Social Justice Team

This team coordinates and contributes to local, national and international mission projects that allow our congregation to reach out to the surrounding world.  The current membership Team is:  Mary Ann Tower (Chair), Rebecca Adams, Sara Bisterfeldt, Phyllis Bock, Susan Byorth, Dana Miquelle, Mary Noll, Susan Reisch and Elise Strong.

 

Habitat Restore Needs Volunteers

Wednesday – Saturday between 9am-4pm for a variety of jobs. Please call LOU at 406-388-2851.

Used Book Sale Supports Local Literacy Programs

Pilgrim strives to hold Used Book Sales on a monthly basis.  Pilgrims are encouraged to bring their used books to church and to shop regularly. Books are $1 each.   The Literacy Book Sale generously supports Bozeman ABLE (adult basic literacy education), Hopa Mountain, the YMCA Summer Reading Program, Head Start and a special Bozeman Public School program to help homeless students.

NEXT Book Sales for Local Literacy
Tuesday, March 1 –  Wednesday, March 15
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$1/Book & $.25 /Cooking Pamphlet

2016— $500 was given to the local high School Native American Program.  $250 each to two teens who gave speeches at HRDC.   A boy lives at Teen House, and a girl is in nursing school.   $300 was also donated in Marcia Johnson’s memory, which will go to the public library bookmobile.

Family Promise

Cardboard Box City - Pilgrim Replica with Kids
Family Promise of Gallatin Valley in Montana is a network of local congregations organized to help house, feed, and counsel, Gallatin Valley’s homeless families with children.  Pilgrim hosts these families four times a year providing shelter and meals. Volunteers wishing to prepare meals and serve as overnight hosts, are encouraged to contact Tawnie Lehman at 388-3121.  The next date to host Family Promise is in January 11.

The Community Cafe

“The Community  Cafe provides hearty, family friendly meals seven days a week from 5-7 pm every day of the year.  All are welcome.” As part of The Power of We (Pilgrim UCC, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and Congregation Beth Shalom), Pilgrim supports the Community Cafe by providing annual funding and volunteers on the fourth Thursday of each month.
Pilgrim sends 3 or 4 volunteers to the Community Cafe on the fourth Thursdays of every month.  We will be offering the opportunity for splitting a shift where one volunteer would work 4:30 to 6, and another 6 to 7:30.  If you would like to try it, even once a year, or would like more information, please Contact: Glenda Barnes

CROP Walk

Every Fall Pilgrim participates in this Church World Service activity. Along with other congregations in Gallatin County, Pilgrims gather sponsors and participate in a 10k walk to raise money for both the local food bank and world hunger.  See John or Karen Savage to learn more about CROP walk

Gallatin Valley Food Bank

We regularly collect non-perishable foods and monetary donations for the food bank.  Hunt McCauley is the Pilgrim coordinator.

Nursery - Andrea with babyPilgrim Local Fund

Through this fund Pilgrim donates to such charities as the Salvation Army, Food Bank, HRDC’s Warming Center and its Home to Stay program and others as needs arise
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