In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. four churches are coming together for a joint service on Sunday, January 18, from 11-2pm.
In a unique celebration that could only happen in the Bible Belt, four churches are celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. in a joint service on the Sunday before MLK Day. This isn’t the first time. The pastors of these churches have been joining together for years. Part of the philosophy is to combine predominantly “white churches” with predominantly “black churches,” to draw attention to the unity and diversity which Dr. King preached.
This celebration will take place Sunday, Jan 18th and Pastor Enoch Fuzz feels this is a historic way to help make the dream a reality. “We’ve got four churches coming together in a mix of races and faith, and we’ll have our choirs singing together, each pastor leading a part of the service and all congregations worshipping together in one house of God.”
Corinthian Baptist Church had long ago partnered with the First Unitarian Universalist Church for the MLK Day celebration, beginning this tradition more than ten years ago. For the past two years, the Church of Scientology and the Historic Community Church of Nashville have joined in.
“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,” says Rev. Brian Fesler of the Church of Scientology.
Each church leader will conduct a portion of Sunday’s service. The MLK Celebration service will be held Sunday, Jan 18th from 11-2pm. It is open to the public. For more information, contact Rev. Brian Fesler at 615-687-4600.