Johnson to deliver keynote address at MLK observance

MLK Social Action Committee plans additional events
Jan. 10, 2014 @ 03:25 PM

Distinguished civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Nelson N. Johnson, will deliver keynote address for MLK National Holiday Observance 2014 at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20. at  Friendship Baptist Church in Thomasville.

Johnson is pastor of Faith Community Church and executive director of the Beloved Community Center of Greensboro. 

Though involved in a myriad of initiatives, Rev. Johnson centers his effors on facilitating a process of comprehensive community building, which includes a convergence of racial and ethnic diversity, social and ecomonic justice, and genuine participatory democracy.  

According to Dr. George Jackson, chairman of the Martin Luther King Jr. Social Action Committee, at the Beloved Community Center, he and his colleagues attempt to bring together the homeless, the imprisoned, impoverished neighborhoods, and other disenfranchised groups in the spirit of mutual support and community. 

Here is a listing of other events planned in Thomasville

SUNDAY, Jan.12
13th MLK Liturgical Dance Concert & Arts Festival
Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship,  5 p.m.

MONDAY, Jan. 13
Health Awareness Seminar 
Diabetes: Its Signs and Symptoms
Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship, 6 p.m. 

MLK Holiday Revival
Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship, 7:30 p.m.
Bishop Van Johnson, Union Baptist Church

TUESDAY, Jan. 14
Health Awareness Seminar
Sarcoidosis: Fighting to Breath
Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship, 6 p.m.

MLK Holiday Revival
Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship, 7:30 p.m.
Elder Donna Canty of Friendship Baptist Church

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15
Health Awareness Seminar
Hypertension: The Silent Killer
Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship, 6 p.m. 

MLK Holiday Revival
Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship, 7:30 p.m.
Pastor Travis Judkins of 1st Missionary Baptist Church, Thomasville

THURSDAY, Jan. 16
Health Awareness Seminar
Prostate and Lung Cancer: Prevention and Treatment
Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship, 6 p.m. 

MLK Holiday Revival
Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship , 7:30 p.m.
Apostle James H. Carter of Cornerstone Church

FRIDAY, Jan. 17
Health Awareness Seminar
Affordable Health Care Act: What's in it for me?
Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship, 6 p.m. 

MLK Holiday Revival
Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship, 7:30 p.m.
Rev. Victoria Venable
Cathedral of Christ Baptist Church & FLAMES, Washington, DC

SATURDAY, Jan. 18
5th Annual MLK Peace March
Noon
Martin Luther King Drive to PACE Park Amphitheater

13th  Annual MLK Awards Dinner & Oratorical Contest
Rich Fork Baptist Church, 6 p.m.
Tickets: $30 for adults, $15 for children under 12

SUNDAY, Jan. 19
MLK Gospel Marathon
Free
T. Austin Finch Auditorium ,  4 p.m.

MONDAY, Jan. 20
3rd Annual MLK Holiday Basketball Classic
Thomasville High vs. Carver High
Girls 2 p.m. | Boys  4 p.m.
Tickets are $5.

28th MLK National Holiday Observance
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 7 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Nelson N. Johnson
Rev. Johnson serves as pastor at Faith Community Church and executive director of The Beloved Community Center in Greensboro.