Wednesday, January 15 at 7pm in the Church
Letter from Birmingham Jail:
A Community Reading
In August, 1963, in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was imprisoned for his participation in nonviolent demonstrations against segregation. Dr. King wrote in longhand a letter which was his response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. Join us as we honor Dr. King’s birthday with singing and a community reading of his Letter from Birmingham Jail.
St. John's Civil Rights Pilgrimage
On May 16, 2020 a group of 22 adults will leave from St. John's to embark on a 9-day, life-changing journey into America's south to learn about one of the defining events in American history, the Civil Rights Movement. Our pilgrimage will take us to significant Civil Rights sites in Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi where we will learn about the transformative role played by thousands of ordinary individuals who fought to make real the ideals of justice and equality.On our way back to Royal Oak we will stop in Ferguson, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois to confront Civil Rights issues facing us today.
There is still room for adults to join us on our pilgrimage. A General Information Packet about the pilgrimage (cost, itinerary, route, etc.) is now available at St. John's and can be downloaded here. Our goal is to have 22 people signed up by October 15 so we can continue our planning process.
Any questions please contact Rosemary Spatafora at or 248-544-4504.