Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Calhoun Church Women to Host Community Homespun Tea

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On Sept. 22, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, the Women’s Ministry Department of the Calhoun (Ga.) Church will present a Homespun Tea, with guest speaker, Ruthie Jacobsen. Area ladies are invited to the event.


Coordinator for the tea, Glenda Hayward, shared how plans for the tea got under way.


“In January, when the pastor of Trinity Baptist Church passed away, we wanted to reach out to the women of their church. But the tornado hit, and we had to take care of the more practical needs of the community.”


However, she said the idea stayed with the planning committee, and the women decided to revive the idea of hosting a tea and invite the community women to attend, as a means “to enlarge the circle of Jesus.”


“A tea provides women an atmosphere for unhurried conversation, a time for making memories, and sharing in a peaceful, serene, feminine environment,” said Carole Huddleston, director women’s ministry. “Ladies should feel comfortable dressed up in all their tea "finery," or in just a simple garment. The objective is to enjoy the time by visiting with one another, sampling delightful dainty treats, and just relaxing. The goal is to bring ladies of the community into common ground: a tea together with prayer and fellowship.”


To make the occasion extra special, the planners invited author Ruthie Jacobsen, a resident of north Georgia, who is the coordinator for prayer ministries for the North American Division. Jacobsen, a former talk show host for 3ABN and a registered nurse, is known for her prayer conferences across the United States and in several foreign countries. Hayward said the theme of the event is “When you can’t see His hand, trust His heart.” The event will also include music by vocalist Nancy Sharp, and a trio of instrumentalists—Cheryl Jones, Marla Nedelcu, and Steve Dyrda.


There is a nominal $5 cost for attendees (pay at door), and you must register by noon on Friday, Sept. 20, to attend, due to limited seating. Register by phone (706-629-5470) or email (


Written by Betty Kossick
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