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County to Host Community Conversation Focused on The Coexistence of Fear and Faith During a Pandemic

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 1, 2021

Montgomery County residents are invited to an online conversation, “Help My Unbelief-The Coexistence of Faith and Fear During a Pandemic” on Wednesday, April 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The focus of the conversation is the struggle to not lose faith and hope during a time when houses of worship are closed for extended periods due to COVID-19 pandemic. The significance of one’s faith to overcome spiritual and emotional conditions caused by death and sickness of loved ones, isolation, depression, and loneliness as COVID-19 continues.

Rev. Eric Wellington King, pastor of the Goshen United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg, will lead the conversation. Rev. Gareth Murray, associate pastor at the First Baptist Church in Silver Spring, will introduce Rev. King and will join the conversation.

The session is part of a series, Wellness Community Events: Healing and Holding On—One Conversation at a Time for the Community, which is focused on mental health and wellness issues affecting the community as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

The events are free, open to the public, and no registration is required. Join the conversation on Teams Live at or view it live on the County Cable Montgomery and the County’s Facebook page.

For more information, visit the County’s COVID-19 website and click on mental health resources or email For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the and follow Montgomery County on Facebook @MontgomeryCountyInfo and Twitter @MontgomeryCoMD.

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Release ID: 21-214
Media Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6507