Prayers offered for City of Dayton and staff

Youth groups from Eastgate Church visited Dayton City Hall Sunday morning to offer prayers for the city and its leadership. Representing the city were City Manager Theo Melancon, Council members Sherial Lawson and Alvin Burress, Purchasing Agent Amanda Wilson and Tammy Green, planning director assistant.

Dayton city leaders and members of Eastgate Church gathered in front of city hall Sunday morning to offer prayers of gratitude and to ask for blessings on the city.

Led by Barbara Criner of Eastgate Church, children from the church read prayers they had written for the occasion.

“God bless our city and make this a great city to live in,” said Patience, a member of the Faith Runners group at Eastgate Church.

The City of Dayton was represented by City Manager Theo Melancon, City Councilwoman Sherial Lawson, City Councilman Alvin Burress, Purchasing Agent Amanda Wilson and Planning Director’s Assistant Tammy Green.

“I think it’s wonderful to see engagement with our young generations. Everything we do is for their future,” said Melancon, adding that he will gladly accept prayers.

Lawson, who stopped by between services at her own church, said she is a firm believer that prayers work.

“I think it’s nice that the church thought to come out and pray for the officials. I am appreciative of that,” she said.

With City Manager Theo Melancon (left) and City Councilman Alvin Burress (right) looking on, two young ladies from Eastgate Church read their prayers for the city.
Youths with Eastgate Church take turns reading their prayers for the City of Dayton Sunday morning at a gathering at city hall.

By Vanesa Brashier,

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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