First United Methodist Church

Service Times

9am Contemporary | 11am Traditional

DEI Doc Night

Sep. 24, 2023, 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

Winter Park Campus, MFLC 313 125 N. Interlachen Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789

Join us on Sunday night, September 24th for a screening of For They Know Not What They Do (2019) and discussion. The film follows four LGBTQ teenagers and young adults who, together with their Christian families, navigate their identities in politically-charged climates. The film is grounded in empathy and individual stories, while also featuring thoughts and stories from leading, affirming clergy. It’s a must-watch for Christians who want to understand the challenges that LGBTQ youth face, especially transgender youth in places like Florida.

This DEI Doc Night is presented in partnership by FUMCWP’s DEI Ministry and Winter Park Student Ministry. Parents of youth attending Elevate are especially invited; youth can be dropped off at 5:45pm and picked up at 8:30pm for this evening. 11th and 12th-grade students are also invited at their parents’ discretion. The film contains intense moments and mature content concerning self-harm, suicide, substance abuse, anti-trans violence, and the Pulse mass shooting.

Our film introduction and post-film discussion will be moderated by Josh Bell (he/him) who is a coach, consultant, and community leader with over two decades of experience building relationships with diverse organizations and stakeholders. He has consulted with a broad spectrum of leaders and organizations on topics ranging from LGBTQ+ inclusion, to leadership development, to governance and organizational health. In addition to consulting, Josh provides coaching to emerging and established leaders to help each person find his, her, and/or their own unique and powerful voice. Josh served as a United Methodist pastor for 10 years prior to entering nonprofit and consulting work.

MFLC 313 is on the third floor of the Matthias Family Life Center/gymnasium on the corner of Morse Blvd. and Knowles Ave. An elevator in the lobby offers access to the third floor.

The event is free, but pre-registration is requested.