The NU Class of First United Methodist Church of Orlando provides an alternative learning experience for adults of all ages where diverse opinions are discussed in a spirit of mutual respect. Embracing Jesus’ message that God loves and accepts every person, we welcome all into full participation in the life of the class regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender identity, family configuration, racial or ethnic background, economic status, or mental or physical disabilities. 

In celebrating our human family’s diversity, we declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming Reconciling Community.

The Nu Class is located on the First Floor, Room 6 of First United Methodist Church of Orlando 142 E. Jackson St., Orlando FL 32801

It meets from 9:30 am to 10:45 am Sundays. Location and Parking

Next Sunday: Sep 24

“Effects of Mass Incarceration in Florida” Raymer Maguire IV

  • What effects do tough-on-crime policies have on crime rates, tax rates, incarceration rates, and communities in Central Florida?
  • Why forgiveness and rehabilitation should be the focus of Florida’s criminal justice system instead of punishment and incarceration. 
  • Why members of FUMCO should care about mandatory minimums, drug laws, direct file laws, and outdated sentencing laws even though these issues may seem far removed or not very relevant to FUMCO’s congregation. 
  • Florida’s felon disenfranchisement laws and why people who don’t care about criminal justice reform or voting rights, should care about ACLU’s efforts to restore voting rights for 1.5 million Floridians. 

Raymer Maguire, IV, is the manager of ACLU of Florida’s Campaign for Criminal Justice Reform. Raymer obtained a degree in Economics and Finance from Bentley University. Prior to entering Florida’s political landscape in 2013, he founded and managed three successful, small businesses from 2006 to 2013. He worked for Florida’s two medical marijuana ballot initiative campaigns from 2013 to 2016, serving as the Deputy State Director during the 2014 campaign and Deputy Campaign Manager during the 2016 campaign. Raymer hopes to bring real and lasting change to Florida’s criminal justice system by focusing on compassionate, common sense based changes to the current system.

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