Annual Gathering 2017, April 28-30

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    Location: Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, N.C.
    Contact: Cathy McGaughey

    This year marks the Alliance of Baptists' 30th anniversary. At this gathering, we will celebrate the good work of the Alliance in the world, while embracing ever more deeply, the challenging work of justice and love ahead of us. Collaborating with our host church Pullen Memorial Baptist Church and its annual Finlator Lecture in Faith and Social Justice series, we welcome William Barber as one of our featured proclaimers. 

    Registration Booklet

    Click here for the 2017 Registration Booklet. All the information you need for the weekend can be found here!

    We Dissent: Protest and Press Conference- Bring Your Stoles and Church Signs. As we gather as Alliance of Baptists at Pullen, we will practice some good old Baptist dissent. We gather to proclaim the truth of God's love for all people and to stand against the proliferation of unjust policies coming out of Washington, D.C., and to denounce that while HB-2 may have been repealed to appease monied interests, it does nothing to address the discrimination and harm directed at LGBTQIA people. We invite you to join a protest and press conference on Friday, April 28 at 12p.m. on the steps of Pullen as part of our Gathering. We will hear from William Barber, Nancy Petty, Ben Boswell, Michael-Ray Mathews, Jeff Hood, Maria Swearingen and Mike Castle. 

    Anniversary Celebration. Please join us immediately following Friday evening worship at the banquet hall across the street from Pullen Baptist Church for an evening of food, fellowship and foot-stomping! The evening will include a special program of recognition for people and events that have shaped the Alliance over the past 30 years. Come and let's celebrate this milestone together!

    Download a promotional poster here and share at your church! 

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    Registration, Hotel & Raleigh Information

    Register today!

    **Although you can register for the Gathering onsite, the hotel has given us a deadline for final numbers for the banquet. You must register for the Gathering by April 20 in order to secure a place at the banquet Friday night.

    One Day Only Registration

    Friday, (includes lunch and celebration dinner): $75

    Saturday, (includes lunch): $65

    Full Gathering Registration, Friday – Sunday (includes lunch & celebration dinner Friday, and lunch Saturday)

    Registration, March 27 and after: $150

    First Time Attender: $75

    Complimentary (by invitation): Why Baptist Speakers/Planning Team Members, Students (college and grad school), Children ages 5 and under

    More options on registration form

    Exhibitor Registration Click here

    How many Annual Gatherings have you been to? Here's a list of previous annual gatherings!

    Hotel Options:

    Our hotel blocks expired on March 24. However, these hotels are close to Pullen and should have competitive rates. 

    Fairfield Inn & Suites Raleigh Crabtree 2201 Summit Park Lane Raleigh, NC 27612 (919) 881-9800

    Residence Inn Raleigh Crabtree 2200 Summit Park Lane Raleigh, NC 27612 (919) 279-3000

    Aloft Raleigh, 2100 Hillsborough St. Raleigh, NC 27607, 919-828-9900

    Doubletree Hilton Brownstone Raleigh, 1707 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh NC 919-828-0811,

    Restaurants: Close to Pullen. Click here.

    Shuttle Schedule. A Shuttle from the Fairfield and Residence Inns will provided on the following schedule:

    Depart Hotels           Depart Pullen


    8:30 AM                Immediately after worship

    9:30 AM                Immediately after the banquet


    8:30 AM                Immediately after worship

    9:30 AM


    8:45 AM               Immediately after worship

    10:00 AM

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    Read more about our workshops, our workshops facilitators and more here


    Alliance Communities and Endorsed Chaplains will be meeting during the Annual Gathering on Friday and Saturday during the lunch break. Newcomers are also invited to gather to learn more about the Alliance over lunch on Saturday.

    • Brazil, Room 308, contact: David Gooch
    • Justice in Palestine and Israel, Room 310, contact: GJ Tarazi
    • Equity for Women in the Church, 307, contact: Sheila Sholes-Ross and Jann Aldredge-Clanton
    • Racial Justice and Multiculturalism, Room 122, contact: Cody Sanders
    • Endorsed Chaplains, Room 309, contact: Carole Collins
    • Newcomers to the Alliance, Room 311 (Only on Saturday) Contact: Joann and Jolly Davis, Ann Quattlebaum
    • OMNIA, Room 309, contact: Shanta Premawardhana