Pilgrim Congregational Church

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here at Pilgrim.

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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.    


Upcoming Events

 Sunday, October 21

The Sing To Live Community Chorus presents "The Great American Songbook"

  • Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • 4:00 PM  6:00 PM

Enjoy some of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century including the wonderful music of Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and much, much more.

Click here to purchase advance tickets


 Saturday, October 27

A Night Of Collaboration in Concert

  • Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

We are excited to invite you to A NIGHT OF COLLABORATION IN CONCERT featuring pianist Andrew Barnes Jamieson, former Oak Parker and member of Pilgrim in collaboration with dramatic baritone Darnell Ishmel offering original musical compositions. Mr. Ishmel's arrangement of John Stainer's God So Loved the World will also feature Pilgrim's Chancel Choir under the direction of Dr. Wilbert O. Watkins.

Pilgrim native Andrew Barnes Jamieson is dedicated to spiritual transformation through his work as pianist, keyboardist, composer and arranger. With a passion for gospel music, he is the Minister of Music at Bethel Community Presbyterian Church, the music director at Pacific School of Religion, and plays piano for City of Refuge, UCC in Oakland, California.

Darnell Ishmel grew up singing, playing, and directing gospel music at his local church. After finishing his studies in Music and African American studies at the University of Michigan, he went on to make his professional debut with Cincinnati Opera. Hailed by the New York Times for his, "show-stealing" stage presence, "rich baritone, precise diction and superb comic timing" in his New York opera debut, he is a flexible vocalist and an innovative recitalist who constantly explores programming in an effort to enhance the recital tradition, attract new audiences, and preserve the art form.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


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Sally Iberg from Oak Park  

Posted: March 29th, 2013 4:20 PM

What a wonderful faith community. It's a blessing to serve as pastor.