On January 19, CHI Memorial in Chattanooga, Tennessee celebrated the 23rd Annual Peace, Love and Unity Service honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rev. Dr. Jerome T. Rogan, pastor of Transforming Faith Baptist Church in Chattanooga shared the meaning of Dr. King message by telling his own story of suffering discrimination as a young boy in Mississippi. When he was in the army his sergeant reached out to him and helped him believe in himself. This changed his bitter heart into one of loving service and led him into the ministry.
Karen Frank, SCNA, was on the planning committee and designed a bookmark which was given to the participants, it has a quote from Dr. King and a picture of the staircase as it stands today in East Lake. In 1890 the steps led to St. Vincent Infirmary, the first ministry of the SCNs in Chattanooga.
Judy Raley, SCN, was interviewed on News Chanel Nine on the meaning of the celebration as a time for the staff of Memorial and the community to renew its commitment to continuing to work for justice as Dr. King did.