Members of the Pullen community are engaged in a variety of local ministries through the church, through the Hope Center at Pullen, and as individual volunteers at agencies in Raleigh and Wake County.
Contact: Brian Crisp, Community Ministry Coordinator
Periodically throughout the year, Pullen people gather on Saturdays to work at the Food Bank, Catholic Parish Outreach food pantry, Goodwill Community Farm, Habitat for Humanity, or other local organizations to provide assistance in feeding, repairing homes, and other hands-on projects. More information about these activities may be found in the Sunday Update and PullenNews.
Round Table Fellowship
For an hour on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, Pullenites visit with about 100 homeless or low-income Raleigh residents who come to the church and distribute snack lunches and discounted bus tickets to each of them. Church members donate the ingredients for the meals and funds to share the cost of bus tickets. Volunteers bag the lunches and distribute them. New volunteers are always welcome.
Contact: Brian Crisp
Congregations for Social Justice (CSJ)
Pullen is an active member of this multi-faith, multi-racial coalition of local faith communities working in solidarity to create a better Raleigh by affecting public policy that benefits all people. Task groups of CSJ focus on affordable housing, community corrections, and immigration. New participants are always welcome.
Contact: Cathy Tamsberg
For meeting times and locations, visit the CSJ Facebook page.
On Wednesday afternoons during the school year, Pullen members tutor students from Wiley International Magnet Elementary School and former Wiley students now in middle school. After tutoring, the students and several of their parents join the Pullen community for our weekly dinner in Finlator Hall. Regular and substitute tutors, volunteers for enrichment activities for the students, and donations to cover their meals are always needed.
Contact: Brian Crisp
The Hope Center at Pullen
The Hope Center was formed in 2008 as an outreach mission of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church. As a separate 501(c)(3), The Hope Center addresses a critical gap in services in our community and is committed to addressing the needs of young people transitioning out of foster care. The Hope Center currently serves over 100 young people between the ages of 13-24 providing them with the resources and support they need for a successful transition to adulthood, including providing coaching and intensive support around housing, education, employment, financial management, physical/mental health, parenting and helping them develop a healthy support network. For more information, including ways to get involved, please visit www.hopecenteratpullen.org or contact Stacy Bluth, Executive Director,, at 919-322-2751 x 5, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appalachia Mission Trip
In July of 2013, Pullen adults and youth will journey again to Hazard, Kentucky to assist local families with home repair. Participants will work through the Perry County Housing Development Alliance to perform repairs on homes in remote parts of the county. They will sleep in housing provided by a local church and prepare their own meals. The date of the trip and more information will be forthcoming in the PullenNews and Sunday Updates. All are welcome.
Contact: Larry King
All Pullen members and friends are invited to be part of our outreach ministries. As a volunteer, you can:
- Join a mission group
- Join a Pullen Mission Women Circle
- Greet and serve guests with the Round Table Fellowship
- Tutor a child through the Wiley-Pullen Partnership
- Participate in the mission trip to Kentucky
- Become a Job Readiness mentor or tutor a foster youth through The Hope Center
- Bring food for Urban Ministries or for back door lunches
- Contribute to mission offerings or the bus ticket fund for our Round Table Fellowship
- Write letters or emails to decision-makers about peace and justice issues