March 21, 2011

Join us for our 17th annual YMCA Celebration of Prayer on April 21. We will be hearing from our special guest speaker, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. She wants to share a message of faith and inspiration with you and nearly a thousand community and business leaders during Central Florida’s official Holy Week prayer breakfast. The celebration takes place from 7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Orlando located at 3000 S. John Young Parkway.

Townsend, who was Maryland’s first woman to serve as Lieutenant Governor, is also former U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General and a notable child advocate. She is the author of “Failing America’s Faithful: How Today’s Churches Are Mixing God with Politics and Losing Their Way.” Townsend’s faith grew in large part because of her Catholic upbringing. Her father, Robert F. Kennedy, made the connection between faith and justice, which inspired her to write about connecting faith for a fairer society. Her words have inspired many, and you will not want to miss out.

Our reason for being remains unchanged, and we are committed to strengthening the community by connecting individuals, inspiring leaders and providing community solutions through spiritual growth.

“The Celebration of Prayer is a unique opportunity to celebrate the YMCA Christian heritage and mission that has guided our organization for over 150 years,” states YMCA of Central Florida President and CEO Jim Ferber.

Everyone is welcome as we celebrate the arrival of the Easter season. Come and be a part of our mission by putting Christian principles into practice. Tables of 8 are available for $500 and individual seats are $40 each. Please call (407) 895-4288 or [email protected] to reserve your ticket.

Celebrate with us.