As many of you know, May 7, 2015 was honored as the National Day of Prayer. This date also marked the 3rd Annual Newbern Prayer Coffee. This year’s Coffee was held at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church , with pastor Steve Rogers hosting. The attendees were blessed to hear from several local pas-tors as they spoke and prayed for our families, city, state, and nation, while enjoying coffee and donuts. Speakers included James Combs, Jesse Webb, Bill Taylor, Buck Carroll, and Bill Oakley, with special music from NPD Lt. Rodney Wright. Thank you to all who participated and attended, and we hope to see you again next year.

Mayor Olen Parker also held a Prayer at the Pole (pictured above) in the Newbern Triangle Park at 1 pm that same day. We gath-ered between rain showers to give thanks for the freedoms the American flag represents.