By LAURA PATTERSON
Of the Record staff
The eggs, grits, sausage and bacon will have to wait, but the current COVID-19 situation cannot stop the prayers. The 2020 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will still be held Thursday, May 7 — the National Day of Prayer, but this year’s event will be an online gathering.
Presented by the Dunn United Ministerial Association and the city of Dunn mayor’s office, the event will start at 11 a.m. and will be broadcast online at numerous websites and Facebook pages.
“In these uncertain times, we are challenged to be creative in the way we gather, pray and worship Almighty God,” stated a release from Dunn Mayor William Elmore and the Rev. Howard Dudley, chair of the DUMA board of directors. “COVID19 continues to move us into unfamiliar territory, yet we are encouraged that so many of us are craving moments of joint prayer.”
The online event will be led by a number of local pastors and will include words of encouragement from Mayor Elmore and music from numerous sources.
This year’s national theme is “Pray God’s Glory Across the Earth.” It is partnered with the scripture, “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14).
Contributions during the annual prayer gathering is a major fundraiser for the Dunn United Ministerial Association. Proceeds raised through this day of prayer will be used to help others through the DUMA financial assistance program and the DUMA Food Pantry.
To view this virtual event, visit:
- City of Dunn: dunn-nc.org or facebook.com/thecityofdunn/
- Church of God of Prophecy: https://bit.ly/2L2Gdy1
- Divine Street United Methodist Church: divinestreet.org or facebook.com/divine.Street.UMC/
- First Baptist Church: fbcdunn.com or on the church’s Facebook page
- First Presbyterian Church: fpcdunn.org or facebook.com/firstpresbyteriandunn/
- Glad Tidings Church: gladtidings.church or facebook.com/gtcdunn/
- Gospel Tabernacle Church: gtchurch.net or facebook.com/GospelTab/
- Hood Memorial Christian Church: hoodmemorial.org or facebook.com/hoodchurch/
- Rehoboth Word Ministries: bit.ly/3dnFvY4