President’s Message 2022

Dear NIA Members,  

Both 2020 and 2021 will be remembered as our Covid Years. As an interfaith organization, NIA was  faced with many challenges. Our second annual Youth Conference was held in early January 2020 prior  to the mandated closure of activities, school attendance in person, sports events, and limited contact  except with masking and high antiseptic cleansing. The follow-up service projects from the youth  conference were obviously shelved and the opportunity for youth service to the community was  canceled. We are pleased to announce that we are once again planning to hold our Third Youth  Leadership this coming Fall at UNR on the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving.  

We held no Nevada Prayer Breakfast event during the 2020-2021 time period. The MLK Memorial was  conducted virtually as was the annual Thanksgiving event. A special prayer service was created as a  result of the pandemic crisis and was made available virtually on our Facebook page.  

During the 2020-2021 time period, NIA focused their efforts on developing a workable website. As we  all know, technology is always a work in progress. What is missing is a social media focus. Taken to a  new level, the goal is to promote religion in our community as an emphasis on religious freedom.  Because we believe “faith counts” for the betterment of our community and society at large, we seek to  understand and promote the values we have in common while respecting our differences. This we hope  to improve as we feature the principles of various interfaith holy days and explain their significance in a  portion of the website. Examples would be: Lent, Ash Wednesday , Advent, Ramadas, Passover, Rosh  Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Juneteenth, and the July 24 Pioneer Day Celebration. 

Having just conducted our first Prayer Breakfast in two years, it is heartwarming to report that 360 were 

in attendance for the event with the theme: In Times Such As This: Humility, Healing, and Humanity.  Showcased were fifteen visionary awards presented to individuals, groups from various church  affiliations, and non-profit organizations that provided heroic humanitarian service during the Covid  shut down. For pictures and more details of the event go to the website section for coverage of this  event. 

We are ready to accept memberships into NIA to support our continued community events: MLK  Holiday Memorial Event, Nevada Prayer Breakfast, Youth Leadership Conference, Two Interfaith  Luncheons, and the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service as well as maintaining our website with its interfaith community calendar, a central place for promoting the member’s individual events and activities. 

It has been my pleasure to service as President for the past five years. Father Chuck Durante has  graciously accepted the position for the next two years. We look forward to his able guidance and  inspiration in leading Nevada Interfaith Association in its ongoing service to the interfaith community. 

Pat Meidell

NIA Luncheon Summer 2020

NIA Luncheon Summer 2020

Interfaith Luncheon

Temple Sinai – July 6th 2022

Temple Sinai hosts the NIA luncheon for those members of a religious organization and for those in non-profit organizations who also serve the community. The goal is to share information about what is happening in their respective areas and to promote the event for support if needed. Guest speakers offer insights and participants share what’s going on in their community. It is an opportunity to make friends and to build camaraderie as we understand our differences but respect what we have in common and aim to support one another in exercising our religious freedom.

There will be a tour of the Temple!         Please RSVP Here 


Nevada Prayer Breakfast 2020

Nevada Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

May 18 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Seat $35.00 – Table $280.00     

Nevada Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

The Nevada Prayer Breakfast is a community gathering at which we offer prayerful support for our State and our leaders. We also honor outstanding, visionary people and organizations in our community for their unique and caring work for the benefit of all. As individuals and communities, we may believe differently in our approach to the Divine, yet we gather at the Nevada Prayer Breakfast equally, inclusively and without discrimination for a common purpose. Together we devote our energies to the good of the State of Nevada. – Together we pray –

Breakfast Served at 7:00AM


  • Orange Juice· PRE·SET Fruit Bowl
  • French Toast with butter & syrup
  • Fresh Scrambled Eggs
  • Basket of Assorted Muffins (some sweet) at each table
  • Coffee, Decaf & Hot Tea Service
    *Sorry we do not have a way to order special meals from Atlantis

Note: When you purchase tickets, please be sure to note your denomination/faith tradition so we can seat you with  your people.