Heart 2 Heart


Heart to Heart: Loving Our LGBTQ Neighbors and Strengthening Our Faith is a week-long series of conversations (November 8-13, 2017) in the Roanoke Valley, featuring Susan Cottrell, Founder of FreedHearts.org and Advocate for LGBTQ children, parents, families and allies. The conversations will culminate in a Conference on Saturday, November 11, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at Christ Episcopal Church in Roanoke. The conversations, held in a variety of settings, are designed to create dialogue and support for all people seeking deeper understanding in relationship to LGBTQ neighbors and providing the means to strengthen our faith. 

VISIT https://www.hearttoheartva.com/ for more info and to register or make a donation

Susan Cottrell, the prominent voice for faith parents of LGBTQI children, was recently featured on ABC's 20/20, Nightline and Good Morning America. She is an international speaker, author and spiritual director. Through her nonprofit organization— FreedHearts—Susan champions the LGBTQI community and families with her characteristic tender-heartedness, and she zealously challenges Christians who reject them with her wise insistence that love—of God and others—is the foundation of faith. She spent 25 years in the non affirming Evangelical church, is the Founder and President of FreedHearts, has a Master of Arts in Theological Studies, and served as the Vice-President of PFLAG Austin (Texas). Her books “Mom, I’m Gay”—Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your Faith (published by Westminster John Knox Press), and True Colors - Celebrating the Truth and Beauty of the Real You, are endorsed by The Human Rights Campaign, PFLAG, The Gay Christian Network and many others. She and her husband Rob have been married for 30 years, have five children, two of whom are in the LGBTQI community, and live in Austin, Texas.

Wednesday, November 8
Creating an Inclusive Environment for
LGBTQ Co‐workers, 5:30 pm
Grandin Co‐Lab, 1327 Grandin RdSW, Roanoke, VA

Thursday, November 9
Interfaith Clergy Luncheon, 12:00 pm
Second Presbyterian Church
214 Mountain Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

Susan Cottrell in Conversation
with Hollins University Students, 5:00 pm
Goodwin Dining Room, Moody Center, Hollins

Reading and Conversation with Susan Cottrell,
7:00 pm
St. Philip Lutheran Church, 8115 Williamson Rd,
Roanoke, VA 24019

Friday, November 10
Presentation with Susan Cottrell
Community High School, 9:00 am
302 Campbell Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24013

Diversity Dine‐In with Susan Cottrell
Patterson Meeting Room (Main Floor)
Colket Student Center
Roanoke College, 12:00 pm

Saturday, November 11
Heart to Heart Conference with Susan Cottrell,
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Christ Episcopal Church
1101 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
Cost: $10 per person for lunch

Link to Register: www.hearttoheartva.com
*Pending weather, we may add an outdoor hike to the

Sunday, November 12
Worship, 8:00 am
Christ Episcopal Church

Susan Cottrell, Preaching
Adult Forum, 9:30 am, Christ Episcopal Church

Susan Cottrell, Teaching
Worship, 10:30 am

Christ Episcopal Church
Susan Cottrell, Preaching

Youth SAGA Gathering, 2:00‐3:30 pm,
Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea,
17 E Main St, Salem, VA

An Evening with Susan Cottrell,
hosted by the Floyd PFLAG
5:00 pm – Potluck Dinner
6:00 pm – Program
Zion Lutheran Church, 635 Needmore Lane NE, Floyd,
VA 24091

For more information on specific events or the Heart to
Heart Conference, please visit:
or Contact Rev. Joe Cobb at:


VISIT https://www.hearttoheartva.com/ for more info and to register or make a donation

November 08, 2017 at 5:30pm - November 12, 2017
Joe Cobb

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