The young adults of the East Texas congregation hosted a ladies' tea on Sunday, May 21, celebrating and honoring the women in the congregation as "Women of Character." More than 60 women and girls attended the event, ranging in age from 5 to 83.
The young adults created a beautiful indoor garden atmosphere, complete with a large cascading water fountain, green, lush plants and ferns and fresh flowers on each table.
As the beautifully attired guests arrived, each was warmly greeted and escorted to her table by one of the young adults, who served as her hostess throughout the tea. Some women completed their apparel for the day with long gloves and vintage hats, which added a special touch to the celebration.
After the tea was served by the hostesses, the women at each table discussed various aspects of how godly character pours out of our lives, just as we pour tea out of our teapots. Each guest had a special vellum scroll at her place setting describing a unique aspect of Christ's character that should be pouring out of our lives.
Following the inspiring discussion, the guests celebrated with a beautiful buffet of hors d'oeuvres, including turkey croissant and cucumber tea sandwiches, fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables and a wide variety of tea cookies.
Immediately after the snacks, the women were treated to a slide show recognizing many women of character. The slide show honored each woman in attendance. The women had been asked to share their favorite photo of themselves and a quote from a woman who had inspired them.
Following a group photo and more socializing, everyone was treated to a favor bag filled with special candles, tea bags and jewelry. The young adults were thrilled to honor the ladies of our congregation in such a special way and help them realize how much we value their contribution to all of our lives.