The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., while preaching about civil rights for all, was shot and killed on April 4, 1968. As we remember tragic death, we also celebrate his profound legacy that lives on fifty years later.
At the Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, we will commemorate his prophetic witness on Wednesday, April 4 beginning at 6:45 PM in the Sanctuary with a tolling of the bell (39 times for each year of his life), a prayer service of remembrance, and a presentation by Steve Mellon, who published an article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette about the 50th anniversary of King’s death.
Come be inspired to continue the good work Rev. King began, with these timeless words:
When we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children,
black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
"Free at last! Free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.