Our 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration will be Sunday, January 14 at 2:00 p.m. at United Christian Parish in Reston, Virginia.

11508 North Shore Dr., Reston, VA 20190 / 703-620-3065 

The Rev. Teresa Hord Owens, General Minister & President of the Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) will be our guest preacher.  An essay/art contest for youth and young adults is being held and a panel of young adults who will reflect on the theme.

NOTE: If you need to take advantage of either the lite lunch prior to the event (1:15 - 2 p.m.) or child care, you MUST RSVP by January 7 to the Regional Office at mail@cccadisciples.org

Annual Tribute To Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, January 14, 2:00 p.m. in Reston, Virginia

Each year, the Capital Area Region honors the civil rights leader at during the MLK holiday weekend. In 2018, our MLK Jr. Day Tribute & Action will be held on Sunday January 14, from 2:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m. at United Christian Parish in Reston, Virginia. (11508 North Shore Dr., Reston, VA 20190).  The Rev. Teresa Hord Owens, the newly called and elected General Minister & President of the Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) will be our guest preacher. 

New this year is an essay/art contest for youth and young adults is being held and a panel of "Gen'ers" will reflect on the theme: “Inspired By A Dream: Where Do We Go From Here.”

Youth & young adults 30 & under are invited to participate in our first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day scholarship contest!  We are excited about next year’s Tribute and contest where you can share your views and dreams about the life and legacy of Dr. King.  Contest winners will receive $100.00.  Those who can will have their work displayed at the Tribute.  Get all the details on the contest from your church office, or go to the Capital Area Website to download the information (below)

            Please invite your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and other students to attend this exciting event.  To download a poster for your church, school, or community center, click the link below.   Please use the hashtags #MLKCCCA17 and #MLKInspiredByADream to promote this event and follow @CCCADisciples on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/cccadisciple/ on Facebook for up-to-date information.

To download information about the Youth/Young Adult Essay & Art Contest, click HERE!

To download a poster for your church, school, or community center, click HERE!

Chris Lawrence, NBC 4 Washington, will moderate our young adult panel  

Chris Lawrence, NBC 4 Washington, will moderate our young adult panel

 

Chris Lawrence To Moderate MLK Young Adult Panel

Chris Lawrence is the Live Desk Anchor, reporting on breaking news and developing stories during News4 newscasts.  He also hosts News4 This Week, a weekly show highlighting news from around the Washington area.  Lawrence joined News4 in January 2014.

Lawrence is a veteran journalist who spent ten years working at CNN.  In his most recent role as Pentagon Correspondent, he traveled around the world, reporting on crises in countries including Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Israel.  His live reports after the earthquake in Haiti earned him a national EMMY Award.  He also reported on national stories including the Boston bombing.

Prior to his assignment at The Pentagon, Lawrence was based at CNN’s bureaus in Los Angeles and Chicago.  He covered national stories including the BP Oil Spill, California wildfires and the Michael Jackson trial.  Lawrence was among the first reporters to be live from New Orleans after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina; reporting that contributed to a Peabody Award that CNN won for its coverage. 

Prior to joining CNN, Lawrence covered local news for WXYZ-TV in Detroit, WTVH-TV in Syracuse and WDBB-TV in Tuscaloosa.  His experience includes anchoring, general assignment reporting, and working as a consumer/investigative reporter.  He also worked for CBS Newspath, filing national stories for local CBS stations around the country.  During this time, he spent four months in Kuwait and Iraq during the U.S. invasion in 2003 and traveled to Rome to cover the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.

 

Lawrence attended the University of Maryland in college Park and lives with his family in Alexandria, VA.

REv. Teresa "Terri" Hord Owens

REv. Teresa "Terri" Hord Owens

United Christian parish, reston, Virginia

United Christian parish, reston, Virginia

 

Photos from last year's celebration below (tap on the photo to see more)