The East Central District invites all United Methodists in the district to experience something different. Different because it's not common. Different because it's counter-cultural. It's called POV or Point of View.
POV is a one-day experience that makes space for engaging difficult conversations through the lens of empathy, context and mission. 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 countercultural because often we are sold a false narrative of in or out, us or them.
At POV, we're all in
, we're all us
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 District POV. 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 Way Forward. You can learn more about the Way Forward at www.umc.org/wayforward
The facilitators for our District POV will be Rev. Alex Shanks and Dr. Bob Bushong. Rev. Alex is the Assistant to Bishop Carter and helped to create POV for the Florida Annual Conference.
We hope you will consider joining us and contributing your POV. We would love to hear it!
To RSVP for the POV event, please Click HERE
. Donations to cover meal costs will be appreciated at the event. Child Care will be offered, but you must register by September 10 on the First Orlando website - Click HERE
. Donations to cover your child care will be appreciated at the event.