UMW Call to Prayer
Please join Church Street?s United Methodist Women as well as UMW from churches in surrounding communities for our special Call to Prayer and Self-Denial service on Tuesday, March 10 at 11 a.m. in the Nave.
The theme of this year?s service is "A Gesture of Gratitude" featuring the Rev. Harold Middlebrook as our speaker. Well-known for decades in our area as a minister and civil rights advocate, Dr. Middlebrook is also known statewide and nationally as a friend to Dr. Martin Luther King and as an active member of the historic 1960s civil rights movement in Selma and other cities across our nation. He first became involved with this movement while a student at Morehouse College, and it was here that he met Dr. King and became affiliated with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He was at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis when Dr. King was assassinated. Rev. Middlebrook remained politically active in the 1970s and 1980s during which time he also served as senior pastor to Knoxville's Mount Calvary Baptist Church. He founded Canaan Baptist Church in Knoxville in 1980. He has been a mentor to several young pastors and is known to many as a "Preacher's Preacher."
This is a District UMW event, and we are delighted to serve as the hosts for this service. Lunch will be served in the Parish Hall following the program, and the cost is $7.
As always, our program is open to all, and we hope to have a large attendance for Rev. Middlebrook. Those who have heard him speak know what a treat we have in store for us as we hear from this legend in our midst. He is someone who has lived, on a daily basis, our United Methodist Women's motto, "Faith, Hope, Love in Action."