Coming soon...the New Pilgrim Sanctuary choir will present "A Tribute to Rev. Milton Brunson & The Thompson Community Choir".... Why celebrate this great choir? In 1948, the Reverend Milton Brunson organized a mass gospel choir at Chicago's McKinley High School. The Thompson Community Singers--affectionately known as "The Tommies"-- emerged as the nation's oldest existing community choir, for more than 50 Blessed Years. In the interim, Brunson and his singers became one of the most honored gospel groups of their era, issuing eight gospel chart-topping albums and winning a Grammy award in 1995. Their 50th anniversary was also celebrated with the opening of a post office named in Brunson's honor.
The "Tommies" are best known for songs such as "God Will Take Care of You", "My Mind is Made Up", For The Good of Them, "Safe In His Arms", and many, many more amazing songs that church choirs still perform today.
Last year, New Pilgrim honored the great Walter Hawkins, a legend in his own days. This year, we will celebrate the techniques of one of the greatest, Milton Brunson, on November 13th, 2016 at 4:00 PM.
Come join us at New Pilgrim Baptist Church as we worship in song, remembering the legend with the New Pilgrim Sanctuary Choir, Bonnie Franks and the Nicholtown Community Choir, Harold Brooker and the Charles B. Jackson Singers (Columbia, South Carolina) and the St. Mark UMC Inspirational Choir. The New Pilgrim Sanctuary Choir will stand under the direction of Mr. Michael Young, member of the Tri-City Singers. For more information, please contact New Pilgrim Baptist Church or Nikki Williams at 864-363-3908.
What a joy it is to announce the anniversary celebration services of our church’s founding! On behalf of the entire New Pilgrim Baptist Church Family, we want to extend an invitation to save the dates for our special 120th Anniversary Celebration on September 9th, 10th and 11th, 2016.
It is amazing to think about, but it was 120 years ago that a small group of people gathered together with the desire to plant a church to have an impact on their community. As we look back over the years, we must take pause and be thankful to the Lord who has blessed us with His presence year in and year out. On the weekend of September 9, 10 and 11th, we will take time to be sure that we mark this occasion with the recognition worthy of such a milestone.
Starting on the evening of September 9, 2016 with a welcoming program at 6:00 p.m. The program will be followed with entertainment and appetizers. The celebration will continue Saturday with a picnic from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Sunset Park in Mauldin. The Anniversary celebration will culminate in worship services on Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. and an afternoon program at 4:00 pm.
New Pilgrim Baptist Church has undergone many transformations over the past 120 years, the original God–given vision remains. We are here today as a testimony to the Sovereign plan of God, as well as serving as representatives of what God can do with people following His will. Please, do plan to join us on September 9-11, 2016.
Ancient Jerusalem lied in ruins, its walls torn down from invasions, its gates burnt down and its people in despair. Nehemiah was away in relative comfort but saddened by what he heard. He wept and in fasting, prayed to God, who had warned the people of Israel that lack of faith in Him was leading them to failure.
However, if you do not listen to me or obey my commands, and if you break
my covenant by rejecting my laws and treating my regulations with contempt,
I will punish you. You will suffer from sudden terrors, with wasting
diseases, and with burning fevers, causing your eyes to fail and your
life to ebb away. You will plant your crops in vain because your enemies
will eat them. I will turn against you, and you will be defeated by all
The walls of Jersualem had not been rebuilt in the ninety years since the people returned. Nehemiah asked God to remember them with favor dispite their lack of faithfulness.
We live in a time when the walls of faith are crumbling and the people of God are failing. Our families are being torn apart. Fathers and mothers are leaving families. We live in terror of debt. We buy what we do not need yet fail to feed the poor. Jobs are scarce. Sexual morality is absent. Sunday morning is starting to look like Saturday night. Our nation is in chaos. We have failed to understand the provisions of God. He promised us forgiveness of sins, hope of eternal life, strength to overcome temptation and blessings in raising our families. Our standing with God is based on faith in Him. We come by faith in Jesus Christ to God.
For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
It is clear, then, that God's promise to give the whole earth to Abraham and his descendants was not based on obedience to God's law, but on the new relationship with God that comes by faith. The story of Nehemiah demonstrates that faith in God requires us to move in faith. Project Nehemiah is asking us to join in an act of faith. We are asking the Church to walk in faith of Jesus Christ by depending on the Word of God. Jesus has asked us to be witnesses of God to world.
New Pilgrim Baptist Church's Music Ministry will be presenting a music celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Titled "A Night in Bethlehem: The Messiah is Coming", the event will be held at the church on December 18th at 7:00 PM.