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We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in MLK Day of Service. With the help of some 400 students, faculty, and other community members, we served on 35 projects at 13 different locations throughout High Point. To see all that we were able to do in our community, take a look at each of the service projects via the Volunteer NOW button below and read the following articles:

Dr. Blosser shares the meaning of MLK Day

“A Day On, Not Off”


For photos of the day, check out our Facebook page.


Please don’t forget to fill out the survey. We value your feedback and want to ensure an even better and more impactful day next year.


Martin Luther King, Jr. was deeply committed to serving others and helping foster a most just society. Every year, thousands of people across the United States come together to honor Dr. King through service projects, scholarship opportunities, and worship services. This year, High Point University is partnering with our community to make MLK Day a day on rather than a day off.

In partnership with the Ministers Conference of High Point and Vicinity, we invite you to participate in any or all of the MLK Day opportunities to worship, fellowship, and serve on Monday, January 20, 2014:

  • 8 AM Annual Breakfast and Oratorical Competition, Oak Hollow Mall (in the old JC Penny’s): Scholarships are awarded each year to deserving high school seniors from the High Point community who demonstrate excellent moral, academic, and civic leadership in the true spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tickets are $15, tables $120. For more information or tickets, call 336-883-3124. Click here for the flyer.
  • 11 AM HPU Worship Service, Charles E. Hayworth, Sr. Memorial Chapel: A community worship service, featuring guest preacher Eboni Marshall Turman, Asst. Research Prof. of Black Church Studies and Director of the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School (read more about Prof. Marshall Turman at her website, click here).  Special musical direction will also be provided by Dr. Louise Toppin, Chair of the Voice Department at UNC-Chapel Hill (read more about Dr. Toppin at her website, click here). Read more about the service and HPU Religious Life on their website, visit it by clicking here.
  • Afternoon Service Projects: Students and faculty at HPU have worked with our community partners to develop service opportunities throughout the City of High Point. Most service projects will begin around noon (following the HPU Worship Service) and conclude by 5 PM. Everyone who volunteers is invited to the HPU Cafe for a community meal at 5:30 PM. To read about the service opportunities and sign up, click on the Volunteer Now button!


  • 6 PM Evening Worship and Celebration Service, Williams Memorial CME Church, 3400 Triangle Lake Rd., High Point, NC 27260: The featured preacher this year will be Rev. Dr. E. L. Branch from Third New Hope Baptist Church in Detroit, MI. Read more about Dr. Branch at his website, click here.

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