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first-talks_hsFirst Talks

Sundays | 9:30 – 10:30 am | Room 350

Check out this great Adult Education discussion group meeting on Sunday mornings. It’s a combination of succinct and exciting TED Talk-style presentations followed by facilitated, engaging conversations around the topic of the day. Each week will be different with speakers from around the Metroplex, including artists, educators, theologians, entrepreneurs, and great thinkers of all sorts. These presentations and the conversations that follow will help us find Spirit in every facet of life.

Contact: Charme Robarts | crobarts@myfumc.org | 817-339-5069

April Presentation Schedule:

April 2

“Educating the Community About Domestic Violence”
Special guest Laurie Lawson, Arlington PD
Co-sponsored by Compassion & Justice Ministries

Laurie Lawson has been a counselor with the Victim Services Unit at the Arlington Police Department since 2010. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Dallas Baptist University and a master’s in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Laurie has been involved with assisting domestic violence victims with resources and support. She provides education to the community regarding the cycle of domestic violence, safety planning options, and resources available to victims so they can escape their abusive relationships and move into a safe, healthy way of life.

April 9

“Your Elusive Creative Genius”
TED Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat, Pray, Love” 

April 16

Easter Sunday — not meeting 

April 23

“Near Normal Man”
Awarding-winning video about a Holocaust survivor who kept his faith in human kindness and led a resistance to a planned march by Nazis in Skokie, Ill., in 1978
Co-sponsored by Compassion & Justice Ministries

April 30

“What I Learned from 2000 Obituaries”
TED Talk by Lux Narayan

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