Join us May 1, 2014 for National Prayer Month!

Golfcrest HealthCare Center will host an event on Thursday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. Join us at 10:30am for a welcome reception followed by a service from 11:00am-12:00pm.

The National Day of Prayer is held each year on the first Thursday in May. A law was enacted in 1952 formalizing observance of the day, although its origins trace back to 1775, when the first Continental Congress called for a National Day of Prayer and melding the relationship between government and the blessings of God.

This year’s theme for Signature’s third annual National Day of Prayer celebration is ‘In Defiance of Suffering.’ A number of special guests are scheduled to attend, including (list confirmed special guests and public officials here).

“We are proud to be part of a movement that joins people of all faiths, traditions and cultures in the practice of prayer,” said facility Interim Administrator/CEO, Sam Tate.

At Signature’s Louisville headquarters, the company recognized the National Day of Prayer with an interfaith celebration of several religions and faith traditions. Representatives from a dozen religions or faiths will join to recite prayer together, signifying spiritual diversity and the importance of prayer in daily life.

“The act of unified prayer is important as a symbol of faith, but even more than that, we want this event to be actionable,” said Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality for Signature HealthCARE. “Each and every one of us suffers, in some way, maybe daily. Under this year’s theme, we want the National Day of Prayer to be a springboard for every day to be a day in defiance of suffering. We are a movement in defiance of suffering.”

The event will be simulcast live to all 96 Signature nursing homes, which each hosted their own unique National Day of Prayer celebrations.

“As a faith-based company, we are proud to host an event that brings together so many spiritual groups,” said Signature President and CEO Joe Steier. “We hope many will join us to celebrate this historic day.”