First United Methodist Church of Ferndale

Location

22331 Woodward Ave
Ferndale
,
MI
48220
,
US

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Future Events

Wednesday
Jan
24
2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., usually at the First United Methodist Church of Ferndale.

Past Events

Wednesday
Dec
13
2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at midnight
midnight
CANCELLED DUE TO THE PREDICTED SNOW. Indivisible group from the 9th Congressional District united in fighting the Trump agenda with a focus on health care, immigration, voting rights and other progressive causes.
Wednesday
Nov
29
2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Review recent events and discuss upcoming actions to resist the Trump agenda. Health care, the budget and tax reform are likely to be on the agenda. Come in the door next to the parking lot. Go down the stairs. Turn right. We'll be in room 101. NOTE: The entry door is locked. We will check the door between 6:50 and 7:05 for people who don't have the entry code.
Sunday
Nov
19
2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
** Registration is required for this event. For the purpose of getting the most out of this training we are limiting the participants for a more intimate setting. See contact info down below. ** Today, our culture and communities are more polarized and divided than at any time since the late 1960’s. How can we find a way to communicate across differences? Condemnation, while tempting, is usually counterproductive. When a person or group holds deeply rooted beliefs or conditioning, speaking forcefully in opposition usually encourages those being opposed to dig in deeper and more stridently maintain their viewpoints. Why is that? These conflicts unresolved are the source of dissonance and disruption in our communities and can affect, disrupt and destroy our close personal relationship, such as family, friends, and co-workers. Bridging The Divide A Communication Skills Training Workshop Purpose: This workshop will help participants communicate more effectively with people of opposing viewpoints and will help individuals and activists gain the skills and knowledge to be more effective in sparking productive conversations across the divides of difference. ~ With these skills, individuals and activists can move beyond the cycle of difference and disagreements into more meaningful, healthy, caring and creative conversations. In this workshop, you will learn: ~ What are the social and psychological causes of divisiveness? ~ Specific skills that transcend differences and build relationships; ~ Techniques to illuminate the hearts and minds of people, instead of their stances and opinions; ~ How to recognize and understand the root causes of bias, judgement and bigotry; ~ How to break down barriers of ideology. ~ How to to empathize with, and understand the motivations of those who experience the world differently than you do; ~ How to use the relationships and connections you already have to build community and to dismantle the partisanship and divisiveness. Sarah Eisenberg, LMSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, educated at University of Michigan, with over 10 years experience guiding positive goals strategies, effective communication and healthy relationships. She currently is in private practice, in association with Solutions-Based Counseling, serving outpatient mental health for individuals, couples, and families. She is a Director and Strategist with Women’s March Michigan and was the lead organizer for the Women’s March on Lansing statewide event. She brings together two personal passions - psychology and progressive activism. Sarah, in collaboration with Aimee Cisler, and in partnership with Women’s March Michigan created the communication skills training workshop, Bridging The Divide. If you would like more information or to register contact Cass Charrette at casscharrette@gmail.com, 248 980 1191 or visit our facebook event page at http://facebook.com/DemCircBOS https://www.facebook.com/events/234049240461306/
Wednesday
Nov
8
2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Review recent events and discuss upcoming actions to resist the Trump agenda. Health care, the budget and tax reform are likely to be on the agenda. We'll also discuss a protest planned for Nov. 11. Come in the door next to the parking lot. Go down the stairs. Turn right. We'll be in room 101. NOTE: The entry door is locked. We will check the door between 6:50 and 7:05 for people who don't have the entry code.
Wednesday
Oct
25
2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Review recent events and discuss upcoming actions to resist the Trump agenda. Health care, tax reform and the budget likely to be on the agenda. Will be organizing sub-groups.
Saturday
Oct
14
2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 3:30-6pm
3:30-6pm
In follow-up to the Charlettesville Gathering Join us for a critical conversation New Thinking on Race Frank Joyce: White Identity What it is, where it came from, and what we can do. Frank Joyce has been a political activist since the civil rights movement. He worked with the Northern Student Movement (NSM), helped to found People Against Racism (PAR) in the late 1960’s. Frank has worked in a number of media organizations, including WDET and WTVS. He has won journalism awards in print, radio and television. Frank was a member of the UAW International Union staff for eighteen years, including twelve years as Director of the Public Relations Department. Click the link above for additional information about Frank Joyce, as well as info on other speakers and topics at this event.
Wednesday
Oct
11
2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 6-8:30pm
6-8:30pm
Want to fight the Trump agenda? Need to speak with people of like mind? Thinking of joining an Indivisible group? This event is for you. Indivisible Fighting#9 will be hosting a potluck dinner (6pm - 7 pm) prior to their standing meeting (2nd and 4th Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm) Please join us and learn what we have been doing for the past 9 months and what we will be doing for the next 3+ years. We need to stop this administration.
Wednesday
Sep
27
2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Review recent events and discuss upcoming actions to resist the Trump agenda. Health care and the budget likely to be on the agenda. Will include a discussion of responding to the decision of Senator Peters and Senator Stabenow not to hold town hall meetings or forums.
Wednesday
Sep
13
2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Review recent events and discuss upcoming actions to resist the Trump agenda. Health care and the budget likely to be on the agenda. Will include a discussion of responding to the decision of Senator Peters and Senator Stabenow not to hold town hall meetings or forums.
Sunday
Aug
13
2017
Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 6-7pm
6-7pm
Gather to witness for diversity, inclusion, peace and justice. Gather to pray and act. Gather to mourn and work. Gather to lament and remember. Gather for work against white supremacy and oppression in all its forms. We'll have a banner available to sign and publicly post our messages. Hosted by local United Methodist clergy serving congregations in Detroit, Ferndale, Royal Oak and Warren, and with Community of Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Community