Please accept my apologies for the delay in posting but WOW...has
it ever been busy the last few days! Our meeting was
on Saturday, May 7th, which incidentally was the
same weekend as Mother's Day.
Anyway...the theme for our meeting was
"Beau-Tea-Ful in Christ".
I've always LOVED teapots so I thought
this was a great time to use them as
a decorating theme.
Sister Barbara, who does most of our
decorating and event organizing, did a
fabulous job of "running with" the teapot
idea. She borrowed teapots from several ladies, along
with scarves and doilies, and decorated each table
with them. So, not only did we get to use them
for our theme, we also got to enjoy looking at
some very unique and pretty teapots!
lovely doily and fresh flowers from her very own garden.
Here is one of the tables decorated.
Here is one of the tables decorated.
about donating very nice prizes! There was a nice
variety of items, and every lady who attended got
a great gift!
do our music this year. ( Last year, we tried using
pre-recorded music--since most of our special music
at church uses male musicians--unfortunately, we
aren't very used to "canned music" and we weren't
satisfied with how our music turned out)
Anyway, she was having a bridal shower later in the
afternoon but thankfully, she was able to "squeeze" us in.
And so, the music was MUCH better this year! :)
are invaluable. They both worked very hard in getting
the decorations and food ready for the day.
Sister Teresa Francis made this beautiful necklace
for our meeting. It had the words "Beautiful in Christ" embossed
on it with a tiny teapot charm attached. It truly was beautiful.
We used this as a gift to the pastor's wife who brought the most
ladies. ( I actually could have won this--but like a good moderator--
I disqualified myself) But, oh, how I LOVED this necklace! :)
A random picture taken before the meeting started.
One of the skits that we were doing was a "Chocolate Fever", a
Patch the Pirate song. A dear lady in our church was to have
been the soloist on the verses but their family had
a sudden, unexpected, trial come up at the last minute
that caused her to not be able to do the skit. Since I
was the only person familiar enough with the song, guess
who got to do it???? Now, being in the skit would have
been bad enough, but then, the logistics of getting from
the podium, into the skit clothes, doing the number,
and then back to the podium proved to be quite a challenge.
We made it, though, and I have to admit, it was fun!
I am sure that I looked quite silly while I was suffering
from "chocolate fever"! ;)
of "Chocolate Fever" .
Here I am addressing the ladies during the meeting.
and Kristan to do our special singing. They did a tremendous job!
We loved having them all together for the meeting.
North Rockwood Baptist Church, in Rockwood, TN
was our special speaker. She gave us a wonderful
and thought-provoking devotion on how to be
a beautiful lady in Christ.
It was a very special meeting. After last year's
meeting being as good as it was, I wondered if we
would be able to be as much of a blessing again.
I heard many, many comments from ladies who
attended and I believe that it did, indeed, turn
out to be just as good. We are so excited. Now, we
have to start praying about next year! (I've already
got the speaker scheduled...and I promise, she will
really be a treat! I am already looking forward to it)
I may have a few more pics to add later. We had
another skit that was absolutely hilarious but I don't have any
pictures of it yet. ( Soon, I hope)
So, be looking for a few more pictures in upcoming days.
Also, we had a bridal shower for Faith in the afternoon
yesterday. I will posting the pics of the shower soon too!