Morristown’s Martin Luther King Observance Committee will mark its 51st year, and the 92nd birthday of the slain Civil Rights leader, with online events because of the pandemic.
A virtual interfaith breakfast program will be followed by a streamed worship service on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.
Both events can be viewed from the MLK committee’s Facebook page.
The 8 a.m. breakfast, co-sponsored by the Morris Area Clergy Council and the African American Clergy Association of Morris County, will include remarks from area clergy, video of music and liturgical dance, and a panel discussion.
Topics will include:
- Keeping Mind, Body & Soul Intact During a Pandemic (featuring Dr. Judy Banks)
- Surviving the Economic Impact of COVID-19
- Social Injustice: The Other Pandemic
- What’s Ahead? (A Young People’s Forum)
The noontime service will feature the Rev. Dr. Jerry M. Carter Jr., senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, as featured speaker. A virtual community choir will provide the music.
“The Martin Luther King Observance Committee, a 501.c.3 non-profit organization, actively seeks to accentuate the positive aspects of our community, and promote strong relationships among all people,” said committee member Henry J. Lee.
Such efforts include scholarships to college-bound students from Morris County.
“The Martin Luther King Observance Committee commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and emphasizes the importance of maintaining the American dream for every individual and every family.”