Religious Exploration with Children and Youth: the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

All children and youth are invited to participate in our programs, newcomers are enthusiastically welcomed and no church affiliation or experience of any kind is needed.
This fall Danette Harris and Joey Hawkins were exploring with our children and youth what it means to love our neighbor as our self or to be a good neighbor. They looked at role models including Desmond Tutu and Mother Teresa.
This month, January 2020, they will continue that exploration, focusing on the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and particularly his I Have a Dream speech. Dr. King’s message and life work feel very timely and needed right now.
Here is the tentative schedule:
January 5: Introduction to the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.: Who was he? What did he do? Why does it matter?
January 12: Taking a Look at Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech, making sure the children and youth know and understand what the speech means, its context and significance as well as some of the Biblical references.
January 19: Prepare and Present Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech to the congregation during the last part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday service
January 26: Dr. King’s Community and the Music of Being a Good Neighbor
You can see a YouTube video of the “I Have a Dream” speech below.
Again, all children and youth are invited to participate in our programs, newcomers are enthusiastically welcomed and no church affiliation or experience of any kind is needed.

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