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Local churches remember King
by Angela Spencer
January 16, 2013 08:47 AM | 1707 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Isabelle Kuwamura, 9, daughter of Stephanie Kuwamura of Johns Creek, smiles while cleaning some toys at The Drake House on Saturday. Hands On Atlanta will help coordinate other volunteer opportunities at The Drake House for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Staff / Angela Spencer Isabelle Kuwamura, 9, daughter of Stephanie Kuwamura of Johns Creek, smiles while cleaning some toys at The Drake House on Saturday. Hands On Atlanta will help coordinate other volunteer opportunities at The Drake House for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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For many, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day of remembrance and service in honor of King’s legacy. Citizens in north Fulton have several local opportunities to celebrate King’s work and participate in helping others.

St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta will have special services on Jan. 20 at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. The services will feature guest speaker Elisabeth Omilami, CEO of Hosea Feed the Hungry.

St. James is at 3000 Webb Bridge Road in Alpharetta.

Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Roswell will have a Martin Luther King Jr. Day program Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. This year’s theme is “Remembering the Dream” and Quentin Jones of St. James United Methodist Church will be the guest speaker. There will also be a reception in the fellowship hall after the program.

Zion Missionary Baptist Church is at 888 Zion Circle in Roswell.

Hands On Atlanta has been celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with service projects across metro Atlanta for 20 years. This year they have 4,500 opportunities across the area for a weekend of service, including several in north Fulton.

“We basically connect individuals with opportunities to get involved in the community,” said Kimber Burgess, director of development for Hands On Atlanta.

North Fulton projects include work at The Drake House, Holcomb Bridge Middle School, Elkins Point Middle School and enAble of Georgia. Projects range from landscaping to tutoring and mentoring.

Burgess said and Hands On Atlanta works to incorporate service learning for the kids, leading discussions about what Dr. King did for the country and what service means to their community.

“The thing that is unique about Dr. King day is it’s one of the days we see people coming out with their families,” she said.

Many of the volunteer needs are already full, Burgess said, but there are still several slots open for registration.

Information: www.handsonatlanta.org.

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