In celebration of Black History Month at Seattle Pacific University, Reverend Bernice King will come to campus for a community chapel service on Tuesday, February 28, 9:30-10:20 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to SPU campus. King is the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.
Joining King will be SPU’s Gospel Choir, Worship Arts Ensemble, and SPU Wind Symphony. There will also be musical excerpts from "Montage for Martin," written by Associate Professor of Music Stephen Newby and Ja Jahannes.
As one of today's leading speakers, King is author of Hard Questions, Heart Answers. Her book is a collection of her best and inspiring sermons and speeches in which she addresses the pressing problems America faced in the 1990s. In addition, she is founder of “Be A King,” whose mission is to "influence young people to transform the world culture with a kingdom mindset.” In 2009, King was awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Advocate Award” from the Nation Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available at the church. The building is wheelchair accessible.