First Baptist Church honors Martin Luther King Jr. for 18th Year

Speaker Bonita Grubbs
Speaker Bonita Grubbs
SOUTHINGTON – “Hearing the Voice, We Answer” is the theme for First Baptist Church of Southington’s 18th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration. The event will be held Sunday, Jan. 12, 2 to 4 p.m., at the church located at 581 Meriden Ave. The program is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be accepted and people are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for Bread for Life.


Guest speaker will be the Rev. Bonita Grubbs, director of Christian Community Action in New Haven, with music by the Central Connecticut State University Singers under the direction of Dr. Drew Collins. Two students, one from each of Southington’s middle schools, will be honored with the Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Community Service.

Two students, Tyler Peruta, of Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School, and Christina Sack, of John F. Kennedy Middle School, will be honored with the Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Community Service.

First Baptist Church of Southington founded the annual event to keep alive the legacy and mission of civil rights leader, humanitarian, clergyman and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Martin Luther King Jr.


For more information, call First Baptist Church at (860) 628-8121 or www.firstbaptistsouthington.org.


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