God-loving. Justice-seeking. Open-minded. Judgement free.  Welcoming all, rejecting none.  We believe God's love is for everyone.

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3755 Sandy Plains Road

Marietta, GA 30066




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Music Director


Administrative Assistant

Church Council & Committee Overviews

She leads our church's governing body and provides input and guidance to various committees and project groups.


Council President


She assists the president in leading the church's governing body and oversees special task forces and/or projects.


Vice President


He maintains records of financial receipts, payments, and balances.  He disburses funds and advises on the preparation of the annual budget.




She receives all deposits, offerings, and other funds.  She also keeps records of contributions and pledges.


Financial Secretary


She keeps minutes of all church meetings and handles most correspondence.  She also maintains a current list of members along with information on births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths.




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.


Amy, Chairperson


The Worship committee assists the pastor with worship planning and helps schedule readers, ushers, and greeters.  The group also organizes the decoration of the church for holidays and special events.


Diane & Sarah, Co-Chairs


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.



Christian Education Committee

The Deacons serve as liaisons between the congregation and the Pastor, maintaining regular contact and advising of any pastoral needs.  Deacons also assist the Pastor in administering the sacraments.


Julia, Chairperson


Parish Life plans social and recreational activities that build our Christian community among Pilgrimage family and friends.


Katie, Chairperson

Parish Life

This group is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the church buildings, property, and equipment.  This committee also advises on the need for repairs and upcoming improvements.


Chris, Chairperson


Working with the Pastor and Council, the Communications committee maintains the social media platforms, creates publicity and promotional materials, and manages the website.

Angela & Joe, Co-Chairs

Communications & Evangelism

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.


Matthew & Anne, Co-Chairs



Meet our Music Director


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.

Music Director

Tony Bernard


Meet our Accompanist

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.


Lidia Kovaleva


Meet our Administrative Assistant

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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.

Administrative Assistant

Lynne Buell