Omaha services honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted at 2:19 PM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 15:19:27-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A unity service at Salem Baptist Church Sunday night honored the life of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In the service's 35th year, Pastor Tony E. Sanders says this year's message is as important as ever.

"I think it's imperative today that individuals find something to unite together," Pastor Sanders said. "A cause positive and bigger than themselves."

Pastor Sanders is the president of the IMA, that's the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance.

On Sunday night, a service honored the man who spearheaded the civil rights movement through non-violence.

Pastor Sanders believes bringing people together is important as ever in a time of decisiveness.

"If we can work together and move beyond racial, gender, socioeconomic, and political differences and find something that we can work together--that's a positive," Pastor Sanders said.

The 35th edition of the service and luncheon honoring Dr. King brings a special speaker. This year, it's civil rights activist Diane Nash.

"One thing she shared with me--instead of waiting on a leader, we have leadership abilities within us that we must utilize to advance the cause"

Monday afternoon, IMA is hosting a unity luncheon at Hilton Omaha on Cass Street.

You can purchase tickets here.