HPU Students to Host an Interfaith Prayer Event for the High Point Community
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 20, 2016 – High Point University’s Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated will host Prayer Changes Things, an interfaith time of prayer for the city of High Point and the greater community, at noon on Nov. 5. The event will be held in the Webb Conference Center Ballroom on HPU’s campus and is open to the public.
Students organizing the event for the first time this year say it is a chance to bring student and community leaders as well as the local faith community together to pray for the city.
“We are holding this event because we feel that there is a need to pray for our community,” says junior T’Keyah Johnson. “We welcome all denominations and faiths to come and learn, worship and pray. We believe that prayer changes things, so we will come together to pray for HPU students who are becoming model citizens who help their community, and also pray for issues such as hunger, violence and strengthening police and community relations.”
In addition to a time of prayer, music will be provided by Genesis Gospel Choir and Collision Worship Band. Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority will serve as ushers. Proceeds from an offering will go to the March of Dimes, the philanthropy supported by both sororities.
Speakers include Father Vincent Smith of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Veta Overton of the NAACP, the Rev. Michael Bowden of Turners Chapel African Methodist Episcopal, Carl Vierling of the Greater High Point Food Alliance and evangelist Jon Foster of Deep River Church of Christ.
Attendees should enter campus at North Centennial Street and International Avenue. Parking will be available in the lot across from the Webb Conference Center.