Pilgrim Lutheran Brethren Ministries
Pilgrim Lutheran Brethren Church organizes several activities specifically for men of all ages. There are two Men’s Bible Studies - one meets Saturdays at 8:00 AM and once a month on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM (see the activities page for dates). In addition, a men’s group meets over breakfast on Wednesdays at 8:30 AM at the Favored Flavor Family Restaurant in Mentor. Men from Pilgrim also regularly attend the annual Walk Worthy Men’s Conference, sponsored by Moody Bible Institute. Please feel free to contact the church office for information on any other men’s activities that may be occurring in addition to these.
Our purpose is to provide opportunities for the women of Pilgrim to come to a living faith in Christ, encourage and equip women to grow in their relationship with the Lord, and promote nurturing relationships between women.
These are the ministries currently available to women here at Pilgrim:
Women's Bible Studies:
Thursday 9:30 AM and Saturday 9:00 AM
Ladies’ Spring Event
Fall Women's Mini-Retreat
The goal of this group is to encourage Christ-centered friendships among mothers from pregnancy onward. This is a group for moms with children of all ages. Meetings will be on each 3rd Tuesday of the month from September - May at the church starting at 6:00 PM. Dinner and childcare are provided.
Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:00-8:00 PM, September through May.
The Pilgrim Missions Committee has a burden for missionaries that have to raise their own support to stay in the mission field and fulfill their calling. We currently support around twelve missions monthly, and if we have sufficient funds, we have a list of others that we distribute to. The costs for our missionaries is constantly on the rise, so any help we can give is greatly appreciated.
Medical Supplies for Christ
Provides missionaries with quality medical equipment and supplies, to assist them in preventing, or alleviating the suffering of people in underdeveloped countries, and thereby them to hear the good news of our Savior.
Education Board Ministry
The mission of Parish Board of Education is to equip, train, and encourage our teachers so they can help our students become lifelong Christ followers. Our PLBC constitution states that our duties are "to provide, promote, maintain, and direct the educational programs of the congregation".
Many of Pilgrim's Parishioners volunteer their time in support of the needs in our local community.
Project Hope for the Homeless
Responds to the human hurts and hopes of persons in Lake County who are homeless, we provide emergency shelter, care and ongoing guidance, in the name and for the sake of Jesus Christ.
Provides a safe and nurturing home for single young women who are pregnant. Their focus is on bringing women to a personal relationship with Christ and teaching them the skills necessary to make eternal changes in their lives and in the life of their child.
Brings hope and restoration to people affected by incarceration.
(sponsored by Bill Glass Ministries)
Pilgrim Honduras Mission Team
The Pilgrim 2015 Honduras Team traveled to assist a sister church with installing concrete floors in many homes, provided medical care for those in need and ran many Vacation Bible Schools in the local villages.
Kittelsons in Taiwan
Mike and Delores are involved in full-time ministry among the Hakka Chinese. Currently they are partnering with Victory LB Church, Hsinchu, to develop ministries specific to Hakka people that leads to friendship evangelism using traditional Hakka songs and poetry. Mike and Delores have been with LBIM since 1987.
News from the Kittelsons
Nathanael & Carrie in Chad
Nathanael and Carrie and their family are living in a village in Chad among an unreached people group. They continue to study the language as they settle into their home and learn to live, garden and build relationships with their new friends.
The mission portion of Pilgrim's 2017 Vacation Bible School focused on Nathanael's and Carrie's project to translate the Bible into the Bagirmi language.