MLK Celebration

OCC Children’s Choir performs at the annual MLK Celebration.

The Carol Stream Community is invited to attend the 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. This free event is held at Wheaton Christian Center, located at 610 E. North Ave. This year’s featured keynote speaker is Pastor Paul Arthurs, senior pastor at Wheaton Christian Center. In addition, the Wheaton Christian Center Choir and Outreach Community Center’s Children’s Choir will perform and Gigi Nyesoah, OCC high school and college programs coordinator, will share about the impact of the center’s College Opportunity Program.

Attendees are invited to come early for a community circle dialogue about the lasting impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, from 6 to 6:45 p.m., led by RESTORE: Carol Stream Peacemakers.

The event is sponsored by Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream, the Village of Carol Stream, Wheaton Christian Center and Our Savior Lutheran Church.

About Pastor Paul Arthurs

Pastor Paul Arthurs has served as senior pastor at Wheaton Christian Center since 2010. He spent time in Zimbabwe, Africa, where he received intense training under Dr. Ezekiel Guti. Pastor Paul and his wife Fiona founded the Carlton Center, a spiritual enrichment organization that serves vulnerable and under-served juveniles and their families in an effort to cut recidivism in Kane and DuPage counties.

About RESTORE: Carol Stream Peacemakers

The mission of RESTORE: Carol Stream Peacemakers is to address harm experienced by members of the Carol Stream community who seek a peaceful resolution through restorative circles, a collaborative and effective dialogue process facilitated by trained group members. RESTORE: Carol Stream Peacemakers members represent several area churches, social service organizations and Dupage County Court and Probation Services (Juvenile Division).