MLK Celebration

Celebrate the Life and Teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Please join us live on Facebook on January 17 at 10:00 am during Sunday worship.   We will observe the life and teachings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King during worship with guest preacher/speaker the Rev. Darrell Goodwin, the First Executive Conference Minister of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ.    In celebration of the life and teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Goodwin will share his thoughts in “Is it Morning?”

The Rev. Darrell L. Goodwin, a Chicago native, serves as the First Executive Conference Minister of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ. As the Chief Vision-Keeper he is responsible for guiding the conference and its affiliates to have a positive and lasting impact in our world. Rev. Goodwin is a member of the United Church of Christ Board, the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, and the Global Ministries Board. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Theology from Boston College; a Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from The University of Vermont; a Master of Arts in Transforming Spirituality from Seattle University; and is currently a doctoral candidate in San Francisco Theological Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry program where his dissertation topic is, ” Praying Through: Using group spiritual direction as a strategy for the retention of African American men in predominately white seminaries in the United Church of Christ (UCC). In his spare time, he is an avid dinner party host, an amateur bartender, and is committed to bridge building in digital ministry. Learn more at www.revgoodwin.com

Dr. King would have turned 92 on January 15, 2020. He was assassinated 50 years ago. Dr. King spent his life working for justice, unity, peace and preserving rights for all people. We should remember those lessons, share them and see how we can move forward with that vision.

“Dr. King was a tireless advocate for peace, justice, unity and preserving rights for all people,” said Nora Price, one of the event’s organizers.  “He dedicated his life to make the lives of others better.  We should remember and share those lessons and examine how we can move forward with that vision. How do we keep his dream alive and real in today’s world?”