MLK Day Weekend, January 17 & 18

MLK Weekend

Join us for an extraordinary set of offerings celebrating the prophetic work and witness of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. No matter who you are or where you find yourself on the journey, there is something for you here at All Saints Church on MLK weekend — as we host a community art festival, welcome powerful preacher and activist Bishop Rob Wright from Atlanta, stage an exhibit of historic photographs from the Civil Rights Era, screen a “must see” documentary on the life of Dr. King and conclude with Jazz Vespers and the debut of Bill Cunliffe’s arrangement of “We Shall Overcome.”

An MLK Day Community Art Festival at All Saints Church
All ages are invited to make art for social justice in a family-friendly Martin Luther King Day Celebration at All Saints Church on Saturday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free for all ages. Part throw-back to the “Happenings” of the 1960s, part exploration of what health means to our communities today, join us in making wearable art and banners for a musical procession around the neighborhood, followed by food trucks and a picnic on the lawn. This celebration is a precursor to the retrospective Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent coming to the Pasadena Museum of California Art in June.
More information here … or contact honchell@allsaints-pas.org.

MLK Sunday at All Saints Pasadena with Atlanta Bishop Rob Wright
All Saints welcomes Atlanta Bishop Rob Wright to its annual celebration of Martin Luther King on Sunday morning, January 18. Known as a powerful preacher and prophetic activist his work and witness is an inspiration not only to the Diocese of Atlanta but to the whole church. Bishop Wright will preach “Love is for grownups” at both the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services and speak in the Rector’s Forum at 10:15 a.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired by one of the church’s greatest leaders.
For more information, visit the ASC website.

King Sunday Photography Exhibit
Photographer Boyd Lewis spent 30 years in Dr. Martin Luther King’s hometown of Atlanta, working as a reporter, editor, columnist, radio journalist and writer for CNN. His “King Sunday Photography Exhibit” will be on display in the Guild Room on Sunday, January 18 (from 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) as part of our MLK Sunday Celebration. The exhibit is divided into three sections: The Legacy of Dr. King’s work; Women of the Civil Rights Movement; and Activities of Emmaus House (the social justice center supported by the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.) For more on Boyd’s work, visit his Facebook page.

King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis
Sunday, Jan. 18, 12:45 p.m. in the Forum. COLORS will screen “King,” a “must see” documentary recently restored by the Library of Congress that contains rare archival footage of Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches, protests & arrests in pursuit of social justice from 1955 to 1963. A soul food lunch will be served. Suggested donation of $10 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Call 626.583.2781 for child care.
Please RSVP to Helen at 626.644.3182.

Jazz Vespers at All Saints Church: Bill Cunliffe’s Big Band BACHanalia
All Saints composer-in-residence Bill Cunliffe is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions. On Sunday, Jan. 18, 5:00 p.m. Bill will feature his take on J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations and a special new version of “We Shall Overcome” in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Ed Bacon presides. The event is free. Childcare provided.
For more information contact Melissa Hayes, 626.583.2725 or mhayes@allsaints-pas.org.

Candlelight Vigil for Peace & Justice
A peaceful demonstration of solidarity with the voices around the world praying for peace & justice, in cooperation with the Peace and Justice Academy. Vigil begins on Church Steps at 6:30 p.m. View the flier here.

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