Celebration of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service & Resources

Legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This federal holiday was first observed in 1986.
In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”
Participation in the MLK Day of Service has grown steadily over the past decade, with hundreds of thousands of Americans each year engaging in projects such as tutoring and mentoring children, painting schools and senior centers, delivering meals, building homes, and reflecting on Dr. King’s life and teachings. Many of the projects started on King Day continue to engage volunteers beyond the holiday and impact the community year-round.
Providence Presbyterian Church is focused this season – not just a day of service, but a season of service.
Take a look at the opportunities:
Community Outreach Committee
FOOD DRIVE
January 16 – February 27, 2022
Supporting Loaves & Fishes
Please bring the following items beginning this Sunday! You can bring items every week when you attend worship, meetings or just want to visit our beautiful campus! You can also just make a single donation drop.
Here’s what the priority needs are:
  • canned fruit low in sugar or in juice
  • canned meat (tuna, chicken)
  • pastas (canned or dry box)
  • cereal low in sugar
  • low sodium canned vegetables
  • corn muffin mix
  • Please remember NO GLASS!

Let’s show Loaves & Fishes how much we believe in what they are doing for our neighbors!

Here are resources to help you celebrate January 17th 2022 – or, find time during the Black History Month of February: