MLK Sunday Celebration
Calling All Peacemakers!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. left a lasting legacy of peacemaking and justice seeking for our culture, but his life was only a small part of the larger purposes into which we have been called by the same God who called MLK.
On January 15 we will celebrate what God is doing among us and challenge ourselves toward greater action in a world that still cries out for equality. All are invited as we celebrate our call toward peacemaking together.
11:00am -- Worship with Guest Speaker Rev. Shaun Marshall.
~12:30 - Lunch and Guest Panel directly following service.
GUEST SPEAKER & PANELISTS:
Rev. Shaun Marshall
Rev. Shaun Douglas Marshall serves as the Senior Pastor of the Community Covenant Church in Calumet Park, Illinois, a dynamic, multigenerational church family with a rich history spanning more than 65 years.
Shaun previously served as Executive Pastor at the Citadel of Faith Covenant Church in Detroit, Michigan, where he managed daily Church operations, shared preaching and teaching responsibilities, and led staff and volunteers. He also served New Life Covenant Church in Chicago as an Associate Minister and Director of Church Operations, the Evangelical Covenant Church as a Church Planting Coach, and the Willow Creek Association as an instructor and speaker. As a consultant, Shaun has served churches, non-profits and small businesses in the areas of leadership development, church growth and strategic planning. He is also the Founder of Manifest, a life-calling and leadership development movement which unites, equips and releases believers to follow Christ and influence the world.
Shaun and his wife, Veronica, live in the Chicagoland area.
Angel M. Cosme Jr.
Angel M. Cosme Jr. graduated from UMass Boston in 2013 with a M.Ed. and a BA in Psychology in 2012. Angel currently works as a Special Education LifeSkills Teacher at Brockton High School and previous to this, has worked for Brockton Interfaith Community (BIC) as an Associate Community Organizer and formally as a part time Clinician for Unlimited Behavioral Health.
Angel is the father of a 13 year old son and resides in Brockton, MA. He has served as Campaign Manager for a Mayoral election in Brockton where he is civically engaged and an active volunteer and social justice advocate. He has participated in the Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI) at Harvard Kennedy School in 2011 where he served as President of Beacons of Hope, a college awareness program for middle school students and in the Latino Leadership Opportunity Program (LLOP) at UMB in 2010 where he presented his research in Washington D.C. about the political status of Puerto Rico, the island of his parents and the center of much of his historical and political interests.
Jacob was a facilitator in Come to the Table group, a program put on by Gordon College designed to give students a non-hostile environment to get to know each other better and have honest conversation across racial and ethnic lines. Taking classes at UMass Boston such as Black Studies, Martin and Malcolm, and Race in the Legal System increased Jacob's awareness of racial inequality and influenced him to be an an urban minister. As youth leader and Children's ministry teacher at Jubilee in Boston, one of his major goals was to teach those under his influence to value and respect all human life.
Sarah Shin is on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She serves as a Senior Resource Specialist with the Evangelism Department, with a special focus on Reconciliation & Witness. Sarah is a speaker, writer, and artist, and she has trained ministers and college students across the country in cross-cultural skills, reconciliation, and ethnicity awareness.
Before ministry, she earned her Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked as a city planner. She is studying at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and is a member of Highrock Cambridge. She and her husband Shin Maeng both live in Cambridge. She is Korean-American.