MLK Day of Service

Martin Luther King Day of Service for the Community

In worship and community events at Trinity Cathedral and around the diocese, Martin Luther King Day will be a day of service.

Dubbed “A Day On, Not Off,” the diocese honors the legacy of Dr. King through worship, learning, and service. The diocese is making a special liturgy available to be used in churches and at home. We’re working with local convocations and with Jubilee ministries around the state to present volunteer opportunities to help those in need.

The day begins with worship at the Cathedral and at churches around the diocese. The service will be livestreamed via Zoom and social media platforms.

At the cathedral, young people will read selection’s from King’s seminal work on the civil rights movement, “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” written after King was arrested in 1963 for protesting the treatment of blacks in Birmingham.

Guest Speaker

The speaker during the MLK liturgy will be Aaron Greene, Associate Counsel at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. A rising star in the areas of law and civil rights, Greene was the youngest facilitator selected to participate in the biannual Southern Human Rights Organizers Conference. He has served as a coordinator for the Right2Vote Movement.

Planned Sites for MLK Day of Service Events


Host Church Time
Atlantic Saint Mark's and All Saint's / Galloway 10:00 a.m.
Burlington 2nd Baptist Church Mount Holly Jan. 19, 4:00 p.m.
Burlington Quaker Meeting House Mt. Holly Jan. 20, 11:00 a.m.
Camden Grace Church Haddonfield 10:00 a.m.

St. Thomas Red Bank
St. Mark's Keansburg
(Volunteer activity following service
at St. Thomas)

10:00 a.m.
Trenton Trinity Cathedral Trenton 10:00 a.m.
Woodbury St. Thomas Glassboro 9:00 a.m.
Northern St. Peter's Spotswood 9:00 a.m.

Map of MLK activities in the Diocese