The mayors of Newton and North Newton will host the sixth annual prayer breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m. on the National Day of Prayer, May 3 at Memorial Hall on the campus of Bethel College in North Newton.
The breakfast catered by Bethel College will start the day with a focus on prayer for our nation, state, county and cities, as well as local emergency personnel, the legal system, business and industry, families, schools, voluntary service and churches. All are encouraged to attend. Mayors Raquel Thiessen and Ron Braun will be joined by Newton Area chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Jim Schwarzenberger as hosts of the event, with prayer led by community leaders representing the various areas to be prayed for. The Bethel College acappella choir "Woven" will offer special music with Cub Scout Pack 143 leading the flag salute and Pledge of Allegiance.
The event, modeled after the annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. first hosted by Kansas' own President Eisenhower and Congress in 1953 and each year after, aims to inspire prayer for our community and country and provide a time of spiritual reflection and re-dedication to God.
Tickets are available at The Chamber office, North Newton City building, Newton Midland and First Bank locations for $10.
On behalf of the Mayors, organizers from Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions, The Chamber, Newton Ministerial Alliance and Missional Church Network have received broad support for this city wide event.
For more information meail or call (316) 215.1082.