15 January 2020 | This is an election year in the United States and a number of Adventist organizations have launched a coalition to encourage Adventists to register and vote. AdventistsVote will launch this weekend with a number of activities open to all who are interested.
Thursday at 7 pm the film Eyes on the Prize, Bridge to Freedom will be shown in the Science Building Amphitheater at Washington Adventist University (WAU). It is sponsored by the WAU Center for Law and Public Policy.
Friday at 6 pm a Freedom and Justice Forum will convene in the chapel in HMS Richards Hall. A reception will follow.
Sabbath activities at the Takoma Park Adventist Church will start with a Sabbath School panel discussion on social justice at 10:15 am. Panel members will include Mitch Tyner, retired general counsel from the denomination’s General Conference legal office; Pastor Claudia Allen from New Life Adventist Church in Hampton, Virginia; Dr. Tiffany Llewellyn from Adventists for Social Justice; Dr. Olive Hemming and Dr. William Ellis, faculty members at WAU; and Pastors Daniel Xisto and John Nixon II from Takoma Park Church.
At 11:30 am the Freedom and Justice Worship will be led by Pastor Mike Kelly. A fellowship dinner will be hosted by the Takoma Park Church.
At 3 pm, those who wish to participate in the afternoon activities will leave for the short walk from the church to the Takoma Park Metro Station, and arrive downtown in time for the 4 pm meeting at the Lincoln Memorial for the rally and march.
The weekend will culminate on Monday with Martin Luther King Day. At 9:30 am the WAU annual MLK Day Prayer Breakfast will take place in the dining room on the second floor of Wilkinson Hall.
Use #AdventistVote to register and for more information. Those who wish to give a donation to support this campaign can use Cash App and the cash tag $Adventistsvote.
The sponsors of the weekend’s events include Adventists for Social Justice, WAU and the historic Takoma Park Church. Other groups that would like to join the campaign in coming weeks and months can email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Adventists Vote” in the subject line and AT will pass on your email to one of the campaign coordinators.