Rev. Al Sharpton

The Rev. Al Sharpton and Baltimore community leaders join the Rev. Dr. Darron D. McKinney Sr., pastor, Macedonia Baptist Church, with his congregation of families and friends for their 140th Church Anniversary, 10 a.m., Nov. 23. The themed worship service, “Giving Thanks, Looking Back and Moving Forward” will be held at 718 West Lafayette Ave. Baltimore.

“Rev. Al Sharpton is sure to add a special dynamic to our worship service,” Dr. McKinney said. “We are delighted to have an advocate of civil rights, who understands our theme’s relevance of truth to power through personal life experiences.”

Macedonia has planned a series of other celebratory events to highlight the theme and showcase the Church’s historical past.  The first in the series begins 6 p.m., Nov. 21, “Looking Back.” The public is invited to Macedonia for an evening of food and fun as they highlight the unique contributions of the church’s past six pastors. 11 a.m., Nov. 22, the theme’s “Moving Forward” viewpoint is celebrated during a semi-formal brunch at Martin’s Valley Mansion, 594 Cranbrook Road, Cockeysville, where the Rev. Jimmy Baldwin, pastor, Christian Community Church, is the guest preacher.  The public is invited to join Macedonians on this momentous occasion; tickets for this event are $65.  Also, the public is encouraged to attend all of the scheduled events.