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Florida Advocacy Days slated for Mar. 24-26

Florida Advocacy Days slated for Mar. 24-26

The Florida United Methodist Church and the African Methodist Episcopal Church, in partnership with our community partner, Florida Impact, will convene in Tallahassee, Florida, on Sunday, March 24-Tuesday, March 26. Our collaboration is entitled Florida Advocacy Days (FAD). We will gather for a time of prayer and learning as we prepare to meet with our legislators and advocate on behalf of children and others: "those who cannot speak for themselves."

The three-day event begins with a dedication of children’s handprints in response to the “Hanging of the Hands” display on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the State Capitol. This celebration will be followed by a Sunday worship service at 6:30 p.m. and reception held at FSU Wesley Center in Tallahassee, to which the public is invited.

The Monday gathering will convene at Trinity United Methodist Church. Leaders from the three membership partnerships and others come together to receive data and impact information on areas of need and challenges regarding resources. Experts from several fields and agencies will help shape and inform our messages. Training will be provided in order to prepare us to meet with our legislators and to advocate and call for their accountability on behalf of "those who cannot speak for themselves."

The event culminates with a Tuesday Prayer Breakfast held at Trinity UMC at 7:00 a.m., followed by a group photo, a march to the State Capitol and keeping pre-scheduled appointments with legislators. We conclude our time together with a debrief over lunch at Trinity UMC.

Join your voice with other brothers and sisters in Christ as we gather for FAD in Tallahassee during the Annual Children's Week.

Click here to register and have the opportunity to be a voice for “those who cannot speak for themselves.” Registration is $70 if you register by 1/31/19 and $80 if you register after. Deadline for registration is 3/1/2019. Registration includes all of the events above, along with Monday and Tuesday breakfast and lunch. The registration cost does not include additional meals, transportation or lodging.

A detailed list of the advocacy issues will be provided soon.

Register and add your voice and make a difference.