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


The Organ In Concert - featuring Joan Hutchinson & Steve Meyer

  • Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • 3:00 PM  5:00 PM

Joan & Steve will present a concert of organ music, with a string ensemble. They have chosen an eclectic mix of music to show off the range of our awesome Pilgrim organ.

Majestic, playful, lyric, bombastic, and mysterious.

There will be Bach, a lot of French music, and one piece by contemporary Estonian composer, Arvo Part. Plus Steve has created a special arrangement of Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee for organ, strings and congregation - so you'll have the opportunity to join in the celebration!

A freewill offering will be collected. We hope that you'll join us!


  • Friday, December 7, 2018
  • 8:00 PM  10:00 PM

Featuring beloved classics and Pentatonix hits
with programming by Kathryn Kamp

Chicago a cappella's annual December concert, Holidays a cappella: Silver Bells, ignites the holidays with a celebration of the ensemble's silver anniversary season. Guest Music Director Paul Nicholson and Guest Programmer Kathryn Kamp present a spirited collection of fresh takes on beloved classics such as "O Tannenbaum" and Chanukah classic "Maoz Tzur." The acclaimed ensemble will also take on contemporary hits such as an arrangement of "Winter Wonderland" from the hit a cappella group Pentatonix, and more. Audiences will enjoy the "best of" Chicago a cappella's holidays concerts, as well as familiar holidays tunes new to their stage.

For tickets and more information visit http://www.chicagoacappella.org/concerts


Lux Cantorum presents "Light of the World"

  • Saturday, December 15, 2018
  • 7:00 PM  9:00 PM

"Lux Cantorum" roughly translates to "Light Singers" —we herald the season with songs of light from across the globe.

Featuring both holiday favorites and works that may be new to you, including selections from Bach, Forrest, Nordquist, Peevla, and Rutter.

To purchase tickets click here https://luxcantorum.org/upcoming/2018/12/15/light-of-the-world

Longest Night Gathering, featuring The Many

  • Friday, December 21, 2018
  • 7:00 PM  8:30 PM

Join us for an evening of liturgy & scripture. A time to pray, light candles, and sing. Space to let ourselves lament...our personal sorrows and the hurt and brokenness all around us...and walk toward hope for a more generous, just and loving world.

The Many's indie-folk gospel music makes you want to sing and helps you believe in the power of love over hate, hope and faith over despair. Learn more about them at https://www.themanyarehere.com/

Please join us. All are welcome!


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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.