Community Invited to Good Friday Breakfast

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is inviting the community to its 44th Annual Good Friday Breakfast, which is being held at 7:30 a.m., April 6, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Blue Ribbon Pavilion, 1202 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis. The event is free to the community, but a free will offering will be collected at the conclusion of the program. Attendees must register in advance at

This much anticipated event brings more than 600 local community leaders, churches and residents together for an inspirational morning of praise and fellowship. This year’s featured guest is award-winning Christian music artist, Mark Schultz.

Mark Schultz, has become one of Christian music’s most acclaimed singers/songwriters. He has a unique ability to give listeners an inspiring message to go along with his music.

Schultz says, “I’m excited about being in Christian music. Here you can do what you love, which is sing and still minister. When you keep your focus on God, you keep your focus off yourself and hopefully that makes your path straighter and you know why you’re here that you’re doing it for the right reasons.”

This will be the second consecutive year that the Y has been able to offer this event at no cost to the community. This was only made possible due to the generous donations from our sponsors whose contributions help offset event costs. Lead sponsors have included Second Presbyterian Church and St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

“We are proud to be able to offer the Good Friday Breakfast to the public at no cost again this year. Our goal is that no one would feel cost would prohibit them from coming,” said Pat Maher, Chair, YMCA Good Friday Breakfast Committee. “This year we expect an even larger crowd, so we’ve moved the event to the Indiana State Fairgrounds to ensure anyone who wants to attend can come and get their hearts ready for the Easter holiday,” added Maher.

 Additional sponsorships are still needed to help underwrite the costs of the breakfast. For more information or to help support this event, call 317-266-9622 or visit Doors will open at 7 a.m. and guests are encouraged to arrive early.

YMCA MISSION: to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.