Martin Luther King, JR. Sunday of Service

Come lend your helping hands and honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. by showing up to answer his question: 'What are you doing for others?” Come help at each station or do just one. Join your Hills Church community as we work together to help others.

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Jan 14, 2024

Join in; everyone can serve.

Hills Church honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. with a day of community service on his 95th birthday. Hear the good words of Martin Luther King Jr. during the service, then get into good trouble by helping with these family service projects after Worship:


Create Valentines for Isolated Elders, and veterans. 

Prepare meals for the Food Pantry.

Create a mural for our Church School Easter Program.

Make drawer sets for newly housed families.

Food Collection for Boston Schools weekend bag program.

Old towel and sheet collection for Boston Animal League.


World of Wellesley MLK Day Breakfast:

World of Wellesley offers MLK Day annual programs for community members of all ages to learn about advancing civil rights in the past, present, and future.  Please visit: for complete information.

Tishman Commons, Wellesley College  106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481

The doors will open at 8 AM to begin breakfast and the program will start promptly. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students, or a table (seating 10 people) may be purchased for $300.

For each purchase made, a percentage of available seats will be reserved for community members who qualify for financial assistance. Community members with financial constraints, please email WOW at

Hills Church is sponsoring a table, please contact Lori Janiuk - if you would like to attend.  





Annual MLK, Jr. Tribute Concert - FREE!

Mon, Jan 15

Join the Boston Pops for their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert presented by BYSO's Intensive Community Program! FREE and open to the public!

Faneuil Hall

1 Faneuil Hall Square Boston, MA 02109


The Black Heritage Trail®

Stroll through Beacon Hill, and you'd be remiss not to notice its charming Federalist Era townhomes, brick sidewalks, and gas street lamps. But, what you might not uncover is that the neighborhood's northern slope was once home to Boston's largest community of pre-civil war African Americans.

The Black Heritage Trail®, a 1.6-mile trail of 10 sites throughout Beacon Hill, showcases the homes and community buildings of a thriving Black community formed during the nation's earliest years. Highlighting strops like the 54th Regiment Memorial, the Abiel Smith School, and the African Meeting House, The Black Heritage Trail shares a story of struggle, persistence, and hope as Black Bostonians organized toward the equality and freedom promised in America’s documents of national liberty.

Hills Church has a tour scheduled for the Spring of 2024. Join us! More information to come.

United Church of Christ Racail Justice Resources:


A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste, by Venson Jordan, 2023.

Radical Inclusion, Worship and Conversation, with Bishop Yvette Flunder, Jan. 2023. Discussion questions included.

Videos of SNEUCC Justice Summit available to rentSept. 2022. Liturgy, other resources also.

Paying Royalties for Singing Negro Spirituals June 2022 webinar

Strange fruit Jolie Rock, Resident Artist at St. Peter United in Houston Texas, performs this song which she states is "not meant to make you feel good."

The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery,  video of Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr’s cinematic sermon preached at Trinity UCC Sunday, May 17

Raising Anti-Racist Children - video with Piper Kendrix Williams, co-author of The Toni Morrison Book Club

Family Resources

Racial Justice Resources for Families page curated by Debbie Gline Allen, Minister of Faith Formation

Black Lives Matter Instructional Library

Raising Anti-Racist Kids: Empowering the Next Generation of Change-Makers

21 Anti-Racism Videos to Share With Kids

"Racial Trauma in Film: How Viewers Can Address Re-traumatization" from Northwestern University

Racial Justice web