Area events mark King Day

January 16, 2003

The 18th annual Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship luncheon will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Center on North Avenue.

Bob Johnson and the choir from Ebenezer AME Church will present the program. A meal will follow.

Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door.

Proceeds from the luncheon as well as other events through the year are used to support a scholarship fund.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Chambersburg.

James Simmons of St. Paul's AME Church in Waynesboro, Pa., will be the speaker.

Special music will be provided by the South Central Community Choir.

Winners of an essay contest sponsored by the Chambersburg Area Community Improvement Association will be announced.

The annual service is sponsored by the Chambersburg Area United Churches in cooperation with the Sons of Israel Synagogue, Chambersburg Area Ministerial Alliance, Evangelical Fellowship of Cumberland Valley and Chambersburg Ministerium.


A reception will follow.

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Several events are planned next week as Mount St. Mary's College remembers the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Kristine LaLonde, assistant professor of history at Mount St. Mary's, will speak Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the Knott Academic Center. Her topic will be "Preaching Peace in Times of War: Dr. King and the Challenge of Non-Violence."

A prayer service and gospel concert will be held in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Kirk Davidson, chair of the business, accounting and economics department, will address "The Dilemma of Discrimination" on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and Patrick Feeney, associate professor of sociology, will speak Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. on American Apartheid, both in the Knott Academic Center.

James Antonio Orosco, assistant professor of philosophy at Oregon State University, will speak on "The Legacy of Dr. King's Radical Politics and its Application Today" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Knott Auditorium.

"King's Dream" will be the theme of a live concert in Knott Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - A breakfast will kick off Monday's activities at Shippensburg University on the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The 8:45 a.m. breakfast at Reisner Hall will feature a panel of religious leaders.

At 10 a.m., activities for children, a video and discussion groups will be held at a number of colleges within the university.

The annual humanity march, Success Begins With A D.R.E.A.M., will begin at 2 p.m. with a rally at the Cumberland Union Building. The Rev. Jeffery Johnson, national director of the Youth, College and Young Adult division of the NAACP, will be keynote speaker at the rally.

Additional programs will begin at 4 p.m. around campus. Following a 7 p.m. gospel concert in Memorial Auditorium, there will be a coffeehouse at 9 p.m. at the Cumberland Union Building.

For more details on the activities, call 717-477-1161.

WINCHESTER, Va. - Bishop Leontine Kelly of San Francisco will speaking Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Celebration in Goodson Chapel at Shenandoah University beginning at 2 p.m.

The Harambee Gospel Choir will perform at the ceremony, which is free.

Kelly is the first African-American woman bishop in the United Methodist Church.

For more information, call 540-545-7237.

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith worship service will be Feb. 2 at 4:30 p.m. at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Washington St.

Lori Stilley, president of the Jefferson County Board of Education, will be keynote speaker.

There will be skits, dances, special music and scripture readings.

The event is free. An offering will benefit the Shepherdstown Youth Center.

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Patricia Gaines, an award-winning journalist with The Washington Post, will speak on the topic "The Legacy of the King Years" Monday night at Mercersburg Academy.

The free event will be in Boone Hall at 7 p.m. For more information, call 717-328-6176.

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