Who We Are
Pilgrim Congregational Church was founded in 1958 as a United Church of Christ congregation that meets every Sunday at 2850 Foothill Blvd in Redding, California.
Recognizing the damage that dogmatic tradition has caused; we declare, that others may know and we may remember: we are open and affirming. People of any age, gender, preference, and ability are welcome here.
What we Believe
By calling ourselves progressive Christians, we mean we are Christians who
- Believe that following the path and teachings of Jesus can lead to an awareness and experience of the Sacred and the Oneness and Unity of all life;
- Affirm that the teachings of Jesus provide but one of many ways to experience the Sacredness and Oneness of life, and that we can draw from diverse sources of wisdom in our spiritual journey;
- Seek community that is inclusive of ALL people, including but not limited to:
- Conventional Christians and questioning skeptics,
- Believers and agnostics,
- Women and men,
- Those of all sexual orientations and gender identities,
- Those of all classes and abilities;
- Know that the way we behave towards one another is the fullest expression of what we believe;
- Find grace in the search for understanding and believe there is more value in questioning than in absolutes;
- Strive for peace and justice among all people;
- Strive to protect and restore the integrity of our Earth;
- Commit to a path of life-long learning, compassion, and selfless love.
We are affiliated with the United Church of Christ, whose statement of mission can be found here.