Now, in collaboration with the mayors of Carson City, Sparks and Reno, the event has been revived and renamed by the Nevada Clergy Association (NCA). The first gathering in a decade will be held from 7:15 to 8:50 a.m. Tuesday the Atlantis Hotel in Reno. Seating in Ballroom 4 on the second floor begins at 7 a.m.
The Nevada Prayer Breakfast is for citizens, as well as religious, civic, business and community leaders to come together in prayer on behalf of our state, and for the sharing of inspiration and ideas on the crucial need to bring the spiritual resources of the community to bear on issues that face Nevadans and the nation.
The breakfast program will include a selection of prayers by representatives of the interfaith community and songs by Bella Voce and the Women’s Choir of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Among the speakers are Rabbi Teri Appleby of Temple Sinai; Hindu leader Rajan Zed; Paiute elder Ralph Burns; the Rev. Sean Savoy of the International Community of Christ; marriage and family counselor the Rev. Hiram Johnson and Dr. Rafik Beekun of the Northern Nevada Muslim Community.
The keynote speaker is the Rev. V. James Jefferey, Rector Emeritus of Trinity Episcopal Church, who will be honored with the NCA’s first Vision Award in recognition of his dedication to the advancement of interfaith dialog and collaboration in northern Nevada for more than 30 years.
Cost to attend is $25 per person or $30 at the door. Patron Tables of eight are available for $240. A discount for nonprofit tables is available. Reservations should be made by calling the NCA at 786-1800.