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Wednesday October 21st 2020


Nevada Prayer Breakfast Reinstated

More than 300 clergy and congregants gathered at the 2010 Nevada Prayer Breakfast. PHOTO Rob Roy

The Nevada Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Nevada Clergy Association, was held Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at 7:00 AM at the Atlantis Hotel. This powerful gathering brought together over 300 local people across a variety of religious communities to join in prayer for the good of the state of Nevada.. The event also sought to remind civil authorities and other community leaders of the spiritual considerations to keep in mind when decisions are made that affect human lives.

Rt. Rev. Sean Savoy acted as Master of Ceremonies at 2010 Nevada Prayer Breakfast. PHOTO Stephan Fuelling

The Right Reverend Sean Savoy, Chairman of the Nevada Prayer Breakfast Committee, served as Master of Ceremonies for the program of music and prayer, providing the opening remarks, graciously introducing program participants and musicians, and recognizing the civil and religious dignitaries present, with special mention of members of the Nevada Prayer Breakfast Committee and of the co-hosts of the event: The Honorable Robert Crowell, Mayor of the state capital, Carson City; The Honorable Robert Cashell, Mayor of the city of Reno; and The Honorable Geno Martini, Mayor of the city of Sparks.

Rt. Rev. Sean Savoy looks on as Rev. Stefani Schatz presents award to Fr. Jim Jeffery

The Right Reverend Gene Savoy Jr., President of the Nevada Clergy Association, together with Reverend Stefani Schatz, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, presented the first Vision Award to the Reverend V. James Jeffery, Rector Emeritus of Trinity Episcopal Church, in recognition of his dedication and contribution to interfaith dialogue and collaboration in Northern Nevada for over thirty years.


(Read Rt. Rev. Gene Savoy’s Welcome Address and introduction to the presentation of the Vision Award: HERE.)

(Listen to Rt. Rev. Gene Savoy’s Welcome Address: HERE.)

PHOTO Stephan Fuelling

(Read Rev. James Jeffery’s Keynote Address: HERE.)

(Listen to Rev. James Jeffery’s Keynote Address: HERE.)

Rev. Bill Bartlett delivers expression of faith from Buddhist perspective. PHOTO Stephan Fuelling

Father Jeffery’s Keynote Address was followed with prayerful expressions of universal love and guidance provided by a number of regional religious representatives from their local and personal traditions.

Members of the dais gather together. PHOTO Stephan Fuelling

The 2010 Nevada Prayer Breakfast revived, in a new form, the old tradition of the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast after a ten-year absence of the once annual event. The Nevada Clergy Association (NCA) plans to continue the tradition of the Nevada Prayer Breakfast as one of its programs. Other programs and events sponsored by NCA are the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Celebration, the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service, now in its 25th year, the bi-annual Clergy Lunches hosted by the various participating congregations, occasional conferences and study groups, and regular email communications on programs and events of mutual interest.

Revs. Robert and Francine Petrovich at the Church's patron table. PHOTO Rob Roy

The International Community of Christ was represented at the event by a patron table of eight of its members, who were there to promote and encourage the event, which is in line with the Church’s mission to knock on the doors of churches to aid in the joining together of all religions under God’s Light.

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