On Friday, May 6, the Troy Community Coalition sponsored their 22nd annual prayer breakfast at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. This celebration of diversity featured prayers from many faiths, a breakfast buffet and an uplifting and inspirational message from Chuck Gaidica, WDIV TV personality and newly appointed United Methodist pastor. This yearly event aims to bring the culturally diverse community of Troy together, and this year’s breakfast did just that.
Prayers were heard from Ann McDonald-Upton – Children’s Hospital of Michigan, who said a prayer for our business community, from Azer Colakovic – Islamic Organization of North America, who prayed for our faith communities, from Lauren Greenberg – Woodside Bible Church, who said a prayer for our youth and the Troy Community Coalition and all the prevention work they do for our youth, and from many more. The talented singer and pianist, Tyler Bouque, from Troy High School, performed multiple songs throughout the morning. Chuck Gaidica was the keynote speaker and he discussed the importance of listening when God is knocking at your door. It was a collaboration of different religions and people hoping to bring positivity and unity to our community.
The Troy Community Coalition for the Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all who live or work in Troy, by promoting a lifestyle free from the abuse of alcohol and drugs and its impact on behavioral health. For more information about the Troy Community Coalition, please call 248-823-5088.