Community prayer breakfast to kick off Martin Luther King Jr. Day; reservations due Jan. 8

GOSHEN, Ind. — The Goshen College Martin Luther King Jr. Study Day on Jan. 19 will begin with prayer and remembrance at the ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Prayer Breakfast, beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall. The breakfast is open to the public and reservations are due by Thursday, Jan. 8.

The breakfast will feature a dramatic presentation with local civil rights activists, the IUSB Civil Rights Heritage Center and Goshen College students. Goshen College’s Voices-n-Harmony Gospel Choir will offer musical selections during the worship program and local pastors will offer prayers.

Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. and the breakfast buffet begins at 7:30 a.m. Advance registration is required; tickets for the breakfast are $18 per person or $144 for a table of eight and must be reserved by Jan. 8. For more information about the prayer breakfast, or to reserve a seat or table, call the Goshen College Welcome Center at (574) 535-7566.

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Goshen College, established in 1894, is a 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, “Colleges of Distinction,” “Making a Difference College Guide” and U.S.News & World Report‘s “America’s Best Colleges” edition, which named Goshen a “least debt college.” Visit