A message from Rev. Susan regarding worship and COVID-19

Dear Friends,

All week I have been monitoring the Coronavirus as I tried to learn more about how it has impacted our community so I could make good decisions about how best to lead our congregation. In consultation with the staff and church leaders and in light of the advice from public health experts at the CDC and more locally I think we should not hold church gatherings, services, meetings or classes for the next two weeks to try to practice social distancing in an effort to halt the rampant spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19. I believe that this moratorium on church gatherings should begin immediately.

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Make a Pledge and Give to Pilgrim Online

Whatever caused you to click on this site, I believe God had a hand in it. And I hope you take some time to explore the site. Check out our programs, our worship times and opportunities to serve. If you are searching for something you cannot find please e-mail me (pastor@ pcchp.org) and I’ll try to help you.


Mostly, I hope you feel a sense of blessing this day. I hope you know how much God loves you.


The story I often tell when a child is baptized is the one about Jesus’ own baptism. Jesus was baptized in a river when he was a young man. As he came out of the water people heard God’s voice telling everyone that Jesus was beloved. That affirmation came before Jesus had done anything special to earn it. It was this unconditional acceptance from God that was at the root of everything Jesus did. It made him who he was. He never questioned God’s love. This story illustrates that God loves us with the same gracious acceptance.


As you read my blogs or listen to the sermons I hope you realize that God looks with favor on you too. I hope you recognize that God is also smiling in your direction.


Many blessings,



Rev. Dr. Susan Cartmell
Our Minister Susan

Rev. Susan has an enthusiasm for preaching, leading faith discussions, and exploring God’s call in our lives. She believes that God is always calling us to new possibilities to serve others and grow in faith. God’s call to transform the Church is especially powerful in times of societal change and transformation, like the one we are in today.
Val Petersen | Admin
Fred Drifmeyer | Music Director
Music Director

Fred Drifmeyer became Pilgrim Church's music director in June 2007. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Boston University, Fred received a Master of Music Education Degree from Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, Connecticut. He is proficient in piano, organ and singing.
Dr. Matthew Scinto | Bell Choir
Bell Choir

Matthew Scinto comes to us from Boston where he is Assistant Conductor of the Boston Civic Symphony and received his Doctorate of Musical Arts from Boston University in Orchestral Conducting. In addition to studying at Boston University, Matt has studied conducting at the Tanglewood Music Center. Trained as a pianist and violist, he previously lived in Syracuse NY where he received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
Deb Larsson | CE & After School
Christian Education and After School Program Director

Debbie Larsson became Director of Christian Education in August of 2017. After teaching at ACCEPT Education Collaborative for 39 years, Debbie retired in 2015 and now lives in Dennis Port full time. Debbie received her AB in Elementary Education from Boston College, an M.Ed. SSN in Special Education from Boston College and an Ed.S AT from Simmons College. Debbie is also the Director of the Drop In Center After School program at Pilgrim.
Becky Sullivan | After School & Website
After School Assistant & Website
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