Area churches and synagogues will mark the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a variety of services, events and projects this week.
Main Line Reform Temple Beth Elohim, 410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood, along with Kehillat Lower Merion, Pinn Memorial Baptist Church, Bala Cynwyd Middle School, Adath Israel, Akiba Hebrew Academy, Beth David and Beth Hillel, will have an interfaith day of service on Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Service projects, interfaith discussions, fellowship and entertainment will be offered. For information, contact Main Line Reform Temple at 610-649-7800.
Civil-rights lecture. Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave., will present a lecture by Frederick Heuser, executive director of the Presbyterian Historical Society, on the denomination's place in the civil rights struggle of the 1960s and '70s.
"Stories From Our Past: Presbyterians and the Struggle for Civil Rights" will take place at the church's Witherspoon Parlor tomorrow at 11 a.m. Heuser will provide an overview of the civil-rights struggle through personal recollections from those who participated and through the society's archives and records.
Choir concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 102 W. Rose Tree Rd., Media, will host a concert by the West Point Protestant Chapel Choir tonight at 7.
The cadet choir, the oldest at the venerable military institution, will perform religious, patriotic and other selections. Donations will be taken at the concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina, and Delaware County's chapter of Thrivent will match the donations.
For information, call 610-256-6273 or go to www.relcmedia.org.
Bishops gather. Joseph Galante, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Camden, will welcome bishops from the local Methodist, Episcopal, Lutheran, Old Catholic and Greek Orthodox communities for an ecumenical service celebrating the International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The service, at Christ the King Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield, is co-sponsored by Haddonfield United Methodist Church. Fellowship and light refreshments will follow, and a collection will be taken to benefit the AIDS Coalition of Southern New Jersey.
Call 856-424-6059 for information.
Qayyum to speak. Bilal Qayyum of Men United for a Better Philadelphia will speak tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square, about the ongoing problem of gun violence in Philadelphia, its underlying causes, and what can be done about it.
There is no charge for the program, which will be followed by a discussion and coffee. For information, call 215-735-3456.