But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?”
— 1 John 3:17
At Pilgrimage United Church of Christ we are proud of the missions work we do in our community. Our small community of members pulls together to support a variety of missions projects in our local community. Partnering with other non-profit organizations like MUST Ministries, Family Promise of Cobb County, and 7 Bridges to Recovery allows our work to go farther. In addition to these major missions programs, we have supported Lost and Found, a non-profit group that works to end homelessness in LGBTQ youth. Below are details of how we support our major missions projects.
At Pilgrimage UCC we believe in helping our local community. Throughout the year we partner with Must Ministries for many service projects.
On the 5th Tuesday of any month we cook and serve a hot meal at their homeless shelter.
Ongoing Food Drive
A collection bin for non-perishable food items is always located at our front doors. Food is delivered to their food pantry on a monthly basis.
During the month of February we host "Undie Sundays" where we collect undergarments to be delivered to MUST shelters.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Each Deacon group collects non-perishable food items for holiday meals. These items are deliver to the MUST food bank.
Working in partnership with Family Promise of Cobb County, we open our doors several times a year to host homeless families. We provide meals, a place to sleep, and friendship to these working families who are trying to make ends meet.
Each host week we are in need of volunteers to prepare full course meals that are delivered to our church.
Overnight hosts stay with our guests to assist them and make their stay comfortable.
Hosting multiple families can lead to lots of linens that need to be washed. Laundry Angels take the linens home to be cleaned, then return them to church.
After Care Program
We provide child care and fun activities for the children of our Family Promise of Cobb County families while parents take part in classes about budgeting, time-management, nutrition, and parenting.
Loving Those in Need
We partner with 7 Bridges to Recovery, a non-profit that works to provide food, comfort, and shelter to the homeless in Atlanta.
In addition to supporting 7 Bridges, we hold two annual drives in memory of long-standing members of our congregation.
Betty Roth Memorial School Drive
Each year we collect school supplies and back packs that are donated to children in need in Marietta City Schools.
Neva Reitz Book Drive
Each year in April we collect new and gently used children's books that are donated to a Title I elementary school in Cobb County. These books are given to children to have for summer reading.