MLK Lutheran Day of Service 2017
Organized by the Southeastern Synod/ELCA, Lutheran Theological Center in Atlanta, Lutheran Services of Georgia
Monday, January 16, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)
A Day of Service for all to honor
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
on January 16 from 8:30am to 1:00pm
You are invited to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday by participating in Lutheran Day of Service on Monday, January 16, 2016. Youth and adults will gather at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church in Stone Mountain to work on the following projects:
- Project 1 - Rice for Refugees
- Project 2 - Teaching Summit on Immigration and Tolerance
Partners for this Collaboration:
- Southeastern Synod | Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
- Lutheran Services of Georgia
- The Lutheran Theological Center in Atlanta
8:30 AM - Registration Opens
9:30 AM - Gathering & Welcome
9:45 AM to 11:00 AM - Service Project Time
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Effective Advocacy Training for Immigrants & Refugees
This is a free activity open to all who wish to serve. You are not required to bring anything other than your willingness to serve.
The following information may be useful as you plan for your day of service.
- MLK Day of Service begins with our gathering promptly at 9:00am.
- Individual projects are scheduled for 1+ hours (estimated completion). All projects should be complete before noon.
About the Projects
Project 1 | Rice for Refugees
Before you come: Collect bags of rice and bring them with you Larger bags are more economical | Rice will be re-packaged into family-sized bags to be distributed to newly arrived families being resettled by Lutheran Services of Georgia. Admission is free but you are encouraged to contribute rice and zip lock bags for this project
Please collect large bags of rice and bring with you to MLK Lutheran Day of Service. Volunteers will repackage rice into usable packages that will be given to refugee families in the Atlanta area.
- For each 5 pound of rice you bring, you should also bring 1 box of quart size zip lock bags.
Project 2| Writing Letters and Cards of Hope for immigrants detained in U.S. Immigrant Detention Centers
Write letters and cards of hope and encouragement to immigrants in U.S. Immigrantion Detention Centers
Be a compassionate presence to immigrant detainees in U.S. Immigration Detention Centers by writing letters to adults in Georgia’s immigration detention centers and making cards for mothers and children in family detention centers who are visited by Lutheran partners in Texas.