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FVCMA Community Prayer Breakfast Strives to Carry On Dr. King’s Message

AURORA, Ill. – Today, on the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Aurora clergy, public officials, and local residents gathered for a time of prayer, fellowship, music, and challenge at the annual Fox Valley Christian Ministerial Alliance’s (FVCMA) Martin Luther King Jr. Community Prayer Breakfast. The event was held at Gayles Memorial Baptist Church on the city’s west side.

Pastor Andy Morgan of River Valley Community Church shares at the morning breakfast. Photo: John Ross

Pastor Delores Hicks of Exalted Word Church challenges the audience to keep on building that better world. Photo: John Ross

Prayers were offered for the family, government, others, and especially for unity in the country. Pastor Andy Morgan of River Valley Community Church gave a deeply moving MLK refection. Pastor Delores Hicks of Exalted Word Church inspired the audience to keep on building that better world.

The audience of some 150 individuals include Aurora’s Mayor Richard Irvin were treated to hearty country style breakfast by Gayles’ volunteers.

FVCMA President Pastor Hicks of Exalted Word Church was the morning’s facilitator. FVCMA and its members strive to engage the Aurora community with the gospel of Jesus Christ through many outreach and justice ministries. The group annually awards student scholarships.

Prayer for Aurora elected officials at FVCMA MLKjr Community Prayer Breakfast 2019. Photo: John Ross

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John Ross on Saturday, April 23, 2016 launched XPian News, a part of  Daybreak Communications, Inc. Ross is the facilitator of Aurora Christian Ministry Network (ACMN) and a member of the Fox Valley Christian Ministerial Alliance (FVCMA). He serves on the boards of Wayside Cross Ministries and the Kiwanis Club of Aurora. As a follower of Jesus, he has been for some 40 years a member of First Presbyterian Church - Aurora. He has an M.A. - Christian Leadership from Wheaton College Graduate School and undergraduate at Trinity International University.  editor@xpian.news






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