37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Pulpit Exchange Weekend

Friday through Monday, January 12 – 15, 2024, Congregation Emanu-El and Third Baptist Church will join together once again for a weekend of worship, sermons, music, and the opportunity to connect.

Over nearly four decades, we have joined together to stand for equity and equality. We need this weekend now more than ever. So, thank you for working together to create a sacred space standing together clearly against hate directed at all minority groups. We encourage you to come to one, two or all three events and bring your Jewish and non-Jewish friends, congregants and guests with you. Everyone is welcome!

Friday, January 12
At Emanu-El: Friday Evening Commemoration Shabbat Service
2 Lake St, San Francisco

5:00 pm – Gather for buffet supper
6:00 pm – Services with music from Emanu-El and Third Baptist

Sermon by: Reverend Amos C. Brown
Music by: The Third Baptist and Emanu-El Choirs

A festive dessert reception will follow services

Registration Encouraged for Emanu-El Services

Sunday, January 14
At Third Baptist: Sunday Morning Commemoration Service
1399 Mcallister St, San Francisco

10:00 am – Service, followed by Luncheon

Sermon by: Rabbi Beth Singer
With greetings from Congregation Emanu-El Board President, Ellen Fleishhacker
Music by: The Third Baptist and Emanu-El Choirs with Cantors Marsha Attie and Arik Luck

Monday, January 15
MLK Parade and March
11:00 am – Meet at 4th St and Townsend (Arrive early!)

Join thousands to honor the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights marches and the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by participating in the MLK 2024 parade from San Francisco’s Caltrain Station to Yerba Buena Gardens.