HPU to Host 49th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 22, 2019 – High Point University invites the community to ring in the Christmas season with its annual Community Prayer Breakfast. The event will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, in the James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center on campus. It is free and open to the public.

Rev. Dr. L. Gregory Jones will be this year’s guest speaker.

To confirm attendance and for more information, visit www.highpoint.edu/community/prayer-breakfast-registration/.

The Community Prayer Breakfast is one of HPU’s signature Christmas traditions. This year’s event will include special music provided by local church choir groups and an opening carol from the HPU Chapel Choir, directed by Carol Earnhardt. There will also be a silent prayer in memory of alumni, members of the university family, the community and friends who have died during the past year.

Rev. Dr. L. Gregory Jones, dean of Duke Divinity School and theologian, will speak at this year’s event. Jones has worked on the nature of forgiveness, the significance of Christian ministry and pastoral leadership, and social innovation and entrepreneurship and has served as Duke University’s chief international strategist to advance and coordinate the university’s global engagement. The author or editor of 17 books, he has also published more than 200 articles and essays, including his most recent book, “Christian Social Innovation: Renewing Wesleyan Witness.” 

Parking and shuttle buses will be available from the High Point University Community Center, located at 921 Eastchester Dr. in High Point, beginning at 6:45 a.m. Parking for guests with disability plates and/or placards will be available at the Oak Hollow mall with wheelchair accessible shuttles to transport guests to the Millis Center.

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

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