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Martin Luther King Celebration at Norton Avenue First Baptist Church in Bristol, PA

What a wonderful time we had!!  I prepared my friends to spend two hours at the church, but they were fine when we were there over 3 hours.

The service was presented by a group of 8 area churches, called the Concerned Pastors of Bristol.  The choir brought together blessings of talent from all the churches, as well as the musicians.  The music was incredible!

The Pastors, ushers, and members of all the churches played a part in the service.  What a wonderful sense of community.

Miss Martha gave a great overview of the community work that the church is doing through No Longer Bound.  I will be sharing a lot more about this soon in other posts.

There was even a beautiful presentation from a group of children performing a praise dance.

I didn’t take nearly enough video of the amazing music because I wanted to clap and dance instead of holding the camera steady!!


Pastor James Evans G. Evans, III kept everyone on track and brought the love of God to every part of the service.

The main speaker was wonderful.  Rev. Dr. J. Wendell Mapson, Jr visited to speak from the Monumental Baptist Church in Philadelphia.  He brought perspective and history to life in speaking of Dr. King and his legacy.

They are working on a new website, but for now you can find information at http://www.nortonavenuebaptistchurch.bravehost.com/

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  1. Judith
    January 19, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Delightful to hear about. A touch of Heaven, eh? Having grown up in the northeast and having lived in the southeast for the last 23 years, it’s great to hear. It’s a miracle if two churches get together in my area! And the racial issues don’t seem much different here than they were in the 50s, so it was a delight to read. Glad you had a dancin’ good time, my friends!

  2. January 19, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Hi Sally, mission done. Thanks a lot!

  3. January 19, 2012 at 11:55 am

    It’s a shame we never learn!

  4. January 19, 2012 at 11:56 am

    What a wonderful way to celebrate MLK Day. Thank you for sharing Sally.

  5. Anne Thomas
    January 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Hi Sally, thank so much for sharing 🙂

  6. January 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Looks like a very passionate service. Thanks for sharing.

  7. January 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks Sally for sharing this great article with us! Have a great Thursday! Best, Lucas

  8. January 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Some great video sally, looked like an amazing service, thanks for taking the time to share it with us 🙂
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  9. Joan King
    January 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Sally, you have done such a great job showing the wonderful service we participated in. on Martin Luther King Day. Everyone was so warm and welcoming to us and both Dad and I were very thrilled to be there with you and all!
    Love, Mom

  10. mithuhassan
    January 19, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    thank you so much for sharing the great article 🙂

  11. TaxCoach
    January 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing your thought on MLK.

  12. January 20, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Hi Sally! What a great service. This church reminds me of my church: small, prayerful and joyful!!!

  13. January 20, 2012 at 3:43 am

    Thank you very much for sharing Bruce & Sally!

  14. January 20, 2012 at 6:39 am

    A big thanks for sharing this

  15. January 29, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Seems like a pretty awesome church! Thanks for sharing.

  16. January 29, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    This is an admirable work you all are doing in Bristol. Congratulations!

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