Martin Luther King Jr. Art in Black and Yellow
Martin Luther King Jr. Art in Black and Yellow

Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend


Sunday, January 17, 2021

10am: “Making All Things New: A Series of the Prophets of the Hebrew Bible” | Online on Zoom
Sign up for our six-week Epiphany series with the Rev. Winnie Varghese, the Rev. Dr. Julie Faith Parker, Professor of Hebrew Bible at The General Theological Seminary, and Summerlee Staten, Trinity’s Executive Director of Faith Formation and Education. The topic on Jan. 17 is “Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters,” a discussion on the prophet Amos and the writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

11:15am: Guest Preacher – The Rev. James I. Clark, III | Trinity Church Wall Street Online on our Website and Facebook
Join us for our online Holy Eucharist on Sunday, Jan. 17. The Rev. James Clark,  Trinity's Managing Director of Mission and Real Estate Development, will preach at the 11:15 am service, broadcast on our website and Facebook Live. Clark works with partners in the US and worldwide to assist them in identifying, planning, and executing real estate projects to sustain their mission work. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University, holds an MBA from Columbia University School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science from New York University Stern School of Business..

Monday, January 18th, 2021

10am, 2pm, 4pm, and 8pm: “Co-Workers with God” an MLK Online Social Justice Retreat | Trinity Retreat Center Online on TRC’s Facebook and Instagram
Join Trinity Retreat Center staff for four 30-minute broadcasts to celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., reflecting on “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

In his letter, the prophetic civil rights leader wrote that justice for the oppressed is not inevitable but comes through the tireless efforts of people “willing to be co-workers with God.” Come together with the Rev. Dr. Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones, the retreat center’s Priest and Director of Spiritual Formation, and Joseph Rose, an Episcopal seminarian and Executive Director of Visitor Experience, for a transformative day of reflection, prayer, poetry, and quiet time.

Registration for this online retreat is not required—just tune in on Trinity Retreat Center’s Facebook and Instagram pages at the scheduled times.

2pm: MLK Day Truth in History | Online on Zoom
This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, youth (ages 13-19) are invited to join young advocates from Epic Theater, LEAP, Urban Word NYC, and Integrate NYC for an afternoon of history and action. From performances to education and conversations, we will explore the movement for truth in our shared history and education and the necessity of telling our full story. Participating students will receive community service hours for this day of action.

Make this your day of education and action, telling the truth in our history and advocating for a curriculum that reflects, includes, and supports everyone. For questions, email Jennifer Chinn, Senior Program Manager, Youth & Community Engagement, at

Register for free.

2018 marked 50 years since the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In observance of the deep and lasting impact of Dr. King’s ministry, Trinity created video curriculum, “Three Epistles on Race in America,” for use by individuals or in group education settings. The speaker series explores contemporary black/white relationships using writings that, while perhaps lesser known than King’s famous “I have a dream” oratory, resonate powerfully today.

Speakers include New York City journalist Errol Louis, New York University professor; poet Fred Moten; Trinity’s Priest-in-charge, the Rev. Phil Jackson; and the Rev. Winnie Varghese, who interviews civil rights icon and public theologian Ruby Sales.

Visit the MLK Jr. Epistles and Prophets page to view the videos and access the curriculum.