The Southern Connecticut Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians hosted a celebration honoring the life of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr on Martin Luther King Day, Monday at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit.
The Rev. Bonita Grubbs, a Baptist pastor and Executive Director of Christian Community Action of New Haven was the featured preacher and delivered a message of “Hope.” The Rev. Stephen Holton, Rector of Christ Church, New Haven served as principle celebrant.
Hamden Hall Country Day School Music Director Matthew Harrison accompanied West Haven High School junior Nora Mullins in leading the congregation in spiritual hymns.
“This was the seventh year that UBE and Church of the Holy Spirit have collaborated in hosting this annual celebration of Dr. King’s life,” said UBE Chapter President Steven R. Mullins. “It is a wonderful event that brings a cross section of people from different races, religions and backgrounds together. We look forward to keeping it in West Haven for years to come.”