Pilgrim's Social Justice / Local Mission Coordinating Team oversees community outreach by many Pilgrim members through the numerous programs listed below. For more information on any of these activities call 587-3690.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - Pilgrim members support Habitat For Humanity of Gallatin Valley, a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. http://www.habitatbozeman.org
CROP WALK - Every Fall Pilgrim participates with others in the area to gather sponsors and walk several miles through town to raise money for both the local food bank and world hunger. http://www.churchworldservice.com/CROP/
GALLATIN VALLEY FOOD BANK - We regularly collect non-perishable foods and monetary donations for the food bank. We also host an annual fundraiser called "Soup's On" for the food bank. This involves soliciting donations from local restaurants for soups and obtaining bowls from local potters and then hosting and serving the meal. http://www.gallatinvalleyfoodbank.org/
LOVE INC - Pilgrim participates along with other area churches to offer assistance to residents of Bozeman who need help in their homes, transportation, companionship, and in a variety other ways. We're also a part of the Personal Pantry offered by Love Inc. and provide hand lotion as needed. Suzanne Winchester heads up this project. We also regularly contribute financially. http://www.loveincgc.org
HIS SOUP - In addition to making monetary donations to HIS Soup, Pilgrim serves lunch to homeless people one Saturday each month.
SACKS OF BOZEMAN - a non-profit thrift store, located at 138 W. Mendenhall, uses its proceeds to help fund such community programs as The HELP Center and the Sexual Assault Counseling Center. Sack's carries a wide variety of clothing, housewares, books, domestics, furniture, jewelry, collectibles and antiques. http://www.sacksthrift.org
HEIFER PROJECT - Each Spring Pilgrim has a live animal market to culminate the Heifer Project, which provides animals and trees for impoverished people to raise and share with others. Through the United Church of Christ worldwide, families in 115 countries have received such animals as water buffalos, sheep, pigs, horses, rabbits, goats, chickens, ducks, geese, bees and, of course, heifers. Training supplied by Heifer Project helps these families become self-reliant and lead healthier lives. http://www.heifer.org
INTERMOUNTAIN CHILDREN'S HOME - We provide considerable monetary support to this home in Helena that offers a unique and loving approach to children who have been badly abused and neglected. Each year the Women of Pilgrim make a quilt for the children. http://www.intermountain.org
THE NETWORK AGAINST DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL ABUSE - Provides shelter, information, referrals, advocacy, and support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse in our area. Crisis Line: 586-4111 Business Office: 586-7689 Web: http://www.thenetworkmt.org
MENTAL HEALTH GROUP HOME - For more information contact Nan Rice at 587-3690.
GALLATIN COMMUNITY CLINIC - Provides access to affordable high-quality preventative and primary medical and dental care for Gallatin County's medically underserved population. 214 E. Mendenhall Phone: 585-1360. http://www.chphealth.org/bozeman_office.htm
CHILD SPONSORSHIP - We send monthly support to a little girl in Botswana through Global Ministries. The Pilgrim Sunday School offering is used toward her support and the children of Pilgrim communicate with her through letters. http://www.globalministries.org
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE - This year Pilgrim sent baby kits through Church World Service to people in need in Asia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. http://www.churchworldservice.com
BOZEMAN INTERFAITH HOUSING - For more information contact Reverend Glover Wagner at 587-3690.
CHURCH WOMEN UNITED - A national movement of Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian Women. Church Women United is a racially, culturally, theologically inclusive Christian women's movement, celebrating unity in diversity and working for a world of peace and justice. http://www.churchwomen.org
OCWM - Our Church's Wider Mission is the name we use to describe the work we do as the United Church of Christ beyond the local church-through our Conferences, national ministries, and UCC-related institutions. http://www.ucc.org/ocwm/
OGHS - Through One Great Hour of Sharing, United Church of Christ members reach out in the name of Christ to support self-help programs in more than 80 nations to build sustainable communities. OGHS also provides emergency and long-term assistance to people in the aftermath of hurricanes, tornados, floods, and other natural or human-caused events. In cooperation with Global Ministries, Church World Service, and hundreds of other partners around the world, OGHS is part of a remarkable network of service and caring that is efficient, effective and faithful. http://www.ucc.org/oghs/
PILGRIM LOCAL MISSION FUND - Through this fund Pilgrim donates to such charities as theSalvation Army, the Food Bank, HIS Soup, etc.
PILGRIM GOOD SAMARITAN FUND - Through this fund Pilgrim occasionally helps individuals and families in need of food and/or shelter.
FAMILY PROMISE - Pilgrim participates with other area churches to house and feed homeless families in our church for one week at a time. Family Promise of Gallatin Valley in Montana is a network of local congregations organized to help Gallatin Valley's homeless families with children. Each congregation provides shelter and meals, while each family is assisted by a professional social worker in finding and implementing lasting solutions to their unique situation. http://www.familypromisegv.org