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There was power in our "hole in the wall" on MLK birthday!

For the open discussion on January 15,  in a packed house, we had a lively and positive conversation about our reflections on the life and contributions on Dr King.

Here are some of the takeaways:

Dr. King transformed between the "I have a dream" speech to his final focus on black economicsDr. King began to unify everyone once he expanded his viewpointsBecause of segregation, blacks were forced to practice cooperative economics. We gave up our tradition of supporting each other with integration.Dr. King was global- he traveled to Africa and Jamaica and was influenced by Marcus Garvey.It is extremely important to voice your opinion.Dr. King and his family were in harm's way consistently because of his beliefs.We need another leader like Martin Luther King today. The term "hole in the wall" is an African concept. Stay tuned--Minister Lawrance Evans will break it down in future Student Doology Hour services.




Join us on January 15 for an open discussion

To commemorate Dr. Martin Luther KIng Jr.'s 86th birthday, Minister Lawrance Lee Evans will facilitate a discussion on January 15 at 5:30 pm. Minister Evans' adult students will lead the discussion, which focuses on self-determination and empowerment. The program will be at 219 Hamilton Street.







First Fruits/Kwanzaa 2014 comes to an awesome end!

The finale of our Kwanzaa Feast (celebrating the seventh principle Imani  (feast) featured a rendition of "Take Me to the King" by two very talented female teen singers,  a poem by Minister Evans' goddaughter, the memory of our beloved ancestor Minister Akilah Evans through the words of Sister Brenda Snow and Brother Malik Evans, son of Ministers Lawrance and Akilah Evans, and a beautiful display with black history books and art. But most of all we had good food, exchanged gifts and had fellowship and First Community Interfaith Institute brought on 2015 with positive vibes. ASHE!

The next event in our Kwanzaa Appeal calendar will be the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration on Thursday,  January 15, 2015 at 5:30 pm, at 219 Hamilton Street. Minister Lawrance Lee Evans will give a presentation on Dr. King's contributions and our Charles Riley Tutorial Students will be on the program.