“Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Westminster in a Minute…
Union Council Churches at Worship
Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance
Sunday January 20th
Message “Why Are We Afraid”
Today we welcome the Rev. Dr. Ben Sanders III as our guest preacher. Rev. Dr. Sanders is Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. He has a B.A. from Hope College (Holland, MI), an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary (New York, NY), and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology (Denver, CO). Rev. Dr. Sanders was ordained at New Hope Baptist Church in Denver, CO (a historically black church dually aligned with the National Baptist and American Baptist Churches, USA) where he served as an Associate Minister for four years before accepting the call to Eden Seminary. Professor Sanders is committed to following Jesus through the ministry of justice-centered theological education. He has written on the pervasive role of white supremacy in American society and the church and regularly teaches, speaks, and preaches on these topics as well. Professor Sanders is currently working on a book that explores the theological meaning of black American identity. Rev. Dr. Sanders has served on the board of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America/Bautista por la Paz (BPFNA) and currently serves on the Alumni Council of Union Theology Seminary, the Steering Committee of the American Academy of Religion’s Black Theology Group, and the board of the Alliance of Baptists.
All are invited to join us for a catered lunch in the fellowship hall following worship as we celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Westminster church office will be closed tomorrow, Monday, January 21.
Presbyterian Women will meet on Tuesday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m. for a budget meeting. Please bring a sandwich for lunch.
Our condolences are extended to Pastor Mark and family upon the death of his father, John, on Friday, January 11. The obituary may be found at https://flannerbuchanan.com/obit/john-laroy-miller/. A service in the celebration of John’s life will be held at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, IN on Saturday, January 26. Memorials may be made to Kairos Prison Ministry International or CenterPoint Counseling at Second Presbyterian Church (Indianapolis).
Peace and Grace,
Pastor - Westminster Presbyterian Church
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