On April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King Jr spoke at Riverside Cathedral, quoting concerned clergy and lay people, saying, “A time comes when silence is betrayal.”
Sunday January 19, at the 10am worship service at Guilford Community Church, UCC, Dr Cheri An Brodhurst will read an excerpt of this famous speech, along with the similar words from Isaiah 62: 1-6 including the initial: “For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent”. Rev. Lise Sparrow will invoke these words with the congregation to consider the need to speak up in current times, not only for racial justice but for environmental justice. The choir will support the theme with new arrangement of “This Little Light of Mine” by Andy Davis and “MLK Song” by Matthew Ward & Alma Androzza, arr. Peter Amidon. The children’s story will focus on the baptism of Jesus by John and the purpose we each have in God’s eyes.
Monday, January 20, the church will join with other faith communities and the general public at the interfaith service in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr to be held at the Centre Congregational Church on Main Street in Brattleboro.
Guilford Community Church, an Open and Affirming/Just Peace Congregation of the United Church of Christ, is fully handicapped accessible and committed to providing hearing assistance and ASL interpretation, if given notice ahead. The church is located one mile south of exit 1 on Route 5 just in back of the Guilford Country Store. For more information call 257-2776, check the website at www.guilfordchurch.org or friend us on Facebook at “Guilford Community Church”. Services are also filmed and can be found on BCTV Wednesday morning at 7am and Sunday mornings at 8am or anytime online at www.brattleborotv.org