22nd annual King tribute Sunday
The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Ecumenical Tribute will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Corydon Presbyterian Church.
This will be the 22nd year that Harrison Countians have hosted a service in honor of King. Hostess for the program will be Jessica A. Brown and the Rev. Scott Hill, pastor at CPC.
The Archdiocese Choir of Louisville, directed by James Taylor, and saxophonist Carl Woods will provide musical selections, as will the Down by the Wayside Choir, also from Louisville. Beth Bostock, music director at Corydon Presbyterian, and Gary Pope, organist at Old Capitol United Methodist Church, will also provide some music.
Keynote speaker for the service will be the Rev. Tonya Burris of Indianapolis.
Other clergy scheduled to participate include the Rev. Webster Oglesby, senior pastor at Lincoln Hills Christian Church in Corydon, the Rev. Mark Windley, pastor at Mauckport United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Neal Kentch of Corydon Christian Church ‘ Disciples of Christ in Corydon, who will be moving to California at the end of the month.
Anointed Blood from Louisville will present a ministry dance-skit titled ‘Jonah’s Whale.’
Jewel Brown, who has helped organize 28 Martin Luther King services here as well as in New Albany, said everyone is invited to stay after the program for a time of fellowship and refreshments. Those wishing to do so may bring a covered dish to share.
Relive the dream!
Community Unity is hosting a ‘Relive the dream!’ event on Monday at the historic Leora Brown School in Corydon.
From 3 to 6:30 p.m., recordings of speeches and sermons delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be played. Community Unity received special permission from the King Center in Atlanta to play some of King’s most famous addresses.
Also, at the event will be displayed 200 ‘peace’ tiles that were handmade by local children at last year’s World on the Square festival held in Corydon. The tiles feature different symbols of peace (peace sign, doves and the word for peace in many languages), along with tiles done freehand by children based on their own interpretation. There are even some tiles made by infants, with their handprint or footprint.
The schedule of speeches and sermons is as follows:
3 p.m. ‘ Give Us the Ballot
3:30 p.m. ‘ Guidelines for a Constructive Church
4 p.m. ‘ At Cobo Hall
4:40 p.m. ‘ At the End of the Selma March
5:30 p.m. ‘ Called a Fool
6 p.m. ‘ I Have a Dream
6:30 p.m. ‘ In Memphis (his last speech)
The program is free, and refreshments will be served. The Leora Brown School is located at 400 E. Summit St.
For more information, call 952-2273 or go to www.communityunity.org.