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2nd Annual Prayer Breakfast

Saturday, October 19, 2019


9:00am - 10:30am

Eastern Flank Battlefield Park


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.


2019 Prayer Breakfast Shirts!

Shirts are now available for the

2019 Unite Williamson Prayer Breakfast, Rooted in Love.


2019 Program


Dr. Ken Moore

Mayor of Franklin & Founder of Unite Williamson


“Helping Neighbors”

Bishop Todd Callister

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


“Becoming Friends”

Pastor Luis Sura

Franklin Community Church


I Choose Love (Thompson/Miller)

Unite Williamson Choir


“Foster Caring Relationships”

Rabbi Laurie Rice

Congregation Micah


“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


Keynote Address

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


Reverend Eric Sheldon Charles Manning

In June of 2016, Rev. Manning was assigned to “Mother” Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC as the Senior Pastor where 9 persons were shot to death on June 17, 2015.
In his capacity, Rev. Manning was responsible for leading the congregation on a journey of healing and recovery. He has worked with the National Crime Victim Research & Treatment Center of MUSC to ensure that comprehensive services were available to the survivors, families, and the community at-large. This includes the establishment of the Mother Emanuel Empowerment Center (MEEC) which focuses on developing resilience and becoming stronger through the integration of faith, hope, healing and health with the provision of spiritual and therapeutic services to the impacted communities.