The Chronologically Advantaged is a group of so-called Senior Citizens/AARP types (they would not like that part of the description!) who get together (almost!) every fifth Sunday after worship for a potluck lunch and a time of fellowship. We have actually never set age limits on it, and anyone who wants to call himself or herself Chronologically Advantaged is invited to join with us. Guests are always welcome, even if they do not bring food, as we have never found food lacking, but generally most families bring a suitable dish or dishes enough to feed a couple of other others as well as themselves.
Moms’ GroupContact: Rita Rakestraw
This group of parents is to all who like to share parenting experiences and explore ways to engage with their children in outreach efforts. This group meets each month at Pullen or elsewhere for social events. Please watch for meeting dates and times in the Pullen Update, or contact Rita Rakestraw.
FoyersContact: Heidi McLean & Pat Thomas
What are foyers?
Foyer is a French word that means “hearth” or “fireside,” suggesting a group that is relaxed, receptive, and open to each other. A foyer is a caring, sharing, and loving community where casual acquaintances can develop into deeper and more meaningful relationships. A foyer enables the members to become a community. Foyers are one aspect of Pullen’s ministry of reconciliation in conjunction with the Community of the Cross of Nails.
Foyers are not intended to do anything, but simply to be what Christians are—groups of people who love one another. This deepened love may lead to action, but that is not the aim of foyers. Their “end” is love.
How does a foyer work?
A foyer consists of six to eight adults—or approximately three family units, in the case of family foyers—who meet in each household once for a simple meal. Church membership is not required. Each household takes a turn as host, preparing and serving the meal. The meal is “in the style of the house.” Foyer meeting dates and times are decided by group consensus.
In the foyer there is no agenda. It is not a prayer group or a Bible study group. The only structured element is time. The foyer meal usually lasts 2 hours. It is a relaxed, informal gathering for food, fun, and fellowship.
Pullen’s foyer groups generally form in October and February, with the reshuffling of old members and the addition of new ones. Watch for notices around those times, and click here to find a registration form.