Saturday January 19, 2013

WALPOLE, N.H. -- A Soup Supper and Community Sing for Justice hosted by the Walpole Building Community to celebrate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 5 p.m. The Walpole Unitarian Church, with support from the area congregations invite the public to join them for the sixth annual event that celebrates Dr. King, his life and work. The supper will be held at the Walpole Unitarian Church Hastings Parish House at 14 Union St. in Walpole. Soup, fellowship and songs will be shared, and there will be a showing of Rev. Dr. King’s "I Have a Dream Speech."

In his "I Have a Dream" speech, Dr. King preached, "This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day."

One way to make sure that Dr. King’s dream is being realized is to come together for fellowship and the sharing of food and music across faith traditions. One place of common ground is the desire to combat hunger and poverty. There will be a freewill donation taken at the community supper and people are encouraged to bring canned goods to support the Fall Mountain Food Shelf in Alstead, N.H.

For more information, contact the Rev. Telos Whitfield, minister of the Walpole Unitarian Church, at 802-376-4977.