Christian Education Mission Statement
Christian education is a lifelong experience at Pilgrim Congregational UCC. We provide a foundation for personal spiritual growth and opportunities for faithful community service, consistent with the missions of our church and the United Church of Christ. In a joyful and meaningful way, we will:
study the nature of God and Christian faith as revealed in Bible stories, through our Sunday school classes, youth group, and adult forum
nurture spiritual growth as we share and respect all faith stories, through prayer, discussion groups, and inter-generational activities
support a community of faith as we serve others, through worship, music, stories and drama, creative arts, games, nursery care, and mission projects
Curriculum "Seasons of the Spirit" is an ecumenical Christian resource and represents international congregations such as the United Church of Christ. Lessons and activities are based on the cycle of Bible readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and the seasons of the church year. The vision of "Seasons" encourages us to experience the transforming power of Christ through worship, sacraments, education, and missions.For more information, contact Pilgrim's Christian Education Director (587-3690).
The Christian Education Team offers programs for all ages.
Nursery Sundays, 9:45 to 11:20 AM, Room 3
Our friendly staff cares for young children (infants to age 2+) in a safe and cheerful environment. While babies are tended, toddlers enjoy Bible stories, music, activities, and toys.
Sunday School Sundays, 10:20 to 11:20 AM (Fall/Winter/Spring)
Children begin Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM worship with their families. After Children's Story with the minister, children in Preschool/Kindergarten, Grades 1-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12 enjoy time in their own classrooms with our wonderful teachers for lessons and activities. Throughout the year, they share communion with the congregation, witness baptisms and confirmations, and participate in seasonal events during worship, such as a Christmas Program, a Palm Sunday Parade, and a Pentecost Spirit Parade.
Summer Sunday School Sundays, 10:20 to 11:20 AM, Boyd Room
Children in Preschool to Grade 5 gather as a multi-age class with our enthusiastic leaders for lessons and activities. Older youth in Grades 6-12 serve as Youth Assistants, decorating the classroom, assisting the leaders and befriending the children. Youth Assistants enjoy a Pizza Party after the last day of class!
Rally Sunday 2nd Sunday in September, during Worship Service
Christian Education volunteers and children receive a blessing from the congregation. Registration is hosted by the C.E. Team after worship.
Bible Sunday 3rd Sunday in October, during Worship Service
Third grade students are presented with New Adventure Bibles (NIV) by the Minister.
C.E. Recognition Sunday 3rd Sunday of May, during Worship Service
Christian education volunteers are appreciated with a blessing and gifts from the congregation. A reception is hosted by the C.E. Team after worship.
Camp Miminagish Camps held May-August
The "place of the singing waters" is located in the heart of the Absaroka Wilderness 40 miles due south of Big Timber, Montana. The camp is set close to the beautiful Boulder River deep in the Boulder Valley. The camp offers both youth camps ranging from grades 3 to 12 and adult camps for all ages. The Outdoor Ministries program of the UCC MT-N.WY Conference Office provides a unique opportunity for persons of all ages to experience Christian love and community. Registration forms available at Pilgrim each May or you may visit www.campmimanagish.org.
Youth-Led Worship Service:
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