Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2014
A Celebration of Diversity & Prophetic Witness
January 19 – January 23, 2014
Sunday, January 19: A tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. at First Congregational Church of Burlington.
- Worship at 8am & 10am
- At 9:30am: Please gather in the Sanctuary to listen to the words of The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (as recorded) from a sermon delivered at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, on June 5, 1966: “Guidelines for a Constructive Church”.
- The Rev. Peter Cook’s Sermon Topic: “Guidelines for a Constructive Church – A Remix”
As a community of faith, we will be focusing on the life and faithful message of The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and encourage you to attend some of the many excellent MLK Community Events offered in Chittenden County. Some of these extraordinary opportunities are listed below:
Sunday, January 19 at 3pm: The 2014 Burlington Martin Luther King Remembrance will include a special tribute to Nelson Mandela.
- The Keynote speaker is author Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson.
- Presented by the Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center at the Unitarian Universalist Society (top of Church Street) at 3pm.
- Musical selections will be presented by the Montpelier Gospel Choir.
- Tickets to the event are free and available at City Market, Fletcher Free Library, and the Peace & Justice Center.
Monday, January 20:
- 9:00am: MLK Remembrance Day Youth Breakfast with Sharon Robinson at Burlington City Hall’s Contois Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Click here for additional information.
- 12:00pm: Community Tribute featuring Wanda Hines, Nari Penson, Paij Wadley-Bailey, Jacob Bogre and Cleon Douglas. To be held at Burlington City Hall’s Contois Auditorium.
- Featuring Lt. Colonel Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, nationally recognized advocate for immigrant rights.
- RSVP to Lucy Samara by January 19 for carpool information.
Thursday, January 23: The University of Vermont’s Keynote MLK Event will be at 4pm at the Ira Allen Chapel featuring civil rights activist Julian Bond.
- RSVP to Lucy Samara by January 16 as this is a ticketed event. We hope to have some tickets available through the church – please RSVP if you are interested in one. Tickets to the event are free – directions for community members wanting tickets are in the UVM link.
- Please contact Lucy Samara if you are interested in carpooling to Ira Allen Chapel from the church on the 23rd.