Who We Are
All Pilgrims Christian Church is a progressive faith community that offers opportunities for worship, spiritual growth, ministry, and community. We have been a living, active presence in Seattle’s Broadway neighborhood for more than a century.
Our congregation is a diverse mix of people—young and old, men and women, gay and straight. We come from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, and professional backgrounds, as well as a wealth of religious traditions. We take pride in our diversity, and we welcome the full participation of all as equal members in our community.
All Pilgrims Church was born in 2003 with the merger of two Broadway churches: Seattle First Christian Church (1883) and Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ (1899). We are affiliated with both the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ.
Our services reflect an appreciation of our traditional congregational heritage and our commitment to progressive theology. The warm acoustics of our historic sanctuary, originally built in 1906 and renovated in 1946 and 1999, help make our organ, choir, and other musical offerings an especially rich part of our worship experience. And both our pastor and our members live out the clause in the preamble to our constitution that recognizes the importance of humor in the church’s life.
Our programs of spiritual growth and ministry include:
A weekly Community Supper for the hungry in our neighborhood
Worship and Wonder, a Sunday-morning program of spiritual formation for children
A Spiritual Care team
The College of Spirituality, a quarterly selection of adult-education classes that explore the intersection of religious, social, and ethical questions
Interfaith program, an exploration of what it means to be progressive Christians in a multi-faith world
Women’s Spirituality Group
We are committed to growth, in both numbers and good works, and to playing a dynamic role in the life of our community and the world as the 21st century moves ahead.