More than thirty ladies gathered together on Dec. 8 at Southview Seventh-Day Adventist Church to share fond memories of Christmas past, delectable desserts and cozy cups of tea at “A Cup of Christmas Tea”, hosted by the Southview Women’s Ministry.
From the moment I stepped through the door, I knew this program was going to be special. Beautiful music from Cheryl and Jasmine Saunders wrapped around me, while I took in the beautiful decorations. Each table was a little bit unique, decorated with sparkling glass tea cups, shiny tea pots filled with poinsettias and other Christmassy goods.
We were warmly welcomed by Melisa Mauk and joined in prayer with Pastor Anna Romuald before being ushered over to a table overflowing with delicious sweets and a variety of teas. Everything was absolutely delicious, and many of us had a hard time trying to resist sneaking seconds of everything.
While we munched on our tea and treats, Jan Lane shared the book, “A Cup of Christmas Tea,” with us. She reminded us all of the importance of sharing this holiday season with our families and taking time for the little things in life.
The guest speaker, Karen Lewis, took us on a trip back to the first Christmas. She painted a vivid picture of what the stable must have looked and felt like during Christ’s birth and left us with a wonderful reminder of what Christmas is truly about.
A Cup of Christmas Tea left us all with a little Christmas in our hearts, which was just what we needed to kick off this holiday season!
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