Each year, for over half a century, High Point University has held a Christmas Prayer Breakfast and university officials are inviting everyone and anyone to attend the 2024 event.

The school will hold its 52nd annual such breakfast on Friday, Dec. 15 at 8 a.m., with a goal of “bringing together a large faith community from across the Piedmont Triad during the holiday season.”

Last year, more than 1,500 people attended, and another large audience is expected to show up for this year’s event, which the university promises will offer “an inspiring message, music and fellowship.”

The 2024 breakfast will be led by High Point University President Nido Qubein, who will no doubt have some inspirational words, because that’s what Qubein is known for worldwide.

There will be another inspiring message as well for the attendees – from Rev. Dr. Thomas Tewell, who has served as a pastor for more than four decades.

Tewell was the pastor at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001.

It wouldn’t be a Christmas breakfast without some great music and the university has that base covered. At the Dec. 15 event, LaDonna Gatlin – an accomplished singer and professional speaker – will provide music. Her brothers, by the way, are the Grammy Award-winning Gatlin Brothers.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. You can register at www.highpoint.edu/prayer-breakfast.

The Christmas Prayer Breakfast will take place in the Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena and Conference Center at One N. University Pkwy in High Point,