Pilgrim Congregational Church

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here at Pilgrim.

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Pilgrim Congregational Church is a member of the United Church of Christ, a worldwide denomination of more than one million members. Rooted in the Congregational tradition, Pilgrim stresses the freedom of each person to hear God speak and to see God acting in his or her life. As people of faith, we stand in solidarity with the whole of creation, praying and working for justice and peace. We are an Open and Affirming congregation, gladly welcoming all—without exception—just as Jesus did.  For more information, call (708) 848-5860 or visit www.pilgrimoakpark.org.    


Upcoming Events


Adult Studies in Bible, Spirituality & Social Justice

  • Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • 9:45 AM  10:45 AM

"Post Traumatic Slave Disorder"

Led by Dr. Jennifer Coleman

  • Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • 9:45 AM  10:45 AM

"Models of Inclusion And Equity, Part One"

Led by Rev. Stuart Barnes Jamieson


"Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session One

  • Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • 12:45 PM  2:30 PM

Click here to sign up for a discussion series of the book, "Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race", authored by Debby Irving.  

There will be four separate discussions that will take place on Sundays in the church's Fellowship Hall.  You are encouraged to join as many of the discussions as possible. 

You are also encouraged to read the book in order to get the most benefit from the discussion. The book is available from local book stores such as The Book Table and online retailers such as Amazon.  There are also several copies circulating within Pilgrim.  Contact office@pilgrimoakpark.org for more information.

A potluck lunch provided by members of the congregation will be served and childcare available upon request.  No need to bring food if you are not part of the congregation, just join the discussion.  


Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award Winning Gospel Singer, Darius Brooks in Concert

  • Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • 4:00 PM  5:30 PM
  • Pilgrim Congregational Church (map)

On February 25th, we are pleased to conclude our recognition of Black History Month with a gospel music concert featuring Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award winner, DARIUS BROOKS at 4 pm. Darius Brooks, a man who has been one of Gospel's greatest driving and creative forces, may not be recognized by his name alone, but by his unprecedented gift behind the scenes of some of gospel's biggest songs and stars. He drew widespread affection for his release of "Your Will" along with his performance and nomination at the 19th Annual Stellar Awards.


Bobby Jo Valentine in Concert

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • 7:00 PM  9:30 PM

Pilgrim's Youth Ministry and our LGBTQ & Allies group are sponsoring this concert featuring Bobby Jo on March 3rd at 7pm (doors open at 6:30). Light refreshments will be served during the meet & greet following the concert.

Bobby Jo Valentine is a multi-award-winning singer/songwriter who has a great story to tell. He was named SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR by the West Coast Songwriters Association.  So you know his music is good!

However it is his storytelling and sharing of his personal experiences that is especially moving. You will be touched and uplifted by his messages of inclusion and optimism, even in the face of prejudice and tragedy.

This concert is for everybody, including youth from 13 to 18. We want to make this concert as accessible to as many people as possible, so we have no set admission price.  However we're also hosting it in the more intimate setting of our church parlor, so space is limited.  Best bet is to reserve a spot. We're suggesting a donation of $10-20 per person. Or folks can show up and donate what they can at the door!  The point is - please come.  And bring your friends.


















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Sally Iberg from Oak Park  

Posted: March 29th, 2013 4:20 PM

What a wonderful faith community. It's a blessing to serve as pastor.