Sunday Update 1/17/2016 >> PDF Version
Archives for January 2016
Are you ready to go “Into the Woods” for the upcoming Pullen Forest Festival (the church-wide retreat)? We are excited to have more than 70 people of all ages registered to attend.
Friday, April 15
4:00 PM – Check-in Opens
5:30 PM – Dinner
6:30 PM – Welcome & Intro
7:00 PM – Campfires
9:00 PM – “Go Now in Peace”
Saturday, April 16
7:00 AM – Optional early morning yoga or hike
8:30 AM – Breakfast
9:30 AM – Gather & Ice Breaker
10:00 AM – Intergenerational Group Fairy Tale Re-Telling
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Free Time
4:00 PM – Vespers (with a drum circle!)
5:30 PM – Dinner
Address: 1369 Tyler Dewar Ln, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
- FLASHLIGHT! (for walking to campfires on Friday night)
- good walking shoes
- musical instrument(s)
- yoga mat (optional)
- folding chairs or blanket
- snacks or special foods
Details for the January 16 & 24th:
Text: Isaiah 43:1-7, Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
These are the descendants, the sons and daughter of Zimmie and Lela Floyd: Howard, Ray, Sod, Jack and Lillian. Their descendants numbered ten. From Lillian, the only daughter, came two descendants: John Donald and Robert. From John Donald came two more descendants: Allyson Don and Nancy Ellen. These are the descendants of Zimmie and Lela Floyd in the land of New House, in the county of Cleveland, situated in the state of North Carolina.
Well, it doesn’t quite have the same ring as “These are the descendants of Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth; children were born to them after the flood.” Then we read the descendants of Shem, Ham and Japheth. Chapter after chapter detailing every descendant of Noah. I had forgotten until I looked back this week how many verses in Genesis are dedicated to linage and genealogy. Remember all those begets that you hated to read in Sunday school? Names and places that were and still are practically impossible to pronounce. And, if you were like me, you sat there wondering why? Why are these names so important? Does it really matter who begat whom? [Read more…]
January 2016 Newsletter >> PDF Version
Happy 2016! What are your reflections from 2015? What are you committed to in 2016? Again, I’m excited to share with you a full newsletter edition. Thank you for being so active in so many callings.
As always, feel free to share personal reflections with me as well as your event announcements, and I will do my very best to include them in our newsletters. Reach me at email@example.com. Thanks! I hope you enjoy this newsletter.
Some months ago the Education Council invited Pullenites to answer questions about their level of involvement at Pullen, their satisfaction with their involvement, the best days/times for them to come to Pullen, what people look for in an intergenerational event and the kinds of activities they’d enjoy.
Eighty-two households responded. Note that the 82 respondents were speaking for their households, so the total number of people represented exceeds 82.