By Mary O’KEEFE
All are invited to the second annual Crescenta Valley Prayer Breakfast early Tuesday morning.
CV Town Council organizes the breakfast with the support of several organizations throughout Crescenta Valley. The breakfast was first held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church last year. The chairs, Councilmembers Danette Erickson and Harry Leon, wanted the event to be an interfaith gathering to show the diversity of the Crescenta Valley.
The foundation of the event this year, as last, is to pray for area youth and for unity. That the breakfast committee has reached out to different faiths is an example of the unity focus.
“All communities in the U.S. should be [doing this],” Leon said, in an earlier interview.
Faiths represented include Christian and Jewish with Baptist, Episcopal, Methodist and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints denominations in attendance. The Church of Latter-Saints is hosting the event.
The keynote speaker will be CV High School teacher and 2012 Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year James Smiley. He has titled his address, “Staying Focused in Your Life.”
The CV Prayer Breakfast will be on Tuesday and held at 4550 Raymond Ave. in La Crescenta from 7 a.m. to
8:30 a.m. The doors open at 6:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served including tea and juice.
Tickets are $10.