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March 22, 2013

McFarlin Men’s Prayer Breakfast celebrates 50 years

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“Fifty years is a long time. Its really kind of an honor. Since I’ve been retired, it gives me a week time period. Every Wednesday morning, I know where I’m going to be. It’s fellowship and a chance to be with other people.” Sanders said. “This has been something that takes a lot of effort to keep going. I would love to see them still going for the 100 anniversary of the church.”

One of the founding members of the McFarlin Men’s Prayer Breakfast, Preston Preston Trimble, is pleased with the way the breakfast has evolved.

“If you live long enough you can to do a lot of things,” Trimble said.

When the McFarlin Men’s Prayer Breakfast first started, Trimble was a lay leader at McFarlin.

“When the kids started coming along I thought they should be exposed to religion. We went to McFarlin because my first wife was a Methodist. As things have evolved, I married a Catholic and I’ve been going to mass at St. Thomas More,” Trimble said. “Christianity should be a search for social justice and I believe that this group has been. We’ve got Baptist, Methodist, the Church of Christ, we have all kinds.”

And, Trimble doesn’t want the group’s name to indicate that women are not allowed to attend weekly meetings.

“It’s been very gratify. It’s like a support group,” Trimble said.

For more information or to sign up for the breakfast, call Sanders 613-0472.

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