The ecumenical services on Jan. 20, have been moved to Thankful Baptist Church, 935 Spider Web Drive, where the Rev. Randy Livsey, pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Kingston will be the keynote speaker. The services are slated to get underway at 6 p.m.
The other change to the previously announced schedule of events involves the keynote speaker following the annual Freedom March on Broad Street, Monday, Jan. 21. The Rev. Brannon Jones, associate pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Elberton. will speak to the crowd in the City Auditorium following the march.
The march begins at the south end of Broad Street near Southeastern Mills at 11:30 a.m.
Rome’s King weekend activities will commence Friday night with a musical extravaganza at the City Auditorium. The event will include a number of individuals with talent ranging from dance to music and theatre. The program will start at 6:30 and is free to the public.
Saturday morning, Jan. 19, the annual prayer breakfast will take place in Ford Dining Hall on the Berry College campus.
Tickets are $15 each, with tables for 10 available at a cost of $130. The Rev. Brandon Crowley, a native Roman and senior pastor of Myrtle Baptist Church in West Newton, Mass., will be the primary speaker for the 8 a.m. event.
Tickets for the prayer breakfast are available at Kroger on Riverbend Drive, or from John Stevenson at 706-234-0104 or 706-766-8456. The deadline to purchase tickets for the breakfast is Tuesday.
The weekend activities will conclude with a fellowship luncheon at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill following Monday’s march and program at the city auditorium.