wendell-paris_web.jpgBROWARD  — The Urban League of Broward County will host its 8th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast, Saturday, Dec. 7 starting at 8 a.m., at First Church of the Open Bible, 4767 N.W. 24th Court, Lauderdale Lakes.

The keynote speaker will be Rev. Wendell H. Paris, chaplain and instructor of Religion in Society at Florida Memorial University. The event is free and open to the public.

Aside from his current role, he has career experience, some of which embodies the Urban League of Broward County’s four-core focus areas, especially in the area of education, according to organizers.

Prayer leaders will be Bishop Jonathan Manning, the Omega church, Pastor Ricky Scott, Hopewell Baptist Church, Minister Rosalind Osgood, New Mount Olive Baptist Church, Minister Jonathan McKay, Real Talk Fellowship Group, Pastor Brody Howell, First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale, Bishop Izett R. Scott, First United Church of Jesus Christ.

The morning features nondenominational prayers and will include a special prayer circle for educators and elected

officials. Similar to the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., which brings people together from all cultures and faiths, the Urban League’s Community Prayer Breakfast gathers educators and community, business, religious and political leaders to convene in the spirit of prayer, peace and unity. 

“We are excited for our 8th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast as it brings together people of various backgrounds and beliefs to convene in the spirit of prayer, peace and unity,” said Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh, president and CEO of the Urban League of Broward County.

Breakfast will be provided by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Reserve your seat by Dec. 5 at ulbroward.org/events

For other information, call 954-584-0777.