Gather by the Campfire
Stories have the unique ability to allow us to see a glimpse into the lived experiences of others. They help us feel connected to one another and see the very best in humanity. And, when our story connects to God’s story, transformation happens.
Story Church takes place in the Fellowship Hall and includes music and curated sharing. Enjoy light refreshments and opportunities to connect with one another. It’s a family-friendly event in a safe, welcoming environment for all in our community.
For more information or to share your story, contact Megan Dietrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Is My Brave
Floris UMC/Restoration partnered with This is My Brave, Inc. (TIMB) to create an impactful and beautiful event.
TIMB is a mental health storytelling organization. They work to end the stigma of mental illness and addiction by sharing stories of hope and recovery. TIMB does this through live stage events where cast members express themselves creatively through personal essays, spoken-word poetry, original song, stand-up comedy and dance. They empower individuals to put names and faces to true stories of recovery from mental illness and addiction. They hope to inspire others to speak openly about their experiences.
When stories are shared, everyone – the storyteller and the audience – feels less alone and more hopeful about the future.
Watch church and community members share their mental health recovery stories through impactful song, dance, and spoken word performances.