MOUNT VERNON — A number of Knox County faith communities have joined together to prepare an inspirational community-wide Martin Luther King Jr. Day service. The service will center around the theme “How Does Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Offer Hope Today?” It will be hosted at First Congregational Church, 200 N. Main St. in Mount Vernon, on Monday, at 7 p.m.
Rev. Scott Elliott, one of the leaders of this effort and pastor of the host church, noted that, “As a community we are lifting up and honoring Dr. King and the promise his legacy offers for our future and the future of our children. I am honored to be a part of this multi-faith community effort. It’s been a God-soaked thing of beauty to work on this event with so many local spiritual leaders.”