YMCA 19th Annual Celebration of Prayer Breakfast
Date(s) - 28 Mar 2013
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
First Baptist Church Orlando
YMCA’s 19th Annual Celebration of Prayer to Feature U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black
Strengthening the Spirit of Our Community during Holy Week
The YMCA of Central Florida is bringing U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black to Orlando on Thursday, March 28 to share an inspirational message of faith and unity during the Y’s 19th Annual Celebration of Prayer Breakfast.
Attended each year by more than 1,000 community leaders, the event is the largest of its kind held locally during Holy Week. It will take place this year from 7 to 8:15 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Orlando, 3000 South John Young Parkway.
Black, a retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral, has served as U.S. Senate Chaplain since 1993, during which time he has led the assembly in prayer, provided counseling and spiritual guidance, and assisted in theological and biblical research.
A decorated Naval officer, he previously served in the U.S. Navy for 27 years and ended his distinguished career as Chief of Navy Chaplains. In addition to earning doctoral degrees in philosophy and ministry, Black was honored in 1995 with the NAACP’s Renowned Service Award for his contributions to equal opportunity and civil rights.
“Celebrating the ‘C’ in YMCA, the Celebration of Prayer marks the arrival of Easter and provides a meaningful way to recognize the Y’s Christian mission, which has guided our organization for over 150 years,” said Jim Ferber, YMCA of Central Florida President and CEO. “The Y remains deeply committed to strengthening our community by connecting residents, inspiring leaders and providing relevant solutions through spiritual enrichment.”
The breakfast welcomes people of all faiths and backgrounds. Tables are available for $250 and individual seats for $35. For information or to reserve tickets, please call Rexanne Paugh at 407.895.8615 or email: RPaugh@cfymca.org
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About the YMCA of Central Florida
The YMCA of Central Florida is one of the area’s largest nonprofits committed to strengthening the local communities it serves. It is a diverse organization of men, women and children joined by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Each day 25,000 Central Florida residents are impacted by the Y when a mentor inspires a child, individuals make healthy choices and a community comes together for common good. In 2012, this YMCA Association of over 1,800 employees across 6 Florida counties impacted over 225,000 residents and invested, during a down economy, $10.2 million in its local communities through neighborhood improvement projects. Also, this Y provided $9.2 million in financial assistance to children and families that resulted in lasting personal and social change.