By Sarah Kuper
On Sept. 29, women from all over the area will gather to pray for Birmingham.
The city prayer breakfast is sponsored by Canterbury United Methodist Church and City Lights Ministries.
City Lights Ministries is an organization of women from many different churches in Birmingham who are committed to pray for and serve the community of Birmingham.
City Lights Founder Susan Yarbro said she is excited to see what’s in store. The vision for the prayer breakfast is women coming together in prayer, service and fellowship to make an impact in the city for God’s glory.
“I think the event will strike a chord with a lot of women who want to be more involved in service around Birmingham,” she said.
Janet Hall, WBRC Fox 6 news anchor, will serve as the emcee for the event and Sophie Hudson, local writer and speaker, will be the keynote speaker.
Women in ministry roles across the area will pray over issues relevant to Birmingham. But Yarbro said one of the most exciting things about the event will be the service fair.
About 25 local ministries will be representing their mission and sharing ways women can volunteer.
Yarbro hopes the service fair will make it easy for women to find ways to volunteer that will suit their gifts and fill a community need. The fair may even lead to women making new connections and creating volunteer pools.
The breakfast is at Canterbury United Methodist Church from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at canterburyumc.org/prayerbreakfast.
For more information on City Lights Ministries, visit citylightsbham.org. ❖