Maui Relief

We have received word that you may send any donations for the Hawaii relief efforts directly to the National Office of the UCC. That way they can put to use more quickly. Send to:

United Church of Christ

P.O. Box 71957

Cleveland, OH 44194

If you want to donate via credit card, the link is:

(Keep in mind that if you want to receive credit on your Giving Statement, you need to donate in the usual way – a check to Pilgrim with “Maui” in the memo line).

Flower Chart

The Flower Chart is on the wall in the Parish Hall. If you would like to give the altar flowers in memory of – or honor of – a person or occasion – please sign up on the Chart. Contact Donna Matthews with any questions.

Bell Choir Members

There will be bell practice in the music room this coming Sunday at 2 pm. Come with your calendars so we can talk about upcoming dates.

Children's Closet

The Children’s Closet will be moving to a new location nearer the elevator and stairway. If you can help with the moving process, it will be much appreciated. The move is scheduled to take place in two stages, on the mornings of Saturday, September 9 and Monday, September 11.

Please contact Elsie if you can help. (More complete information will be in the September Progress).

Looking Ahead

September 10 - We will have a Congregational Meeting following the Worship Service. We will discuss/decide whether to continue the search for another location, etc.

September 13 – A Memorial Service for Beverly Jackson will be held at 11 AM at the Tiffany Funeral Home on W. Saginaw in Lansing. Pastor Peter will be officiating.

September 17 – “Homecoming Sunday” - a day of welcoming people back to church.

Bible Study

Now offering a six part series about “Propaganda and Persuasion” from the Great Courses.  This series will help you understand more about propaganda and persuasion in advertising and in political campaigns.  Bible study begins at 11:30 am.

Reopening Committee

We will continue to make the wearing of masks optional in the church building. The committee will continue to monitor the case numbers and make recommendations as needed.

Neighborhood Pantry

Thanks to those of you that put food directly in or send in money so that Judy Hackett can purchase food for the pantry. Pilgrim has been able to put in food most days. Depending on the weather, fresh food such as fruits, vegetables, bread, cheese, yogurt and lunch meats have been purchased. Weather dictates some of the items that are put in.

REMEMBER: Food must have a current use date and purchased from a store. Dated and opened items are removed from the Pantry.