MLK Weekend in Rome

I look forward to honoring Martin Luther King Jr this weekend. Rome and the surrounding areas have many events, but here are a few which are posted on I am simply passing the information on.

“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”


MLK Day Musical Ecumenical Service

Jan. 15, a musical ecumenical service will be held at 5 p.m. at North Rome Church of God, 1929 N. Broad St. Guest pastor will be Kerwin B. Lee, founder of Berean Christian Church in Stone Mountain and A Word For The Times ministries


Annual Prayer Breakfast at the Forum

The keynote speaker will be the Rev. R. Janae Pitts-Murdock, a Memphis-based pastor whose motto is “excellence honors God; anything else is unacceptable.” Tickets are $15 each and are available at Kroger, 1476 Turner McCall Blvd. For tables of eight, call John Stevenson at 706-234-0104.

ML5K Run/Walk

Only 5k race on MLK weekend within 50 miles of Rome! Benefits the historic Black school, Fairview-Brown, and Juvenile Diabetes research. Beautiful, closed course, with chip-timing by GoGo Racing, with awards following the finish. Tshirts guaranteed if registered by Jan. 10th.$30 Georgia School for the Deaf, Cafe Spring.

Freedom March

Participants will gather at 11 a.m. at Broad and First Avenue, and the march to Rome City Hall and the city auditorium starts at 11:30 a.m. The program will continue in the auditorium at noon, with Samuel White, an Atlanta motivational speaker and human rights activist, and the Rev. Kenny Ott, senior pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Rome, addressing the crowd. A free community lunch is then served at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill.

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