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Westminster College Hosts Community Breakfast and Day of Service in honor of MLK Jr. Day, Jan. 15

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Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Westminster College Office of Faith and Spirituality and Office of Diversity and Inclusion are hosting a "Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast" on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 8:30 AM in the Witherspoon Rooms in the McKelvey Campus Center at Westminster College. The campus and community are invited to attend the celebration of Dr. King's legacy. Admission is $5.00 and payable at the door.

Guest speaker for the breakfast is Pittsburgh native Rev. Dr. James Henderson Harris, Sr., pastor of the St. James AMEC, Pittsburgh PA. Rev. Harris has had a long productive career serving the AME Church for 43 years, beginning his ministry at the age of 17. He received his BA from Wilberforce University in 1989; his MDiv from Payne Theological Seminary in 1992; and his DMin from United Theological Seminary in 1995.

Following the breakfast approximately 150 Westminster College student athletes are participating in a "Day of Service," volunteering at various community organizations across the area. Throughout the day, the group of students will serve the Salvation Army (Sharon & Grove City), City Rescue Mission, Crisis Shelter of Law. Co., Children’s Advocacy Center, Habitat for Humanity, Making Kids Count, Mobile Meals Trumbull, Camp Crestfield, St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store, Oh Wow! Kids, Pine Valley Bible Camp, WC Field Station, Children’s Aid Society of Mercer County and Aware Inc.

Coordinators of the MLK Breakfast are Rev. Jim Mohr, chaplain and director of church relations; Rev. Jeannette Hubbard, director of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion; and Stephanie Lehman, campus ministry fellow in the Office of Faith and Spirituality.

For further information or questions, contact Ms. Lehman at 724-946-7405.