- Unitarian Universalism Connection
First Unitarian Church of Orlando is proud to have it’s first youth group in many years, now 17 members strong!
Throughout this first year, our group has engaged and connected with our congregation, other faiths in our area and with our community at large. We studied world religion, visited other faith churches, temples and festivals. We hosted speakers of other faiths and attended interfaith events. We participated in worship services. We ran a 5K to support United Against Poverty Orlando and we regularly volunteer at Second Harvest, a local food bank. We also attended our local Pride Parade, Women’s March, BLM marches and collected donations for one of our community partners, New Image Youth Center, an intercity after care facility.
We’d like to further our education and interest in the Civil Rights Movement, better understand how we as teens in 2017 fit into it and identify what our next steps toward ending racial injustice might be. After all, you keep telling us we are the future.
Here are all the amazing things we hope to see and learn from:
We’ll start with a tour of 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Then we travel to Selma and do the Martin Luther King Jr Street walking tour which includes Brown Chapel. Go across the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge. Have a picnic Lunch at Riverfront Park. Start the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail at the Selma Interpretive Center. Travel to midway point, Lowndes Interpretive Center. Then on to Montgomery (stopping at historic markers). Next a State Capital Tour and the Civil Rights Memorial and Center. Followed by the Dexter Ave King Memorial Baptist Church & Parsonage Museum and Rosa Parks Museum. On the last day of our four day trip we travel to Tuskegee, see the Tuskegee Human & Civil Rights Multicultural Center. And finally travel to Atlanta to visit the MLK National Historic Site.
Please help support our growth as we become the next generation of Unitarian Universalist.