INTERFAITH SERVICE


Robinson Center

Event Details

Free registration (Required due to limited seating)

A combination of national and local faith leaders will gather to lead an interfaith service. Participants will represent a broad spectrum of faith backgrounds, and feature Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, Ph.D, Senior Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, the spiritual home of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In addition, a community combined choir will provide some of the music for this program at Robinson Center Performance Hall. Participants will be announced at a later date.

Lift your voice and help us commemorate the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High school. A community choir will perform during a concert fundraiser on Sept. 23 and during an interfaith service on Sept. 24. If you’d like to be a member of the choir, contact Pam Wrather at  501-371-4592 or pwrather@littlerock.gov.

REHEARSALS

Monday, August 21, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Saint Mark Baptist Church
5722 W. 12th Street, Little Rock.

 

Monday, August 28, 2017
6:30 p.m.,
First United Methodist Church
723 Center Street, Little Rock.

 

Monday, September 11, 2017
6:30 p.m.,
Saint Mark Baptist Church,
5722 W. 12th Street, Little Rock.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017
6:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church,
723 Center Street, Little Rock.

 

The on-site rehearsal will be Friday, September 22, 2017, 6:30 PM.
Robinson Performance Hall
426 W. Markham, Little Rock.

Dear Faith Leader, It has been our privilege to serve on the Central High Integration 60th Anniversary Committee to coordinate an interfaith service during the weekend of commemoration events. As we know, in 1957 the faith community – like the greater community – was divided. But there were also many who used religious teachings to separate. Today, we are honored to be standing together across faith traditions to promote unity.We are extending this invitation for you and members of your congregation to join us on Sunday, September 24, 2017, for an Interfaith Service. It will take place at 5:00 p.m. at the Robison Center Performance Hall.

We’ll hear a powerful message from keynote speaker Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, Ph.D, Senior Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, the spiritual home of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Also during the service, there will be readings from the Bible, the Mishnah Sanhedrin and the Quran.

Rev. Clarence Thornton host of the J.C. Loves Morning Show on JoyNet Radio and KTHV anchor Dawn Scott will be master and mistress of ceremonies.

There are many things that unite our faith traditions. Music is certainly one of them. In addition to words of inspiration, there will be music to move you led by a community choir which will be led by Darius Nelson, Pastor of Music and Arts at St. Mark Baptist Church and Kyle Linson, Director of Music and Worship Arts at First United Methodist Church.

It is our hope that you will share this announcement with your congregation and that you join us for this historic event. It is free and open to the public and is one of a series of events being held from Sept. 22 through Sept. 25, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School by the Little Rock Nine using the theme Reflections of Progress. Other events include the dedication of a sculpture on the grounds of Little Rock Central High School, an education symposium, a concert as a fundraiser for the Little Rock Nine Foundation and the commemoration ceremony at Little Rock Central High School.

Sincerely,

Rev. Frederick L. Haynes
Senior Pastor
Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Bruce T. Moore
City Manager