The annual St. Andrews Sunday Worship Service at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church will be held Nov. 9, 11 a.m.
St. Andrews Singers under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Elizabeth Blair and Music Instructor/Accompanist Sean Moore will be participating, along with Pipe Major Bill Caudill ‘89.
This year’s guest preacher is the Rev. Dr. Joseph Harvard, now retired having served First Presbyterian Church in Durham for 33 years, and a member of the SA Board of Trustees from 1983-1991. He has also served as an interim and transitional pastor at various churches.
During his ministry, he has been active in his community serving as president of Durham Congregations in Action, Sister Cities of Durham, and Chairman of the Board of the Forest at Duke Retirement Community for 15 years. He has also served on the boards of the Lincoln Community Health Center Foundation, Durham Regional Hospital, Senior PharmAssist, Habitat for Humanity, Durham Arts Council, Downtown Durham Inc, the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee of Duke Health System, The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke, and Urban Ministries of Durham.
He received the Keeper of the Dream Award from the Martin Luther King Committee, The Elna Spaulding Award, The Freedom Award from the Durham Branch of the NAACP, and the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. He has joined with other religious and community leaders in seeking to build the Beloved Community in Durham. In retirement, Joe was the transitional pastor at First Scots Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, a neighboring congregation to Mother Emanuel AME Church, for two years.
Dr. Harvard’s daughter, Rebecca Harvard Barnes, graduated from St. Andrews in 1992 and served on the Alumni Council.
St. Andrews University is a branch of Webber International University located in Laurinburg, NC. The University’s mission is to offer students an array of business, liberal arts and sciences, and pre-professional programs of study that create a life transforming educational opportunity which is practical in its application, global in its scope, and multi-disciplinary in its general education core. Students will acquire depth of knowledge and expertise in their chosen field of study, balanced by breadth of knowledge across various disciplines, while pursuing a degree at associate, bachelor, or master level. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing oral and written communication, and critical thinking skills. The international quality of the student body enriches personal experience and promotes understanding of international cultures and influences. Through an atmosphere in which self-discipline, creativity and cultivation of ethical standards are enhanced, the University is dedicated to teaching its students the “how to learn, how to think, and how to apply method” to each new challenge.