Community prayer breakfast to kick off Martin Luther King Jr. Study Day Jan. 19;

GOSHEN, Ind. — Honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. in the context of the Christian faith that sustained him, a 7:30 a.m. community breakfast Jan. 19 at Goshen College will begin the day with prayer and remembrance.

The fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Prayer Breakfast at Goshen College’s Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall will feature a meditation by Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, a veteran of the civil rights movement and close associate of Martin Luther King Jr. Vivian also served as dean at Shaw Divinity School and director of the Urban Training Center for Christian Mission and founded the Center for Democratic Renewal.

Goshen College President Shirley H. Showalter will welcome participants to the breakfast and the Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Study Day, which includes a 10 a.m. public convocation by Vivian. Goshen College’s Voices ‘n Harmony choir, under the direction of Patrice Penny-Henderson, will offer musical selections during the worship program.

Sponsors of the breakfast are Goshen College, Goshen Chamber of Commerce, Goshen Health System and the Goshen Ministerial Association.

Tickets for the breakfast are $15 per person or $120 for a table of eight and must be reserved by Jan. 9. For more information about the prayer breakfast, or to reserve a seat or table, call the Welcome Center (574) 535-7566.

Goshen College, established in 1894, is a four-year residential Christian liberal arts college rooted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. The college’s Christ-centered core values — passionate learning, global citizenship, compassionate peacemaking and servant-leadership — prepare students as leaders for the church and world. Recognized for its unique Study-Service Term program, Goshen has earned citations of excellence in Barron’s Best Buys in Education, Kaplan’s “Most Interesting Colleges” guide and U.S.News & World Report‘s “America’s Best Colleges” edition, which named Goshen a “least debt college.:” Visit

Editors: For more information, contact Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or