Sunday Discussion Group
Meeting weekly from 9:30 am to 10:30 am in the UUCLC Social Hall
Coffee Talk (Summer Version of our Discussion Group).
Join us as we discuss topics of concern to Unitarian Universalists.
On Sunday, August 5th – Tom Rebman, Teacher, Navy Veteran and Homeless Advocate will speak at our 9:30 Discussion
The following will introduce you to Tom..
In 2014, the Navy veteran and teacher decided to live on the streets of Orlando for a month to raise money for the homeless and Orange County Schools. It was such an empathetic experience for Rebman, he decided to continue living homeless around the country.
"I took an entire year off from teaching and went homeless in 13 different cities across America to really find out what's happening, and I've been advocating for the homeless ever since," Rebman said.
His charitable cause to live homeless himself helped Rebman win the News 6 Getting Results Award in 2016. Now, because of Rebman's latest efforts, Palm Bay is getting the city's first cold-night shelter. By the winter, those sleeping in the woods will be able to stay at Mosaic Methodist Church.
He now hopes to get the attention of county, state and federal leaders. Rebman met Wednesday with state Rep. Randy Fine (R-Palm Bay) to ask him to author a bill funding more homeless services.
"I appreciate Tom's efforts to bring some of these resources to south Brevard," Fine said. "Tom is doing some good work to make sure that folks who might get hurt on a cold night in December, January or February have a place to go." Fine agreed to tour the city's homeless camps with Rebman at a future date.
"What's really needed is leadership and caring about the issue. That's what causes collaboration and causes success," Rebman said.
Thursday Science & Philosophy Discussion Group
Meeting weekly from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in the UUCLC Social Hall
This is not a class. It is a meeting of persons interested in the topics to have an open discussion to express their knowledge of the subjects and to exchange ideas and opinions.
Moderator: Franklin Pennington
July - Topics to be announced.