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Celebrating the Legacy of Martin Luther King ~ “Who is My Neighbor?”
January 20 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Bedford Embraces Diversity and the Bedford Interfaith Clergy Network are partnering to plan an expanded community day of learning and service in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20, 2020.
For the first time, the commemoration will include a community service component, with a choice of activities that reflect Dr. King’s message. The theme for the day is, “Who’s My Neighbor?”
The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 9) at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, with a light breakfast, followed by inspirational remarks by the Rev. Vernon K. Walker. The speaker is affiliated with Berachah Church in Dorchester and is a leader in social justice and climate action.
Participants will then have the option of joining one of the community service projects, some of which will be offsite. Organizers are fine-tuning the projects, which will be announced in advance. People will have the opportunity to register ahead of time.
Admission will be $5, covering the breakfast, plus a suggested donation of paper towels, tissues or toiletries for the Middlesex Community College food bank.
Reservations may be made at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044ba9aa22a6ff2-mlkjr.
More information is available at www.bedfordembracesdiversity.org.
And a Service of Reflection in Memory of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, January 12
The public is warmly invited to join the annual Martin Luther King Jr. service at the First Baptist Church, 155 Concord Road, on Sunday, Jan. 12, beginning at 4 p.m.
The church has marked Dr. King’s birthday for more than three decades with a service of reflection, a celebration in Gospel music, consecrated poetry and prayer.
A reception will follow.