The legacy of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
Best known for his powerful speeches, King’s nonviolent approach to resisting oppression was commendable and worthy of emulation by Christians, but what he believed about the faith causes concern. Some of King’s private writings seem to indicate that he rejected biblical literalism. He may have remained privately skeptical until his death. Regardless, King’s life serves as a prominent example of someone who appealed to Christian brotherhood to bring about racial justice. Read more from the Christian Research Institute: http://www.equip.org/article/martin-luther-king-jr-s-legacy/
MLK Parades across the Triad
Greensboro: 10 to 3pm along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from Elm Street to Buff Street. Event organizers estimate 20,000 people to attend. All roads will re-open by 3 p.m. once the parade is over. Police ask drivers and pedestrians to use caution. https://goo.gl/RDeJka
Uptown Lexington MLK Parade starts at 1pm. https://goo.gl/En7D9D
Other EVENTS https://goo.gl/RDeJka
(WS) The annual King Day march in Winston-Salem will leave the Embassy Suites area at 10:30 a.m. and proceed up to Sixth Street and turn north onto Trade Street with the 1-mile march concluding at Union Baptist Church.
MLK Gathering (Noon) at Union Baptist Church.
Organizers moved this annual event to Union Baptist because of ongoing renovations at the Benton Convention Center. https://goo.gl/r5sp9Z
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service – Career Fair + Non-profit Fair
10am to 1pm at Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro (former Dillard’s location). Free. Sponsored by Triad Goodwill ILoveGoodwill.org.
Plus, on-site service projects and food drive. (336) 373-1633.
High Point University: Worship Service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
11 a.m. at Hayworth Memorial Chapel. Speaker: Bishop L. Jonathan Holston.
17th annual King Day event at WSSU (7pm)
Guest speaker: D.L. Hughley, an actor, comedian and political commentator.
Tonight at 7pm in Williams Auditorium at Winston-Salem State University.
The event is free and open to the public. (336) 758-5864 or (336) 750-3351.
*A collaboration between WSSU and Wake Forest University. https://goo.gl/r5sp9Z
Times That Try Our Souls, 6 p.m. Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church, 631 E. Florida St., Greensboro. The Harris Mintz School of Dance will offer a performance along with musical guest the Rev. Gregory Drumwright. $100 cash prize will be donated to the youth ministry of the church with the most children and youth present at the service. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Service, 6 p.m. Williams Memorial CME Church, 3400 Triangle Lake Road, High Point. Bring food and winter-kit donations. Free. (336) 899-0879 or Latoya.Bullock@unitedwayhp.org.
Lexington: Local Churches Come Together, 7 p.m. Union Baptist Church, 210 Lincoln Ave., Lexington. Performances by the MLK Gospel Fest Choir and guest speaker the Rev. Daryl Napper. (336) 238-2939.
Wednesday (Jan 18)
UNC-Greensboro and N.C. A&T hosting a joint Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Wednesday (7pm) at the UNC-G Auditorium. Doors open, 6:15 p.m.
**Other separate events planned throughout the day.
List of “Day of Service” volunteer opportunities here… https://www.serve.gov/search-volunteer-opportunities#searchapi_content_container
VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150
QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”
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