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Annual event kicks off Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The Charlottetown Area Christian Council (CACC) annual Prayer Breakfast will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, 8-10 a.m., at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel.
The council and guests will gather in fellowship to enjoy a hearty breakfast while discovering the power of prayer with people from all walks of life from all parts of P.E.I.
Tickets are available at most Charlottetown churches for $18. For more information, contact Donald Gaudet at 902-218-1170.
The guest presentations will be introduced by master of ceremonies J.W. (Bill) Campbell. The guest speaker is Jeff Hamel, a youth counsellor at Calvary Church. Musical renditions will be provided by CACC president David Rashed with guest performers Anne Marie Valois and Salvation Army Officer Steffen Hood.
The CACC annually invites everyone to discover an eloquent experience of prayer, fellowship and an opportunity to feel part of the Island Christian community. This is the 111th anniversary of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, with this year’s theme coming from Indonesia: “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:18 – 20). It calls on people to move from shared prayer to shared action. Drawing on the traditional values of Indonesian Christians, Islanders are invited to be a united witness and an agent of Christ’s healing grace in a broken world, by making specific commitments to justice, equality and unity.
This is Charlottetown’s 25th annual Prayer Breakfast. The participants share their discovery of what God requires from them in the many roles they play as citizens of P.E.I. This includes parenting, employment, ministries in hospitals, correctional institutions, schools and service sectors.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019 is celebrated on P.E.I. beginning with the Prayer Breakfast and ending with a concluding service on Jan. 27, 7 p.m., at Zion Presbyterian Church, on the corner of Prince and Grafton in Charlottetown with a message on the theme of justice by Rev Wayne Short, who is admired for his spiritual insights into the Christian tradition.
At a glance
What: 25th annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019
Prayer Breakfast: Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Jan. 19, 810 a.m.
Week of Prayer concluding service: Zion Presbyterian Church, corner of Prince and Grafton, downtown Charlottetown, Jan. 27, 7 p.m.
For information: Contact Don Gaudet at 902-218-1170