Interfaith Multi-Cultural Committee
Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Relations Sunday
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Over and over Jesus served people with love, and that’s what we want to do as the people of Plantation UMC! In our services on January 20th, we will remember Jesus’ call to love, and Dr. King’s message of challenge and hope. Later that afternoon, at 3pm, please join us for our 23rd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration with Dr. Smith-Baugh of the Urban League as our keynote speaker.
Germaine Smith-Baugh, Ed.D.
President & CEO Urban League | Leader | Innovator | Strategist
Dr. Germain Smith-Baugh is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League of Broward County. Founded in 1975, the Urban League of Broward County is an affiliate of the National Urban League, a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities.
Serving as President and CEO since 2006, Dr. Smith-Baugh is credited with several accomplishments within the community, including one of the most significant accomplishments in the agency’s history: the launching of a $9 million Community Empowerment Center. The center expanded the programs and services offered by the Urban League and further advanced its mission of assisting African Americans to achieve social and economic equality. Dr. Smith-Baugh is active on many boards and provides insight into a myriad of issues across the state and nation.
About the Committee
The Plantation Interfaith/Multicultural Committee was founded with a group of clergy and individuals from area churches and synagogue surrounding Plantation United Methodist Church. The core members of the group were from Plantation Episcopal, St. George Catholic, St. Gregory Catholic, Merrill United Methodist, First Baptist of Plantation, Temple Kol Ami, Plantation Presbyterian, and Plantation United Methodist Church.
We continue to strive and achieve significant results with the Essay Competition for Elementary school students and college bound High School graduates. In 2018 we recognized and awarded three students for writing their essays on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and we awarded scholarships of $1,000 each to four college bound Broward county high school graduates.
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve as volunteers and we are thankful for the support of our churches, synagogue, our community and you.
We meet every 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00pm, in the Fellowship Hall, Room 505, at the Plantation United Methodist Church located at 1001 NW 70th Avenue, Plantation, FL 33313. Please be encouraged to email us with your queries or pledge of support.
Thank you and we pray for your continued support to increase the number of children we serve and/or the quality of our awards in-keeping with our mission to keep Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream alive and honor his vision of all people united in brotherhood and peace.