Social Justice

IMG_0776Pilgrim’s Social Justice Coordinating Team oversees a wide variety of activities in which many of our friends and members are engaged.  We expand our ministry by helping those in need here in Bozeman as well as in Montana.  Several of our activities also support national and international efforts to bring aid and comfort to millions.
The current Social Justice team members include:
Mary Ann Tower (Chair),  Rebecca Adams, Mary Noll, Susan Byorth, Sara Bisterfeld, Dana Miquelle, Phyllis Bock, Susan Reisch and Elise Strong. We thank Kerry Williams and Karen Savage for their years of service and dedication to Social Justice and the Pilgrim team.

If you have questions or if you would like to volunteer, contact us.

Upcoming Opportunities To Participate

Community Cafe

-Join us the 4th Thursday of each month to serve at the Community Cafe contact Glenda Barnes to sign up.

 

Volunteer Opportunity here in Bozeman, MT

 Foster Grandparents Program:  matches low-income seniors 55 yrs. plus with students aged 1-21 yrs. who need mentorship.  The volunteering is done in classroom settings such as Headstart, pre-schools, public schools, not-for-profit schools and faith-based schools.

  • 15-40 hrs. weekly
  • Paid small stipend  $2.45 —( non-taxable, not to be counted as income ) Mileage Reimbursed Provided with continual education and support Vacation, sick and holiday pay available
  • Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Development Council
    Danielle Godlevsky, Coordinator     (406) 457-7324
     *This is not the RSVP program nor the Cap Mentor program.
  • Family Promise Family Promise of Gallatin Valley is a nonprofit network of interfaith organizations working together to end homelessness, one family at a time.  Read more about upcoming Family Promise opportunities.
  • Local Literacy ProgramUsed Book Sales Benefit Local Literacy Programs
    Don’t forget to participate in our periodic book sales at Pilgrim. ‘One Book, One dollar’ – with all proceeds going to a group that supports literacy. Next book sale coming soon!

Recent Outreach Accomplishments  

Megan Makeever & Friends Concert 

On Jan 7  Pilgrim proudly hosted Megan Makeever and other talented all-star Bozeman musicians in a fantastic variety show on Jan 7 and raised  $5,540 for the HRDC Warming shelter. Thank you Megan, friends and community.

Gifts With a Lift

Over the Christmas holiday season, Pilgrim congregation donated over 15 large bags of gifts and “most treasured” items to the patients at Warm Springs State Mental Hospital. The effort played an instrumental role in spreading comfort by helping to make sure that all state hospital patients had a gift under the Christmas tree.

HRDC Warming Shelter

On December 22, a few Pilgrim families & friends participated in a “Flash Fundraiser” and stood outside of a local shopping area for two hours and raised $2,277.35 for the HRDC Warming Shelter.   Of that, Pilgrim congregation directly contributed $859.25!! Thanks to those who gave so generously and to those who “hit the streets” and collected donations from our community. The generosity of our church and community is humbling, and we’re grateful that those in need have a warm place to sleep this winter.

Social Justice Donations for the 4th Quarter 2016 and 1st Quarter 2017

  • $250 to the Gallatin Re-entry program
  • $500 to the UCC Emergency USA Fund-Louisiana Flood
  • $400 Bozeman School District- Homeless Students
  • $210 to the Montana Assoc. of Christians MAC Day
  • $230 in Good Samaritan Support
  • $1130 for local Literacy Programs
  • $600 to the Salvation Army
  • $500 to the Community Cafe
  • $500 to International Rescue Committee
  • 79 pairs of Gym Shoes for homeless students with 30 of those pairs coming from The Bozeman Running Company
  • 15 huge bags of gifts for the Warm Springs Patients