Prayer breakfast brings men together for 50 years

Published: May 16, 2008 | 7034th good news item since 2003

Twenty-one years ago, Tom Allen was recovering for a heart attack and spending his days at home alone.

“I was feeling sorry for myself and wasn’t really doing anything else,” said Allen, 73, of Port Clinton.

Then his neighbor and some friends invited him to the Men’s Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast at Trinity United Methodist Church. The weekly fellowship meeting was the change he needed.

“It gave me an excuse to get away from me,” said Allen, a Trinity United member. “I felt good being there. The people were not there to promote themselves. They were there because it was a religious experience.”

Since then, he has regularly attended the non-denominational gathering. He joined more than 100 locals and clergymen this morning at Magruder Hospital to celebrate the breakfast’s 50th anniversary.

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