The annual community interfaith service in honor of the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., sponsored by the Great Neck Clergy Association, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul AME Zion Church on Steamboat Road. The Clergy Association is delighted that the Rev. Dr. Cecily Patricia Broderick y Guerra will deliver the sermon entitled, "Dr. King's Vision, Our Mission."
Rev. Broderick is the vice president for pastoral care at Episcopal Health Service. Most recently she served as the priest-in-charge at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Harlem, the second-oldest black church in the Episcopal Church, where she had also previously served as curate. In her 19 years as an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church, Rev. Broderick has served as associate priest at St. Martha's Church in the Bronx, canon pastor at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan rector of St. John's Church in Hempstead.
Rev. Broderick is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford and Oxford University in England, holds a master's from Yale and Berkeley Divinity schools and a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Rev. Broderick is active in numerous community organizations, including the Manhattan North Inter-parish Council, The Black Caucus, and the R.S.A.C., an interfaith organization of lay and ordained women who work for social justice.
The community is invited to lend its support to this important community expression of unity and mutual support by attending this service. During the service, donations will be collected to support a project of the African-American community that furthers the teachings of Dr. King.
For more information, feel free to contact the St. Paul AME Zion Church at 482-5882, or Rabbi Altman, president of the Great Neck Clergy Association, at 487-0900, ext. 116.