Adults

Finding your spiritual path involves wrestling with the hard questions of faith. Pilgrimage isn’t a place that gives people pat answers for spiritual questions. We do create spaces where people can safely wrestle with the questions that can lead them to deeper faith. Here are a few of those spaces:

Worship. Worship services at Pilgrimage are lively, thoughtful, and include times for private reflection.

Adult Sunday School class meets from September through May immediately following the 10:00 worship service in the Sanctuary. Attendees generally stay with one topic for 6-8 weeks.

“Hearts Unbound”—Reader’s Theater Bible Study–August 13, 2017 through October 22, 2017

Pastor Kim is leading a reader’s theater-style Bible Study produced by the LGBT Task Force, a national advocacy group for LGBT concerns.  Each week will focus on a different passage of Scripture.    All 10 sessions focus on the strong theme of hospitality that runs throughout Scripture.  The study will conclude on October 22, the Sunday before we celebrate our 20th anniversary of voting to become ONA!

Past classes that have inspired thought-provoking discussions were: Living the Questions; Praying the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic; Marcus Borg’s The Heart of Christianity.  Sometimes the class will debrief the worship service and sermon and then make connections between worship and their “real lives.”

Book Groups. Pilgrimage currently has one book group which meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Discussions are always lively and give participants the opportunity to share more deeply with others.

Bible Studies: Weekly Bible Studies are written by the Pastor and published weekly on the website.  We are currently offering the following course:

Practicing the Presence of God: Engaging God’s Spirit Through Prayer in Many Forms

Victoria Owens is offering an adult course that focuses on prayer practices and spirituality which began Saturday, July 15, at 8:30 a.m.  The next two sessions are September 16, and  with the final session to be held on October 21 beginning at 8:30 in the morning. You will explore 2 faith practices each session:

1) Prayer in three expressions:

Breath prayer

Holy Listening

Examen

2) Prayer Walking and Visio Divina

3) Taizé prayer

4) Mandala Coloring with Music

5) Lectio Divina and Scribing

6) Walking a Classic Labyrinth

If you have any questions, contact Victoria Owens at vhowens@yahoo.com.

 

Online Daily Devotions. Daily devotions on the biblical texts used in worship, written by the members of our congregation, are available online.

Occasional Groups. As interests in various topics arise, groups form around those topics.

Missions Opportunities. Because we learn not only by sitting and talking, but also by doing, Pilgrimage provides many opportunities to live our faith out in the larger community.