The second in a series of community conversations initiated by Florida Conference Bishop Ken Carter will be held March 21 and will focus on immigration.
The “Concord Conversations” event will be held at Concord Coffee, a Lakeland, Florida, coffee shop, and Rev. Dr. Sharon Austin, the Conference director of Connectional and Justice Ministries, and Rev. Dr. Audrey Warren, senior pastor of First UMC of Miami, will co-lead the discussion. The venue is located at 1037 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland. Click here to register.
“Relationships are the foundation of our leaning into the complex and uncomfortable challenges that surround us in the church and in our communities,” Bishop Carter said. “And relationships can only develop through deep and intentional conversation. I am grateful to Concord Coffee for allowing these conversations to happen in a public space, and to Dr. Sharon Austin and Dr. Audrey Warren, who will lead our next conversation on immigration. I plan to be there to listen, to learn, to support and to go deeper. I hope you will join us!"
This is the second event of the community conversations initiative. The next event is scheduled for April 24, and that conversation will focus on creation care.
Concord Conversations debuted in connection with the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year with a community discussion titled “From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter.”