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Use Me, God: A Church Looks at the Intersection of Race + Faith


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April 4, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our nation will rightly focus on the contribution and sacrifice of this great leader but our civic appreciation often omits a vital dimension of the civil rights story. Dr. King and the other early leaders were shaped by and motivated by the liberating good news of Jesus Christ. The civil rights campaign is a faith story. “Use me God” was a prayer that changed the world. During April, Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church is giving attention to the essential role of faith that animated Dr. King and others. This important conversation will happen in four installments:

April 4: Dr. David Hull at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
April 8: Taylor Branch at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary
April 11: Ambassador Andrew Young at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary
April 18: Natosha Reid Rice at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Special Invitation: We invite you to join us for dinner Wednesday, April 11 at 5 p.m. before our conversation with Ambassador Andrew Young. Together, we'll enjoy an Italian feast and then move to the Sanctuary at 6 p.m. to hear our esteemed speaker. The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. Childcare for the evening is free. Please RSVP for dinner and childcare at www.spdl.org/usemegod by April 6.