The Sunday morning session of Pilgrimage 2017 began with the traditional Banner Processional representing each of the churches in attendance. Seeing hundreds of churches coming together as one on God’s great dance floor was an accurate and beautiful representation of the Kingdom. The youth and adults rejoiced and sang with the House Band as they… Continue Reading→
Matthew 18:20 says, “For where two, or three, gather in my name there am I with them.” This year at Pilgrimage, there are thousands of youth and leaders under one roof worshiping our Father. The house band sang “Holy Spirit you are welcome here, come flood this place and fill the atmosphere.” That is exactly… Continue Reading→
859 youth. 37,000 meals. Ending global hunger by 2030. Between the Saturday sessions of Pilgrimage 2017, youth groups from across the North Carolina Conference gathered at the Crown Arena to join in packaging meals with Rise Against Hunger. If you’ve ever packaged a meal while singing Sweet Caroline, then you understand the power of transforming… Continue Reading→
There is something beautiful that happens when two messages of brokenness are brought together to create healing. As we gather this weekend at Pilgrimage, we are reminded that no matter what we are carrying, no matter the doubts or insecurities, we are all seated and invited to the table. We are chosen, guarded, seated, and… Continue Reading→
Tonight, thousands of youth and adults from across the North Carolina Conference answered an invitation from God to gather, celebrate, and, worship at NCC Pilgrimage 2017. The Reverend Sarah Heath of Costa Mesa UMC in California began by reminding us all of the anxiety-producing, nerve-inducing traditions of high school homecoming dances. Whether you’ve forgotten the… Continue Reading→
This is amazing grace, This is unfailing love, To be invited to the table, Where everyone has a place set, All you have to do is take a seat. At the tables, we are invited, freed, fed, and sent. Tonight, thousands of youth and adults have accepted the invitation to come to the table and… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward extends the invitation for youth and youth leaders to attend Pilgrimage 2017 at the Crown Center – Fayetteville, Nov. 10-12.