The Interfaith Council of Westport and Weston presents its eighth annual Martin Luther King Day program at the United Methodist Church on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 3. The church is at 49 Weston Road, Westport.
“Dr. King’s vision of all people, nations, religions, and races living together in harmony is as powerful today as ever,” said the Rev. Ed Horne, senior pastor at the United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston and co-chairman of the Interfaith Council. “We will come together again to celebrate his dream and to re-dedicate ourselves to its fulfillment, especially through the lives of our children.”
The program will be co-produced by Westport resident Kimberly Wilson and her sister, Peggy Jorgensen, a Weston teacher, for the third consecutive year. Ms. Wilson is a professional actress and singer who is touring her one-woman show “A Journey …”. Ms. Jorgensen is the teacher for the Talented and Gifted (TAG) and Mock Trial programs at Weston Middle School.
Highlights of the program include monologues by both Ms. Wilson and Ms. Jorgensen; readings by local clergy and three scholars from A Better Chance (ABC) of Westport, Adrian Belvitt, Christopher Morales and Luis Cruz; musical selections by Jennifer Foster, Petra Jarrar, Gregg Cork, and the Temple Israel Choir; and excerpts from the “I Have a Dream” speech, spoken by poet Gregg Cork.
The Dr. King Celebration is free and open to the public. A goodwill collection will be taken up to benefit A Better Chance of Westport and the departments of human services of both Westport and Weston. Also, there will be a food drive to support local food pantries.
The Interfaith Council will host a reception after the program.