Fund" on the memo line, then sending it to:
United Church of Christ
PO Box 71957
Cleveland, OH 44194
All Saints Remembrance
On Sunday, November 6, we will hold our annual All Saints Remembrance as part of the Sunday Worship Service. After recognizing our members, we will open the remembrance to anyone who has lost someone special to them. Please let the office know of names you want remembered. You will have an opportunity to come forward and light a candle for them.
Pastor Peter holds a Bible study at Burcham Hills on Tuesdays at 10 am in the Slate Room. We are currently studying the book of the Esther. Guests are welcome to join, but must be Covid free and wear a mask to enter the facilities.
We will be resuming our Bible Study at Pilgrim on Monday mornings at a new time. The first meeting will be Monday, September 19 from 11:30 to 1:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come.
Faith Commitment/Stewardship Sunday
If you have not already turned in your pledge cards, please bring them to the service on Stewardship Sunday - November 13. (Pete Wittig will be providing our music that day).
Our neighbor, St. Luke Lutheran Church, will once again host a Coat Bank on October 15, November 5 and 16, and December 3. See times on our Bulletin Board or call the church office. (If you have gently used adult winter coats to donate, they will be gladly accepted).
The 46th Annual 5K Crop Walk is October 1 – 9th. Support a walker –There is a Donor Signup Sheet on the table in the hallway. In case you’re wondering, you do not have to actually walk yourself –Your donations will support “Team Pilgrim.” which consists of Paster Peter, Judy & Kaden Hackett. Checks should be made out to “CWS / Crop” and donations will be accepted until November. Twenty-Five percent of funds raised stay in our local community.
The Reopening Committee will continue tracking the numbers as reported by BridgeMI. When the numbers fall below 10 per 100,000 and remain under 10 for three weeks, we will again make masks in the sanctuary optional The Committee will consider opening the church for small events with Covid guidelines in place.
News From Plymouth Church
We have been advised that in their congregational meeting last Sunday, the members of Plymouth Congregational Church voted to dissolve the church and leave this location. According to Moderator Jean Bolley, this does NOT mean that they are immediately ceasing all operations. For now, Plymouth will continue to operate, meaning all staff will continue to be employed and they will still worship together on Sundays at 10:30 am. All mission work will continue. As plans and a timeline are firmed up, we will keep you informed.
We have updated copies of the non-partisan voter information, both local and state-wide. Please pick up from the table in the hallway on Sunday, or stop in the church during office hours. This information can be very helpful in your voting decisions.