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The January Community Prayer Breakfast was held on Thursday, Jan. 9, in the fellowship hall of the Memorial Missionary Baptist Church.
The early morning was cold and frosty with a temperature of 35 degrees, but 51 community members attended for this first meeting of the group for the 2020 year.
Church pastor, Rev. J.B. Duval gave a warm welcome and prayer, followed by a fantastic breakfast.
Max Bilinski led the group in the pledge to the flag and one verse of “My Country Tis Of Thee.”
Prayers for the sick and distressed were offered by Church Deacon George Pittman, Sr.
Guest speaker was Lisa Sherry, a Juvenile Services Supervisor, based out of Tallahassee. She shared an interesting program on the importance of family.
Sherry is a Tallahassee native, working in the social work field for 30 years, providing behaviorial health services and resources to youth and families in the Big Bend Area.
Her connection to Jefferson County is through friends and her employment. She has a passion for children, “They are our future,” she says. “Just because someone or their idea is different doesn’t mean they or their idea is wrong. Difference helps us to grow. Together we are stronger.”
Community Prayer Breakfast is held from 7 to 8 a.m., usually on the first Thursday of each month, from September through May and is held at a different location each month with a guest speaker and a program.
All are welcome to come with the expectation of an interesting program, an abundant breakfast and great Christian fellowship. Bring your thoughts, prayers and a friend for a rewarding fellowship.
The next monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Jefferson Country Club. It will be hosted by the spiritual aims committee of the Monticello Kiwanis Club. The guest speaker will be John Todd.
For more information, contact Coordinator Gary Wright at (850) 997-5705 or (850) 933-5567.