This year local churches are on the forefront of planning MLK Day celebrations. Here is the story of how one church in the Louisville District plans to commemorate the day. If your church has plans to celebrate the King Holiday please share it with the conference so we can help you get the word out.
Coke Memorial United Methodist Church and Co-Pastors, Rev. Shirley and George Burke will host a Martin Luther King Day Celebration on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. The theme is “Faith Communities in the Midst of the Dream.”
This will be a time of worship and celebration as we focus on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the man and his vision. Dr. King challenged our churches in 1963 in this quote, “The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.” Dr. King was a “drum major for justice” and the most remembered civil rights figure in history. His speech “I Have a Dream” still gives hope.
The speaker for the occasion is Dr. Kevin W. Cosby, Senior Pastor of St. Stephen Church and President of Simmons College of Kentucky, Author and Lecturer. Dr. Cosby is among the most influential leaders in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Rev. Shirley and George Burke, Co-Pastors of Coke Memorial United Methodist Church invite all churches of the Kentucky Conference to attend and share in this time of worship and celebration. The church is located at 428 East Breckinridge Street.
For more information, contact Jan Brown-Thompson or Vivian Collins at the church at 587-0437.
Rev. Kevin Cosby