Sycamore Township hosted a National Day of Prayer Event on Thursday, May 6th at noon with help from Pastor Larry Cornett, Bethel Baptist Temple, who organized. The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Pastor Cornett and Sycamore Township Trustees Tom James, Jim LaBarbara and Tom Weidman were joined by local clergy who prayed for our National, State and Local leaders, our community, the military and first responders.

Thank you to all the churches who participated and to the members of the public who joined us in prayer. We are also grateful to the Moeller Band, led by Director Paul Kindt, for providing the music and Garth Trutor, Chick-fil-A Kenwood Towne Center, for donating chicken sandwiches for lunch after the service.

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Pictured (left to right) Pastor George Staggs of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Associate Pastor Scott Burns of Kenwood Baptist Church, Pastor David Wells of St. Paul Community United Methodist, Pastor Cornett of Bethel Baptist Temple, Sycamore Township Trustees Tom Weidman, Tom James and Jim LaBarbara, Father J. Dennis Jaspers of All Saints Church / St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Pastor Moses Lee of Korean Power Mission Baptist Church and Pastor Mark Cravens of Kenwood Bible Methodist Church.