Westminster College to Host Community Vespers Worship Service in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College will host a Service of Remembrance in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Wallace Memorial Chapel. The service is open to the public.

Guest speaker will be the Rev. Patrice L. Fowler-Searcy, director of Mission Ministry at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. Fowler-Searcy received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Purdue University and is working towards a Master of Divinity at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Music will be provided by the Westminster College Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Robin Lind, associate professor of music and director of choral activities.

Westminster staff participating in the service include: the Rev. James Mohr, Westminster chaplain; the Rev. Jeannette Hubbard, Westminster director of diversity services; and Kathryn Davison Miller, Westminster College organist.

The Thiel College Soldiers for God Mime and Dance Group will also be participating in the service.

Contact Westminster's Office of Faith and Spirituality at (724) 946-7117 or email for additional information.      

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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