The best of

Pilgrimage 2021

A roundup

Pilgrimage has been creating a space to gather for thousands of United Methodist youth (6-12th grades) and their mentors for over 25 years. This year, we explored the theme "God In Unexpected Places: In the Stranger."

FRIDAY EVENING

Rev. Ben Adams

Pastor of First on Chatham and former Conference Youth President.

"If you wanna follow Jesus, you gotta start by following Jesus. Jesus went to Samaria, and we do too. Jesus had to go to Samaria, and we must go to ours."

Rev. Ben Adams

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Rev. Dr. Donna Coletrane Battle

Spiritual practitioner, soul coach, and educator.

“We can't learn what we already think we know. We must be open to the fact that what we think we know we might not.”

Rev. Donna Coletrane Battle

Rise Against Hunger

40,170 Meals

27 local churches bringing 549 volunteers helped pack meals Saturday afternoon.

Youth-led Worship

Sharing Gifts

Youth leading through song, spoken word, and dance is central to Pilgrimage.

Dance

Youth-led Worship

Scripture

Youth-led Worship

Stories

Spoken Word

Youth-led Worship

Music

Music