This Week & Special Events


Sunday January 14, 2018
The gift of moving to smaller house in Asheville has been the need for Allen and me to assess what we really need in our lives and what we really need to let go of.  The PAIN of moving to a smaller house in Asheville has been deciding what we really need in our lives and what we really need to let go of.  Having a big, old climate-controlled storage unit is helping a little.  But, man!  Learning to live with less is hard!
It’s also helping us identify what we really value.  All of us will have that opportunity in the coming weeks and months.  That is a gift of times of transition–what will we take with us?  What will we leave behind?
As we continue our leave-taking, we’ll explore one thing followers of Jesus always keep with them–the practice of listening to God’s call.  Now that Pilgrimage’s pilgrimage is headed in a new direction, where might God’s call be leading?  Come Sunday and we’ll practice a little listening together.
See you then,



Focus Scripture
  Mark 1:4-11
Other Scriptures
Genesis 1:1-5
Psalm 29

Acts 19:1-7



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.




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This Sunday….

Youth Retreat

Six of our youth along with three adult chaperones will be on the Winter Youth Retreat in Blowing Rock, NC, this weekend.   This year’s theme is ” Am I Good?”  with speaker Abbi Long, Director of Ministry for St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Louisville, Kentucky.  The acoustic duo Gravel & Silk will be providing the music ministry for the program.   Be sure to join us next Sunday when you will hear about their experiences.



Family Promise:  Host Week Begins This Sunday

We will be hosting the guests of Family Promise beginning this Sunday, January 14 through January 21.  If you are able, we would appreciate help with setting up the rooms in the NGH.  See Deb Loche following the 10 o’clock worship service.  We still need a van driver.  If you would like to take on this task, go to the website listed below…or see Deb Loche if you have questions.



January 21:  Congregational Meeting

We will hold a Congregational Meeting immediately following the 10:00 worship service on Sunday, January 21. The purpose of the meeting is to present and vote to approve the Council’s proposed 2018 Mission Spending Plan.



After-Worship Reception: January 28

Kim and Allen’s last Sunday with Pilgrimage is on January 28.  We invite you to join us for worship followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the 10:00 service.  Please take this opportunity to spend a little time with Kim and Allen and help us show our appreciation for all they have done for us over the years.



Must Lunch: Tuesday, January 30

We will be serving the guests at MUST Ministries on Tuesday, January 30.   The sign up board is in the Narthex. You can volunteer to make 24 pieces of Shake N Bake Chicken or help serve a nutritious lunch to the guests of MUST Ministries. If you cannot volunteer for either of these tasks, we will also accept cash or checks for the side items that will round off the chicken luncheon.   Please see or contact Dick and Rita Mehlan for questions or if you can help at:



Deacons’ Trivia Night: February 10

The annual Deacon Trivia Night returns Saturday, February 10, 2017. If you are new to our PUCC family, Trivia Night is a great event filled with good food (potluck), fun trivia questions put together by your deacons, and lots of laughter-maybe a little competition-and a great chance to get to know Pilgrimage in a new light.

Mark your calendars now for 6pm, Saturday, February 10 at the church. See you there!