“Wintering in a Birmingham Jail: A Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” January 22, 2023

The Touchstones Theme for January is Wintering. January 15th was Martin Luther King Jr actual birthday, but, with much of the Coastside without power, we’ve rescheduled this Zoom-only service for Sunday, January 22, when Bill Heavlin guides us in honoring MLK.

We pay particular attention to King’s 8-day incarceration in Alabama where, in the Spring of 1963, King was jailed for his participation in a nonviolent direct action against segregation. During this time, he wrote in longhand his famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

In honor of his birthday, we’ll play a portion of the audio recording of this letter, followed by a discussion among attendees. What can we learn from Martin Luther King’s legacy of nonviolent direct action? Would UU congregations today be free from King’s disappointment with predominately white churches on their inaction towards injustices against the oppressed?

This Zoom-only service follows the format of UUCC’s Gallery View Sunday: a shorter homily, short video, and more active discussions from attendees. We look forward to your participation.

For the Order of Service, click here. Please join us at 11:00 am Pacific, 2pm Eastern. Gathering for service and music begin at 10:50 am.

The Zoom link for this service is now disabled.

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