Looking for an MLK Day Service?

Due to the energy and costs involved, our Social Justice Alliance won’t be able to continue hosting the Walnut Creek MLK Day Service we’ve hosted in past years.

Instead, we encourage you and your congregation to attend one of these regional services hosted by congregations of color, the NAACP, and our other partners around the county:


Saturday, January 15 – El Sobrante MLK Day of Service and Cleanup

Meet at El Sobrante Public Library, 4191 Appian Way, at 10am to sign in, borrow cleanup and safety equipment and select a location for cleanup. Event lasts until 1pm
More: Contact Mikki Norris, El Sobrante Green Team, at info@keepelsobrantebeautiful.info and click here.


Don’t miss our own Rev. Julius Van Hook preaching at Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church for MLK Sunday.



El Cerritto Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration 2022:

Monday, January 17th from 9:00 am to noon
Del Norte BART Station to El Cerritto Station.

It is a car parade and Rally (program). The set up and start of the parade will be at El Cerrito Del Norte Bay Area Rapid Transit Station Parking Lot  ( El Cerrito Del Norte BART).  Cars will be decorated and lined up there at 9:00 AM. AT 10:00 AM. The PARADE starts south on San Pablo Avenue ending/arriving  at El Cerrito Plaza Bay Area Rapid Transit Station Parking Lot ( El Cerrito Plaza BART ). AT 11:00 AM the program with keynote speakers, and music  will be presented. AT 12:00 PM the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day Celebration closes. Clean up of El Cerrito, California Plaza BART Parking Lot happens. Speakers include  Dr. Kenneth Kris Hurst Superintendent of West Contra Costa County Unified School District, Parade participants include Oakland Black Cowboys, various churches and organizations. Donations can be made to “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration”.

Passionate and Perseverance: A Martin Luther King, Jr Day Celebration at Greenway Gardens.

Monday, January 17, 2022 6th Street Greenway Community Gardens: Richmond Greenway 6th Street, Richmond, California 94804 at OHIO AVENUE. 10:00 AM TO 1;00 PM PST.

Gardening- A day of service.

URBAN TILTH: Join us for another day of wonderful service, community, gardening, and celebrating the life and work of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr!

232 Brookside Drive, Richmond, California at the North Richmond, California Farm.

Tickets are available through  “EventBrite.com”  website. Register/FREE. They will observe Passionate and Perseverance :         A Martin Luther King, Jr.  Day Celebration. Gardening- A day of service.

Hill Crest Baptist Church in El Sobrante, California.

3400 Hillcrest Road,
El Sobrante, California 94803.

Contact number is 1-510-223-9200.

Grace Arms of Antioch, California

3415 Oakley Road (or Oakley Rd.) Antioch, California presents at 3:00 PM a MARCH. At 5:00 PM  to 8:00 PM a PROGRAM.

Keynote speaker: is  Dr. J.  Alfred Smith, Jr . It will be from GRACE BIBLE FELLOWSHIP of Antioch, California 94509 to ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA CITY HALL.. contact information is ” www.gracearmsofantioch.org/mlk,jr “. The fourth Celebration is also an  “EventBrite.com” Ticket event.

East Contra Costa has several Martin Luther King Day events scheduled for Monday, including ones in Antioch and Pittsburg.

From 1 to 3 p.m., Antioch Unified School District hosts a “Salute to Greatness” event on YouTube.

At 6 p.m., Pittsburg will host a socially distanced drive-in celebration outside of City Hall, 65 Civc Ave., to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The “Silence is not an Option” event will include live performers and a multimedia presentation.

Attendees will stay in their cars for the Pittsburg event, which will also be broadcast on FM radio. The event is sponsored by several groups and agencies, including the city of Pittsburg, Los Medanos Community Healthcare District and Souljahs, among others.

For more information on the Pittsburg event, go to www.ShowingLove.net.


44th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. County Ceremony

Contra Costa County will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 44th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. In the spirit of Dr. King’s work, this year’s theme is “One People, One Nation, One Dream.”

The ceremony will begin at 11 am, and 2022 Humanitarian of the Year and Student Humanitarian will be introduced. Honorees will be recognized for their leadership, advocacy, and service to Contra Costa County, its residents, and communities and reflect the spirit of Dr. King’s work and achievements.

Humanitarians of the Year Awards to be Presented at 44th Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Event. View Press Release.

Dr. Martine Luther King, Jr. Save the Date January 18, 2022



Service for Peace – Bay Area/Oakland hosts MLK Day of Service – Neighborhood Cleanup

Description: Cleaning and beautifying the neighborhood as we are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, legacy

Day/Time: 01/18/21, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: 1187 Meadow Ln, Concord, CA 94520


Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano hosts MLK Jr. Family Food Sort

Description: Please join the Food Bank for our Family Food Sort to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by serving people in need in our community. Families with children as young as five years old are invited to bag or box fresh produce at our warehouse.

Day/Time: 1/18/2021 9:00am – 4:00pm Multiple shifts available

Location: Concord and Fairfield CA – Sign up for details


more to be announced…

For more information, call Rev. Will McGarvey at 925.933.6030 or eye4cee@gmail.com.