If you are new to the Cape, or looking for a new community of faith I encourage you to explore our website and then give our church a try.
During this time of social distancing we are not currently holding services but you can get a feel for our ideas and theology by reading my blog or watching a sermon. You can also join us during this period of time by getting on the Pilgrim Church Facebook page or watching on our website. All of our services are being broadcast on Facebook Live and are also captured on our website under the “services” link (put the link there).
Many people grew up with a fixed idea of faith and church. We look at the Bible with an eye toward modern questions. We try to shed new light on the timeless stories of faith. This is not your same old church and we do not do religion the same way it has always been done.
We preserve the traditions that make sense but we also have a very modern feel to our messages. For one thing we welcome everyone, without exception. If you want to check us out on Sundays when services start up again here is some friendly information about our services. Our services include an informal family service at 9 a.m. and a traditional service with choir and sermon at 11 a.m.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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!