We are called by God to be a
Prophetic Witness in the city of Adelaide so that
New Life and Vitality will be generated in our city and in its people.
We are blessed to be a blessing.
Pilgrim's mission activities, relationships and programs are cohesive in one sense but very diverse in another. In all of them we emphasise –
When you click on the labels above you can see snapshots of some of Pilgrim's mission areas that highlight these practices. These mission areas indicate how members of the congregation can connect to God and one another in meeting fundamental human needs. Members of the congregation are involved in different ways and people are free to follow their passion.
Our overriding purpose is to bear witness to the teaching and example of Jesus Christ.
Just as an example, at Pilgrim
Prophetic Witness looks like making opportunities to
encounter people who are not often seen or heard and giving
them an opportunity to tell us about their lives. Sometimes
we donate our worship space for special community services
such as the one for Homelessness SA and the
Workers' Memorial Service, nurturing those who plan these
services. At other times we hold special events on our forecourt
as a public witness to our commitment to being in solidarity
with those often unheard, such as the first Thursday of the month
Service of Lament which we hold in cooperation with Amnesty.
Similarly, we generate
New Life and Vitality to the city by opening the church
on week days so that people can visit a historic church, meditate
or enjoy a variety of Photographic and Art Exhibitions.
During History Month we have a special History Week
exhibition and we celebrate a Spring Festival with floral
displays. Twice a month there are lunchtime
and on many Mondays during the year we have Music on
Flinders events in front of the church. All these events
are free. At least once a year we put on
Organ Recitals by nationally
or internationally renowned organists. We also organise
events that challenge all who attend to think about issues that
are important in today's society and the role of the church in
these. Then there is Pancake Day and, in complete contrast,
the Lounge open each week day for a quiet cuppa (or soup
in the winter).
We celebrate our unity and diversity, our shared beliefs and past experiences, and value worship, teaching, creativity and justice.
Panel left: The story of the Good Samaritan (The Bible - Luke 10:25-37). One of three panels that depict this story.