The legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will live on in our area beginning Sunday as many community organizations will hold commemorative events.

The Boyertown Area Ministerial Association will host the 18th annual Martin Luther King Day service Monday at the New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, at 7 p.m..

The Rev. David Lewis, pastor at New Hanover United Methodist Church, and president of the Boyertown Area Ministerial Association, said the service will begin with worship and a welcome, followed by a reading of the speech King gave the day before he was assassinated in Nashville, Tenn. by Boyertown Area School District Superintendent Dr. Richard Faidley and Nicole Hughes, headmistress at Pine Forge Academy. The Boyertown Area High School show choir will perform, under the direction of Jeffrey Brunner, then Peggy Trusti, the chaplain of Pine Forge Academy, will direct a performance of “Guess Whose Coming to Dinner.”

The Pine Forge Academy choir will then perform, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Marshall, and the service will close with the choirs joining together to perform “We Shall Overcome.” Refreshments will be available in the lobby following the service. An offering will be collected that supports projects in the Boyertown area that supports King’s dream.

For more information, contact New Hanover United Methodist Church at 610-323-2353.

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