Dear Pilgrim Covenant Church Family, We are living through an unprecedented time. In our lifetime, we’ve never experienced a situation like the precautionary responses to COVID-19. Our prayer is that each of you are doing as well as can be expected during this world-wide healthcare crisis. I, Dale, have been stressed with the daily challenges… Continue reading UPDATE

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It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Coming As we are in the season of Lent preparing to celebrate Easter, I’d like to share one of my favorite sermon illustrations popularized by Dr. Tony Campolo. The Friday in the meditation is Good Friday when Jesus was killed on the cross and everything looked bleak contrasted to Easter Sunday… Continue reading

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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Christine and I recently were blessed by God to become first-time grandparents on December 27, 2019 when Elodie was born to our daughter, Liz, and our son-in-law, Zach. God is working through this new experience for me, the love that I have as a grandparent, to give me a fuller understanding of God’s love for… Continue reading Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

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Endings & Beginnings

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until… Continue reading Endings & Beginnings

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The Helper: Get to Know Him!

I know a funny little man, as quiet as a mouse, Who does the mischief that is done in everybody’s house! There’s no one ever sees his face, and yet we all agree That every plate we break was cracked by Mr. Nobody. The finger marks upon the door by none of us are made;… Continue reading The Helper: Get to Know Him!

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Walk Thru the Bible

WALK THRU THE BIBLE...STEP INTO YOUR STORY Experience an event that unveils God’s Word as you’ve never known it before. As you walk through the Old Testament, you’ll realize that the Bible is coming to life and your knowledge of its people, places, and themes is rapidly increasing. In just a few short hours, you’ll… Continue reading Walk Thru the Bible

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Doubter’s Anonymous

On April 11, 1986 I arrived at Fort Benning’s “Welcome Center” for Army Basic Training.  I was immediately briefed on what I was allowed to bring with me to my company (and it wasn’t much).  There would be dire consequences for being caught with anything prohibited. We were then given the opportunity to enter a… Continue reading Doubter’s Anonymous

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‘Tis the Season – for Spiritual Gifts

Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday.   What do all these have in common? These three days Americans are urged to spend their money in preparation for the gift-giving season that climaxes on Christmas Day.  Our consumer economy has most certainly learned how to capitalize on what many call, “The Season of Giving.” God,… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season – for Spiritual Gifts

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Take It Outside

When I was a kid, I loved to go fishing. During my Junior High years, mom would drop me and a couple friends at a lake and we would fish all day long. When I got old enough, I’d ride my bike. One morning, I really hit the jackpot! Just like the family cat after… Continue reading Take It Outside

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Who is Jesus Christ, for us, today?

That’s a question that the German Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer asked at the same time that his native country came under the political influence of Adolf Hitler.  The answer to that question - that Jesus Christ the man is Jesus Christ, God Almighty - would guide and sustain Bonhoeffer for the next 11 years. In 1933,… Continue reading Who is Jesus Christ, for us, today?

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If Only…

All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along. (Galatians 2:10)   We’ve probably all had the experience of not being able to see something that was right in front of us, whether it’s a set of keys, a screen door, or… Continue reading If Only…

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As if Your Life Depended On It!

“Franklin! Franklin! Slow down!” These were words that my Grandma said to my Grandpa when he was driving the car and I was sitting in the back seat. Grandma was into safety before safety was in.  She always required me to have my seat belt buckled, and we crossed the road looking both ways and… Continue reading As if Your Life Depended On It!

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You Do It!

They were out in the countryside with no restaurants nearby and 5000 hungry men, not to mention women and children.  When they reported this obvious fact to Jesus and advised him to send the people away to get dinner, Jesus said something shocking. “You give them something to eat.” And they did a quick check… Continue reading You Do It!

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Good News and Good Deeds

Free Gift! What do you think when you hear those words? I know the first thought that comes to my mind. “Ok … what do you want?” I’m suspicious that if I don’t have to spend money, then what I’ll have to spend is some of my time.   And when someone I don’t know… Continue reading Good News and Good Deeds

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Community with a Cause

Recently, I’ve read the book Our Kids, written by Harvard Professor Robert Putnam.  In it, he argues that there is a widening opportunity gap for today’s kids.  Children from homes with lower incomes are facing greater and greater challenges than ever before. Why? Among other reasons, they lack something Putnam calls “Social Capital.”  Plainly speaking,… Continue reading Community with a Cause

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Teen Challenge Concert

Teen Challenge Brockton Men’s Choir is the presentation of real life testimonies and the redemptive power and grace of Jesus Christ! In a time when the love of Christ is eclipsed by despair and destruction, the men of Teen Challenge are proof that Christ is alive in all of us who rise from the depths… Continue reading Teen Challenge Concert

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Seeking Jesus, Serving Others

In 1955, it was 1 million.  In 1963, 1 billion.  In 1976, 20 billion.  1984, 50 billion.  1996, 80 billion.  And on April 15, 1994, 100 billion hamburgers had been served by McDonald’s franchises all over the world.  After that, they stopped counting. That's a lot of hamburgers.  But as many and as much as… Continue reading Seeking Jesus, Serving Others

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Can I Play, Too?

Check out the updated nursery! What a fun place for young kids to play. Nursery is available during our Sunday morning service for ages 1 - 5. Come and play!