By Candace Waller
On May 5th Pillar College commemorates its 10th annual National Day of Prayer. The event, organized by Dr. Wayne Dyer, starts at 8:45 am with a devotion by Pastor Dimas Salaberrios whose theme, “Exalt the Lord, Who Has Established Us” is based on Colossians 2:6-7. A Faculty Symposium follows at 10:30am. Both events are free, virtual, and open to the public.
“The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman,” said Vice President Strategic Alliances Dr. Wayne Dyer. Over two million people around the world will attend more than 30,000 observances – organized by approximately 40,000 volunteers on this day. Dr Dyer is the organizer of the event at Pillar College.
Other Pillar College National Day of Prayer presenters include:
Adrian Council, Publisher, The Positive Community Magazine
Dr. Juan Garcia, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at Restore Counseling Center. Pillar College alumni.
Dr. David Armstrong, Director of Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Dr. Maxine Bradshaw, Associate Dean and Professor of Psychology in both the graduate and undergraduate programs at Pillar College.
Aimee Huber, Executive Director of 5 First Choice Women’s Resource Centers in North and Central New Jersey.
Immediately following the National Day of Prayer, the Faculty Symposium begins at 10:30 am. The Symposium’s theme is Faith, Leadership and Learning: Interdisciplinary Approaches. The dynamic entrepreneur and leadership professor, Dr. Maryjo Burchard is the keynote speaker.
In addition to Dr. Burchard’s keynote address, this year’s Symposium features two sessions of scintillating, relevant conversations and workshops conducted by academic and leaders in the community on topics such as: “Generating Hope During Crisis: Leadership Growth Exercises,”; “Leadership Life-stories in Higher Education: Ancient Practice for the Future of Learning,”; “Spiritual Formation and Transformative Learning of Students with Implications for Faith and Learning” and much more.
Please go to pillar.edu/events to RSVP for the National Day of Prayer and the Faculty Symposium.
About Pillar College
Pillar College is a comprehensive institution of higher learning, providing a Christ-centered education. Pillar College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and licensed by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and a member of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). Pillar College offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs. Pillar College educates, inspires and equips students for excellent scholarship, service and leadership. Rooted in and committed to Christian faith, Pillar College fosters intellectual, spiritual and social development among its diverse student population. Pillar College has locations in Newark, Somerset, Paterson and Plainfield, New Jersey. Founded in 1908. For more information about Pillar College, visit https://pillar.edu