Rev. Ray Williams, pastor of Morning Star Baptist Church, is sponsoring a call to action with a prayer breakfast at his church on Saturday, March 30 at 8:30 a.m.
“Given the perilous times in which we are living in the midst of homelessness, gentrification, unemployment and all forms of abuse and neglect,” Williams said, “we need to return to our activist roots and the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement to help restore our unity, dignity and opportunities.”
The breakfast will feature Bay Area senior pastors who fought alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and many others.
“We need to transmit that knowledge to younger pastors and community leaders, “ illiams said. Some presentations will include brief remarks from Rev. M.T.Thompson, Rev. Earl Stuckey, Rev. Joe Smith, Rev. C.L Seibert, Rev. Amos Brown, Rev. Frank Pinkard, Rev. Gillette O. James, Rev. J. Alfred Smith, Sr. and Post Newspaper Group Publisher Paul Cobb.
“We want to rekindle the spirit of the Oakland Black Caucus movement and use digital technology to walk hand in hand with those groundbreaking accomplishments,” Williams said.
The breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. and tickets are $15.00. For information and reservations, contact Mary Meneweather at (510) 418-4196 or Rev. Ray Williams at (510) 632-1068. The church is located at 34th and Adeline streets in Oakland.