January 06, 2009
Shield-a-Badge With Prayer, a prayer ministry for Milton Public Safety Department personnel and their families, resumes in 2009 with kick-off events during worship services at two Milton-area churches.The events will be held 10:30 a.m. Jan. 11 at The River Church and 10:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at Community of Christ Church. Citizens who are unable to attend either service may participate by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.Anyone of any faith is invited to attend and be part of this ministry.During each service, worshippers will be invited to come forward and make a one-year commitment to pray for a specific public safety worker and his or her family.
Each participant will select a card with a badge number and general information including the employee's gender, marital status and whether or not he or she has children."We are so happy for the chance to serve our police officers and firefighters again," said Pastor Scott Seeke of The River Church. "These folks put themselves in harm's way every day, and we want as many people as possible praying for them."
"This is a great opportunity to take care of those who take care of us," said Tass Welch, Outreach Minister for Community of Christ.
At both services Milton's Public Safety Director Chris Lagerbloom will address the congregations about the inherent challenges in police work and firefighting, and how the power of prayer can make an impact."This kind of support means a lot to all our public safety employees," said Lagerbloom. "It's a great program, and we appreciate all the past and future Prayer Partners."