HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 28, 2017 – 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. 8 in the James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center on campus. The event is free and open to the public.
To confirm attendance or 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.
The Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery, dean of the Duke University Chapel and associate professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School, will be this year’s featured speaker. Prior to his appointment at Duke, he served as the Perry and Georgia Engle Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary. He received his bachelor of arts in music with a concentration in vocal performance from Stanford University, his master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and his doctorate from Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto. He has authored two books, titled “Spirit Speech: Lament and Celebration in Preaching,” and “Dem Dry Bones: Preaching, Death, and Hope.” He is currently working on a co-authored introductory textbook on preaching, “Ways of the Word: Learning to Preach for Your Time and Place,” as well as two devotional books of meditations on the spirituals for the liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent.
Parking and shuttle buses will be available from Oak Hollow Mall, located at 921 Eastchester Drive in High Point, beginning at 6:45 a.m. Parking for guests with disabilities and/or placards will be available at the Millis Athletic and Convocation Center.