The Missions committee plans and provides opportunities for the members of Pilgrimage to put their Christian beliefs into action in the community. This group coordinates local, regional and global projects centered around our spiritual beliefs.
With the pastor's help, this committee organizes and guides the educational ministry of the church for children, teens, and adults. The primary focus is Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and Confirmation instruction.
The Stewardship committee works with the pastor in leading members and friends in support of the church’s activities through their commitment of time, talent, and financial resources. The group also prepares annual budgets and advises in matters concerning stewardship and fund raising.
Anthony (Tony) Bernard has been singing in church since he was a child growing up in Cartersville, Georgia, and playing horn and electric bass in church since high school. He served as Music Ministries Director in three churches, and filled interim roles in others. Tony is passionate about serving the Lord through music and is thankful to be part of the PUCC family!
Professionally, Tony is the Music Specialist at Eastvalley Elementary School on Lower Roswell Road in East Cobb, and plays horn in the Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra. He sang three seasons in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus under the direction of Robert Shaw, and was the assistant director of the Seed and Feed Marching Abominable Band in Little 5 Points. Tony received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Business from Berry College, Master's in Music Education from West Georgia, and PhD in Educational Leadership from Capella University. He and his wife Lynda (also a teacher) live in East Cobb and miss their sons who are in college at UGA and Columbus State University. Tony invites everyone to be involved in the Music Ministries at Pilgrimage! Feel free to email him with your comments, questions, and concerns. Most of all, let Tony know how you'd like to be involved.
Lidia comes to Pilgrimage UCC after serving as a musician and pianist at Christ Congregational Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, GA. She has a Masters of Arts in Multicultural Teacher Education from Ural State University of A.M. Gorky, Moscow, RU, and a Bachelor of Music in Performance/Education/Accompany from Music College, Moscow, RU. Her skills include solo performance experience from classical to sacred treasures, from traditional favorite hymns to jazz arrangements, and from Bach and Albinoni to current DeFord and Hayes.
Lynne is our Administrative Assistant at Pilgrimage and is responsible for the many clerical duties that come with this position. In 2005, she retired from GMAC after working there for 30 years. Born and raised in Buffalo, Lynne is a survivor of the “Blizzard of ’77!” She also has a daughter, Terry, and a grandson, Andrew. In addition, she has two kitties and she loves to cook.