Y to Host Annual Community Good Friday Breakfast

April 11, 2011

NEW CASTLE, Pa., APR 11, 2011 – The New Castle Community YMCA will host a Good Friday community breakfast at 8 a.m. April 22. The event, which is open to the public, includes a full, complimentary breakfast, courtesy of Medure’s Catering, as well as an inspirational message and special music.

Organizer Carole Sheen said, “Join us for a morning of fellowship and to reflect on the miracle of Easter. We know there is strength and resolve in a community who gathers and fellowships as one. The Y is here for you everyday to give you the support and resources needed to be well in spirit, mind and body. The Y fosters good health, strong connections, greater self-confidence and a sense of security for all who seek it.”

The Rev. D. Edward Bailey, pastor of First United Methodist Church, is the guest speaker. Born in Beaver Falls, Bailey holds a bachelor’s degree in Religion and Philosophy from Roberts Wesleyan College and a Master of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Baliey is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, and chairs the Health Care Committee for the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church Board of Pensions and Health Benefits. He also serves on the Program Committee of the United Methodist Church of Western Pennsylvania. Locally, he is involved in the Distribution Committee for the Caroline Knox Memorial Fund.

Bailey and his wife, Tabitha, have four children ranging from age 7 to 17. The entire family trains in Tang Soo Do, a traditional Korean Martial Arts. Bailey won third place in sparring at the World Tang Soo World Championship in July.

Special music will be provided by Lisa Duckworth, a member of First United Methodist Church.

Reservations are requested but are not required. Call 724.658.4766 to RSVP.

About the Y

At the Y, we strengthen our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We engage 6,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the county’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Rooted in the Lawrence County community for 145 years, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Learn more at www.ncymca.org.