24th Celebration Honoring
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Trenton Faith United Methodist Church
2530 Charlton Trenton, MI 48183
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed, talked, and demonstrated to build a “World house.”
“This is the great new problem of mankind. We have inherited a big house, a great ‘World house’ in which we have to live together – black and white, Easterners and Westerners, Gentiles and Jews, Catholics and Protestants, Moslem and Hindu, a family unduly separated in ideas, culture, and interests who, because we can never again live without each other, must learn, somehow, in this one big world, to live with each other.” (MLK, 1964) For the official district celebratory letter click Here.
We invite you to help build the “World House” in three ways.
1 – Lead your congregation to participate on Sunday, January 7, 2017, 3:00 PM at Trenton Faith UMC. The celebration features a dramatic presentation: “MLK’s Final Year” based on Tavis Smiley’s book, Death of King; Rev. King’s favorite hymns including, “Precious Lord, Take My Hand;” the Drummers and “Voices of Grace” from Second Grace UMC.
2 – Encourage high school seniors or college students who are active members of a UMC congregation and whose actions demonstrate a commitment to the values of Rev. King and building a “Great World House” to apply for a Scholarship. Please click Here for the instructions, the deadline is November 15th. The scholarships are up to $1000.
3 – Nominate a clergy and/or layperson whose actions demonstrate a commitment to the values of Rev. King and building a “Great World House” to be named a “Drum Major for Justice.” ***Please submit a one page Nomination describing your nominee’s activities honoring Rev. King’s values by November 15th.
Note: Applications for scholarships and nominations for “Drum Major for Justice” awards must be emailed or postmarked on November 15, 2017 or earlier. Send them to: Rich Peacock – firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:40198 Riverbend Sterling Heights, MI 48310, Ph. 248-321-7480