Phoenixville Area Social Concerns Committee

Here you can learn about the history of the SCC, our mission to promote community and racial harmony throughout the Greater Phoenixville community in the spirit of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., our work and our upcoming events.

30th Community Prayer Breakfast

The 30th Community, held on April 6, 2024,  MLK Prayer Breakfast was an amazine event, epitomizing our commitment to social justice and unity in the Greater Phoenixville community, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We celebrated the winners of the Phoenixville School District Student Expression Contest, including Melody Wang SES, Anya Kramer, and Madeline Kerry. Additionally, we were privileged to hear an inspirational keynote speech from Dr. Andrew Dinniman.

During the event, we honored Dr. Dinniman with The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award, recognizing his exceptional dedication to community upliftment. Latasha Jones was awarded the Emma Valenteen Award for “Compassion,” and we posthumously recognized Charles Henry with the Ruby Armour “Love Thy Neighbor” Award. These individuals exemplify the spirit of community and deserve our heartfelt recognition.

Our prayer this day and every day

God of love and justice, St. Paul proclaimed that “there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” As we celebrate your faithful disciple, Martin Luther King, Jr., may we be emboldened by your living Word and by his prophetic witness to rid the world of the sin of discrimination in our attitudes and actions.

Help us to seek the unity that Paul and Martin saw so clearly so that all forms of injustice will cease.

Grant us the courage and determination to be prophets of peace.

May we welcome one another as brothers and sisters, rooted in your everlasting love. Amen.