Pullen Memorial Baptist Church mourns the 58 victims callously murdered in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1. [Read more…]
On Saturday, November 11, Pullen will host a fundraising dinner for the Baptist Peace Fellowship – Bautistas por la Paz. BPFNA has been a Pullen partner since its birth three decades ago. It is the largest network of Baptist peacemakers in the world. It celebrates and supports the peacemaking work done by Baptist churches in Canada, the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico by raising the visibility of these efforts; bringing peacemakers together in regional and international gatherings; and providing resources, speakers and training to its members. BPFNA also actively connects with peacemakers from other traditions, faith-based and secular, to build alliances and work together toward our common goal of a more just and peaceful world.
Like most of our nonprofit partners, BPFNA is limited in its impact only by its resources. So we will join with its supporters throughout the Triangle to host a fundraising dinner for this important organization. There is no charge for the delicious meal. Attendees will simply be asked to make a donation to the peace work of BPFNA at the end of the evening.
Reservations are required by Monday, November 6. You can reserve your seat using the form below or by calling the church office at 919-828-0897.
We hope many Pullenites will choose to mark Veterans Day by supporting the work of Baptist peacemakers around the world. One of the best ways we can support our veterans is to build a more peaceful world.
Register for Dinner
May it be known that the staff of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church vehemently rejects both the theology and the spirit of The Nashville Statement released by The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (www.cbmw.org). We affirm that Christian scripture supports and blesses all relationships that are grounded in a covenantal justice-love, including same-gender loving relationships. We furthermore affirm that God rejoices in and blesses all marriages that are grounded in a covenant of justice-love. By justice-love we mean a love that nurtures equality, integrity, respect, kindness, commitment, and faithfulness. And finally, we believe that, as humans made in the very image of God, our Creator celebrates and blesses us as sexual beings and all the forms of diversity that our gender expressions and sexual identities reflect.
May it also be known that the staff of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church strongly opposes ending the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) Program. We believe that ending DACA stands in opposition to Christian teaching and the gospel of Jesus. Attacking immigrants is both anti-Christian and fundamentally un-American. Specifically, as people of faith, we believe that we are called to not simply welcome the undocumented among us but that we are to make provisions for their welfare. We are guided by the words of our sacred texts: “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13:2) and “When immigrants live in your land with you, you must not cheat them. Any immigrant who lives with you must be treated as if they were one of your citizens. You must love them as yourself, because you were immigrants in the land of Egypt.” (Leviticus 19:33-34) Our Christian faith demands that we extend radical hospitality to all—documented and undocumented. Our faith teaches us this truth: We are all strangers in a foreign land and we are all God’s beloved children.
The Staff of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church:
David Anderson | Warren Chesson | Brian Crisp | Kim Gazelle | Janice Hocutt | Sylvanda Judd | Bryan Lee | Nancy E. Petty | Cathy Tamsberg | Larry Schultz | Brooks Wicker | Katey Zeh
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy tries to identify and change negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes. DBT may be used to treat anxiety, depression, suicidal tendencies and other self-destructive behaviors. Join us after the worship service on September 24 for lunch and training. We should wrap up at 2:30 PM. Please register online so that we can plan for meals. Childcare will be available.
Learn effective skills to manage stress, anxiety, and other issues that affect all of us. Participate in our FREE Community Resiliency Model® (CRM) Introduction! Register at the Ticket Information link here.
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The goal of CRM is to help to create “resiliency-focused” communities that share a common understanding of the impact of chronic stress on the nervous system and how resiliency can be restored using this skills-based approach. The wellness skills are easy to learn and easy to practice!
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Community Resiliency Model® Introduction
9 AM – Noon
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Contact: Tammy Blackard Cook
Sabbath is difficult for all of us to squeeze into our over-scheduled, always-connected, busy lives. For teenagers, learning the value of taking time to allow yourself to rest is imperative. Their minds and bodies are still developing which means adequate rest will allow them to develop properly. It also means that we can work this idea of taking time to rest into their hardwiring with a prayer that society doesn’t overcome that in the coming years.
Our teenagers are learning how Sabbath was built into the fabric of creation and meant as a gift to us from the divine. As we have explored passages from the Hebrew Bible on creation and the accounts of the Ten Commandments, we have seen the beauty in a God who desires that we refresh our souls in order to deepen our relationships.
As we move forward we will explore the Sabbath in context of community and justice.
But how are your teens doing? I’m sure that is what you are longing to hear. As expected, they are doing fabulous. Old friends, new friends, and unexpected surprises (like Kate Rhudy and Maggie Corbett playing for us) have been staples of our week. The joy on their faces is only matched by the laughter filling every space on the mountain. I’ve heard from several church leaders that the camp seems a bit more peacefully subdued this year, especially among the testosterone fueled campers.
Enjoy a few snapshots for now and join us August 9th to hear more of the details on our week.
We the Care of Creation Sunday Group of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church stand in solidarity with all 195 nations that signed the Paris Climate Accord. Our faith traditions teach that care for Creation is our moral duty, and the stakes for our planet — and ourselves — have never been higher. By embracing restorative and regenerative actions, we can continue mitigating the impacts of climate disruption while also creating a more equitable and just world. We are compelled to call out President Trump for his lack of leadership in making his decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement. This immoral, short-sighted decision endangers all citizens on Earth and future generations. That said, we must all continue to find and implement solutions to address climate change by our actions in our communities, homes, and institutions.
-Care of Creation Group, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
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