Edie Rice-Sauer is the executive director of Transitions, a non-profit that seeks to end homelessness and poverty for women and children in Spokane. In this episode of FāVS Forward she talks about how she and her staff continue to do their work, even during this pandemic.
Sr. Mary Eucharista, named after the Holy Eucharist, is the program manager at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center. In this episode she talks about how they are working with the city and Catholic Charities to turn the retreat center into a place of quarantine for COVID-19 patients.
We also discussed religious life and the story of St. Corona.
Rev. Jim Murphy is a priest at St. Clare Ecumenical Catholic Church. Before coming a priest in this denomination, he was a hospital chaplain and a deacon in the Roman Catholic Church. In this episode he talks about the theology of the ECC and why he was drawn to it.
In this episode of FāVS Forward we talk with Rev. Liv Larson Andrews of Salem Lutheran Church. Is the church the people, or the building? Yes to both, she says. That's the "beautiful tension" referenced as the title of this episode. She talks about how Salem is adapting to worship and service during the pandemic, noting it's a "marathon, not a sprint."
In this episode of FāVS Forward we talk with Rev. Walter Kendricks of Morning Star Baptist Church. Kendricks says it's the best church in Spokane, though he admits he's a little biased. He considers himself an activist pastor and talks about his work in the African American community, both locally and statewide.
In this episode of FāVS Forward, John VanderWalker, Community of Christ Inland West Mission Center president, talks about the history of his faith and the future of it, which right now includes virtual church, camps and reunions.
On this Fourth of July weekend, he also talked about the importance of listening to others stories, as a way to heal divisions across the nation.
In this episode of FāVS Forward, we speak to the director of a social service agency. Neal Schindler, director of Spokane Area Jewish Family Services talks about how this small agency is serving its community and preparing for a hopeful Spokane Jewish Film Fest in a few months.
The Rev. Gen Heywood is past of Veradale United Church of Christ and the founder of Faith Leaders and Leaders of Conscience of Eastern Washington and North Idaho. In this episode of FāVS Forward she talks about how both organizations are gathering virtually, the power of prayer and her passion for interfaith work.
Rev. Roger Hudson of Covenant United Methodist Church says it's time to re-think things in the Christian church, because sometimes, we get stuck in a rut. His congregation is connecting virtually, in the time of COVID-19, but is finding ways to practice creation care even now.