(Grades 6-12) Meets Weekly
This lively group of older youth meets with our dedicated leaders for social events, mission projects, and youth worship. Friends are always welcome!
Confirmation Class (Grades 9-12)
Meets Six Sundays in the Fall, 6:00 PM, Conference Room
Confirmation is the affirmation of baptism. Youth have an opportunity to confirm their faith through the Rite of Confirmation offered every Fall at Pilgrim. Confirmation is the acknowledgement of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit by both the individual and the faith community. Prior to Confirmation, a series of classes to foster deeper faith formation is offered with Rev. Wagner. The Rite of Confirmation is celebrated during a worship service and marks the beginning as an active member in the life and mission of the church, the body of Christ. A reception is hosted by the C.E. Team after worship. (excerpts from Affirming Faith, UCC 1996)
The Campus Ministry Task Force invites members of the MSU community - faculty, staff, and students - to Pilgrim for worship and fellowship. The task force offers several opportunities to get to know other students especially, including pizza nights at Columbo's, and a Parents Weekend reception. We also publish by email the Touchstone newsletter with topics of interest to the MSU community. To receive this newsletter and for more information about all our programs contact the church office (587-3690).
Tuesday Book Study Group Tuesdays, Noon to 1:00 PM, Emmett Room
Open to all interested members at no charge.
Currently: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckart Tolle
For more information contact Eric Semerad (587-3690).
Wisdom Way Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Emmett Room
Book Discussion Group
Currently: My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.
Led by Reverend Wagner (587-3690).
Good Book Club Third Thursdays of the month
Monthly fellowship for parents with youngish children.
Potluck dinner and informal Serendipity Bible Study.
For more information contact Susan Byorth (587-3690).
Men's Breakfast Club Thursdays, 7:00AM, Hampton Inn(75 Baxter Lane)
Discussion of selected non-fiction topics by various authors.
Currently:Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert Group led (587-3690).
Enjoy Every Sandwich, Living Each Day As If It Were Your Last
BEGINS Monday, February 20 - April 9, 10-Noon, Conference Room
"Meditation (prayer), gratitude, and letting go of control has alleviated my fear of death" by Lee Lipensenthal
Contact Sally Babcock (587-3690)
Dharmata Meditation Group
Mondays, 7-8 pm for meditation, recitation and discussion, Boyd Room
On the first Monday of the month we add a Dharma talk by Anam Thubten Rinpoche and meet from 7-8:30. All are welcome. Please bring a cushion to sit on. We request a $2-3 donation to cover the cost of the meeting space and to acknowledge the generosity of Pilgrim Congregational Church. No one will be turned away. Susan Morgan, Coordinator (587-3690)