HPU to Host 48th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast

More than 800 community members attended HPU’s 47th Annual Prayer Breakfast in 2017.


HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 27, 2018 – High Point University invites the community to ring in the Christmas season with the annual Community Prayer Breakfast. The event will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 in the James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center on campus. It is free and open to the public.

To confirm attendance and for more information, visit www.highpoint.edu/prayerbreakfast.

The Community Prayer Breakfast is one of HPU’s signature Christmas traditions. This year’s event will include special music provided by the HPU Chapel Choir, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Doebler, as well as a silent prayer in memory of alumni, members of the university family, the community and friends who have died during the past year.

Dr. Robert S. Norris will be this year’s guest speaker.

The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Norris, pastor and head of staff at the Royal Poinciana Chapel in Palm Beach, Florida, will be this year’s featured speaker. Born and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Norris received his bachelor’s degree in American history and philosophy from Bloomsburg State College and attended Princeton Theological Seminary, where he received three degrees – a Master of Divinity, a Master of Theology and his Doctor of Ministry. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1979 and has served at a number of churches in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Texas. In 2004, he became the pastor at Royal Poinciana Chapel. In 2015, he was invited to serve as an adjunct faculty member at Princeton.

Norris is an inspired preacher, a dynamic worship leader and has proven experience in large church administration. He enjoys preaching and teaching in a church setting. He is energized by social outreach and mission, the spiritual nurture of congregations and imagining new forms of ministry.

HPU’s Community Prayer breakfast is supported by the Haggai Prayer Breakfast Fund, Smith and Jennings, Johnson’s Modern Electric, Fence Builders Inc. and Digger Enterprises.

Parking and shuttle buses will be available beginning at 6:45 a.m. from Oak Hollow Mall, located at 921 Eastchester Drive in High Point. Parking for guests with disabilities and/or placards will be available at the mall and wheelchair accessible shuttles will be available.

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