Wednesday nights are an important time of fellowship and learning in the Pullen community. An informal meal among friends old and new, an open place to voice prayer concerns and celebrate joys, and an opportunity to engage our hearts and minds together as we seek to be the people of God in our place and time.
Wednesday night is a busy time for the Pullen family. We begin at 5:15 PM in Finlator Hall with a meal that provides valuable time to visit with fellow Pullenites. Dinner is available until at least 6 PM. After dinner we share information about church and community events followed by the naming of prayer concerns. At 6:30 PM adults participate in a program that concludes at 7:30 PM as the children’s and youth programming ends. The program topics vary and typically include Bible study, social justice issues, theology or spirituality, matters of concern to our church family, international partner reports, and activities for fun and self-improvement.
The cost of the meal is $6 for adults, $3 for children K-5th grade, and free for college students. The family maximum is $20. Meal reservations are not required.
Wednesday nights are the best time to get to know Pullen people, so we encourage everyone, especially newcomers, to join us.
Contact: Cathy Tamsberg, Associate Pastor
4-Part Gender identity Series on Wednesdays from September 28 – October 19, 2016
On Wednesday evening, September 28, we will begin a four-part series on gender identity during the program hour, 6:30- 7:30 PM.
- September 28: “Gender Identity 101” presentation by Dr. Amie Hess, assistant professor at Meredith College specializing in the sociology of gender and sociologies
- October 5: Kimball Sargent will reflect on her therapy practice with persons who are transgender and gender non-conforming
- October 12: High School senior Hunter Shafer, one of the plaintiffs in the HB2 lawsuit, and her father Mac Shafer, a local pastor will share their family’s story
- October 19: The series concludes with a panel discussion featuring Kevin Neiley, Rachel Moran and J Zirbel, who will share their personal stories.
All are invited to join us for this important conversation about gender identity.
October 26 Discussion of the Joint Committee Report
For some months a diverse group of Pullenites has been meeting as a “Joint Committee” and working hard to develop recommendations regarding our welcome of persons experiencing homelessness and their use of our property. The topic for this evening is a discussion of the Joint Committee’s report to the congregation, which will be made available for review prior to this conversation.
* All programs are subject to change. Check the church website, monthly Pullen News and Sunday Update to confirm topics and speakers.
All of our youth meet to eat together. You may bring your own or purchase a meal in Finlator Hall for $6. Fellowship is an important part of this time together. We have announcements at 6:15 PM followed by our program at 6:30 PM. The program changes from week to week, but it is our aim for it to always be informative, conversational, and/or relevant to teenagers.
Contact: Brian Crisp
Nursery through Three-year-olds (First floor)
Childcare (6-7:30 PM)
Experienced staff provides a safe, fun environment for children to engage in creative play.
Four-year-olds through First Grade (First floor)
Music Discovery (6-6:30 PM)
In this age-appropriate, comfortable environment, young children participate in music activity while learning that music-making is an enjoyable and meaningful part of church life.
Activity and Playtime (6:30-7:30 PM)
Each week the children will engage in activities that help them learn about their relationships with family, friends, and God.
Second through Fifth Grade (First floor)
Children’s Choir (5:45-6:15 PM)
Children in this choir experience a variety of music-making activities and also learn to offer music for worship and other events in the life of the church.
Micah Kids (6:15-7 PM)
Micah Kids focuses on how children can live out the message of Micah 6:8, “…what does God require of you but to do justice, love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Activities are designed to help the children understand how they can make a difference in their family, community, and world—right now.
After Micah Kids (7-7:30)
After Micah Kids is a time of free play. Activities include playground time or self-directed activities such as board games, art, or reading.
Contact: Libby Stephens, Minister with Children and Families