What will my first visit be like?   


Everyone is a little nervous when they scope out a new church, but we don’t want you to feel worried about coming to Pilgrim Church. We want you to know as much as you can before your arrive so your visit will be less stressful. 



Here are some questions we hear a lot..


1. What do I wear?  Do I have to dress up? 

People wear what is comfortable and there is a great variety of styles. 

Some folks do dressy casual. Others do simply casual. Some folks wear a jacket and slacks. 

But there is so much variety on Sundays at worship that you don’t need to worry. 

The important thing is that you feel comfortable. 

2.  What if my children are loud or squirmy? 

We hope you bring your family and we understand that kids squirm. Sometimes they have questions and that is all good. We love the sound of kids’ voices. It makes us smile. 

If you would like you children to worship with you that is fine. If you prefer to send them to Sunday School that is also fine!

To find out more about Sunday school you can e-mail Deb Larsson our Christian Education Director -


You might be interested in our Family Friendly Service at 9:00 a.m. 

3. Do they collect money at the services?

There is an offering at our worship services but no one expects you to contribute the first time you attend. Before we take the offering one of our church members talks about what Pilgrim Church means to them. These statements are all personal and often very touching. Maybe something they say will resonate with you!


Founded in 1854, Pilgrim Church is a beloved landmark on Route 28 in the seaside town of Harwich Port. To this day, our steeple remains a beacon for Nantucket Sound mariners.

Pilgrim Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, strives to be a believing, joyful, loving and vibrant Christian congregation that serves the spirit, education and needs of each other and the greater community.


The mission of this Church is to provide a warm, safe, non-judgmental and welcoming environment for all who wish to worship God; to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ; to celebrate the sacraments; to experience Christian fellowship and unity with all members of this Church family and the greater community; to render loving service toward all humankind; and to strive for righteousness, peace and justice in the world.

© 2019 by Pilgrim Congregational Church. 

533 MA 28, Harwich Port, MA 02646