Pilgrim Christian Church

Faith. Hope. Love...

Pilgrim Christian Church is a Loving congregation that gathers just off the Square in Chardon, Ohio. Whoever you are, wherever you are on Life's journey, you are welcome here!

At Pilgrim Christian Church, we understand that there is always more to learn and discover when it comes to God, life, and discipleship. We engage the great work of learning in community. Whether it's in the foundational work of understanding we are Loved by God, the ongoing study of scripture, or finding true faith in the work of current scholars, pastors, and prophets, we encounter the material, ideas, and voices together. 

Our Children's Sunday School is led by loving teachers empowered by a curriculum who strive to: 

  1. Create a sacred community where every child understands that he/she is welcome and loved as they are. Friendships are created and nurtured in these classrooms and in the experience. 
  2. Teach the stories within the bible and to help children discover the presence and nature of God within them. 
  3. Teach the children that they are radically and forever Loved by God. 

Sunday School is held every Sunday morning. Following the children's sermon in our worship service, teachers lead the children upstairs to the education wing for song, stories, prayer, and snack. 

One of the messages written on our chalk wall in the hallway of the education wing. 

One of the messages written on our chalk wall in the hallway of the education wing. 

Bible & Brown Bags is our weekly study held each Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-2:30pm. We rotate between studying scripture to reading books such as Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People, An Altar in the World, and Re-imagine the World: An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus. The study is held in the parlor and offers a light breakfast and stimulating conversation within a fantastic small group setting. 

Barbara Brown Taylor, Marcus Borg & Dominic Crossan, and Nadia Bolz-Weber

Barbara Brown Taylor, Marcus Borg & Dominic Crossan, and Nadia Bolz-Weber

Our book studies are designed to cover a particular book for a specific amount of time, addressing the needs and interests of the community. We have read and discussed seasonal works such as Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg's, The First Christmas and The Last Week. We have read memoirs from pastors such as Barbara Brown Taylor's, An Altar in the World and Nadia Bolz-Weber's, ccidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People. We are now preparing to hold a study on how to approach the bible: the history of the bible and ideas for interpretation, which should begin in February. 

 

All of our studies and classes are to lead us further in discipleship and in communion with God, and we hope you will find them to be exceptionally meaningful.