Being part of a community eases feelings of isolation, reduces stress and generally increases happiness. In this time of the COVID-19 crisis, our communities are even more important than usual. Here’s a way to come together in community despite the need for physical distance between us: Join us for ESTHER’s virtual hope builder, “Our Community: An Antidote to Crisis,” on April 27 at 7:00 PM.

Hear local faith and spiritual leaders lift up the value of our connections to each other and highlight sources of hope as we navigate these difficult days. They will be joined by some of our great local musicians performing uplifting and encouraging songs. Together, we will celebrate community, share hope, and stand for justice in these challenging times.

There is no charge for the event. However, participation is limited because of the online platform.

Register online for your personal link to the gathering; it will be sent by email a day or two before the event.

Speakers:

  • Mamadou Coulibaly, President, Fox Valley Islamic Society, Neenah
  • Rebecca Henry, Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church Neenah-Menasha
  • Gerald L. Mansholt, Bishop, East Central Synod of Wisconsin, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
  • Dr. Stephen P. Savides, Senior Pastor, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Appleton
  • Christina Leone-Tracy, Senior Minister, Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Appleton
  • Kristin Welch, Community Organizer, Menīkanaēhkem – Community Rebuilders, Keshena

Musicians:

  • David Arguello
  • Terry Dawson, Co-Chair, ESTHER Environmental Justice Task Force
  • Noah Harmon
  • Joseph Mattern, Director, Casa Esther, Omro
  • Ben Morris, Pastor, Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Appleton

Register at: esther-foxvalley.org/community to obtain a Zoom link.

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