22 Aug

Kingdom Fellowship Weekend Live


We would like to make you aware of the Kingdom Fellowship Weekend that is being livestreamed this weekend. The first session was streamed last night with Melvin Lehman from Guys Mills, PA, noting what we can learn from history. Additional sessions will be held as described below. We encourage as many as are able to take this in.

The Ministerial Team

See this attachment for additional information. Kingdom-Fellowship-Weekend-2020-3


Kingdom Fellowship Weekend 2020

Kingdom Fellowship Weekend – August 21 -23

See the link or attachment for 2 more topics than previously announced. Bill Shiley will be sharing on “The Problem of Pain”.


Join the conference by phone (audio only). In the United States, call (646) 876-9923, and enter this meeting ID: 942 5766 7072#

Outside the United States?At the following link, you may find an international number so you will not need to pay international long-distance charges: https://zoom.us/u/amjgfnxSN. Use that phone number, and enter this meeting ID:942 5766 7072#

Join the conference online (video)

Using a computer: https://zoom.us/j/94257667072(no account necessary)

Using a smartphone: https://zoom.us/j/94257667072(no account necessary)If using a smartphone, you will need the Zoom app pre-installed.

08 May

Help Needy Families in India

Good-morning everyone,

Jacob called Monday of this last week saying that they are all doing well, but the lockdown continues through May 17 and could be extended as Covid-19 cases are increasing in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu, and Marayoor is close to the border.

People still can go out of their homes, and group limits have been increased from 5 to 10. Little children are getting long hair because few people are getting haircuts.

Paulson is one of the pastors at the church in Marayoor, and he has a regular practice of walking to the church to pray each morning. Throughout this lockdown, he has continued to do this. But recently, the government sent a number of new police to the town of Marayoor. Several of them saw Paulson walking, so they stopped to ask him where he was going. He told them that he was walking to the church to pray as he does each morning and that he needs this for his physical health as well. So the police told him to hop in their vehicle and let them take him to the church. But to his dismay, they took him to the police station. They showed him two cells and made it clear that if he continues to go to the church, he will be placed in one of them!

When the chief police saw Paulson, he said, “What are you doing here, Pastor?” The chief police knows Jacob and the church pastors very well. Paulson told him that the police officers brought him in for walking to church. At this the chief police took charge making it clear that he could continue to walk to the church to pray. Paulson was very grateful for this!

The 8 boys from the Tribal area are still living in the church, and Jacob is using this time to teach them so that they can go back to their people and teach them about God. They get up at 5:30 a.m. in the morning for Bible study and several hours of reading each day. They read out loud to help them continue to learn to read more fluently as they have only recently learned to read at the schools that we have been supporting in the Tribal area. They are being taught to pray.

The boys are concerned about how their people are doing in the Tribal area as they have heard nothing since they have come out to Marayoor. They are not allowed to travel back given the lockdown.

Local and Tribal families are needing food. Many families have bought so much food on credit from the local store owners that the stores are not willing to lend to them anymore. Because of this, some families are desperately needing rice.

While Jacob can’t travel to the Tribal area, he could arrange for John and Suresh, who live in Tamil Nadu, to take rice back to the Tribal area and check in on some of the groups. Of course, Jacob and Paulson could distribute food to needy families in the Marayoor area.

To help with this need, we are suggesting that we give money for 1000 pounds of rice with vegetables for needy families that Jacob and the church can reach out to. At $25 per family, $1000 would support 40 families for 2 weeks which is about the duration of the lockdown.

If any of you would like help with this support, please contact one of the India board, Monroe, Kenneth, or Jonathan with your pledged amount so that we can get word to Jacob to begin purchase and distribution of food to families in need. We will need to know as soon as possible so that Jacob can begin to organize relief for these families.

Blessings to all of you!

The India Board

04 Apr

Sunday Morning Livestream 4-5-20


As announced this morning, a livestream is planned for the morning service tomorrow. The link should be live around 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 5, 2020. Click here for the stream.

Also, the link is posted on the home page of the church website, pilgrimfellowship.org.

And finally, you may also call for audio only to the main call-in number (540) 324-2891 and the back up number (540) 941-8406.

Have a restful night,


12 Jan

Pilgrim Announcements Sunday – 01/12/20

Announcements for Sunday – 01/12/20

Next Week’s Sunday School

SS Lesson: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
Memory Verse: 2 Thessalonians 1:2
Offering: School Fund


  • Accordius Nursing Home this Afternoon at 2:30
  • Valley Ball Fri. 6:30

Sunday Evening

  • No services tonight
  • Augusta Correctional Center service tonight. Meet at 5:30
  • Next Sunday Evening Jonathan Martin will be speaking.


  • VBS in India in April. Funds are needed
  • School Program March 8th
  • C2C staff meeting canceled Mon. Night
  • Prayer Meeting Wed. Evening 7:30
  • Simon Schrock preaching next Sunday evening

Click here for the current Church/Youth/School calendar.

08 Dec

Pilgrim Announcements Sunday – 12/08/19

Announcements for Sunday – 12/08/19

Next Week’s Sunday School

SS Lesson: I Thessalonians 2:1-12
Memory Verse: I Thessalonians 2:12
Offering: School Fund


  • Accordius Nursing Home this afternoon at 2:30
  • Christmas Banquet Wed. at 6:15

Sunday Evening

  • Youth has the service this evening
  • Next Sunday evening is the Christmas hymn sing at 7:00
  • Bring the Hymns of The Church song book tonight


  • C2C Christmas Banquet Mon. evening
  • Bring finger food next Sunday night for snack after Christmas program
  • Jonathan is preaching next Sunday

Click here for the current Church/Youth/School calendar.

02 May

Hitch Clarification

To clarify the hitch request, we are looking for a hitch receiver – the part that bolts onto the frame. It has to be specifically made for a 1996-2007 Dodge Caravan.



02 May

Trailer Hitch Needed

Hello Pilgrim folks,

I wasn’t sure what the best method of reaching out to you was, so I hope this works.

I’m looking for a trailer hitch for Jeff’s Dodge Caravan. It would be awfully nice if they could have more cargo space for their trip to Florida. They’re leaving Saturday morning.

The van is a 2005 Dodge Caravan. Anything from 1997 – 2007 should work.

Let me or Jeff know if you know where we could get one.



05 Apr

from Ray and Wendy

Hello church family,
We would like to thank all the men & ladies who helped us in various ways, snacks, manual labor, boxes, etc. to get us on our way to Oregon.  And we’d also like to thank everyone who helped and encouraged us throughout the last 10 years. It means more than you’ll ever know. And, Lord willing, if anyone should like to visit the Oregon coast, give us a heads up, and stop by for a visit.
Ray & Wendy Cranfill
P.O. BOX 483
Otis, OR  97368