Welcome to Pilgrim Church of Duxbury
An Open & Affirming Congregation

Abraham Lincoln once said “ "I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."

This Sunday, we will acknowledging the broad range of mothering around us, and remember ways to honor women who have played an encouraging role in our lives. Join us as we take time and make space to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation while finding reassurance in the image of God, as a comforting mother; “As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 66:13)

Let me share this with you today, “ACKNOWLEDGING THE WIDE CONTINUUM OF MOTHERING” By Amy Young

To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you

To those who lost a child this year-–we mourn with you

To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains–-we appreciate you

To those who experienced loss through miscarriage, failed adoptions, or running away—we mourn with you

To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears, and disappointment - we walk with you. Forgive us when we say foolish things. We don’t mean to make this harder than it is.

To those who are foster moms, mentor moms, and spiritual moms-—we need you

To those who have warm and close relationships with your children—we celebrate with you

To those who have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children—we sit with you

To those who lost their mothers this year—we grieve with you

To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother—we acknowledge your experience

To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests, and the overall testing of motherhood—we are better for having you in our midst

To those who step-parent—we walk with you on these complex paths

To those who envision lavishing love on grandchildren— we celebrate with you

To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year—we grieve and rejoice with you

To those who placed children up for adoption—we commend you for your selflessness and remember how you hold that child in your heart

And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising—we anticipate with you

This Mother’s Day, we walk with you. Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. We remember you.



Middle School Youth Group will meet Friday night for pizzas, games and solving all the world’s problems!

High School Youth Group will meet Saturday at 11:00 at Greg Hunter’s house to de-construct pallets for our 4th of July parade float!

Our Pilgrim’s Pantry needs canned chicken, Dinty Moore beef stew and apple juice. Our next pantry day is Saturday, May 25th. Your support is appreciated by our neighbors in need. THANK YOU!


Annual Meeting, Sunday, June 2, 2024 immediately following the worship service. 


A reminder to all board and committee chairs, you will need to send Melissa the annual report for your committee by Wednesday, May 22nd. If you have any questions, please call or email office@uccduxbury.org or 781-934-6591 ext. 101.


A Community Yard Sale at Pilgrim Church will be held on Saturday, May 18th from 10:00 to 3:00. Join the fun and fellowship. You can come to shop or purchase your own table to sell your items. Tables are $50 each and you keep all proceeds. Or you can get together with a friend(s) and split a table to clear your shelves at home of unwanted treasures, books, toys, jewelry, etc. Set up will be Friday night, the 17th, 5:00 to 7:00 or Saturday morning, the 18th, 8:00-10:00.

Proceeds from the sale of tables will support our outreach and mission programs. See you there.

Registration forms are available at church or HERE.

Any questions, email Lindy Keay at keay99@outlook.com.




Remember your Confirmation? If you actually had an experience?

Join us for our REVISITING CONFIRMATION Study as we look back on our experiences and revisit the basics that we teach, now as an adult. We will look at What we believe, the Bible, understanding God, Jesus and the Spirit, our polity (Governance) and the UCC. All are welcome whether you had a Confirmation experience or not! Let’s have some fun!


4 Week Class, Mondays, May 13th & May 20th at 6:30 PM.

in the Youth Room with RB

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