Senior Pilgrim Fellowship

2019 PFSenior Pilgrim Fellowship (Sr PF) is a student-led, open and affirming faith-based high school youth group which gives young people an opportunity to enjoy one another's company and build community in an accepting atmosphere.

 

We meet on Sundays from 5:00-7:30 pm outdoors or in Wilton Hall. Mutual support, discussion of adolescent issues, spiritual growth, service to others, music, prayer and fun are emphasized. Sr PF is a safe place for youth to connect to each other without being judged, and is open to members of other faith communities as well as those with no formal faith background. 

 

Our Student Leadership team are elected by their peers every June. The President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Minister of Outreach are responsible for managing the program, with guidance and support from an Adult Leadership team that has over 50 years of experience working with youth and young adults.

 

Community Service is an important part of what we do. We have cleaned up Lake Zoar and hiking trails on Earth Day, visited shut-ins to bring them a hot meal, raked leaves for seniors and collected coats for people living in homeless shelters. Our goal is to have one opportunity a month to give back by serving together.

 

We go on a Fall Retreat together at Silver Lake Conference Center, to help the group bond and get to know each other better. Fundraisers are held throughout the year to raise money for our programs. In the spring, PF leads the church in Youth Sunday - a worship service they create from scratch.


Every summer we travel together on a mission trip, volunteering our time and talents with local non-profits working to improve their community. We have served in Detroit MI, Pipestem WV, Boston MA, Harlan KY, New Orleans LA, Cleveland OH, Burlington NC, Milwaukee WI, Buffalo NY, Chicago IL, Vicksburg MS and Indianapolis, IN. We work in food pantries, vacation Bible schools and homeless shelters. We have done light construction and disaster relief. In Senior PF, we believe that volunteering our time, talents and love to those who are in need gives us opportunities to grow and learn.

 

In these times of COVID-19, we have instituted the following guidelines to help keep our young people and volunteers safe:

  • All attendees must wear a mask
  • Wash/sanitize hands often
  • All snacks we offer are pre-packaged
  • We meet outside as long as the weather remains mild, then indoors in Wilton Hall
  • Please maintain one pool noodle of holy space between one another

If you are a parent of a high school student interested in participating in Senior PF, please call the Senior Pastor, Rev. Jennifer Gingras at (203) 895-5607.

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