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MLK Day 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. was deeply committed to serving others and helping foster a more 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. High Point University and the surrounding community are growing their partnership to make MLK Day a day on rather than a day off.

 

We invite you to participate in any or all of the MLK Day opportunities to worship, fellowship, and serve throughout MLK Day weekend.

Saturday, January 18th

1:00 PM-4:00 PM: 19th Annual MLK Jr. Parade
Join us for the annual MLK Day parade! The parade will begin at the intersection of Green Dr/Meredith traveling west and ending Mendenhall Transportation Terminal on Hamilton and Commerce Street.

Sunday, January 19th

6:00 PM-8:00 PM: 6th Annual Hunger Banquet
The Bonner Leader Program is hosting the sixth annual Hunger Banquet in the International Ballroom of Cottrell Hall on the HPU campus. Please join us for an interactive discussion on hunger, poverty, class systems, and justice.

To register: click here.

If you have any questions, contact Kirsten Rowe at krowe@highpoint.edu.

Monday, January 20th

8:00 AM-10:00 AM: Annual Breakfast and Oratorical Competition
Scholarships are awarded each year to deserving high school seniors from the High Point community who demonstrate excellent moral, academic, and civic leadership skills in the true spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tickets are $15 per person. Churches only can purchase tables (seats 8 people) for $100 before December 31, 2019 and $120 after. This event will be held in the High Point Community Center, across the street from Courtyard by Marriott.

11:00 AM-12:30 PM: HPU Worship Service- Charles E. Hayworth, Sr. Memorial Chapel
The 2020 service will be at 11 am, January 20th in Hayworth Chapel. The service will include a keynote preacher and musical performances by the Genesis Gospel Choir, directed by Marc Foster and accompanied by the HPU Chapel Choir, including the vocal talents of Rev. Andria Williamson and the musical ability of Marcia Dills on the piano. Rev. Michael A. Walrond, Jr. will be the keynote preacher. Pastor Mike is a graduate of Morehouse College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. He continued his studies at Duke University School of Divinity as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar and earned a Master of Divinity degree with a focus in Theology. He served Duke University as the University Minister and Director of the African American Campus Ministry for eight years. Pastor Mike served as the Senior Pastor of Zion Temple United Church of Christ in Durham, North Carolina for eight years. He is now the Senior Pastor of First Corinthian Baptist Church (FCBC) in Harlem, New York. For more information click here to visit the Religious Life website.

6:00 PM- 8:30 PM: Evening Worship Service and Celebration at Williams Memorial CME Church
The evening service will be a worship experience filled with songs of praise, awarding of the oratorical scholarships, and a spirit-filled message by Rev. Michael A. Walrond, Jr. Pastor Mike is a graduate of Morehouse College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. He continued his studies at Duke University School of Divinity as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar and earned a Master of Divinity degree with a focus in Theology. He served Duke University as the University Minister and Director of the African American Campus Ministry for eight years. Pastor Mike served as the Senior Pastor of Zion Temple United Church of Christ in Durham, North Carolina for eight years. He is now the Senior Pastor of First Corinthian Baptist Church (FCBC) in Harlem, New York.

Service Projects: various times, various locations
HPU students, staff and faculty, and community non-profit agencies, churches, schools, and individuals have worked hard to develop service opportunities throughout the City of High Point. To read about the service opportunities and sign up, click on the Volunteer Now button!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW VOLUNTEER PROJECTS

In the last four years, with the help of over 1000 volunteers, we served on 70 projects at over 20 different locations throughout High Point. We want to add to this legacy of service, and we hope you’ll be involved. To see a highlight of all that we were able to do in the community in the last few years, take a look at the links below.

 

“A Day On, Not Off”

Storify of MLK projects and photos

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

 

For volunteer registration questions or have a volunteer project you wish to have considered, contact our AmeriCorps VISTA at HPU, Natalee Laasch by emailing her nlaasch1@highpoint.edu.

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