It’s almost New Year’s Day, and your friends at GAPP (Greater Anderson Promotes Peace) are planning the 14th annual Candlelight Vigil at the Peace Pole in Beech Acres Park. On this first day of the year, many people’s hearts turn to the dream and vision of humankind living together in harmony. Participants are invited to bring a brief reading to share. If you haven’t attended before, you can be sure to see Heritage Church friends there. More information is available at this HUUC webpage.
Right on the heels of the New Year comes Martin Luther King Day, on January 21. This is an invitation to consider what more there is to do to end the persistent racism in our nation. Join with the MLK Coalition (GAPP has been a member for 15 years) beginning at the Freedom Center at 10:30 a.m. for a Commemorative Civil Rights March to Music Hall. At Music Hall, beginning at noon (free admission), enjoy the outstanding MLK Chorale, which includes several Heritage Church members. The speaker will be Rev. Derek Terry of St. Peter United Church of Christ.
On Tuesday, January 29, right here at Heritage UU Church, at 7:00 p.m., GAPP and ACRU (Anderson Churches for Racial Unity) are honored to host Rev. Damon Lynch, III, to discuss “What’s Needed Now” to end the 400-year legacy of inequality that has persisted in the U.S. since the arrival of the first slave ship at Jamestown in 1619.