Methodist churches unite to celebrate MLK

Methodist churches unite to celebrate MLK
(Source: Todd Hoyer/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Todd Hoyer/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - More than a dozen Methodist churches from across the city had a joint worship service Saturday to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Coke Memorial United Methodist Church.

Organizers stand together in support of Dr. King's eternal message of peace and understanding of all people, and say it's important for their children to know how to handle racism and prejudice they will face in their lives.

"It is important for us, for them to understand their history," KYUMC (Kentucky United Methodist Church) Advocacy Chairman Jan Brown-Thompson said. "And, to be able to reflect back on how far we've come, and what we need to do move further into the future."

She went on to say the church wants to lead the way in the fight for better jobs, healthcare and restorative justice.

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