Your Point of View is Important!

Members and friends of Trinity are invited to experience something different at church. Different because it’s not common. Different because it’s counter-cultural. It’s called POV (Point of View).

POV is a three-week experience that makes space for engaging difficult conversations through the lens of empathy, context and mission. It’s a space where you can bring your thoughts, questions, emotions, and heart without the fear of being judged or coerced.

It’s uncommon because, in our polarized world, there are not many spaces left that don’t have dividing lines. It’s counter-cultural because often we are sold a false narrative of in or out, us or them, black or white. At POV, we are all in, we are all us, and our ideas are expressed in a spectrum of culture and color.

We listen, we share, we reflect, we engage.

So if you want to come to an uncommon experience and grow in empathy, come to the first ever POV series at Trinity. Our conversation will be around “Preparing the Way Forward.” This experience has been designed with help from the Florida Annual Conference and is meant to help prepare for the ongoing work and conversation around the work of the Commission on A Way Forward. You can learn more about the Way Forward at www.umc.org/wayforward.
We hope you will consider joining us and contributing your POV. We would love to hear it. POV sessions will be held on Wednesdays in the Fellowship Hall (with coffee and sweets provided). We hope you will join us for some insightful experiences, fellowship, genuine and respectful conversation around issues we face as United Methodists. We are offering both morning and evening sessions, which should make your attendance possible. Even if you did not attend the first session, anyone can still join in. The schedule for the remaining POV sessions is as follows:

Session 2

September 12th         9:00 am-10:30 am
September 12th         5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Session 3

September 19th         9:00 am-10:30 am

September 19th         5:30 pm-7:00 pm

We hope you will join us for some insightful experiences, fellowship, genuine and respectful conversation around issues we face as United Methodists.

In Christ,

Your POV Committee

(For more information, contact Karen Averill)
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