December 15, 2016


MTSO hosts Delaware community MLK service


The Delaware community’s 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. worship service will be hosted by Methodist Theological School in Ohio. The service begins at 3 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Alford Centrum on the MTSO campus, 3081 Columbus Pike.

The featured speaker is MTSO alumnus Rev. Gregory Kendrick Jr., associate pastor of the United Methodist Church for All People in Columbus. The theme is “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?” A free-will offering will benefit the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship, which benefits graduating high school students from Delaware County.


A related event, the 24th annual MLK Breakfast Celebration, begins at 7:45 a.m. Jan 16 in the Benes Room of Ohio Wesleyan University’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. Valerie Bridgeman, MTSO associate professor of homiletics and Hebrew Bible, will be the featured speaker.

Breakfast tickets are $20, available online. Reservations are requested before Jan. 6. Proceeds benefit programs sponsored by the MLK Celebration Committee, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just and sustainable world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree. Engage with MTSO through Facebook and Twitter (@MTSOedu).


Danny Russell, communications director, 740-362-3322