Friday, January 21, 2011

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Reflections from Pastor Bill Whitehead

Pastor Bill Whitehead is the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Rahway, in New Jersey. He is a graduate of the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, where he earned his Master's of Divinity.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Stelton to hold 'Unleashing the Voices' program on Sunday, 10/24

The Unleashing the Voices program will take place Sunday, Oct. 24th during 11 a.m. worship at the church.

The program is about coming together as a community in solidarity with victims/survivors of domestic violence.

Rev. Davis began "Unleashing the Voices" on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary two years ago to challenge faith communities and her colleagues, to begin the task of transforming 'sacred space' into 'safe space' for victims/survivors to navigate healing. The faith community is not exempt from domestic violence, whether a wife or a pastor or congregant -- silence breeds complicity and does not make the pain go away.

During the service, attendees create a memorial wreath that is later donated to an agency providing direct services to victims/survivors. In the past, wreaths have been given to Woman Space, in Trenton, and the JBWS, in Morristown. As these wreaths hang in these agencies, lifting them in prayer, it demonstrates to survivors that they are not alone.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What's coming up at Stelton?

Two weeks ago, Pastor Davis met with some members of the church to announce that she is looking into a deacon's training course of instruction to assist in the training of the deaconry.

Consequently, pastor will be investigating various programs that exist to identify some choices that will best suit the congregation at Stelton. This innovation was one widely greeted by the church's current deacons.

Adult Sunday School to be held Oct. 10th!

Adult Sunday School will be held at Stelton Baptist Church at 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 10th. The class will be presided over by Pastor Davis.

Search Committee meets with pastor to conclude contract

While the Oct. 3rd meeting of the Facilities and Finance Committee may have been canceled, it was replaced with a meeting of the Stelton Baptist Church Search Committee and Pastor Tamara Davis.

In attendance for the committee was Co-Chairman Charles Holt, Dr. Miles Austin, Jim Purcell and Cassandra Gilliam.

At the meeting, the final details of the pastor's contract was worked out by all parties as we go forward.

UPDATE (10/16/10): The Stelton Search Committee continues to meet with Pastor Tamara Davis regarding her interim contract. The conclusion of such talks will be announced when they occur.