Thursday, July 06, 2006

"In Jesus Name I Pray" is back

In Carson that is... I have heard a number of local leaders express their frustration that they are not allowed to pray in Jesus' name locally here (still have not heard otherwise) at the city council meetings. Check this out:

California Mayor and City Council Restore Right for Pastors to Pray "In Jesus' Name"Gene Maddaus/TN (Daily Breeze, Jun 27, 2006)"Jesus is back, by order of the mayor."

In 2002, the Carson, California city council voted to obey a 2002 state appellate court ruling barring ministers from "invoking the name of Jesus" at public meetings. Since that time, area pastors have stayed away from the meetings. But, according to a report in the Daily Breeze, Mayor Jim Dear changed his mind, and the council voted last month to "allow Christian pastors to invoke their Savior at the beginning of City Council meetings." "Jesus is back, by order of the mayor," Dear proclaimed, adding that he invited clergy members to pray "the way they do on Sunday morning." Reporter Gene Maddaus noted that when asked if he would pray to Jesus, Buggs said, "Of course."

Maybe our new mayor will have a change of heart as well!?

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Long Beach Leadership Prayer Breakfast

Every year in our city there is a Leadership Prayer Breakfast. The prayer time is actually patterned after the National Prayer Breakfast which is held annually in Washington D.C.. It is designed to gather local civic and business leaders for a time of personal reflection to our Creator, as well as affirm the Spiritual Heritage of our Nation. Every year locally here there is a keynote speaker that comes and shares an encouraging message of some sort. Into that story is woven their personal testimony and a presentation of the Gospel message.

This year's speaker is going to be Judy Martz. She was elected as Montana's 21st Governor in 2000 and was the first woman to have been so in that state.

I have been blessed to have been a part of these for the past 4 years now. Prayerfully consider coming. Start by saving the date!

Thursday, September 7th, 2006
7:25 am - 9:00 am
$30/ticket (includes breakfast, program and parking)
Hyatt Regency Long Beach (200 South Pine Ave)

Shoot me an email if you need more information.