This Week & Special Events


Sunday, July 15, 2018


8:30 a.m.

(Communion served)

10:00 a.m.

Music Theme:  CLASSICAL



Revised Common Lectionary (Year B)


PHILIPPIANS 4:4-9 (Focus Scripture)

2 Samuel 6:1–5, 12b–19
Psalm 24
Ephesians 1:3–14
Mark 6:14-29


Please join me this Sunday as the Sermon in Song Series continues for the month of July.  We kicked off with R&B followed by our Jazz Sunday.  As we continue to grow our faith and explore spiritual development, we will look at the music genre of Classical Musical and the theological theme of peace.  Peace is not just being silent without having a purpose or being without of war.  Peace is an attainable goal that can provide protection, joy and is a byproduct of love and patience.  Peace is so much more than we could ever think or imagine.  Peace is almost like a concerto. It is like the solo instrument that is accompanied by an orchestra.  Members of the spiritual orchestra featuring peace is love, kindness and gentleness.  So Sunday you are invited to experience “A Concerto of Peace”.

Rev. Krista


Sunday Bible Study

Sunday 8:30 a.m.

Steve Owens continues to lead Bible Study through the summer every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. which focuses on the lectionary scriptures.  They will meet around the table in the Fellowship Hall.  The discussions are lively and informative…everyone is welcome!


Sunday School

Sunday school will resume in the fall.

For any questions, contact Janet Derby or Anne Mooney at:



At Pilgrimage we encourage an active lifestyle within our organization and the surrounding community.  In doing so we take pleasure in sharing information regarding special events.

For information on our more standard events and gatherings, please refer to our Calendar page for detailed information.



There is at least ONE THING we can all do every Sunday;

especially now that we have an Interim Pastor!  Wear your name tags!

If you don’t have one, send an email request to Lynne at




2018-2019 Confirmation Meeting July 15

This Sunday, following the 10:00 worship service, Wayne Scott is leading an important meeting to discuss the Confirmation course that will begin later in the year.  The course is offered to all teens 8th grade and above who have not yet been confirmed.  If you have any questions, see or contact Wayne Scott at


Deadline for the Betty Roth Memorial Backpack Drive:  July 15

July 15 is the last collection day for school supplies for the Betty Roth Memorial Backpack Drive.  If you are not able to donate supplies and still want to help, the First United Methodist Church of Marietta is hosting an event to pack the backpacks with all the donated supplies. The event is on Saturday, July 28th from 9am until noon at the church’s Family Life Hall on 56 Whitlock Avenue in Marietta. All are welcome!  Any questions, see or email June Adams at


Deacon Fund Offering:  July 29

This month, the Deacons will hold their Deacon Fund Offering on Sunday, July 29.  This distinct fund is used to assist folks within our church community who are going through a difficult time.  Special envelopes will be placed on the chairs in the Sanctuary and can be placed in the offering plate when it is passed during the service.  Contact Julia Shiver at if you have any questions.


July 29—Friends and Family Day

Pilgrimage is making a unified effort to offer Sunday worship relevant to those folks who may not be accustomed to the way our church operates; in one simple word:  Welcoming.  On Sunday, July 29th, we will celebrate “Friends and Family Day.”  The church community is encouraged to invite co-workers, family members, inactive Pilgrimage members, and neighbors—anyone you feel might need help with questions and situations they are encountering in his or her life; or someone who is in need of community interaction.  There will be one service at 10:00 on the 29th with a welcoming coffee, snack and fellowship time afterwards.  We encourage you to begin to make plans now and pray about who God chooses for you to call!


Don’t Forget—Must Lunch—July 31

This month we have five Tuesdays which means on the 5th Tuesday (July 31) we serve lunch to the guests at MUST Ministries.  We will need folks to make Shake N Bake chicken, volunteers to serve the lunch, and cash for the side items.  A sign up sheet is located in the Narthex for chicken bakers and serving volunteers.  If you would like to donate a couple of bucks for the side items, please write “MUST Lunch” in the memo section of your check.  Thank you!


August Book Club

Book Club will resume on Tuesday, August 7, at the home of Nancy Donahue.  The book for discussion is  THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Please come with suggestions for the Sept., Oct., Nov., and Jan 2019 meetings.


Rally Sunday

Rally Sunday is scheduled for Sunday, August 12.  The kick-off theme will be Confirmation is Not Graduation—Growing in Faith is A Lifelong Journey.  Soon we will be sending out a CE survey to gauge interest in different topics and times for Christian Education opportunities.  If you have ideas or questions, contact Janet Derby and Victoria Owens at


Youth News

The generation of youth is an interesting one.  They are eager to make sense of the world around them; they want meaning and are desperate for a true hope.  On Sunday, July 8, we held a productive youth council meeting.  We focused the discussion on long-term planning and renewing energy into the Pilgrimage UCC youth program.


Some of the short-term events coming up are:

Sunday, August 19:  Youth Luncheon,

Saturday, August 25: Youth Family Picnic on Lake Allatoona,

Sunday, September 16:  Youth Luncheon & Reading Scripture Lessons—Possibly an activity at “Escape Room”.


We’re open to input and suggestions; we encourage the parents/guardians to become involved.  For questions and other comments, please see or contact Wayne Scott at