GROTON -- On Monday, Jan. 20, the Groton Interfaith Council will host its annual potluck breakfast in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Traditionally, this event is held in close proximity to the civil rights leader's birthday and the theme of the breakfast focuses on community service as a way to honor Dr. King's legacy of service.

This year's speaker will be Maggie Monroe-Cassel, executive director for Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts. Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing affordable quality housing through construction, rehabilitation and preserving of homes and communities. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has built, renovated and repaired more than 600,000 decent, affordable homes sheltering more than 3 million people world-wide.

Originally from New York State, Maggie Monroe-Cassel is an ordained American Baptist clergywoman. While serving churches in New York for 25 years, Maggie founded a Habitat affiliate and a local credit union to pursue her belief in economic justice. Maggie will speak about the work of Habitat for Humanity locally but also about the roots of this organization, which sprang up from amidst the American Civil Rights Movement.

This annual breakfast is one of many community events sponsored during the year by the Groton Interfaith Council. The council was begun in Groton in 2009 with the mission of fostering understanding, respect, justice and peace among people of differing religious and faith traditions through education, fellowship, service and worship.

The Potluck Breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held at First Parish Church of Groton. Bring your favorite breakfast treat and join the discussion.

For information contact Steve Boczenowski, president, Groton Interfaith Council;, at 978-448-5013 or boczeno@gmail.com or Judy Nauman, secretary, Groton Interfaith Council, at 978-808-4881 or judy.g.nauman@gmail.com.