Pullen’s mission groups focus on a variety of social justice issues and support connections beyond our community. Some of the groups include persons who feel called to address a particular concern like peace, reconciliation, hunger, or care of creation. Several groups support our international partnerships and one group works to strengthen our relationships with a denominational partner.
Each mission group fashions its own life and work, giving attention to both spiritual and practical implications of their passion. Many of them meet for a meal followed by personal sharing, centering, and attention to their chosen ministry. Some meet monthly and others on a called basis. Some follow the mission group model more closely than others, but all of the groups seek to be more than a committee. Education within the Pullen community and beyond is an important task of every mission group. Linking their particular calling to God’s work in the world is the goal of all.
Staff: Cathy Tamsberg, Associate Pastor
ABC (American Baptist Churches)
The ABC Mission Group facilitates our American Baptist connection. By offering educational programs and shepherding our annual Lenten offering for ABC missions, this mission group lifts up the many common values Pullen shares with ABC-USA.
Meeting time: On a called basis
Contact: Carl Almblad
Care of Creation
This Mission Group seeks to explore, understand, and honor the interconnectedness of God’s varied creation. It serves as a place of support and inspiration for those who feel called to integrate their spiritual life with a lifestyle that is less consumptive, more ecologically sustainable, and more in harmony with all of life. Along with the Care of Creation Sunday school class, the group encourages life-giving human-earth relationships and advocates for a sustainable way of living in a variety of settings.
Meeting time: Sunday Mornings at 9:45
Contact: Linda Rodriguez
Peace and Justice
This mission group addresses current peace and justice issues. The group acts on some issues, encourages the congregation on others, and with small grants supports organizations that follow God’s call for peace and justice. Annual projects include the Peace Booth at the N.C. State Fair and our annual Peace Sunday in February. Periodic after-worship lunch programs on various justice issues are planned for 2012-2013.
Meeting time: First Sundays at 12:15 PM
Contact: Martha Ellington
Pullen Mission Women
Reaching out to each other and the world is the focus of Pullen Mission Women. In monthly Circles they meet for fellowship; support; devotions; and informative, inspirational programs. The Circles respond to local and international needs through financial assistance, in-kind gifts, and direct assistance. PMW also joins with other women through Church Women United programs.
Meeting times: Varies by Circle (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings)
Contact: Annette Epps