Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Durham, NC

Whoever you are & wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! Durham, NC
Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Durham, NC
Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Durham, NC
Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Durham, NC
Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Durham, NC
Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Durham, NC
Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Durham, NC
Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Durham, NC
Pilgrim United Church of Christ - Durham, NC

Who We Are

We are an open and affirming congregation that welcomes all. We strive for justice, we care for our community and the world, and we practice a faith that engages our hearts, minds, and actions.

About Us

Vibe
Friendly, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Multigenerational, Lots of kids, Lively, Progressive, Creative

Programs
Social Justice, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education, Community Service

Music
Passionate Reverent, Traditional Hymns, Bluegrass, Organ

Denomination
United Church of Christ

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
1887

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
3011 Academy Rd
Durham, NC 27707-2627

Phone
(919) 489-1381

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
A congregation of folks from various religious upbringings, we like to mix it up. On any given Sunday, you might find our children reading the Gospel, an MLK-inspired call and response, or an ofrenda for our dead loved ones. You might hear a family playing bluegrass, an old familiar hymn, or Jeremy wowing us on the organ while the choir sings in Latin. Our prayers always come from the people and we pass a rowdy peace. Most importantly, everyone, and that means Everyone, is welcome at our communion table.

What is the community like?
We are a happy group who likes to create community around fellowship, shared meals, and service. We also like to think. Life is difficult. God is good. Through education, forums, and helping others, we wrap our minds and hearts around both of these truths and find ways to ease suffering, speak out, and simply, be there for each other.

What if I'm not a Christian?
That's okay with us! You will find a wide variety of beliefs at Pilgrim and no required creed. We take our example from the life of Jesus and seek to live lives of abundant grace and love.

Leadership View all

Ginger Brasher-Cunningham

Ginger Brasher-Cunningham

Senior Minister Ginger began serving Pilgrim as pastor in 2007. Before Pilgrim, she served North Community Church in Marshfield, MA as pastor, and served in several other Massachusetts churches. Prior to parish ministry, she had the opportunity to work in various chaplaincy roles. Ginger grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and earned her BA in Religion and Speech at Samford University in 1984. She received a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care at Southern Seminary in 1988 and a Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Care from Ecumenical Theological Seminary in 1999.

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