Martin Luther King, Jr Service Event

Martin Luther King, the leader of the civil rights movement, a pastor, and one of our century’s greatest leaders spoke a message of non-violence to overturn unjust laws. He quotes the book of Amos by saying, “let justice roll down like waters, and mercy like an ever flowing spring“. He continues to be an inspiration to so many. It seems appropriate that we would use his birthday weekend to share Christ with our brother’s and sister’s dealing with poverty.

This year’s Great Day of Service Event has two aspects; a worship launch on Sunday night January 19th and two days of service on Saturday January 18th and Monday January 20th. 

The Sunday night worship will begin at 4:00 pm and end at 6:00 pm at Tuskegee Methodist (202 S. Main Street). We’ll have local gospel choirs, testimonies, and have an incredible and dynamic speaker. Reverend Sheila Bates director of the Tuskegee Wesley Foundation will be bringing our message. (And she can really bring it!!!)

Saturday and Monday we’ll join with local volunteers and serve from 8-3 . Our service includes local home repair, serving with community projects, and local/relational activities. Local individuals, groups, and churches wishing to register for this event, should do so by Jan. 4th.

If you or your church would like to participate, please fill out the form for local individuals and churches or email us at 

If you are an out of town youth group (outside the Auburn/Tuskegee area) and would like to participate: Register ONLINE for MLK Day by clicking Group Registration

Youth teams coming Friday night and serving on Saturday and Sunday (and Monday option) will stay in the parsonage: If you wish to stay overnight with us (arrive on Friday depart on Sunday or after the work day Monday), the cost is a $50 team registration and $80/person for your materials, housing and a shirt. You will need to cover your own meals!  ARM will have breakfast on Monday morning if you stay that long. The parsonage can sleep 22 in beds with space for air mattresses (up to 40 total). Groups must be registered by Dec. 27th and is on a first come first served basis. You may register on-line by clicking the link above.  We are looking forward to serving with you!

Check out the video below to see a snapshot of our previous worship event:

Great Day of Service from Alabama Rural Ministry on YouTube.

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