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October Coffee Talk: Living in a Time of Fear

Saturday, October 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This month’s Coffee Talk will take place live via Zoom at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. Join us to discuss Living in a Time of Fear.

This Talk’s theme surrounds fear fueled by COVID-19, natural disasters, election season, a questionable economy, etc. Right now, it seems everything is uncertain. We are now dealing with multiple crises within the United States and now is the time to discuss them. Ethical responses to these crises is something religious leaders have tried to navigate in 2020. Questions such as, “how do people navigate faith during a time in which there is no hope?” or “how can people across all religious sects come together to aid our peers in fear?” are more than relevant today. This Coffee Talk, let us grapple with questions like these and build relationships in our community.

The panelists are:
– Rev. Gen Heywood
– Steven A. Smith
– Rev. Roger Hudson

To get the Zoom link, guests are asked to register here:


Saturday, October 3, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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