Building Community Together: Discussion Topics

Community Conversation 3
Community in Unity
A conversation among leaders and citizens for the flourishing of their community

Greetings! You have accepted an invitation to be a part of a six-week conversation group which takes place on Thursday evenings, September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, and 26, from 7:00 – 8:15 pm. Meeting location is at Kitchen’s Deli, Ben Franklin Apothecary, 302 N. Main St in Duncanville. Please feel free to bring a young adult with you in whom you see potential for leadership.

You have been invited because you are a leader who cares about Duncanville and are already making a difference here. At this gathering you will engage with other leaders who have interests in becoming a city that stands together in unity while at the same time reflecting its rich diversity in age, ethnicity, talents, and community involvement. Getting to know one another gives the opportunity for our vision to grow.

The purpose of this series of conversations is to talk about our foundations (looking at the past), how we can support one another, our police, and those in crisis (look at the present), and build relationships with the next generation’s leaders (look to the future). Following are the weekly topics:

September 21: Remembering Foundations: This is Bigger than Me!
September 28: We Need Each Other: Where Do You Fit? The Call to use your talents
October 5: Economic Ownership: The Rich, the Poor, and those In Between Building a  
                              plentiful culture together
October 12: Building Relationships, Respecting Authority – Chief Robert Brown
October 19: Overcoming Racial Barriers – Pastor Roy Watson
October 26: Hand in Hand with the Next Generation: Recognizing our community’s
                             strength; seeing future prospects

As we have this conversation, we hope to have people who reflect the diversity of our community in age, ethnicity, and opinions. The objective is to be a welcoming place to speak and to be heard. Our discussions will be grounded in civility and respect.

I am excited about this group, and feel that Duncanville will be better and stronger for it as we each open ourselves to this Community Conversation. I can’t wait to see you!

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Rev. Dr. Ginger Hertenstein, First Presbyterian Church Duncanville
543 E. Freeman St, Duncanville, TX | 972.298.3043 | www.fpcd.org

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