Join Us for MLK Day of Service 2016


Join us on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at the Unitarian Society of Germantown (USG), as we celebrate Dr. King's legacy by working together to serve our communities in and around Germantown/East Falls.

The Martin Luther King Day of Service is a wonderful opportunity to affirm your support for the values of justice and compassion that ran through the life and legacy of Dr. King.

Every year for over two decades, more than 500 volunteers have come to the Unitarian Society of Germantown, on Lincoln Drive at Wayne Avenue, to participate in MLK Day of Service Projects both on-site (at the church) and off-site (at locations near the church). 

You can see what projects are available this year by clicking on Volunteer 

Then pre-register for a project by clicking on Pre-Register

Pre-registration closes at 

3:00 PM on Sunday, January 17

On-site registration and check-in will begin at 

8:00 AM on Monday, January 18

Coffee, bagels, and other light refreshments will be provided

New addition: 

A memorial for victims of gun violence in Philadelphia will be installed at USG on MLK Day between 2:00 and 4:00 PM. Come and volunteer to help with the installation or just observe. Those who have hammers or, better yet, mallets could bring them. We have several but the more, the faster, especially when it’s cold. Sign-up below:

Gun Violence Memorial sign-up form


Directions to USG



A brief non-denominational worship service will begin at 9:00 led Rev. Kent Matthies, focusing on Dr. King's life and accomplishments. 


Volunteers leave for their projects at 9:30. Projects last for varying amounts of time. Most will be completed before 12:30 PM. 


Transportation will be provided if needed. If you can provide transportation for yourself and others, we would appreciate it and we will ask you about this on the pre-registration form.


Click on Volunteer to see the projects for this year's MLK Day of Service and to Pre-register.