Pilgrim Center is a nonprofit organization focused on driving community involvement in urban Kansas City through arts programs, neighborhood initiatives, and public events. The center is based out of the historic Pilgrim Chapel in Midtown KC.

Our mission is to provide an open space in midtown Kansas City where neighbors can come together and build a stronger community.

At the heart of our organization is Pilgrim Chapel. Formerly the Lutheran Church for the Deaf, it is now a public chapel serving people of all faiths. Several groups use the chapel as meeting space. The chapel is also available for weddings and other celebrations. 

As part of our mission to serve the midtown community, Pilgrim Center hosts regular events throughout the year to provide family-friendly activities for the many families living in Kansas City’s urban neighborhoods. Our main annual events include the Spring Frolic & Egg Hunt, the Hyde Park Children’s Film Festival, and the Thanksgiving Pilgrim Run 5K Run & Walk. 

For many years the chapel has been a space for artistic expression. The Community Concerts have been a way to honor the contributions musicians have made to the Kansas City music scene, and we continue by providing opportunities for musicians, poets, visual artists, and performers of all kinds to share their gifts with the community.


The historic Pilgrim Chapel is a popular venue for the intimate Kansas City wedding.

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Upcoming Events

Find out about upcoming events by the Pilgrim Center and other community partners.

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Would you like to donate to the Pilgrim Center today?

Use the button below to donate to the Pilgrim Center and to submit sponsorship for the Pilgrim Run 5K on Thanksgiving Day.

Pilgrim Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization supported by community members.

Community Programs

Our mission is to build strong, family-friendly urban neighborhoods by providing fun, safe, educational activities that support family and community gatherings.

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Arts Programs

Pilgrim Center provides opportunities for musicians, poets, visual artists, and performers of all kinds to share their gifts with the community.

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Hyde Park Pilgrim Run

Our annual Thanksgiving 5K run and walk through historic Hyde Park in midtown Kansas City. Proceeds from this event benefit the community programs of Pilgrim Center.

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Pilgrim Chapel

Pilgrim Chapel is a public chapel available for weddings, renewals of vows, memorial services, baptisms, blessings, confirmations, and other life celebrations. Please call Catherine at (816) 753-6719 for more information.
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