Unite Williamson is excited to host its 2nd annual prayer breakfast on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park in Franklin, TN. The theme of this year's event is "Rooted In Love".
Franklin Mayor, Dr. Ken Moore, founded the organization- not in his official capacity as mayor, but as a resident of the Williamson County community- after witnessing the response of a diverse faith-based community following the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.
Unite Williamson is honored to have Reverend Eric Sheldon Charles Manning, Senior Pastor of the Emanuel AME Church, as the keynote speaker at this year's breakfast.
“In the wake of that horrific event, people of all faiths came to the support of the church and the surrounding community,” recalled Moore. “Through Unite Williamson, we hope to strengthen our community by creating a formal connection through prayer and commitment to bring hope and unity in a time of great need, should it arise.”
“I believe that across all faiths there is a shared compassion that calls us to give of ourselves for the good of others,” offered Moore. “Our hope is that those who attend this event will take the hope, excitement and commitment to serve our county back to their places of worship and surrounding communities.”
Unite Williamson organizers invite all citizens from across the county to participate in this year's event. The organization asks those not able to attend in-person to join the group in praying for Williamson County.
Dr. Ken Moore
Mayor of Franklin & Founder of Unite Williamson
Bishop Todd Callister
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Pastor Luis Sura
Franklin Community Church
I Choose Love (Thompson/Miller)
Unite Williamson Choir
“Foster Caring Relationships”
Rabbi Laurie Rice
“Unify Our Communities”
Mr. Tom Moore
Saint Philip Catholic Church
Unity (from Psalm 133:1)
Unite Williamson Choir
“Celebrate Our Communities”
Imam Ahmedulhadi Sharif
Imam of the Islamic Center of Williamson County
Introduction of Keynote Speaker
The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Hill
Shorter Chapel AME Church
Reverend Eric Sheldon Charles Manning
Senior Pastor, Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, SC
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace (Angotti)
Unite Williamson Choir and all gathered