Welcome  to 
Pilgrim United  Church Of Christ 

Church Services Sundays at 10am 
(508) 997-9086
635 Purchase St. New Bedford, Ma 02740

We believe in a God that extend an extravagant welcome to all people, we welcome and affirm all people into our fellowship regardless of their age, race, class, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, what you have or have not done and in the spirt of the Hebrew prophets of old, to work for justice for all persons.  

"Whoever you are, where ever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcomed here."

Great News!!!!!!!



Pilgrim United Church of Christ will install the Rev. Dr. Donnie Anderson as pastor on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at the 3:00 PM.  Dr. Anderson has been serving the congregation since April of 2021, but due to COVID complications the installation will be held this October.  She will also be welcomed into the Old Colony Association of the United Church of Christ.

Dr. Anderson served as the Executive Minister of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches for almost 13 years before retiring from that position in January 2020.  She has served as pastor in churches in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island as well as in administrative positions in several religiously affiliated institutions.  In August of 2017, at the age of 69, she came out of the closet and shared with her family and the world that she is a transgender woman. 

“I’m so excited to journey with the folks at Pilgrim along their spiritual path.  This is a congregation that has shown that they are more concerned about living the love of Christ than convention.   It only took a few weeks to figure out that this was a group of Christians who understood that Jesus’ Gospel really is for EVERYONE.”  Anderson continued, “The service will be high energy and fun, while expressing this congregation’s vision of a community that welcomes all.”

The public is cordially invited to the installation.

Rev. Dr. Donnie Anderson


Minister, Pilgrim United Church of Christ, New Bedford, MA





Pilgrim United Church of Christ is excited to announce that the Southern Rail Bluegrass Band will be performing at the church on Saturday November 5 at 7pm!  Tickets are $25 for the show or $35 including a barbecue buffet starting at 5:30pm.  You can purchase tickets for this fundraiser at https://givebutter.com/Southern_Rail.

Buffet: 5:30-7:00pm 634 Purchase St. New Bedford, MA 02740 (Church Hall)

Show:  7:00pm at 635 Purchase St. New Bedford MA 02740 (Church)

Southern Rail's music is upbeat, exuberant Bluegrass, featuring powerful instrumentals, stunning harmonies, and a world of onstage fun. Two of the band's members, guitarist Jim Muller and bassist Sharon Horovitch, were recently inducted, by the Rhode Island Bluegrass Alliance, into their Bluegrass Hall of Fame.  To find out more about Southern Rail, visit www.SouthernRail.com.  The group can also be reached at SouthernRail.bluegrassband@gmail.com.

Note: Masks will be required at this event.