Tuesday Livestream Event: Corvallis’ Faith Response to Pandemic Times

Whatever one’s view of spirituality may be, the impact of Corvallis’ faith groups is undeniable. For our next CitySpeak Forum, we ask – what is their faith response to the pandemic?  

These groups weave a tapestry that is rich in the lives of their members, and some of them also offer material assistance to our community’s most marginalized individuals. In these last months, they have needed to reimagine the ‘how’ of all that they do, while also examining and responding to the ‘why’ of all they provide.  

Even as retail and restaurants reopen, some Corvallis faith groups have made the decision to forgo meeting, even to the degree that they now can. Some report they can see circumstances in which they would delay fully reopening, even if the state permits them to.  

On hand to discuss all this, and answer viewer questions will be:  

Rev. Jill McAllister, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis 

Spiritual Director Abby Mushin Terris, Corvallis Zen Circle 

Rev. Jen Butler, First Congregational Church of Christ, Corvallis

Rabbi Phil Bressler, Beit Am Synagogue in Corvallis

Former Bishop Tom Sherry, Corvallis Church of Latter Day Saints   

Slated for Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30 pm, the livestream will be available on our website and facebook page, and attendance is free. Viewer questions are welcomed before or during the forum – they can be submitted on our facebook post of the live event, or viewers can email cityspeak@corvallisadvocate.com.  

Corvallis Advocate Editor-in-Chief Stevie Beisswanger will co-moderate with Steve Schultz, the paper’s publisher. CitySpeak Forums are co-produced by The Advocate and City Club of Corvallis.