Welcome to the website of Pilgrim Congregational Church! Hopefully this is the first step towards your own faith journey with us. As a member church of the United Church of Christ, we are a congregation that believes in justice, equality, and faith development for all of God’s children.
Pilgrim was started in Oak Park, IL in 1874, and has been a vibrant part of Oak Park life since then. While we are a moderate sized congregation, we are very active both inside and outside of our walls. Inside our walls we have many social, educational, and musical programs that are of interest to adults and children. We also are home to the Pilgrim Community Nursery School that provides affordable, quality care for preschool children. Outside our walls we try to be in partnership and service to the many individuals and organizations in our local community that are seeking the same things we are. However, we don’t stop locally, as we also perform service projects and support mission activities across our country and around the world.
Youth have a special place at Pilgrim. We provide many social activities and opportunties for them to learn about God's love for them and others. We engage both the hearts and the minds of our youth as we try to guide them along a path that's right for them.
Uniquely, because Pilgrim comes from the Congregational tradition, congregants are active in steering the direction of the church and acting as its governing body. If you are interested in engaging your mind, harnessing your talents, and putting your faith in action, you need look no further for a great faith community. I encourage you to explore our website and learn more about what we do and who we are.
Bruce Cox, 2016 Moderator