The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood is planning many exciting activities to celebrate MLK weekend, including a Sunday Service, participation in an Interfaith service in Ridgewood, and hosting a day of activities for our guests from Paterson’s C.A.M.P. YDP.
Our Sunday Service on February 18th at 10am, will feature “Dreaming Still,” an Address by Dr. Jonathan Schorsch, PhD.
Dr. Schorsch, Professor of the History of the Jewish Religion at the University of Potsdam in Germany, writes “Through the lens of the thought and career of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the question of Black-Jewish Relations, I will consider the perplexities of identity that continue to challenge our communities and what MLK can still teach us today about balancing universalism and particularism, avoiding extremism, thinking holistically and attaining righteous activism and civic/global responsibility.”
On Monday, January 19th, don’t miss the MLK Celebration Committee Service, luncheon and afternoon program to be held at Ridgewood United Methodist Church at 100 Dayton Street. If you are not actively involved in our MLK Day for children, then please come to this important event — you are in for a treat. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Dr. James Forbes, recognized by Newsweek magazine as one of the 12 “most effective preachers” in the English-speaking world. This pastor, educator, administrator, community activist and interfaith leader was twice designated as one of America’s greatest Black preachers by Ebony magazine.
A Social Justice Event for Families:
Also on Monday, the USR hosts a day of activities for our guests from Paterson’s C.A.M.P. YDP (you can volunteer by calling Sally Lewis). For more information, please call the office at 201-444-6225.