Pilgrim Congregational Church
No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here at Pilgrim.
Pilgrim Congregational Church460 Lake Street
Oak Park IL, 60302
Owner(s): Rev. Sally Iberg, Senior Pastor
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Pilgrim Congregational Church is a member of the United Church of Christ, a worldwide denomination of more than one million members. Rooted in the Congregational tradition, Pilgrim stresses the freedom of each person to hear God speak and to see God acting in his or her life. As people of faith, we stand in solidarity with the whole of creation, praying and working for justice and peace. We are an Open and Affirming congregation, gladly welcoming all—without exception—just as Jesus did. For more information, call (708) 848-5860 or visit www.pilgrimoakpark.org.
Rally Sunday: Special Guest Rev. John Thomas
Sunday, September 13
9:45 am Adult Education: "Beyond the Politics of Self-Exploration"
11:00 am Worship: Sermon entitled "Whose Image? Whose Likeness?"
Pilgrim is delighted to welcome Rev. John Thomas, the Senior Advisor to the President and Visiting Professor in Church Ministries at the Chicago Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to CTS, he served for 10 years as the General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ and for 8 years as the denomination's ecumencial officer.
The title of the Adult Education talk is taken from Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book, Between the World and Me, a searing meditation on racism by a writer for The Atlantic. Speaking to white people, Coates writes, "To acknowledge these horrors [of racism] means turning away from the brightly rendered version of your country as it has always declared itself and turning toward something murkier and unknown. It is still too difficult for most Americans to do this."