Christmas Reflections of Times Past – Saturday, October 8th
This tea was a huge success with over 80 ladies in attendance, Mrs. Lillian Black spoke about Christmas’ long ago while serving as former President Eisenhour’s secretary and the selling items at our mercantile store. WOW – raising over $800 for benevolence so that families might have a better Christmas. Praise the Lord for a perfect time. The next tea will be April 2017.
To provide ladies in the church and community a tea time while incorporating the following aspects that are important to women; Fellowship, Encouragement, Emotional Support & Sponsorship, Prayer Time, Bible Study, Spiritual Development, Health & Well Being, Mentoring and Life Skills.
About the Ministry:
Ministry committee includes: Chairperson; Patty Gibson, Deb Ayers, Patty Dogan, and Connie Pannell.
The ministry began its planning in 2006 after being inspired when a group of friends enjoyed the afternoon visiting a local tea shop. It was such an encouraging time together that the now formed committee felt lead to begin this ministry and offer it to the ladies in the church as well as friends and community. Our Tea Times are quarterly and on Saturday afternoons from 2-3:30 pm. The program includes a spiritual speaker, tea trivia, fellowship, food, and special music.
Over the last several years, we’ve had theme teas such as: “Southern Belle“, “Harvest Pumpkin & Spice“, “Love Thy Neighbor“, “Enchanted Garden“, “Grandma’s Heirloom”, “Winter Wonderland“, “Mother & Daughter Banquet“, ”Hawaiian Luau”, “Country Christmas”, “Purses, Polka-Dots, Ribbons & Bows”, “Breakfast at Tiffanys”, “Celtic”, “Books, Tea & Thee”, “Country Fair”, “Healthy Heart” , “Celebrating Life”, “Paris Tea”, “Lavender & Lace” & “Buttons, Baskets & Blessings”, “Precious Memories”, Mystery Tea” , “When Life Gives You Lemons” and “Christmas Traditions of Time Past”. Each of these teas were unique as their names; encouraging devotions, special & professional speakers, delicious food and warm conversations. Our desire is for every lady to leave feeling blessed by the message, encouraged and refreshed mentally and spiritually.
“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.”
Know someone who would like to be on our mailing list? If so, just forward the names and addresses to Patty Dogan at email@example.com and they will be contacted about a future tea.
PHOTOS FROM PAST TEAS:
Newsletters – The Picket Fence:
A Few of Recipes Served:
Applesauce Cake with Black Walnuts
Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce
Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce (10.13.12)
Patty’s Orange Salad
Pesto Cheese Blossoms
Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread
Pumpkin Dip & Apple Dumplings
Spiced Apple Jelly
If you would like more info, email Patty Dogan at firstname.lastname@example.org.