Rev. Bill Gupton.
Once a year or so, our minister will create a worship service around the writings of someone in the wider world – be it a clergy colleague or public figure – whose work speaks particularly to an issue with which we are grappling. Right now – in our country, and in our congregation – we are wrestling with racism. Thus, on this Martin Luther King Sunday, Rev. Bill will share the words of John Metta, an African-American writer whose sermon “I, Racist,” became a viral sensation shortly after the church shootings in Charleston, S.C. Consider this service part of a weekend package at Heritage: On Saturday, we will watch and discuss the movie “The Color of Fear.” On Sunday, we’ll worship together using Metta’s powerful reflection. And on Monday, let’s honor MLK with Coalition events including a march downtown, and a wonderful musical celebration at Music Hall. (Oh, and did we mention our Choir will sing this Sunday?)
Worship Associate: Bob Staggenborg.