Our worship ministries are a coordinated effort between our pastor and our Diaconate. Together,
they plan worship programs throughout the year, and look to reach out, advertise,
and communicate our ministry to non-members and visitors in the community. This
includes planning and overseeing
- Regular Sunday morning worship services throughout the year.
- Special worship services and activities during the seasons of Advent, Christmastide,
Lent, and Holy Week
- Advent workshop and church decoration
- Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve services
- Lenten supper series
- Maundy Thursday supper & service (often with seder meal)
- Holy week prayer vigil
- Laity services, in which members of the congregation take on the preaching
and leadership of worship
- Instructional sessions for new & prospective church members
- Classes for candidates for Confirmation
The World Care Team is responsible for planning the missions work of the church.
This includes organizing volunteer efforts and distributing funds outside the
church. As stewards of God’s creation, we believe that we are called to
witness to our faith through the giving of our time, talents, and treasure—all
of which make God’s love visible and real. We encourage our members and
friends to give generously to our church and its ministry within and beyond
Note: The content on these sites is not maintained or controlled
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Our local missions include support for several organizations and efforts in
the New Hampshire area, such as
The World Care Team also works toward wider missions that may stretch outside
our local area. In the past, these have included helping to fund and support
- A doctor—one of our members—on
a medical mission to Niger for humanitarian surgical aid
- Trips to Appalachia for volunteer relief workers
- Support for programs that aid in adoption of foreign orphans
- A medical missionary trip to Romania for a church member who is a special-needs
teacher, to help with developmentally challenged children there
- Flood relief in the U.S. midwest
- Guiding Eyes for the Blind
- Nationally-sponsored UCC Church programs are
Our Church's Wider Mission, including:
- One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) — Funds
efforts around the world for aid and disaster relief. Ongoing relief
aid for the 2010 earthquake in Haiti is funded through this program.
- Neighbors in Need — Supports ministries of justice and compassion
throughout the US and Puerto Rico.
Our music program is supervised by our
Diaconate. Contact the church office if
you have any questions about the music program, or if you would like to participate.
For more information, see our Music page.
We have a very active CARE (Christian And Religious Education)
program, including childrens' classes, youth groups, and adult education. These
are under the direction of our Education Team, led up by Denise Vartebedian.
A Cooperative Approach
Believing as we do that acts of care express the fulfillment of God’s
care for us and our world, we seek responsible partnership with people and institutions
entrusted with our children's care. It is our mission as Christian educators
to work alongside families and schools, scouting and sports organizations, and
even the health and social services networks of this community to help develop
competent, caring, loving, and lovable people of faith. To that end, we invite
you and your family to join us at Pilgrim Church every Sunday morning for CARE.
Little Pilgrim School
Little Pilgrim School (or LPS) is a state-certified preschool originally started in 1959 by
a group of Pilgrim Church women, citing the lack of kindergarden and preschool
classes in Nashua at that time. LPS now runs weekday-morning programs with a wide variety of
activities for two-, three-, and four-year-old children. Little Pilgrim School is located
in the north end of our building, in the new classroom wing.
For more information, visit the
Little Pilgrim School website.