Community Events in our Area

Abingdon’s 32nd Annual MLK March and Celebration
Saturday, January 19
12:30pm: “People Like Us: Building Allies for Justice” led by Jerry Hill
Charles Wesley United Methodist Church, 322 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA
1:30pm: March begins at Charles Wesley United Methodist Church
Organizations are invited to bring a banner or sign that identifies their group as part of this community event.
2:00pm: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Abingdon United Methodist Church, 101 East Main Street

“Traces of the Trade” Documentary: Film and Discussion led by Filmmaker

Thursday, January 17th
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 124 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA
Reception at 5:30pm, Program at 6:00pm


Lee Street Baptist Church
Sunday, January 20, 4:00 p.m.
Annual MLK Community Service with guest speaker and music provided by MLK Community Choir
Contact Troy Shelly at should you have questions

Bristol’s 2nd Annual MLK March and Celebration
Monday, January 21
Volunteer Service Project
Holston Habitat for Humanity in downtown Bristol

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (with lunch served from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.).
March and Celebration

1:30pm Gather on MLK Blvd for March
In TN at YMCA; In VA at First Christian Church
March begins at 2:00 pm

2:45 pm-3:45pm MLK Program/Refreshments (readings and music) at Bristol Train Station

King University Faith & Culture Institute, featuring Dr. John M. Perkins

January 21, 7:00pm | Lee Street Baptist Church, Bristol, Virginia
“One Blood: The Gospel, Reconciliation, and Dr. King’s Legacy”

January 22, 10:00am | King University Memorial Chapel
“Lament, Forgiveness, and Love: Christians and Racial Reconciliation


MLK United for Change Unity Walk
Johnson City, TN

Monday, January 21
Greater Love Church, 130 Garden Drive, Johnson City, TN  37604