Join Rev. Glover for spiritual discussions for grades 6th-12th. At the end of the month youth will have the opportunity to join Pilgrim Congregational UCC as members. This special class is a valuable tradition and gives young people an opportunity to discuss their faith, ask questions and gain knowledge about our church and the UCC denomination.
Destress and regroup in the middle of the week by enjoying relaxed fellowship, meaningful life conversation, and fun games with other young adults. There will be SOUP! Soup & Regroup will occur every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
This will occur at Megan and Quarney Ali’s residence. Please text/call Megan at (406)599-5364 to receive the address.
Adult Choir Resumes rehearsal on Wednesday, October 23 & 30 at 5:30 pm in the Emmett Room with Cliff DeManty, Director and Amy Leach, Accompanist. Choir will sing in worship on Sunday, November 3, 2019. It’s Daylight Savings on Nov 3 so remember to turn back you clocks!
Thursday, October 24, 4:30 – 7:30 pm Join Beth Shalom, Unitarian Universalists, and Pilgrim for a young adult/high school volunteer and dining night. Each congregation only needs 4 volunteers to sign up. Those not volunteering can enjoy an interfaith meal together at Fork & Spoon at 5:30 pm. They are always looking for more paying costumers to keep their doors open!
Bozeman Help Center "Run for Your Life" Youth Mission Project
Youth in grades 6-12th are invited to cheer along runners in themed costumes. This important fundraiser helps the help center provide life saving resources and suicide prevention care. Time and Place to be announced.
Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a series of sexuality education programs for six age groups: grades K-1, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, grades 10-12, Young Adults and Adults. The resources are written by professional sexuality educators and provide accurate information for parents, teachers and pastors to be used in the affirming and supportive setting of our churches. This will be an opportunity for kids/families are interested in this program to receive information and ask questions about the OWL programs offered in Bozeman.
For more general information, you can learn more at: https://www.ucc.org/justice_sexuality-education_our-whole-lives
Join us for worship on most Sunday mornings as we connect the Gospel to life through music, prayer and the word. Rev. Glover Wagner offers thought-provoking sermons and a variety of musical genres inspire us. Church school and nursery are offered concurrently. Afterward we gather in the Boyd Room for coffee and conversation.
The Nursery serves infants and pre-k children up to 4 years old. There is a sound-proof cry room where parent can sit with toddlers and still hear and see the service.
The "Joyful Noise" Children's Choir under the with Direction of Hannah Lane, rehearse on Sundays, during worship. In October youth will rehearse on the 6th, 13th, and 20th. We will sing “Oh When the Saints, Come Marching In” in worship on Sunday, October 27th.
Children of all ages are encouraged to join in. There are rehearsals each Sunday during Church School. A CD of songs is available
Hope to see you there!
This gathering features an opening and closing to frame our dialogue. Music is provided by an individual musician. Participants take turns setting the stage each Sunday for our discussion with a reading, a piece of art, or the retelling of an experience that is meaningful to them and that they wish to share.
Pilgrim Peace Ringers directed by MA Bellingham rehearse every Wednesday evening throughout the academic year. Walk-ins welcome, or for further information speak to any handbell ringer or email director M.A. at firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
Ability to read music is helpful, but not required.
Join us, it's fun!
Rev. Wendy Brown will explain the importance of advanced directives and why we use them in healthcare to make decisions on behalf of a patient. She will discuss how they get used in real time situations. We will briefly familiarize ourselves with the document that is used at Bozeman Health and talk about advanced directives that are used in specific circumstances: the POLST, the advanced directive for dementia, and psychiatric directives. This discussion is appropriate for people who have not yet filled out an advanced directive, as well as those who already have a document on file.
Wendy is glad to schedule individual follow-up conversations with those who want to discuss their specific circumstances or those who need assistance with completing the document and getting it scanned into their medical record.
Interested in learning about plural pronouns and their usage? Want to be better allies to our LGBTQA+ Community? Come to a introductory workshop, ask questions and gain a better understanding of inclusive language and their importance in faith communities. Meets in the Emmet Room.
Kasia Finn's Bio:
Kassia Finn is a Sex Educator working with children teaching them anatomically correct and judgement free information about their bodies. This is done in age appropriate levels within the program called Our Whole Lives. She has done extensive work with Bridger Care; going into medical and professional office settings to help rewrite policies and adapt forms to be more inclusive all over the state of Montana. She is a Massage Therapist and Bodyworker specializing in working with the LGBTQ+ community, creating a healing and safe practice in order to enhance healing of past traumas and encourage holistic health in this population. Professionally, she has seen the clear need for gender affirming and inclusive language in all settings. Personally, she has a trans child, giving her a very good look at how this community is treated, and understanding of the need to create pathways for more inclusive and accepting environments for all people who identify as LGBTQ+.
Pilgrim people will meet at Cooper Park (Corner of 8th & W. Story) at 1 pm, and then start marching from Cooper to Bogart at 1:30 p.m.
There will be presenters/musicians at Bogart at the end of the march (the organizers say that will probably start around 2:30 or 3:00).
Pilgrim Connect is hoping to gather a Pilgrim presence at the march.
Please let Megan Makeever Ali know if you are interested in joining us.
Enjoy a non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage while learning about, discussing, and acting upon social justice issues. This one will be led by the amazingly intellegent Deborah Hines, and she will be speaking about climate change. Read her bio below:
Deborah Hines: is a specialist in natural resource management and adaptation to climate change (MF; PhD level work, Natural Resource Economics, Duke University) with over thirty years of experience in food and nutrition security policy and strategy development as well as project design, implementation, and evaluation. She has had the opportunity to work with the WFP, World Bank (Adaptation Fund and the Global Environment Facility), Canadian Government, USAID, and assignments with FAO and other bilateral and nongovernmental institutions in Africa, Latin American, the Middle East, and Asia. She was the right to food focal point at WFP and has worked extensively in promoting climate-smart agriculture solutions, combining sustainable resource management with gender empowerment and social justice.
Join us for a special Rally Sunday featuring a puppet show, blessing of the backpacks and the start of our fall programming. Stay for fellowship sponsored by Pilgrim Connect and enjoy cotton candy made by youth group fellowship. Informational tables with upcoming events and service opportunities will be available. Don't forget your backpacks.
Come join us for an evening of intergenerational fellowship, s’mores, and fun singalongs around a campfire! There will be shakers and tambourines for little ones to jam on.
Please bring: Camping chairs and an instrument if you feel like jamming!
Any songs you or your kiddo would love to lead or sing along to? E-mail song suggestions to email@example.com.
Pilgrim Connect will be reaching out to incoming and returning MSU students at this two-day event hosted by the University. We all know that starting college is stressful, and we strongly desire to let them know that Pilgrim welcomes them with open arms.
Our booth will be open on August 22nd and 23rd from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Contact Megan Makeever Ali if you desire to volunteer, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for a good mixture of young and seasoned Pilgrims!
Join us for our annual Summerfest celebration featuring a waterslide, bouncy house, games, cotton candy and face painting. This free event is open to the community and hosted by Pilgrim Youth Fellowship and Christian Education.
Contact CE director Danielle Rogers, 587-2450 or mailto:email@example.com if you can help.
Join Pilgrim Connect on the Emerson Lawn for fun, family activities while the band plays on!
2019 MUSIC LINEUP July 10 – Swamp Dawg July 17 – Tyler James Band July 24 – Robiletta, Tsuru, Greenberg July 31 – The Bridger Mountain Big Band August 7 – Beat Deaf August 14 – Sparkle Bear with The Tingle Hoarders
One of our dear members, Carmen Stark, will be hosting this public presentation as part of her volunteer fieldwork with the local non-profit group, Gallatin Refugee Connections. This presentation is in partial fulfillment of a Teacher Education course that she is currently taking through MSU about supporting and educating refugees. Some of the themes that we will be discussing will include:
--Fostering welcoming and open relationships with refugees through interaction with our local community.
--Developing intercultural competence and cultural humility within our community in order to understand and respect cultural differences.
--Developing an understanding and appreciation of the many assets that refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers bring to our local community and school settings.
Gallatin Refugee Connection's mission is to "create and sustain a welcoming environment for refugees" and this presentation is intended to raise awareness of the global refugee crisis and explore how Montanans can help this cause. For more information on the organization and how you can help, please visit their website or like their Facebook Page.