Our church decided to cancel the second service on Mothers Day and instead hold a morning tea for our Ladies. It was a ticketed event so the Ladies had to get their tickets in advance, but some were still available at the door.
The first service was fantastic and then we flowed out to the cafe for our special Ladies event. we provided the usual coffee and tea for after the first service, but in a different location to normal, in the Foyer.
What a fantastic morning we had at church for mothers day, a group of our men were our waiters for the morning, they served us well. they were dressed in black pants, white shirts with gloves and a pale pink cloth draped over their arms (just like real waiters) to mop up any spills I guess, I am not really sure of the original function of the cloths for waiters, I assume it was a tea towel used to mop up messes or carry hot plates etc But for aesthetic reasons we had them, I sewed them up on Saturday, the day before Mothers Day...I have sore shoulders from hunching over the machine...
Our waiters lined the entry and guided us to our tables as we arrived. they all looked very presentable...Did I mention even some of our Pastors and Elders were waiters...
If you look behind our smiling waiter you will notice the Band that we had playing for a good part of the morning, they sang quite a lot of classics from the 50's and 60's even some Elvis, which went down very well with the Ladies.
This was a morning tea our Women's Ministry put on for Mothers Day and we had around 40 Ladies who had never been to a church before, or not to our church.
We had 150 women who had such a fantastic time, we ate scones and sipped tea or coffee that was served to us by our lovely waiters.
We had our "Hands Up" people there (deaf community) they were served by one of their own wonderful Men who has the ability read lips as well as sign, which was quite helpful for us to be able to serve the Ladies well. you can see the interpreter signing the message to the "Hands Up" group.
Our guest speaker was Kelly Chelsom from Perth in WA, she was so amazing.
She spoke about a slogan she has seen often in Asia "same same but different" which tied in to life with her children and others.
She shared about her boys and their personalities and how we treat people by the same measure of love but differently to suit their personality types. for instance, how you discipline a child who is tender hearted is different to how you discipline your head strong child.
she also talked about Grace and Mercy and how it is disappearing from society and how we need to bestow those gifts upon our fellow man...of course she is perfectly correct.
What a fantastic morning for so many beautiful Ladies...I am so grateful for the efforts of many people including the Maitre de my Hubby...
If you are celebrating Mothers Day in your country today (or yesterday for us) I hope you have a fantastic Mothers Day and that you will be blessed beyond reason.
Many Hugs and Happy Stitching