Not In Our Town, Billings’ annual Interfaith Martin Luther King service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Wayman Chapel AME Church , 402 S. 25th St. Billings.
The speakers will reflect on the legacy of the civil rights movement and how it affects them and their community. The program will emphasize how we can continue to be upstanders, not just bystanders, when we witness injustice.
Wayman Chapel’s pastor, Simon Dalondric Bergen, will be one of the speakers. Other speakers will be Abena Lane, of Montana Interfaith Network Billings Chapter, Muslim; Fitzgerald Clark of Bahá'í’s of Billings and a Not in Our Town board member; Savannah Sinquah, an Adverse Childhood Experiences student researcher and a board member of Not In Our Town; and Reno Charette, director of American Indian Outreach for Montana State University Billings.
Barbara Marsh of All Nations Christian Alliance will sing a solo. Pianist Dave Christensen of Big Timber will accompany the hymns. Attendees will follow tradition and end the service with “We Shall Overcome.”
During 2018, Not In Our Town celebrates its 25th year.