“The Fierce Urgency of Now” Pilgrim Hosts Guest for MLK Weekend
January 15, 2013
Sunday morning, January 20, Brandon Clokey will be Pilgrim’s guest minister. Brandon, who is African American, is the adopted son of white parents and has always lived with an awareness of difference. Now, as a father of three, an ordained pastor, and community activist, Brandon has often been involved in helping people deal with issues of diversity. At North Star Academy, he advises students of color and helps them articulate their experiences and communicate more directly with staff and teachers. Teachers have found him a helpful resource.
Brandon is an active member of Lincoln Park Community Church. He believes that people of faith have a unique perspective on racial and economic differences and a particular mandate to work at reconciliation. Brandon will preach at Pilgrim and stay afterwards for a 2nd Hour discussion. Worship begins at 10:00. 2nd Hour begins about 11:20.
“it used to be that everyone within a community looked the same and acted the same. They came from the same background and shared the same feelings. Communities prayed together, learned together, and played together. Everyone seemed to get along or so it seemed. . . . The truth is, diversity has always been a part of our world and our communities. Whether we handle it with the same love and concern that God has shown us, has been up to us. As we know, diversity is not always an easy element to overcome, and world events have proven that. Now is the time to look at one another for the blessing others not like us are to the world and learn what God is sharing with us through them.” Quote from Brandon Clokey
Other community wide events Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend:
Friday, Jan. 18 7:00 pm Friday night with MLK, Duluth’s Got Talent, Denfield High School
Saturday, Jan. 19 6:00 pm Readings and Reflections on the Work of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Universalist Unitarian Congregation, Duluth, 835 College Street
Sunday, Jan. 20 5:30 pm Community Worship Service
Church of Restoration
2623 W. 2nd Street (formerly Boys and Girls Club)
Monday, Jan. 21 7:00 am Community Breakfast and Broadcast of Marion Wright Edelman
First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline Drive
Monday, Jan. 21 9:45 am Community March and Rally
Meet at Washington Center and march to the DECC