|An Interfaith Discussion is held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Adventist University of Health Sciences on Florida Hospital’s main campus. Directions: Take I-4 to Princeton and go east (toward Florida Hospital). Turn left onto Orange Avenue. Go to King Street and turn right. Cross the railroad tracks. When you reach the point where you must turn or run into the wall of a building, turn left. Go a few feet to the T intersection and turn right. Follow the road a short distance to the university. Building 671 (on your right) is where we’ll meet. Enter the main doors. Go straight toward the back wall of the entrance and then turn left to the worship room, where the discussion is held. Park in any empty parking space. And if there’s an orange cone reserving a parking space, feel free to move it and park in that that space. (The cones are actually reserving space for Interfaith Discussion participants.) If you get lost or have other difficulties, phone Jim Coffin at 321-228-4599.
Heads-Up: The Providers to Be Screened; Date and Place TBD
Sometime the last few days of March or the first few days of April (TBD), AdventHealth University, the Global Peace Film Festival, the Interfaith Council of Central Florida and the Indie Lens Pop-Up are working together to screen the film The Providers (Click here to view a trailer.) The Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that offer care to all who walk through the doors. Amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with underserved patients.
The film will be screened at 7:00 pm on Monday night, April 1, at Florida Hospital Church (2800 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32804). It will be followed by a moderated panel discussion. The program is free and the public is invited. But all are asked to register in advance. Click here for more detail and to register.