TROY — For more than 36 years, the city of Troy pauses for prayer as part of the annual Mayor’s Prayer and Praise Breakfast to be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church located at 53 Norwich Road.
Mayor Michael Beamish, along with his wife Ginny, will attend the event hosted by Pastor Dale Christian of the First Baptist Church, the church sponsoring this year’s event.
“We love having an opportunity to extend an invitation to the community to gather together,” Pastor Christian said. “Now is a good time to be praying for our mayor, our city, and our country.”
Several other local pastors will be present at the event, Christian said.
“Saturday is Sweetest Day. What would be a better way to celebrate and to share breakfast with others in the community, pray and ask God to go before us,” Christian said.
“This is a community opportunity to come together in one voice, as one community, to unite in prayer, fellowship, music, and spiritual uplift,” said Mayor Beamish. “I hope many attend.”
This year, the guest speaker will be Mr. Steven Justice, an attorney with Dungan and LeFevre. Mr. Justice was instrumental in organizing the Hope Over Heroin weekend held this past July in Troy. He is part of a consortium that led to organizing the Troy Quick Response Team (QRT).
Special music will include the Mayor’s Prayer and Praise Breakfast choir, 3:16, and the Faithful Men group.
Tickets are still available both in the First Baptist Church office and at the Mayor’s office. They are $5 and includes breakfast. Tickets will also be available and honored at the door. The Mayor’s Youth Council will assist in serving the meal.
For more information about the First Baptist Church, visit www.fbctroy.com
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