Monday, January 15, 2024 at 10am

Community Connecting Event to immediately follow the program at 11am.

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Natick High School: 15 West Street, Natick

-Live ASL interpretation provided

-Autism Welcoming

For questions about event accessibility, please reach out to info@SPARKKindness.org

Or livestream online through Natick Pegasus: www.natickpegasus.org or watch through Natick Community Television 
 channels: RCN 3, Comcast 99, and Verizon 29 


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Sarallyn Keller
Director of Spiritual Vitality & Congregational Care
First Congregational Church


Natick's 19th Annual

MLK Day Community Celebration

Monday, January 15th starting at 10am (in-person)

Lift your Soul! Community Celebration (10-11AM)

Connect with Others! Community Connection Event (Immediately following the celebration 11AM-12PM)

Fill the Van! Donate a non-perishable pantry item to the Natick Service Council. Drop off items anytime from 9:30AM-12PM

Everyone is Welcome!

The program will feature student performances, Middle and High School MLK Day Creative Contest winners, community leaders and partners, Interfaith Clergy representatives, a moving keynote from Lorna DesRoses, Archdiocese of Boston, and more! We hope you will join us immediately following the program for a Community Connection Event, including special MLK Day activities for all ages, and time to meet student groups, community organizations, neighbors and friends.
**Live ASL interpretation will be provided**

*A recording of our 2024 program is available HERE*

Can't join us in person? Watch from home!
  • Livestream this year's event through Natick Pegasus: 
  • www.natickpegasus.org/ 
  • or watch on Natick Community Television channels: RCN 3, Comcast 99, and Verizon 29 
Download the event program HERE or click on the image below, and follow along!
Black text on a white background says _The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King_ Jr. Nineteenth Annual Natick Community Celebration January 15_ 2024. The image below the text is a black and white drawing of Dr. King_ a black man with short black hair and a black moustache wearing a black suit jacket_ a white collar shirt and a black tie.
Check out our event "Know Before You Go" HERE!
  • We expect high attendance for this program, so you may want to allow extra time to park and find your seat. 
  • Live ASL interpretation will be provided.
  • Assistive listening devices are available at the audio desk. 
  • We can offer early/priority seating, a backpack with noise canceling headphones, fidgets, etc, and extra support from event staff. Email us with any accommodation needs, or if you have questions: mmarotta@sparkkindness.org
  • Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome. No pets allowed. 
  • Masks are optional. If you are sick, please stay home (and watch from there!).

Help us fill the van! Donations needed for the Natick Service Council include: Cereal, Dish Soap, Brownie Mixes, Cake Mixes and Frosting, Toilet Paper, Bouillon Cubes, Spices, Black Tea, Tomato Paste, Gravy, Cream-Based Soups

The 19th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration + Community Connection Event is co-sponsored by the Greater Natick Interfaith Leaders Association, Natick Public Schools, Natick METCO, Natick Is United, the Natick Board of Health & Natick 180, the Town of Natick, Natick for Black Lives Matter, Natick Center Cultural District, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, and SPARK Kindness.

Extra special thanks to Natick Pegasus and Station Manager, Randy Brewer, whose support and technical expertise makes this annual program possible!

Interested in watching a recording of our inspirational 2024 program? Click this link HERE to access our YouTube page!

Lorna DesRoses serves Black Catholics within the Archdiocese of Boston. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Ministry Program at St. John Seminary in Brighton, MA and is the host of the Voices from the Pews podcast.  Lorna strives to joyfully give witness to the Good news of the love of Christ with everyone she meets. She lives in Boston with her husband.


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