January’s Dream Works in Action celebrates Dr. King

By Cheletia Johnson, Lincoln Recreation Center Supervisor

As an esteemed humanitarian, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered many speeches of HOPE: 

  • Humanity: Treat others with decency and kindness.
  • Open-Minded: Agree to disagree and respect our differences.
  • Patience: Slow down and take a deep breath.
  • Elevate: Inspire yourself and others. 

During national turmoil in 1963, Dr. King gave his immortal “I Have A Dream” speech that created an expectation of positive change. His compelling words still resound 57 years later as our nation again faces uncertainties. 

We invite you to join us throughout January for Dream Works in Action at the Lincoln Recreation Center as we embark on another year of commemorating Dr. King’s life and legacy. Participation is free.

Here’s the schedule of events:


Wednesdays in January

Virtual Community Bible Study (ages 14+), 6:30-8 p.m.

Local pastors lead Bible studies about peace, love, and unity. Registration is required and ends the day before class. Participants will be emailed instructions to participate online through Zoom.

  • Jan. 6: Rev. Dan DeLeon, Friends Congregational Church, College Station
  • Jan. 13: Rev. Eleanor Colvin, First United Methodist Church, College Station
  • Jan. 20: TBA
  • Jan. 27: Rev. Sam Hill, North Bryan New Birth Baptist Church, Bryan

Friday, Jan. 15

Keep the Dream Alive Celebration, 7-8:30 p.m.

Join an evening of praise honoring Dr. King. Hear words of empowerment from Brandon Jakes, former Lincoln Recreation Center staff, and uplifting spirituals performed by guests. Special recognition will be bestowed on those who have made a significant impact in our community. Spots are limited, and registration ends Jan. 13.


Saturday, Jan. 16

Drive-Thru Health & Wellness Fair, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Grab a bag filled with health and fitness resources and tips, along with information about area wellness assets. Drivers should enter from the south side parking lot off Eleanor Street.


Wednesday, Jan. 20

Virtual Job Fair (ages 16+), 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Are you looking for a new job? The job fair is an ideal opportunity to connect with local employers who are hiring. It’s offered in partnership with the BCS Chamber of Commerce and Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley. Registration is required and ends on Jan. 20. Participants will be emailed instructions to participate online through Zoom.


Thursday, Jan. 21

Financial Literacy (ages 18+), 6:30-8 p.m.

Learn about financial literacy and understand how to make better money decisions. Topics include budgeting, saving, debt, investing, giving, and guarding against credit repair scams. Register through Jan. 20.


When Dr. King said, “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope,” it brought a sense of calm and inspired us never to lose faith. Among the many lessons we can learn from Dr. King is never giving up — brighter days are ahead!

For more information about Lincoln Recreation Center events and programs, call us at 979-764-3779.

 


About the Blogger

Lincoln Recreation Center Supervisor Cheletia Johnson is a College Station native who grew up near the LRC. She has worked with the City of College Station for over 25 years. Cheletia earned a bachelor’s degree in community health from Texas A&M and a master’s in counseling from Prairie View A&M.


 

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