“And one of the great liabilities of life is that all too many people find themselves living amid a great period of social change, and yet they fail to develop the new attitudes, the new mental responses, that the new situation demands.”
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The wisdom of these words resonated deeply as we are in the midst of multiple pandemics. Our world has been called into doing things we’ve never had to do. But during it all, the love of Jesus Christ always comes through. We have also been reminded of the importance of the beloved community. This community that may be meeting virtually and not physically with each other. Yet the physical distance doesn’t mean that we are disconnected from each other. We have learned that social distancing doesn’t mean social disconnection.
Dr. King’s words are timeless and often apply to what we are presently experiencing. As we celebrate his life and legacy, remember his commitment to beloved community. Remember his commitment to justice. Remember his commitment to speaking on behalf of the marginalized and oppressed. Remember his courage to speak truth to power.
You are encouraged to use these resources not only during the month of his celebration, but throughout the year. We are grateful for his legacy.
Blessed to be a blessing to you.
Rev. Sheila P. Spencer Director of Christian Education and Faith Formation
The 2021 resource includes a variety of resources that can be used for worship and education, including a litany, scripture references, quotes and reflections from Dr. King. It also has additional website, video, and book resources that can be used with a variety of ages and groups. We encourage you to use and share these resources with your congregation and community as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Click any of the links below for an archive of resources.