(Dec. 5, 2014) On their 25th anniversary, organizers of the Ocean City Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast decided this would be their last. The final event will take place at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel on Friday, Dec. 12 in the conference center from 7- 9:15 a.m.
Tickets are selling fast and must be purchased in advance by Dec. 9.
“We are in the middle of a Tetra (four) blood red moons, with two more blood moon eclipses coming within the year. This is only the third time this has happened in the last 500 years,” said Director Bruce Spangler in a release.
The theme of this year’s breakfast is the Lord’s second coming, with emphasis on signs and events that could bring change such as earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.
“Things have been happening in the last couple of years — all over the country and world,” Spangler said. “Recently, Oklahoma had a 4.5 earthquake and currently there are 37 active volcanos, the most ever recorded. All signs are coming from the Lord and we focus on his return this year.”
The guest speaker will be Pastor John Abent and he has participated at the Ocean City Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in the past.
“We live in interesting times and I have a burden to share to people. I want to challenge people about the reality of scripture and what might happen,” Abent said. “It is a message of hope — a reality of where we are at and where we are going. There is a misunderstanding, it’s a blessing, not a burden. See the hope I see of what may or may not be coming.”
The buffet style breakfast will feature eggs, sausage, bacon, waffles, pancakes, oatmeal, bagels, juice and coffee. Spangler joked, “If you leave hungry, it is your fault.”
“This event is special because it brings the whole community together. All kinds of people will be in attendance,” Spangler said.
Tickets are $16 and must be purchased in advance for hotel management to get a head count. There are four locations to buy tickets or by mail. Those places are Long and Foster Realty located on 118th Street and the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce in West Ocean City are open every day. City Hall in Downtown Ocean City and Cropper Oil Company in Berlin are open during the week. Tickets purchased by mail can be addressed to 204 Graham Avenue Berlin, Md. 21811.