Episode124: How to Survive the Storm Part 1 (with Lucy Gellman)

Today on The Easy Chair, “How to Survive the Storm.” I am joined by local vibrant and super brilliant reporter/radio show host/social activist Lucy Gellman. Lucy takes listeners to Varick Memorial AME Zion Church, a 199 year-old Black church in our mutual hometown of New Haven, Connecticut, where Pastor Kelcy Steele leads his joyful congregation. His sermon on this particular day, "How to Survive the Storm", is as much about facing the struggles of daily life in the neighborhood as it is about keeping religious faith. This is the first of a two-part podcast that explores what faith communities mean to cities like New Haven. It’s a compelling, thoughtful look at the way one man and one congregation unite to potentially transform a neighborhood. It’s a very special Easy Chair episode, perfect for the season, and for these challenging times. Tune in!