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Good Friday Prayer Breakfast

The Good Friday Prayer Breakfast has been helping to bring the Good News to Cedar Rapids.

National Day of Prayer

Join us as we come together in Praying for our nation.

Voices of Hope

Voices of Hope is a choral presentation of God-honoring patriotic music and narration. As part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, the concert will include the recognition of veterans, military servicemen and women, and civil servants.

Voices of Hope

An annual recurring patriotic concert is held as part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Fesitval.

Voices of Hope is a patriotic concert of narration and music that celebrates God’s blessings to us as a country and our reliance upon His Son, Jesus Christ, as our only hope for today and the future.

We are celebrating our 21st year!! Sponsored by the over 50 participating congregations/ministries of Serve The City (STC), this choir concert will include a simple message of God and country while recognizing the men and women who have served the United States.

This year the Voices of Hope performances will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (8300 C Ave., Marion) at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 27, and Wednesday, June 28.


Serve the City Leader Gatherings

Our Serve the City Leader Gatherings are back and better than ever!

Join us for some great fellowship, mouth-watering food, fantastic speakers, and much more!

Calendar for Fall 2022 through Spring 2023

  • Sep 8 – 11:30 AM Lunch
  • Oct 13 – 11:30 AM Lunch
  • Nov 10 – 7:30 AM Breakfast
  • No Gathering in December
  • Jan 12 – 11:30 AM Lunch
  • No Gatherings in February or March
  • Apr 7 – Special Good Friday Breakfast
  • May 11 – 11:30 AM Lunch

STC Leader Gatherings FAQ's

We will continue to meet on the second Thursday of each month for a lunch or breakfast:

2022: September 8; October 13; November 10 (breakfast); No Gathering in December
2023: January 12; February 9; March 9 (breakfast); April TBD due to Easter; May 11.

The STC board of directors and planning team would like to reach out to people who are not able to attend over the lunch hour for various reasons. Watch the schedule for the next breakfast (usually 7:30 to 9:00 AM).

Yes! We have a theme every year.
Our theme for 2022/2023 is Servant Leadership!

Christian leaders in Linn County (and surrounding areas within roughly a 30-minute drive). This includes pastors, church staff, ministry and business leaders, and interested members of the community. Anyone is invited to attend; our primary target audience is Christian leaders.

Serve The City seeks to promote relationship-building opportunities that encourages engagement and inspires others to mobilize for prayer, care and share initiatives. These monthly gatherings help fulfill the mission of Serve The City.

To pursue unity and health in Christ that leads to collaborative efforts of prayer, care, and share to win our city for Christ.

We seek to create networking and fellowship opportunities at every monthly gathering and to educate, equip and encourage leaders to be part of “something bigger.” We also hope to build trust among attendees and promote city-wide collaborative activity that mobilizes volunteers. We desire to create a sense of “we are in this together” in impacting our community for Christ.

Our goal is to inspire and encourage all attendees and to promote relationship-building opportunities that contribute to building unity in the Cedar Rapids area. We believe that the combination of fellowship, food and inspirational speakers is worth the time investment. We hope that you will find these gatherings enjoyable and impactful.

If you bring someone who has never attended before, you and your guest will eat for free! Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage you to invite others.

Serve The City follows all CDC guidelines regarding the wearing of masks. We respect your right to wear a mask at our monthly events.

Each month our Gathering is hosted by a partner church or business in the Cedar Rapids area.

Serve The City communicates via email, our website and social media (click the links at the top of the page) on a regular basis. Send a request to [email protected] to be added to our list.

The cost is $9 per person and includes a buffet-style lunch or breakfast, drink, and a great program.

Yes. Please register by clicking below. (Link will be active approximately 30 days before the next Leader Gathering.)

Good Friday Prayer Breakfast

Friday, April 2, 2021 – 7:30 to 8:30 AM Live on Facebook


For the past 18 years, the Good Friday Prayer Breakfast has been helping to bring the Good News to Cedar Rapids.

And while the pandemic does not allow us to meet in person, we invite everyone to watch and listen. There will be some special music, different local people will be praying, and Pastor Daniel Winn from New City Church will share an inspirational message on the hope we all have in Jesus Christ. It is going to be a great morning!

Join us on Friday, April 2nd from 7:30 to 8:30 AM! Don’t miss it!


Serve the City is once again partnering with the Good Friday Prayer Breakfast.

This year’s event is 100% virtual and will come to you live via Facebook from The ROC Center, located in the heart of the Oakhill-Jackson neighborhood in Cedar Rapids.

Our thanks to The ROC Center (www.theroccenter.org) for the great work they do in our community and for partnering with Serve the City and the Good Friday Prayer Breakfast (www.goodfridayprayerbreakfast.org).

National Day of Prayer

An annual recurring day of prayer is held on the first Thursday of May.