There will be a congregational workshop on Saturday, November 3 from 10 am to 2 pm on a “call to covenant.” The workshop is being led by Connie Goodbread who is from the Southern Region of UUA. Please plan to join us for this important event as we work on how to be “in covenant” with each other. The event is open to all congregation members and friends. Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch.
On Wednesday evening, September 12, we will be led in discussion by Pastor Mike Watkins of Friendship CME Church in Tavares. Pastor Mike was featured in the Orlando Sentinel recently as opposing the installation of the statue of Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith in the Lake County Historical Museum. Also, Pastor Mike is part of a multicultural group that meets quarterly to “build bridges and break down barriers.”
Please join us in the sanctuary of Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lake County, 1235 Mt. Homer Rd., Eustis, Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00 PM, for what should prove to be a thought-provoking and inspirational discussion.
Community Forum Addressing Poverty and Homelessness sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lake County
Sunday, August 5, 2018; 9:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lake County
235 Mt Homer Rd
Eustis, Florida 32726
Eustis, Fla. (July 28, 2018) – There are many people who view homelessness and it’s associated problems as exceedingly expensive and almost impossible for a community to solve. That is a myth! The truth is that communities all throughout our country are having phenomenal success with sound research-based solutions.
It is for this reason that the Unitarian Universalist Congregation has invited renowned Homeless Solutions Expert Thomas Rebman to conduct a Community Workshop on Homelessness Issues. This forum will take place on Sunday, August 5th at 9:00. It will consist of a 1 hour presentation followed by a question and answer session.
Thomas, a retired Naval Officer and Middle School Civics Teacher, has been responsible for aiding cities and homeless citizens all over the United States. He has most recently worked in the cities of South Bend, Indiana and Palm Bay, Florida. He is currently the Social Services Administrator for the City of Palm Bay, Florida.
His homeless advocacy began when he decided to voluntarily experience homelessness for 30 days as a Summer Reading Program for his Middle School students. This Reading Program unintentionally became the most unique and impactful homeless awareness campaign in the United States. Since then, Tom decided to voluntarily live homeless in thirteen cities throughout the United States for a total of 98 days. He studied homelessness in Orlando, Daytona Beach, Ocala, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Phoenix, Houston, New Orleans and Skid Row in Los Angeles!
His experience on the streets combined with his management background and research skills have made him one of the most educated Homeless Solutions Experts in the Nation. He has briefed the Florida Governor’s Council on Homelessness and spoken at major colleges and universities throughout Florida.
Any questions about the event may be directed to Joyce Axelson, phone: (352) 602-4889 or (627) 285 8548 or email: Joyfulenterprise@comcast.net
General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through the democratic process. General Assembly 2018 (June 20-24) took place in Kansas City, MO, and online.
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