PAST EVENT: MLK Day Of Service, Monday January 21, 2019

The Melrose Human Rights Commission and Mayor Gail Infurna invite you to join the Community of Melrose on for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 21st, 2019. This day is supported in part by a grant from the Melrose Cultural Council/Massachusetts Cultural Council. It is also sponsored by the Melrose Human Rights Commission. Click HERE for the Commission’s Facebook page, which has more details regarding the Day of Service and a link to the Eventbrite signup fit evening activities.

Or sign up here for evening activities at First Congregational via the Eventbrite link:

Details are on the MLK Day Of Service Flyer from the Melrose Human Rights Campaign. Click for the flyer.


Registration 9:30 am – 10:00 am (Melrose UU Church):

Registration for service opportunities takes place at the Melrose UU Church (70 West Emerson Street.) Coffee & light breakfast provided by Melrose YMCA (MUUC’ers: if you’d like to help, Supper Room/Parish Hall setup begins at 8:30 am, plus helpers would be welcome to help all our guests feel at home)

Service Assignments 10:00 am – 12:15 pm (various locations):

Participants will then go their chosen service opportunities at various sites across the city, including baking cookies, spending time with senior citizens, collecting food for food pantries, decorating a Kindness Rock, cleaning the Melrose Public Library, making get well cards, collecting items for packages sent to local servicemen and women, and many others. Please also see Temple Beth Shalom’s flyer of activities: Flyer Attached here.

Presentations/Discussions, 10:00 am – 11:30 am:

As an alternative to service work, adults are invited to attend presentations/discussions:

Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church (70 West Emerson Street.): “Taking Action for Racial Justice: Race & Housing” and “Indigenous Peoples Day” presentations and discussions sponsored by White People Challenging Racism. WPCR website:

First United Methodist Church (645 Main Street.): A video presentation will be shown on how to become a METCO (Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity) host family for Melrose Public Schools, followed by a panel discussion. METCO website:

Lunch 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm (Melrose UU Church):

Pizza will be served to participants at the Melrose UU Church (70 West Emerson Street), provided by Gabriella’s Pizza. (MUUC’ers: if you’d like to help, Supper Room/Parish Hall cleanup begins after lunch)

24th Annual Potluck Dinner 5:00 – 6:00 pm (First Congregational Church):

A City-Wide Pot-Luck Dinner will be held at the First Congregational Church (121 West Foster Street.)
Please bring a main dish or dessert to serve 4-6 people with ingredients identified and with serving utensils.

Program Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (First Congregational Church):

This program will be held at the First Congregational Church (121 West Foster Street.)

Enjoy a program of music, MLK essay award winners from our schools, the community recitation of the “I Have A Dream” speech, and Keynote Speaker, Emmet J. Price III, Ph.D. An ordained minister, acclaimed musician, published author, and in-demand speaker, we are fortunate to have him in our community at this special event.