Special to the
Opelika Observer

Alabama Rural Ministry will be celebrating MLK Day 2020 through community worship, home repair ministry and children’s event the weekend of the Jan. 17.
The community-wide worship service on Jan. 17 at Tuskegee United Methodist Church will last from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring a sermon delivered by Rev. Richard Williams of Metropolitan UMC in Montgomery. It will also feature performances from gospel choirs and other community programs as well as a time of community prayer. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.
On Jan. 18 and 20, there will be two service opportunities available: 1) volunteers can serve with us through home repair ministry and 2) children ages 6 to 11 can attend their MLKidz event.
Individuals, churches, or organizations interested in volunteering with them on Jan. 18 and 20 are encouraged to register by contacting Whit Heath by email at Whit@arm-al.org or by phone at 334-501-4276 ext.100. Registration is required.
Volunteers will gather for breakfast and devotion at 7:30 a.m. before serving with families at various homes throughout Lee and Macon counties. Service will include various home repair tasks and will be completed by 4 p.m. More details will be available upon registration.
Children ages 6 to 11 in the Tuskegee area are invited to join them for the “MLKidz” event on Jan. 18. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the event will last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a free event that will include a Bible lesson, arts and crafts and activities that will help children learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy. A hot lunch will also be served.
For more information, contact Katrina Love by email at Katrina@arm-al.org or by phone at 334-610-1601 to learn more about this opportunity for children or register at www.arm-al.org/mlkidsblockparty.
Also present for that weekend’s events will be an appearance from the Stars of HOPE bus, an organization that has grown into a global art movement of hope and healing that has lifted the spirits of millions of disaster survivors in 270 communities and 26 countries. To learn more, visit www.starsofhopeusa.org.