CUMBERLAND, Md.—The Cumberland Area Chapter of the National Day of Prayer is a huge deal for that area, says Dan Bible, who leads the committee.
Local churches throughout the community gather for a rally on May 2, a prayer breakfast on May 3, and a large gathering in downtown Cumberland in the afternoon. The guest speaker for the breakfast and the gathering downtown will be Mike Lindell, inventor of “My Pillow.”
“We’ve had close to 900 people at the Wednesday rallies. That’s astonishing for a community this size. At the breakfast last year, we had a little over 400,” Bible said.
Many churches are involved, including LaVale Baptist Church, which is the biggest sponsor of the event. LaVale’s Pastor Jim Jeffries will play in an ecumenical Blue Grass Christian band during the main prayer gathering. He has served in various capacities through the years including emceeing and singing the National Anthem.
There will be a mass choir and ten different singing groups on Thursday. The event will culminate in a time of prayer, led by church leaders. All are welcome.