Order of the Eastern Star celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Published 9:36 pm Sunday, January 27, 2019

The members of Jeptha Chapter No. 1, Order of the Eastern Star/PHA, held their annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Monday at Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

The purpose of the program was to remember the legacy of Dr. King and the importance of continuing the work for equality for all people regardless of race, creed or color. Sister Virgel Ross presided and opened the program by asking the audience to sing, “We’ve Come This Far by Faith.” Afterward, the welcome was given by Worthy Matron Sister Fannie Reddick. Sister Queenie Windley read the scripture and Brother Matthew Reddick led the audience in prayer. After the scripture and prayer, Brother Scottie Johnson sang an uplifting song: “If I Can Help Somebody,” which embodied the philosophy of Dr. King. Special guests were recognized by Sister Eltha Booth.

Sister Doris King discussed the powerful metaphor, the mountaintop, and reaching the Promised Land that Dr. King used to give people hope. Kevin Moore Jr. gave a powerful rendition of Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech.

Remarks were made by the District Deputy Grand Matron, District 2, Carolyn Moore.

Everyone was invited to stay for brunch. Sister Mima Dixon gave the grace. Rev. Aaron Lewis, pastor of Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church, gave the benediction.

After the program, members and friends were invited to walk to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to lay a wreath.