Archives for January 2017
Click here to read the January 2017 Edition of PullenNews.
In this edition:
- Events: Martin Luther King Service, CPR/AED Awareness, Sacred Sound Circle, Living with Love in a Time of Fear, Conscious Activism Training, Women’s March on Raleigh, Alliance of Baptists Weekend, Lunch & Film related to criminal justice, Faith Connections on Mental Illness Conference, Beyond Gun Violence, CSJ Annual Meeting and Raleigh Flute Choir
- New Members & Staff: Dane, Cooper, Karen, Diana & Warren
- Ways to be of service: Co-workers needed, lunch items needed, criminal justice advocates needed, video editor needed
- Announcements: Interfaith meditation group starting up, schedule for Wednesday evening programming, Cuba book and news from the Hope Center
A note from the Outreach Committee of the Women’s March on Raleigh:
2016 has been challenging for many of you and your members. We at The Women’s March on Raleigh will start 2017 in an affirming way as we show our solidarity for The Women’s March on Washington DC by having a local march in Raleigh. We invite you to be a part of this day in support, solidarity, and sharing along with many other local and state groups. The event will include a march and a rally, including speakers and entertainers.
We invite you to be a part by:
- Donating to help cover our expenses
- Promoting this event to your members and allies.
- Bringing a delegation to the march and rally.
- Encouraging people to volunteer at the event.
Details at: womensmarchonraleigh.
For more information, see this Fact Sheet.
If you have been to and love Cuba or you are simply curious about Cuba, let me recommend this book to you which is written by our friend, Stan Dotson. It is well worth the read! This book will give you some perspective on what life in Cuba is really like. It is centered around the day when normalization of relations between our two countries was announced and contains stories of many of our Matanzas friends. The proceeds from sale of this book will support the Kairos Center at the First Baptist Church of Matanzas and a similar program in La Vallita. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, contact Nancy Bradley as she has a few copies for sale. Cost is $20, but any amount over the $20 will also go to support these two programs.For more information about the book, check out this website.
Triangle Interfaith Alliance presents an afternoon devotional of prayer and thoughts regarding Unity in Diversity.
When: Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 3 PM
Where: Kadampa Center, 5412 Etta Burke Court, Raleigh
Format: Presenters will share a brief prayer or thought from their faith tradition
Food: Light refreshments will be provided
Triangle Interfaith Alliance members represent diverse faith traditions including Baha’i, Christian, Jain, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Native American, and Sikh, as well as those with no particular affiliation who are interested in interfaith work. We invite you to learn more about our activities and to help us promote interfaith understanding, cooperation, and a compassionate community in the Triangle area.
Text: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
Like many people, we have an evening routine in our home. We usually eat dinner around 6 or 6:30. By 7:30 we have cleaned the kitchen, walked the dog and are ready to sit down to either a TV program we have recorded or to our books that we are reading. Almost without fail, around 8 or 8:30 Karla will ask, “What time is it?” And I will respond, “It’s not time yet.” The real question Karla is asking is, “Is it too early to go to bed?” Most nights, we are so tired that by 8:30 we are ready for bed. But we have promised ourselves that as adults we should at least make it until 9. And so, we carry on, sometimes half awake and half asleep, until that appointed time that we have deemed acceptable for two grown adults to go to bed. [Read more…]