High Point University Students Take Part in Spring Pilgrimage to Explore Worship in NYC
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 15, 2019 – A group of High Point University students traveled to the Big Apple to take part in a Spring Pilgrimage – a week of programming that explored the intersection of spirituality and service. The pilgrimage allowed students to explore different communities of faith and faith-based organizations in New York City.
ABOVE PHOTO – During a Spring Pilgrimage trip to New York City, High Point University students visited the United Nations.
Every fall and spring break, HPU’s Chapel and Religious Office takes students on Christian pilgrimages. Over the course of the pilgrimage, students focus on five elements: worship, service, education, discussion and touring. While in New York City, the students visited various churches for service and worship, toured the United Nations and met with other faith leaders.
“Our students volunteered at Holy Apostle Soup Kitchen to serve food and connect with people who are unsheltered,” says the Rev. Andria Williamson, manager of chapel programs. “The way we design our work to incorporate faith and advocacy is significant as it will impact our human experience and quality of life. That is what our students learned in New York City.”
HPU’s Levi Rmah says he has gained new knowledge and insights from his pilgrimage experience.
“We experienced worship services that are different from our churches back home,” says Rmah. “The tour of the United Nations allowed us to expand our horizons beyond the boundaries of our country.”
“Our students are doing all of this together as peers of High Point University,” says the Rev. Preston Davis, minister to the university. “They are growing deep, wide and together. There is no better experience as an educator and faith leader than to see our students come to life through these opportunities.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.® HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 5,200 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Regional Colleges in the South, No. 1 for Most Innovative Regional Colleges in the South and recognized for Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South. The Princeton Review named HPU in the 2019 edition of “The Best 384 Colleges” in the nation, as well as Best-Run Colleges (No. 19), Best College Dorm Rooms (No. 5), Most Beautiful Campuses (No. 18) and a Great School for Communication Majors and a Great School for Business/Finance Majors. For eight years in a row, HPU has been named a College of Distinction with special recognition for business and education programs, and The National Council on Teacher Quality ranks HPU’s elementary education program as one of the best in the nation. The university offers 60 undergraduate majors, 64 undergraduate minors and 13 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the web at highpoint.edu.