36th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Pulpit Exchange Weekend

January 13, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – January 16, 2023 @ 12:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone

36th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Pulpit Exchange

Friday through Monday, January 13 – 16, 2023, Congregation Emanu-El and Third Baptist Church joined together once again for a weekend of worship, sermons, music, and the opportunity to connect.

With all the strife, division, racism and antisemitism of this time, we all need this weekend. So thank you for working together to create sacred space standing together clearly against hate directed at any and all minority groups.

Friday, January 13, 2023 

MLK Pulpit Exchange Shabbat Service 

5:00 pm gather, 6:00 pm service

For the 36th year, Congregation Emanu-El and Third Baptist join together in person for an incredible opportunity to gather and stand in solidarity with our friends at Third Baptist against all forms of hate! With so much strife and division in the world, this service helps us connect and learn from one another. We hope that you will join us for what is sure to be a beautiful sermon from Rev. Amos Brown on Friday night. Meal provided in our beautiful Main Sanctuary Foyer beforehand, starting at 5:00 PM. 

Gather. Learn. Connect.  

5:00 pm Gather in the Main Sanctuary Foyer for food and schmoozing! 

6:00 pm Services with music from Emanu-El and Third Baptist 

Sermon: Reverend Amos Brown 

Festive dessert gathering following services. 

Register here.

Sunday, January 15, 2023 

MLK Commemoration Sunday Service 

Emanu-El joins Third Baptist for Sunday services 

10:00 am Service 

We are so grateful to be back in person with Third Baptist Church and Emanu-El clergy on Sunday, January 15th! The MLK Pulpit Exchange is an integral part of our community partnership with Third Baptist Church, and we look forward to being a part of the Sunday Service each year.

Join us at the Church for an impactful morning service led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer with music by Cantor Marsha Attie and greetings from Congregation Emanu-El President Ellen Fleishhacker, followed by luncheon with our partners at Third Baptist. With those trying to pull all of us apart, this is a chance to show that we are standing together. We can't wait to see you there!

Monday, January 16, 2023 

Emanu-El joins SF Unity Coalition for the MLK March 

11:00 AM  

This 1.5-mile march starts at SF's Caltrain Station (4th and King) and crosses over the Lefty O'Doul Bridge near Oracle Park. It then stops in the Willie Mays Plaza to commemorate the Edmunds Pettus Bridge crossing of the famous Selma-to-Montgomery, Alabama march, a symbol of violence and victory during the civil rights era. 

After stopping for a few minutes, the march will continue north to the Yerba Buena Gardens. This is where you can enjoy several other events that will take place throughout the day. 

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