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King Day services to be held Sunday, Monday

Services will be held in Mathews and Gloucester this Sunday and Monday to observe the birthday of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who would have turned 87 on Friday. The public is invited to both events.

The Mathews branch of the NAACP will observe King’s birthday with a service at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, Mathews.

The theme of the Mathews service is “Dare to Dream.” The Rev. Jonathan Waldon, pastor of First Baptist, will speak. Music will be provided by Ebenezer Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek.

The Gloucester Union Relief Association of Missionary Baptist will hold its annual service at 4 p.m. Monday at The First United Baptist Church, Route 17, Gloucester. The Rev. Dr. Angelo Chatmon will be the guest speaker.

A native of Los Angeles, Calif., Chatmon serves as University Pastor, Director of Church Relations and the former Acting Vice President of Student Affairs at Virginia Union University in Richmond. Chatmon is also the pastor of P...

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