Viktor and Yuliia Billa will offer a Vocal and Organ Recital on Friday, November 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Trinity United Methodist Church, 120 West Park Avenue, Tallahassee. This extraordinarily gifted team will offer compositions by Bach, Franck and Slavicky for organ and music by Mozart and Ravel for voice. The recital is free and open to the public as well as being live streamed on YouTube. For those attending in person, masks and physical distancing will be required.
A variety of speakers from the Tallahassee community will lead us in examining our racial past and how we are confronting its legacy today and as we move into the future.
Watching the film “Invisible History: Middle Florida’s Hidden Roots” is recommended. The film is available on the Passport platform for WFSU supporters.
Roots of Slavery, 9/8
FSU Professor Valerie Scoon, producer of “Invisible History: Middle Florida’s Hidden Roots,” will discuss her research on slavery and plantations in this area of Florida.
Segregation and Civil Rights: Children of Tallahassee’s Civil Rights Pioneers, 9/15
Panelists will discuss their first-hand accounts of watching/participating in their parents’ fights to gain equal rights in Tallahassee (1940’s to 2000’s and beyond). Speakers include Jackie Perkins, daughter of Robert and Trudie Perkins; Betty Belinfantie, daughter of Laura Dixie; Samuel Dixie, Jr., son of Laura Dixie; Shauna Smith, daughter of Charles “C.U.” Smith; and moderator Priscilla Hawkins
Community-Based Efforts to Revitalize Tallahassee Neighborhoods, 9/22
John Baker, City of Tallahassee Neighborhood First Program, and Minjee Kim, Assistant Professor, FSU Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, will discuss the work FSU students have done with Neighborhood First and the City of Tallahassee to engage residents of Griffin Heights, Providence, Bond, South City, and Frenchtown in developing plans to revitalize their neighborhoods.
Neighborhood plans can be found at https://talgov.com/neighborhoodservices/neighborhoodfirst.aspx
Minjee Kim PowerPoint
Community-Based Efforts to Revitalize Tallahassee Neighborhoods, 9/29
Residents of neighborhoods will talk about their role in developing plans for improving their neighborhoods through Neighborhood First.
In preparation for the programs on Sept. 22 and 29, please read the neighborhood plans at https://talgov.com/neighborhoodservices/neighborhoodfirst.aspx
Race and the Church, 10/6
Following a brief look at Trinity’s history regarding race, Rev. Latricia Scriven, Pastor of New Life UMC, will discuss her work with the Florida Conference’s Anti-Racism Task Force and ways in which its recommendations are being discussed and implemented.
The Remembrance Project, 10/13
Learn about this program that seeks to remember and acknowledge past and present racial violence and injustice in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, and to inspire our community to come together for dialogue, education, understanding, action and, ultimately, for healing and trust. Speakers will be Byron Green and Blan Teagle, leaders in the Tallahassee Remembrance Project.
Capital Area Justice Ministry, 10/20
Leah Wiley, Lead Organizer of the Capital Area Justice Ministry (CAJM), Rabbi Michael Shields, rabbi of Temple Israel, and Rev. James Houston, pastor of Bethelonia A.M.E. Church, will discuss CAJM’s background and plans to work toward its goal of bringing people together across racial, religious, and socioeconomic lines to pursue justice in Tallahassee.
From Relief to Empowerment
April 14, 2021
Jayne Mittan will be discussing From Relief to Empowerment by Laceye and Gaston Warner (everyone will need to buy this book and read it for discussion)
Purchase book here
Mission in Cuba
April 21, 2021
Sam Rogers will share about his time on mission in Cuba.
Soloman’s Porch in Guatemala
April 28, 2021
A special night with Lloyd and Melanie Monroe of Soloman’s Porch in Guatemala.
Live Virtual Mission Trip
May 4, 5, and 6th at 10:30 am
We will participate in a live, virtual mission trip to 3 countries in Africa. We will interact with kids in ZOE empowerment groups, including ours in Rwanda.
Faith After Doubt by Brian D. McLaren
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner’s Guide by Amy-Jill Levine
America: What Went Wrong? by Daniel Bartlett
Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others by Barbara Brown Taylor
What Christians Can Learn from Other Religions by J. Philip Wogaman
The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We see, Hope for, and Believe by Richard Rohr