MLK Jr. Service Week


MLK Jr. Service Week is in the past.

Thursday, Jan. 17

A special chapel service at 10:55 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, in Allen Arena, launches Lipscomb's week-long observance of  Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the life and legacy of King through student testimonies and spoken word. Following chapel, students will have the opportunity to sign up for service projects.

Friday, Jan. 18

School supplies drive for Youth Encouragement/Youth Life Learning Center
Students and employees are asked to bring new school supply items such as folders, paper, highlighters, pencils, erasers, crayons, glue sticks and coloring books to collection bins located throughout campus.

Saturday, Jan. 19

MLK Service Day

A day of service is planned that brings together students from Lipscomb, Belmont University, Tennessee State University and the Mt. Zion College Ministry to serve the Nashville community. Students will volunteer at a variety of nonprofit organizations throughout Nashville.

Students should meet at Mt. Zion Baptist Church (1112 Jefferson St., Nashville, 37208) by 11:30 a.m. for the kick-off event. At 12:45 p.m. transportation will be provided to students who need it from Mt. Zion to the service sites including Second Harvest Food Bank, Feed the Children and The Red Cross. Students will serve onsite from 1-3 p.m.

Buses will transport students back to Mt. Zion where they will take part in reflection activities and a door prize give-away until 4:30 p.m.

SALT and chapel credit are available to students who participate and stay until 4:30 p.m.

Sign up to participate after the special MLK chapel in Allen Arena at 10:55 a.m. on Thursday or click here.

Monday, Jan. 21

National Freedom March
10 a.m., Participants should meet on the corner of 28th Avenue and Jefferson Street.
Students will be able to participate in the city-wide MLK commemorative march that starts on Jefferson Street in Nashville.

MLK Celebration and 2013 Inauguration watch party.
2 p.m., Main level of Bennett Campus Center at the back of Zebi's.
During the event students will package the school supplies that were donated for Youth Encouragement Services and Youth Life Learning.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Cultural Conversation – Why We Celebrate
7 p.m., Hall of Fame Room, Allen Arena
A campus-wide discussion about the importance of observing MLK day and why it is celebrated.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

MLK Service Day 2
3 p.m.
An afternoon of service at Thriftsmart

Thursday, Jan. 24

MLK Life and Legacy, Reflection and Discussion
5 p.m., Ezell 363
Join a conversation about six steps to nonviolent social change, reflect on the week’s activities and more.

For more information about these activities, contact Elizabeth Hayes at