Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Celebrations

Congregation Beth HaTephila

Friday, January 11, 2019
Celebrating Together: Friday Evening Shabbat Worship – Joined by the St. James AME Church Community, Rev. Brent L. Edwards, The Perfecting Praise Choir, The Prophetic Dance Ministry. 7:30 p.m. 43 N. Liberty Street in Asheville.

St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church

Sunday, January 13, 2019
Celebrating Together: Sunday Morning Worship – Joined by the Congregation Beth HaTephila Community, Rabbi Batsheva Meiri, The Kol Simcha Choir. 11 a.m. 44 Hildebrand Street in Asheville.

Monday, January 21, 2019
Peace March and Rally “Keeping Hope In Challenging Times” – Rally at 11:30 a.m. March to City-County Plaza, Pack Square Park, 12:15 p.m. Presented by The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County, Inc. Featuring Musical Selections from: Mr. Zion Morgan, “The Church,” and WestSound. Presentations from: Rev. Brent La Prince Edwards, Ms. Renee White, Rev. Dr. Brian D. Ammons, Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Buncombe County Commissioner Al Whitesides, Ms. Niobe Wright, and Dr. Oralene Simmons. Fish Fry to follow at St. James AME Church! Menu: Fish, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Desert, Drinks. Dinners: $10; Sandwiches: $7. Collection boxes will line the sidewalk in front of St. James AME Church, and members of the Association will deliver the items collected to Manna Food Bank for disbursement to those in need throughout the area, as well as coats and blankets to Goodwill Industries. Once again, the Association is asking local residents, organizations, and schools to sponsor a nonperishable food drive to assist with this “Day of Service,” and to bring the items with you to the Peace March. 44 Hildebrand Street in Asheville.

WNC Baptist Church

Sunday, January 13, 2019
21st Annual MLK Celebration: A Tribute to Children & Youth – Celebration sponsored by “One Youth at a Time.” Commissioner Al Whitesides will be the guest speaker. The annual youth oratorical youth presentation will be held, with the MLK award given to the winning speaker. 3 p.m. 240 Haywood Street in Asheville.

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