Film Screening to focus on Faith, Identity and Belonging October 19

Coming Out~Coming In: Faith, Identity and Belonging is a half-hour documentary that presents personal stories from gay and lesbian Christians who live and worship in North Carolina. The screening will take place at Hatch, 103 S. White St., Wake Forest, at 6:30 p.m. on October 19.

The interview subjects, all residents of North Carolina, take viewers beyond the current debate in churches about homosexuality to reveal the everyday efforts of faithful people.

Rev. Laurie Hays Coffman, one of the film producers is a mother, a wife, a grandmother and a Chaplain is part of Community United Church of Christ in Raleigh and is starting up an outreach to the Rolesville/Wake Forest area at Hatch downtown. She calls herself a “spirit-led, progressive ponder-er, evangelical preacher, mystical meditative contemplative, social justice advocate, curious questioner, and recovering racist and homophobe.”