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First United Methodist Church of Orlando InterFaith Service #OrlandoUnited
June 14, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
We invite you to First United Methodist Church of Orlando, which is hosting an InterFaith Service on Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary at First Church Orlando (142 E. Jackson St, Orlando, FL 32801). The building will open at 6:00 pm and all are welcome to bring your own dinner and eat in our gathering space before the service.
The service will include leaders from the religious communities within the city of Orlando that work with Rev. Dr. Jim Coffin, the executive director of the InterFaith Council. Leaders from these religious communities will lead this service. The service will address, with prayer and word, the pain felt by the LGBTQ community, the City of Orlando, and the entire nation. Bob will be the preacher for the service. Spiritual leaders from all religious traditions will be available following the service for conversation, and the building will remain open as long as necessary. You are encouraged to be available following the service for those who may need you.
We both hope you will attend and be witnesses to the hope that comes to us through God’s great love. You can also bring items for first responders and medical professionals that will be distributed through the City of Orlando. These include water, non-perishable snacks, etc. The young people of First Church will then transport the items to the city pickup location. If you desire to bring a memorial item, you may leave that on the green at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center.
If you have questions or resources to be offered, then contact Tom directly at Tom@firstchurchorlando.org and he will respond ASAP.
Continue to pray for the entire City of Orlando, but particularly for those in the LGBT community, for those that are currently serving in the medical and law enforcement response in downtown Orlando, and for those families and friends who are dealing with their tragic loss.
Grace & Peace,
Dr. Bob Bushong, District Superintendent &
Rev. Tom McCloskey, Lead Pastor First UMC – Orlando
East Central District of the Florida Annual Conference
2221 Lee Road, Suite 21, Winter Park, FL 32789
Office Phone: 407-636-9240