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Out & About: GBG-Jeannette NAACP breakfast’s message: ‘Plug in’ to prayer

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
| Sunday, March 6, 2016 9:00 p.m
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(from left), Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Branch Secretary, Ruth Tolbert, Religious Affairs chairwoman, Adrienne Russell, guest speaker, Pastor Debra Mason, and Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Branch President, Bishop Carl E. Jones Sr., gather for a photo at the Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Annual Prayer Breakfast, held at the Bishop Connare Center in Unity Township on Saturday morning, March 5, 2016.
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(from right), Mistress of Ceremonies, Connie Bridgeman, of North Huntingdon, joins Ida Maloney, of North Versailles, at the Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Annual Prayer Breakfast, held at the Bishop Connare Center in Unity Township on Saturday morning, March 5, 2016.
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Members of the Greater Parkview Church Male Choir, (from left), Jamie Woody, Ralph Knouse, Myron Jones and Carl 'French' Brantley, perform a musical selection during the Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Annual Prayer Breakfast, held at the Bishop Connare Center in Unity Township on Saturday morning, March 5, 2016.
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(from left), Pittsburgh Branch NAACP First Vice-President, Richard A. Stewart, Jr. and his wife, Tonette, attend the Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Annual Prayer Breakfast, held at the Bishop Connare Center in Unity Township on Saturday morning, March 5, 2016.
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(from left), Norma Skillings and Evelyn Jones, pose for a photo at the Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Annual Prayer Breakfast, held at the Bishop Connare Center in Unity Township on Saturday morning, March 5, 2016.
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Members of the Washington County Branch NAACP, (from left), Clara Harper, Carla Ivery and Helen Gatling, attend the Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Annual Prayer Breakfast, held at the Bishop Connare Center in Unity Township on Saturday morning, March 5, 2016.

“Plug into the Power of Prayer” was the theme of the Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Prayer Breakfast March 5 at Bishop Connare Center in Unity.

Mistress of ceremonies wasConnieBridgeman, and Norma Skillings introduced the guest pastor, the Rev.Debra Masonfrom John Wesley United Methodist Church in Washington, Pa.

“I’ve looked high and low, and there ain’t nobody like my Jesus,” Mason said. “Jesus is praying for us and he wants life to be better for us.”

Have faith, she said. “Pray often, and pray much. Pray for each other.”

The program closed with remarks and a prayer by branch president Bishop Carl E. Jones Sr., who said 265 cases of fresh water had been collected for delivery to the people of Flint, Mich.

Special guests included three members of Mason’s church — Helen Gatling, Carla Ivory and Clara Harper — and Richard A. Stewart, first vice president of the Pittsburgh Branch of the NAACP, with his wife, Tonette.

Also seen: Ruth Tolbert, Adrienne Russell, Ruth Woods, and David Coles and the Rev. Kathy Coles, with their daughter, Stephanie.

— Dawn Law

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