The focus of the next Journey Toward the Light on Thursday, March 22, will be on Laurel and Jones County during the birth and height of the civil rights era.
Conversation will focus on three questions: Where were we? Where are we now? Where do we need to go? Expected to participate are Laurel Mayor Melvin Mack, Juan Barnett, mayor of Heidelberg in neighboring Jasper County, Judge Charles Pickering, and Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, along with others.
The journey will begin at 11 a.m. at First UMC, Laurel, and continue in the afternoon at St. Paul UMC, concluding by 3 p.m.
Please contact Lindsey Robinson for additional information or to sign up for the Laurel journey. Phone 866-647-7486, ext. 20, or 601-354-0515.
Journeys Toward the Light: Conversations on Race are sponsored by the Mississippi Conference Commission on Religion and Race.