October 27, 2023 – Springfield OH: Urban Light Ministries is hosting the first Springfield Mayor’s Breakfast, which will be held on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 a.m. in the ballroom of the Courtyard by Marriott Springfield Downtown, 100 S. Fountain Ave.

The event will honor retiring Mayor Warren Copeland for his many years of service and welcome incoming Mayor Rob Rue, who is running unopposed, as he prepares to lead the city into a new era. During the event, musical entertainment will be provided by local musician St. James. Clergy representing the Simunye pastors group will pray blessings over the city and will offer thanksgiving for the progress made over the last decade.

“As with every city, our town has challenges to overcome. But it is good to pause at least once per year to reflect upon and give thanks for our many blessings,” said Rev. Eli Williams, Urban Light Ministries president and co-founder. “What better time is there than as we approach Thanksgiving?”

The event’s sponsors include: The City of Springfield, Mercy Health, Modern Woodmen of America, Littleton and Rue Funeral Home & Crematory, Simunye, The Nehemiah Foundation, Realtor Britney Dodds, Stuckey & Troutwine CPAs, The Turner Foundation, Greater Springfield Partnership, The Conscious Connect CDC, ProStratus, Attorney Mark F. Roberts, Arrowhead Tax Service and Clark State College. Event sponsorships are still available at the $300, $600, $1,500 and $2,000 levels. For more information, call 937-727-4891.

Tickets are $30 and are available online at until Nov. 8.