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Improving Our Cultural Climate Through Prayer

VOAC Launches Triannual Prayer Breakfast Series

Volunteers of America Chesapeake (VOAC) has unveiled the first of a series of Community Prayer Breakfast events scheduled throughout the Mid-Atlantic this year in an effort to instill faith and hope in the community it serves.

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VOAC held the inaugural breakfast at its Residential Re-Entry Center in Baltimore on July 19.

The event is timely as the nation continues to heal following a string of violence involving police officers and citizens. According to Volunteers of America Chesapeake Chaplain Rev. Sandra Gray:

“We know the power of faith in this type of cultural climate, and God has a way of making sure we show up on time. We knew we wanted to launch the series in Baltimore City, which has been challenged in many ways due to violence and media perceptions, and we are happy we did. Everyone was inspired by the outpouring of faith in the room, and I believe no one left the way they came.”

The event attracted more than 35 ministers, spiritual leaders, and heads of faith-based organizations. Attendees prayed in large and small groups over their free breakfast meals.

The VOAC Prayer Breakfast will be held three months out of the year–July, November, and February– in Baltimore, Prince George’s County, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia.

The next event is scheduled for Friday, October 21, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. at Ark of Safety Church at 9402 Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.

Volunteers of America is a church without walls committed to serving the most vulnerable people in our community. Volunteers of America Chesapeake was one of the national human services organization’s first branches.


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