This year's celebration of World Community Day honors the challenge left by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A gathering to renew faith and commitment to this goal will take place Friday at Woodford United Methodist Church on First Street beginning at noon under the sponsorship of Church Women United.
"We will have a luncheon of sandwiches and salads so bring one to share. We are meeting at the location of 'Common Grounds' to educate our community to its purpose, service and needs. We will follow with a business meeting to discuss our celebration locations for 2011," a spokesperson said.
King believed that economic justice must be earned by nonviolent means. His pragmatic guidance, intended to be a way to solve serious conflicts, is as relevant today as it was in his time. This celebration will consider what King's vision asks of us to our communities as well as in our larger society.
Founded in 1941, Church Women United is an ecumenical movement of Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other women (men) from Christian traditions. Celebration services encourage dialogue with all people of faith on contemporary issues.
For more information, contact Sue Farrar, locally, or the state or national office of Church Women United at 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1626 A, New York, New York 10135, call 800-CWU-5551 or visit www.churchwomen.org.