Pilgrim recognized for 'making a difference'
March 12, 2012 at midnight
Sixty-year church member Hubert L. Pilgrim was honored at the United Methodist Men Making a Difference awards breakfast Feb. 25. The breakfast was held at the Julius S. Scott, Sr. Chapel Parlor Room at Wiley College.
Mr. Pilgrim has been a member of Reeves Chapel United Methodist Church for 60 years. The Rev. Melissa Crawford said Mr. Pilgrim is always willing to lend his talents to help the church in any way.
"He is very committed to the church and helps in any manner that he is able to contribute, and he has done this for more than 60 years," Rev. Crawford said. "While Sunday school meets, Mr. Pilgrim sits in the sanctuary and prays for the church and greets early attendees. He honors his pastor, and he and his wife Edith provide food and lodging when beneficial. He is the kind of member ever pastor prays to have in the church."
A member of the church's board of trustees, Mr. Pilgrim has refinished the pine wooden floors on several occasions, restored the benches of the church, and he contributed labor to assist in building the church's fellowship hall.
"Mr. Pilgrim participates in the annual fish fry and auction, and he steps up in a leadership role in offerings for the Methodist Children's Home in Waco," Rev. Crawford said. "He uses his talents of prayer, singing, evangelism and wisdom to help our church grow."