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Women's Prayer Breakfast

2nd Saturday at 8 am in Fellowship Hall. 

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.  (Matthew 18:20).  This Bible verse was the foundation for starting the monthly Women’s Prayer Breakfast. The Hospitality Committee wanted to offer the women of the church, their friends and others an opportunity to pray together, fellowship and learn more about each other outside of church and on a more personal level. Julia Chisolm asked about having a Prayer Breakfast for the women of the Church and Brother David Boone asked Regeana Phillips to lead the ministry.

The goal of the prayer breakfast is to bring together women from St Mary Church to inspire and encourage each other, while focusing on prayer and devotion. The time together allows the women to get to know each other and celebrate their similarities and differences. The format and purpose are about worship over breakfast, which provides physical and spiritual nourishment.

The group meets the 2nd Saturday of every month at 8:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. The prayer breakfast is open to all women; visitors are always welcome. Regeana usually opens the doors at 6:45 am, starts the coffee, sets everything up, and then starts the bacon. Regeana provides a lot of the paper goods and food. Many women also bring a dish but it’s not necessary.

The ministry size varies from month to month. Normally there are 15-20 women, but there have been almost 30 women at times. We have women of other faiths and denominations who attend on a regular basis, and there are also some members travelling from Charlotte and Fort Mill. You don’t need to sign up in advance and there’s no cost to attend. All are welcome and it’s “come as you are” - the more the merrier.

Regeana currently facilitates all of the meetings; prayer is essential. Sample agenda includes:
  • Welcome
  • Bless the food – there’s a full breakfast
  • Eat and network at the tables
  • Read scriptures and poems
  • Discuss a theme (topics affecting women)
  • Play music
  • Have an opening prayer
  • Sometimes there are keynote speakers
  • Educational sessions - this can vary from discussing types of prayers, readings for Sunday, plays, skits, fashion shows, medical benefits, exercise, etc.  We go around the table to hear what is on everyone’s mind, then everyone gets into a circle and each person will pray for whatever is on their mind. Then as a group we pray the Our Father, Hail Mary and then pray for everyone and our country, etc.
  • Have open discussions from women
  • Share final thoughts and intercessory prayer
The individuals who attend have become very close and everyone loves seeing each other from month to month. One of the things we believe in is that what is said in the group is told in confidence. As women of faith we pray together, we may cry together and we support each other. There is a sense of trust between attendees that is a key element in this very supportive group.

Regeana makes sure that everyone who attends feels welcomed and that they are treated with dignity and respect.

It would be great if more women were to attend. Not much else is needed because prayer is free.  Again, when two are more are gathered in His name, then Jesus is the center of us all. If anyone is interested in learning more, please feel free to call Regeana at 803-370-8999 or email her at

If you attend, you will join with others in prayer, friendship, fellowship, comradery, working together as a team, having fun and staying grounded. The favorite parts are when women have an opportunity to:
  • Share their testimonials
  • Enjoy the openness
  • Experience the friendliness
  • Network
  • See and respect the diversity
  • Be able to listen to all points of view
  • Be judgement free
Regeana has been the facilitator for 10 years and has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to listen, to lead, to explore and pray with all of the women who have attended the prayer breakfast. Over the last two years, she has encouraged women to sign up to facilitate a month by themselves or co-facilitate with another woman. The topics have varied; they have done a phenomenal job. Regeana believes in sharing the wealth - we all have been blessed with so many talents and she feels her role as the facilitator should not be a career. The church is filled with so many wonderful women who are sitting back and waiting to be asked to lead or participate. She wants those who attend to feel empowered and know that what they do add value. No matter how small an effort is, it is important to the bigger picture.  Women, come and join us!

Contact Info:
(803) 324-9162