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Services to Mark Martin Luther King's Birthday

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 10:06
Attendees joined hands during the Calvary Baptist Church's 2017 celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
Durell Godfrey

Two religious institutions, Calvary Baptist Church and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork, have ceremonies planned to mark the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on Monday.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike will hold an interfaith service on Sunday at 4 p.m. The Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, the Hamptons Lutheran Parish, the Islamic Center of the Hamptons, Ocean Zendo, the Old Whalers Church, Temple Adas Israel, and members of the Shinnecock Nation will participate.

After a pause for the past few years because of the pandemic, Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton will again hold its annual celebration of King's legacy in person on Monday, beginning at 1 p.m. James W. Banks, a licensed clinical social worker, professor, coordinator of multicultural affairs for Suffolk Community College, and the chairman of the Southampton Town Anti-Bias Task Force, will be the keynote speaker.

Donations that day will support the church's Martin Luther King scholarship fund, which aids young people pursuing higher education. The church is at 60 Spinner Lane, off Springs-Fireplace Road. 

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