"Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session Three
Apr
29
12:45 PM12:45

"Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session Three

Click here to sign up for a discussion series of the book, "Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race", authored by Debby Irving.  

There will be four separate sessions that will take place on Sundays in the church's Fellowship Hall.  You are encouraged to join as many of the sessions as possible. 

You are also encouraged to read the book in order to get the most benefit from the discussions. The book is available from local book stores such as The Book Table and online retailers such as Amazon.  There are also several copies circulating at Pilgrim.  Contact office@pilgrimoakpark.org for more information.

A potluck lunch provided by members of the congregation will be served and childcare available upon request.  No need to bring food if you are not part of the congregation, just join the discussion. 

 

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 "Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session Four
May
20
12:45 PM12:45

"Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session Four

Click here to sign up for a discussion series of the book, "Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race", authored by Debby Irving.  

There will be four separate sessions that will take place on Sundays in the church's Fellowship Hall.  You are encouraged to join as many of the sessions as possible. 

You are also encouraged to read the book in order to get the most benefit from the discussions. The book is available from local book stores such as The Book Table and online retailers such as Amazon.  There are also several copies circulating at Pilgrim.  Contact office@pilgrimoakpark.org for more information.

A potluck lunch provided by members of the congregation will be served and childcare available upon request.  No need to bring food if you are not part of the congregation, just join the discussion.  

 

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Sunday Worship: Love Means Showing Up
Apr
15
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Worship: Love Means Showing Up

Worship will be led by Jenny Burney, with special guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Terry Gallagher.

Rev. Dr. Terry Gallagher is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and graduate of Doctorate of Ministry at the Chicago Theological Seminary with an emphasis in developing a prophetic ministry to actively engage Christians in ethical living rooted in Gospel Values.

Terry brings to this prophetic ministry an unusual & diverse background. His life Faith path includes being a member of the Roman Catholic, Lutheran and now UCC denominations. He came into the ministry following a 30+ year career as a manufacturing executive.

Educated initially as an Engineer/Manager and now as a Pastor/Theologian, Terry brings a unique understanding & perspective to the intersection of Science & Theology that can be of assistance in the decision process of determining the appropriate actions that we, as followers of the Way of Jesus, should make in our individual lives and in our society in response to the Global Warming crisis.

Please join us!

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Chicago A Cappella Concert - The History of Rock & Soul, Part 2
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Chicago A Cappella Concert - The History of Rock & Soul, Part 2

At this sequel to 2016’s sold-out concert, legendary Radio Hall of Famer Terri Hemmert returns to guide us from 70’s singer-songwriters such as Elton John and Carole King, through renowned artists like David Bowie, Steely Dan, and Lady Gaga. With inventive new arrangements by Patrick Sinozich and Terri’s delightful and inspiring on-stage narration, this will be an amazing musical trip!

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Memorial Service for Dr. Phyllis Bowen
Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

Memorial Service for Dr. Phyllis Bowen

Please join us for a Memorial Service for our beloved Phyllis Bowen. Reception to follow in the parlor. 

In lieu of flowers please make donations for The College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois Chicago or you can make your check out to Pilgrim with "In Memory of Dr. Phyllis Bowen" in the memo line, we will collect them and make a check to the Dr. Phyllis Bowen Scholarship Fund for Human Nutrition at the University in Phyllis' name.

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Taking Charge of Your Healthcare Choices
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Taking Charge of Your Healthcare Choices

There are many things in life that are out of our hands. This workshop is an opportunity to take charge of something very important – how you are treated if you get seriously ill. While talking about illness is difficult, doing so before you are sick is an opportunity to share with your family and friends in a holistic way.

During our session, you may

  • Reflect on your beliefs and values, identifying what is important to you medically
  • Identify who will speak for you if at some future point you cannot speak for yourself
  • Explore the kind of care you would want to receive at the end of your life
  • Prepare a Health Care Power of Attorney to name a health care agent and express your wishes about health care and organ donation

Neal Heriaud and Janet MacLean will lead this informative workshop.  Janet MacLean is a hospital chaplain and Neal Heriaud is an attorney.

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 "Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session Two
Mar
18
12:45 PM12:45

"Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session Two

Click here to sign up for a discussion series of the book, "Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race", authored by Debby Irving.  

There will be four separate sessions that will take place on Sundays in the church's Fellowship Hall.  You are encouraged to join as many of the sessions as possible. 

You are also encouraged to read the book in order to get the most benefit from the discussions. The book is available from local book stores such as The Book Table and online retailers such as Amazon.  There are also several copies circulating at Pilgrim.  Contact office@pilgrimoakpark.org for more information.

A potluck lunch provided by members of the congregation will be served and childcare available upon request.  No need to bring food if you are not part of the congregation, just join the discussion. 

 

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 Adult Studies in Bible, Spirituality & Social Justice
Mar
18
9:45 AM09:45

Adult Studies in Bible, Spirituality & Social Justice

Sacred Conversations on Race: Models of Inclusion & Equity, Part Three

Final session of the series on "Models of Inclusion and Equity" organized by Stuart Barnes Jamieson. This session will include a presentation by Rob Breymaier, Executive Director of the Oak Park Regional Housing Center and their work in helping to maintain a meaningful and lasting racial diversity in the Oak Park area

 

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Lux Cantorum + Company
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

Lux Cantorum + Company

Chicago’s premier sacred choral music ensemble will return to Pilgrim Congregational Church to present “Lux Cantorum + Company”. The performance will feature three guest instrumentalists and present a specially-commissioned new work by Gregory Phillips, a member of Pilgrim and a singer in Pilgrim’s chancel choir. 

For tickets, please visit: https://luxcantorum.org/upcoming/2018/3/17/duets

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Bobby Jo Valentine in Concert
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Bobby Jo Valentine in Concert

Pilgrim's Youth Ministry and our LGBTQ & Allies group are sponsoring this concert featuring Bobby Jo on March 3rd at 7pm (doors open at 6:30). Light refreshments will be served during the meet & greet following the concert.

Bobby Jo Valentine is a multi-award-winning singer/songwriter who has a great story to tell. He was named SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR by the West Coast Songwriters Association.  So you know his music is good!

However it is his storytelling and sharing of his personal experiences that is especially moving. You will be touched and uplifted by his messages of inclusion and optimism, even in the face of prejudice and tragedy.

This concert is for everybody, including youth from 13 to 18. We want to make this concert as accessible to as many people as possible, so we have no set admission price.  However we're also hosting it in the more intimate setting of our church parlor, so space is limited.  Best bet is to reserve a spot. We're suggesting a donation of $10-20 per person. Or folks can show up and donate what they can at the door!  The point is - please come.  And bring your friends.

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Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award Winning Gospel Singer, Darius Brooks in Concert
Feb
25
4:00 PM16:00

Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award Winning Gospel Singer, Darius Brooks in Concert

On February 25th, we are pleased to conclude our recognition of Black History Month with a gospel music concert featuring Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award winner, DARIUS BROOKS at 4 pm. Darius Brooks, a man who has been one of Gospel's greatest driving and creative forces may not be recognized by his name alone, but by his unprecedented gift behind the scenes of some of gospel's biggest songs and stars. He drew widespread affection for his release of "Your Will" along with his performance and nomination at the 19th Annual Stellar Awards.

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