Upcoming Prayer Breakfast: A Time to Celebrate & Give Good News
Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 9am-12Noon
This year marks the 20th annual Good News Outreach Prayer Breakfast. With four distinct programs reaching across Tallahassee - The Mercy House men’s reentry program, Maryland Oaks Crossing affordable housing community, the Food Pantry and Senior Outreach - we have a lot to pray about and Thank God for! The event will take place Saturday morning, October 9th at St. Louis Catholic Church’s parish hall. Because seating will be limited due to COVID precautions, a Livestream option will be available.
“The Prayer Breakfast is one of our favorite opportunities to thank God for blessing Good News Outreach,” said Rebecca Howard, Director of Operations. “It’s a wonderful chance for our Board, staff and other supporters to gather and pray together for our less fortunate brothers and sisters.”
“We’ve all heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” said GNO executive director Donald Parks. “When people or groups become a Prayer Breakfast sponsor, they are doing some of God’s most important work. GNO is a messenger of their generosity.”
Whether in person or virtually, you’re invited to enjoy a nice meal and food for thought in good company. This year’s head table includes Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey, Father Tim Holeda of the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More, Sheriff Walter McNeil, and State Representative Allison Tant.
Tant is our keynote speaker. She has spent decades advocating on behalf of our area’s most vulnerable citizens, including children, people with disabilities, and senior citizens. She has founded two non-profits to serve individuals with disabilities. One is a scholarship program called KEYS (Keys to Exceptional Youth Success); the other is Tallahassee’s Independence Landing, an innovative housing option for adults with a range of cognitive and physical disabilities.
Allison supports the work of Good News Outreach, in particular the Maryland Oaks Crossing, our Food Pantry, and our programs for seniors. She is impressed by the opportunities for Maryland Oaks Crossing children and their families to be freed from multi-generational poverty.
“I am looking forward to meeting many of the people turning faith into action through the different Good News programs, “ said Tant. “I hope my story encourages others the same way I get inspired by others involved in making the Big Bend a kind and comfortable place for anyone to live or visit.”
Register for the 2021 Prayer Breakfast and you’ll play a pivotal role in reducing recidivism, hunger, homelessness, and isolation through uplifting and collaborative efforts in the Big Bend region. Online registration at www.goodnewsoutreach.org is encouraged, but phone calls and mail are always welcome. Please contact Rebecca Howard, 850-412-0016 ext. 5 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn more about the Prayer Breakfast.
Opportunity to speak, special introduction at breakfast, sponsor banner displayed prominently at event, name in program, recognition on social media/website/newsletter + table for 4 at event