Five things you need to know about the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast


1. What is it?

The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is a community tradition that gives people a chance to come together with local church and city leaders to celebrate the beginning of spring, reflect on the meaning of Good Friday and Easter Sunday and show thanks to area clergy for their service.

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The Fellowship of Jackson County Clergy, a group of local ministers, will present the Good Friday program along with musical selections performed by Lutheran Men’s Chorus.

The Pines serves a buffet-style breakfast.

“This breakfast provides an opportunity for you to invite your pastor and church staff to attend as your guests to show your appreciation for their dedication and service throughout the year,” Seymour Mayor Craig Luedeman said. “In the past, we have been blessed with pastors and staff from many denominations from all over Jackson County. This year, we hope to have an even larger crowd.”


2. When and where is it?

This year’s Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be at 7 a.m. April 3 at The Pines Evergreen Room, 4289 N. U.S. 31 in Seymour. Doors open at 6:30 a.m., and the service will end at 8 a.m. The Evergreen Room is located south of The Pines Restaurant.


3. What is the cost?

The cost for the meal is $10 per person and must be prepaid at Seymour City Hall by March 26. Checks should be made payable to The Pines.


4. How do I sign up?

Printable registration forms are available on the city’s website at The forms also are available at city hall, 301 N. Chestnut St., or you can request a form by emailing


5. Whom do I contact for information?

Contact Gloria Cullison with questions at 812-522-4020 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or email

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January Rutherford is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. She can be reached at or 812-523-7069.