First Church Guilford is a multigenerational church with activities, groups, and ways to connect with others, God, and the community at every age!
For teens and youth, we proudly facilitate the Pilgrim Fellowship (PF) for Guilford: a nonsectarian community volunteering and learning community for teens! Through support for PF, we provide service and volunteer opportunities as well as weekly learning gatherings for community and fun on Sunday nights at 7 pm during the school year. See further down this page for in depth information.
For 9th and 10th graders, we have a vibrant and dynamic two-year long Confirmation program lead by our clergy and mentor volunteers that helps our youth explore their faith, deeper meaning, and Scripture through monthly gatherings, weekend retreats, and various forms of faith expression. our Minister of Faith Formation for more information.
PILGRIM FELLOWSHIP (PF)
Pilgrim Fellowship is a dynamic group of multi-faith high school students, grades 9-12, which generally meets on Sunday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at First Church during the school year. Bernadette Bober is the Director of Pilgrim Fellowship.
Information and registration:
The weekly meetings range from team building activities and service activities, to speakers sharing relevant stories and information to this specific age group. We also hold several community service and fundraising events. We invite youth from the entire community to register in September and join us each week. During April vacation and summer vacation, Pilgrim Fellowship members can participate in an annual Service Trips if eligibility requirements are completed. Our fundraising efforts go primarily for use on these trips but also include support for an organizing of CROP Hunger Walk in Guilford.
Our Pilgrim Fellowship Mission Statement:
Recognizing , appreciating, and embracing that all people are created differently, Pilgrim Fellowship gathers in hope of creating an environment of empowerment through direct action and a community where youth are free to be themselves, will know that they are accepted and loved, will learn to love themselves and others, and will nurture each person’s unique gifts and talents.
Through fellowship and service both locally and nationally, PF aspires to create transformative experiences that challenge the members, deepen their spirituality, and develop and strengthen their compassion for others. As God’s love is unconditional for all beings, we seek to be ambassadors of that all encompassing love and compassion.