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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In recognition of the observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr. national holiday, we encourage our Garrett community to identify intentional ways to meaningfully commemorate Dr. King’s life and legacy. Below are listed a few local, Chicagoland, and national commemorative events along with Service opportunities, educational and liturgical resources.









The Styberg Library Research Guide: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Faith that Moves Mountains: Reflections from Memphis on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (

Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance): Classroom Resources for Young People
Search | Learning for Justice

King Center MLK Bibliography
Books & Bibliography - The King Center

UMC Discipleship Ministries Resources:
Discipleship Ministries | Resources for Human Relations Day / Martin… (

Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music of the Episcopal Church:
April 4: Martin Luther King, Jr, Civil Rights Leader and Martyr, 1968 – Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.):  
Call to Worship (

January 17, 2022

On Monday, January 17, Garrett will be joining Interfaith Action of Evanston’s Walk for Warmth in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day of Service.  This is an opportunity for us to join others in our community in raising awareness of homelessness and hunger in Evanston.

If you are interested in participating, you can join Scott Ostlund at Garrett at 10:30am and walk over with him, or meet him and others at First United Methodist Church (see address below) a few minutes before 11am. Bring your Garrett spirit with you (wear your Garrett mask, sweatshirt, etc.)!

Join us for Interfaith Action of Evanston's 3rd annual family-friendly Walk for Warmth on Monday January 17, 2022, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day of Service. There is no charge to register for the walk, but registration is required. Advance registration is greatly appreciated as it will help get the walk started on time. The 2-mile walk through central Evanston starts at 11 AM at First United Methodist Church at 516 Church St. in downtown Evanston. Free parking is available at the public garage on Church St. just east of Chicago Ave. We will gather at the Hinman Ave. entrance of the church at Church St. and Hinman Ave. and then follow the route past eight of the faith communities that host Interfaith Action's shelter. Join us to raise awareness of homelessness and hunger in Evanston. Bring the family. Invite your friends and neighbors to join you. For everyone's safety, please leave your dog at home.