First United Methodist Church

Service Times

9am Contemporary | 11am Traditional

DEI Ministry: Pray Away Screening & Discussion

Apr. 30, 2023, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Renaissance Theatre Company 415 E Princeton St. Orlando, FL 32803

Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ministry is a community partner for a special Orlando screening of the film “Pray Away” on April 30th! This Emmy-nomiated Netflix documentary explores stories from former leaders and a survivor of ex-gay conversion therapy, speaking about its lasting harm and devastating persistence. This is recent history, and yet faith-based organizations are mobilizing right now to bring this dangerous practice back. While Christians disagree on roles for LGBTQ persons in families and church, the pseudo-scientific practice of conversion therapy is widely condemned as traumatizing.

Our DEI ministry invites you to watch this screening with us! A panel discussion will follow the film featuring community advocates, conversion therapy survivors, and faith leaders. It will take all of us working together to ban conversion therapy in Florida and protect the next generation of LGBTQ persons.

The event is FREE but registration is required. Doors open at 6:30pm and the program begins promptly at 7:00PM. Parking available in the garages off McRae Ave or Alden Road.