PEOPLE OF PILGRIMAGE
Reba & Courtney Williams
Members since 2019
"After years of searching for a church, my wife and I found Pilgrimage by visiting their booth at the Atlanta Pride festival."
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Member since 2010
After coming to the realization that there was a significant void in my life, I made my way to Pilgrimage in 2009 after reconnecting with an old friend who was a member of PUCC. As a result, I have ascertained a better understanding and became more knowledgeable about spirituality and the importance of having a supportive and loving community in one’s life. I am at peace knowing that I am a part of this caring group of people who welcome everyone just as they are. No one is turned away. Here, you are respected and cherished for the simple reason that we are all children of God. Here was the void that needed to be filled.
Member since 2022
When my husband and I moved to Georgia, one of the first things we did was seek a church home. The members of Pilgrimage UCC welcomed us with open arms and open hearts; and we knew we had found our new "family." I appreciate the dedication Pilgrimage has for missions, spiritual growth, mutual support, and acceptance. As an open and affirming congregation, all are welcome regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey. Every week we are reminded that "Your prayer is now Our prayer."
Attending since 2001
"I was looking for a place to continue my faith journey in an open and affirming environment. What I found at Pilgrimage was all the elements to enrich and deepen that journey. At Pilgrimage, we live our faith caring for each other and our community. We advocate for social justice and the environment. Pilgrimage has provided me the opportunity to serve my community and the wider world."
Attending since 2006
"Pilgrimage is a place where my two sons can hear and learn that God loves everyone--no exceptions or exclusions. In today's society, having a church that is open-minded and loving of all people is extremely important for me and my family. At Pilgrimage we live what we say each Sunday, "No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here." Those simple words have changed my life and brought me closer to God."
Chris & Julia Shiver
Attending since 2005
“We believe that God’s table is big enough to include all people. Pilgrimage is a place where our faith is nurtured, our abilities and gifts identified so we can serve in the way God intends for us to serve, our need for community is fulfilled, and our joys and concerns can be shared with all and care, comfort, and support is provided. Pilgrimage is a true Sanctuary for those who need refuge, a home, a safe place to be themselves.”