HPU to Honor MLK with ‘Day of Service’
High Point University has organized 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service projects that anyone can sign up to participate in “A Day On, Not Off.” This year’s service projects include children’s activities, clothing drives, community gardens, preparing and serving meals, landscaping, providing transportation, beautification and cleanup of school and community spaces, and more. The projects will take place on HPU’s campus and at partner agencies throughout the city of High Point.
In 2016, more than 600 students, faculty, staff and community members contributed 1,500 hours of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day – part of the 100,000 hours of service the university contributes annually.
In addition to the Day of Service, HPU will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day worship service at 11 a.m. on Jan. 15 in Charles E. Hayworth Sr. Memorial Chapel. The service is open to the public. The featured speaker is Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is the first elected female bishop in the more than 200-year history of the AME Church. For a full schedule of events and their locations, visit the website.