In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, four churches are coming together for celebration in a shared service on Sunday, January 19, from 3-6pm.
Last year, four churches of different denominations made history by not only working together but worshipping together in a joint service for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The tradition continues in 2014 as they celebrated a worship service together to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy. Rev. Brian Fesler of the Church of Scientology says, “Dr. King stood for diversity and a unity among all people. We are celebrating that in the best way possible –actually coming together in one place and celebrating our differences and similarities.”
The joint celebration began over ten years ago, when Corinthian Baptist Church partnered with the First Unitarian Universalist Church. Two churches were added to the program in 2013: the Church of Scientology and the Historic First Community Christian Church of Nashville.
Rev. Enoch Fuzz of Corinthian Baptist feels this is a way to help make the dream a reality. “I'm reminded by this service that Dr. King's living was not in vain. This service is a reminder that though good people are diverse and different - they shouldn't be divided.”
Each church leader conducted a portion of Sunday’s service. The Rev. Gail Seavey of First Unitarian Universalist Church gave the call to prayer. The Occasion was given by Rev. Fesler. The sermon was delivered by Elder Glenn Clay of the Historic Community Church, and Rev. Fuzz concluded the service with a prayer for peace.