Rockford clergy meet to forge relationships ahead of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Ahead of Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Rockford’s clergy gathered at Second First Church to help build relationships with churches across the city.

The Minister’s Fellowship Clergy Luncheon gave the group the chance to come together around the vision and hopes put forward by Dr. King.

The clergy says their aim is to become a unified force for good in the community.

“It’s really important that we break down racial, social, economic boundaries as Reverend Dr. King hoped and dreamed, and so, I do think, as a clergy person, it really does start with the clergy,” said Pastor Rebecca White-Newgren.

White-Newgren also hopes that if something does happen in the community, that today’s luncheon will help clergy be able to respond together.

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