Dr. Trimm To Take Part In MLK Service In Atlanta

January 18, 2020

Dr Cindy Trimm Bermuda Jan 18 2020Bermudian Dr. Cindy Trimm will deliver the opening prayer at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, January 20th.

Dr. Trimm said she views this as an opportunity to further propel Dr. King’s legacy, saying, “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is incomparably one of the most influential men of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His life and ministry radically changed not only the course of American history, but provided a leadership legacy which continues to influence the lives of people all the around the globe.”

“Prayer played a critical role in his life as a youth, graduate student, preacher, husband, father, pastor, community and civil rights leader. He turned to private prayer for his own spiritual fulfillment and public prayer as a way to stimulate and strengthen a quest for social, political, and economic activism, peace and justice.

“Understanding and identifying with the prominent place that prayer held in his life, I am indeed honored to open the Commemorative service which engages and connects community members of various religious traditions, backgrounds, and leadership levels in local, state, national, and international governments through prayer. It was the foundation of his life, and a vital ingredient in his efforts to free and empower humanity.”

The service will be held at the Ebenezer Baptist Church Horizon Sanctuary, part of The King Center complex, and two-minutes from the original Ebenezer Baptist church where Dr. King served as co-pastor with his father from 1960 until his assassination in 1968. As a final farewell Dr. King’s funeral was held in the church.

A plethora of guests will pay tribute to the Civil Rights Leader at the annual event, including Ana Sultan-Dadon, Consul General of Israel, and Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley who will serve as the Keynote speaker.

Dr. King’s youngest daughter, Dr. Bernice King, will also deliver remarks and says about Dr. Trimm, “As the daughter of parents who were ‘world changers’ and as a keeper of my parents’ legacy, I take very seriously the words that I use to compare the work of others to the works and message of my parents.

“I believe this speaks volumes regarding what I believe about Dr. Trimm as a global leader, the potential impact of her message, and the work she tirelessly pursues around the world. I believe Dr. Trimm is the voice of hope we so desperately need to hear in this season.”

Dr. Trimm conveys the value of events that honor Dr. King by stating, “As we collectively reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, we learn how to innovatively and constructively navigate and solve the ills that plague modern society.

“I believe the service and activities we engage in will provide a new breadth of hope and spark the imagination for the present and future generations on what is possible and the best pathways to further liberate humanity.”

The annual Commemorative event will link Dr. King’s civil rights legacy to the continuing struggle for equity and justice in all facets of our society. The event is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. EST [11am Bermuda time] and will be streamed live on Fox-5 Atlanta.

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