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50th Annual "Mayors" Prayer Breakfast Slated for Labor Day


August 24, 2018

The Mayors Prayer Breakfast in Zion has a rich history and a long tradition in our community. Mayor Bruce Dunbar organized the first Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in 1969 with the help of local ministers. During his tenure as mayor Mr. Dunbar committed his life to the service of his Savior, Jesus Christ. He wanted to find a way to publicly express his faith to his friends in leadership in Zion and the surrounding communities and choose the venue of a prayer breakfast to do so. The tradition of the Mayors Prayer Breakfast has been carried on for the past fifty years in Zion and is a testament to what God can do through the life of one man who decided to make a difference in his community.

Over the years and through the tenure of various mayors the prayer breakfast has been an event that has brought us together to affirm the place of God in the public square and to seek his blessing on our communities and nation. One significant change we made a few years ago in the breakfast is that it no longer is the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast but the Mayors (plural). We recognize the need for partnership in our communities and have invited the mayors of Zion, Winthrop Harbor, Beach Park and Wasdsworth to join the event. This year we have invited Zion Police Officer and Detective Matt Thornton as our speaker. Matt has gained notoriety in our community as the founder of My Father's Business. Similar to Mayor Dunbar years ago, Matt's commitment to the Lord has led to being a positive influence in the lives of hundreds of young people in our community.

The ministers and churches of the Zion Benton Ministerial Association want to thank all you for your support of this breakfast event and for carrying the torch of faith in this community. As we gather together on Monday September 3 at 8:00am to pray with thanksgiving for what God has done we do so with an expectation for what he will do in our lives and in these communities where we live.

All are welcome to join us in the South Cafeteria at the ZBTHS Horizon Campus on Labor Day. Tickets are for sale at Christ Community Church (847-746-1411) for $10 in advance. The price at the door will be $15.


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