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Representative Robert Lancia (R-District 16 Cranston) announces The 2nd Annual Statewide Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, which is aligned with the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. and will take place at Rhode Island College in the Donovan Faculty Center Main Dining Room from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017.
The guest speaker will be Mr. Daniel Harrington, President of Chartwell Investments, who is also a popular columnist for The Providence Journal newspaper. Mr. Harrington is currently the Worship team leader and youth minister at Barrington Baptist Church and is a former East Providence City Councilman. He is also a former board member for the United Methodist Elder Care Board. Mr. Harrington is well-known throughout Rhode Island as an accomplished guide for several Rhode Island historical walking tours for Experience RI.
Several state leaders, including general officers, members of the General Assembly and Mayors from cities and towns across Rhode Island have been invited to attend.
“It truly warms my heart to know that Rhode Island is one of the states which established its own annual prayer breakfast, which this year, which I hope will be well attended by Rhode Island’s political, educational, and religious leadership,” said Representative Robert Lancia. “I want to personally thank Rhode Island College President Frank Sanchez for agreeing to host The 2nd Annual Statewide Interfaith Prayer Breakfast and for recognizing its significance to the betterment of our community.”
The National Prayer Breakfast, hosted by members of the United States Congress, and organized on their behalf by The Fellowship Foundation, a Christian organization, is a yearly event held in Washington, D.C. on the first Thursday of February. The event is designed to be a forum for the political, social, and business elite to assemble and build working relationships, and includes a series of meetings, luncheons, and dinners, which started back in 1953. Annually, it is attended by some 3,500 guests, including attendees from over one-hundred countries. Since the inception of the National Prayer Breakfast, several U.S. states and cities, including Rhode Island, and other countries have established their own annual prayer breakfast events.
There is a $10.00 fee to attend and seating is limited to 120 participants. To pay and reserve your seat, please sign up at https://commerce.cashnet.com/RICPBPROD