GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – The third annual Mother Daughter Tea was held on April 26 at the Haley Impact Center, Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church at 1004 S. Dickerson Road. The theme was ‘Puri-Tea: Living Healthy-Whole-Holy,’ based on Matthew 5:8, I Timothy 4: 1-2, and Ephesians 5:27.
The Mistress of Ceremonies was Sister Pat Grace. Elder Erin Anderson and her daughters Rionna, Sarah, and Gabrielle delivered the devotion, prayer, scripture, song and welcome. Sister Grace explained the history of high tea. Deaconess-in-training Quen Williams and her daughter Kenidi presented the tea activity. Tea was served, and the guests feasted on a seven course meal consisting of scones and Devonshire cream; savories: cream cheese ball, crab pastry cups; soup: Creamy baked potato with chives; salad: garden pasta on lettuce tuna and chicken. The entrée was an overlay of shrimp Scampi on long grain rice; and sweets: mini cheese cakes, wedding cake cup cakes, assorted pastries and truffles.
Other program participants included: Melissa Ewing who spoke on being physically healthy. Melissa is the founder and CEO of FitStars. Sister Lejuanda Raybon introduced Sister Ewing.
The Scruggs Family (Regina, Latrice, Uriah, and Aniyah) sang. Minister Sylvia Page spoke on mental health, and was introduced by Sister Lyverta Robertson. Minister Page is an associate minister at the Temple Church and directs the ACTS Counseling Ministry. Tanya Gilyard introduced the last speaker, Minister Yolanda Harris-Jackson, associate minister at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, where she serves as Daughters of Destiny Ministry Leader. Minister Jackson’s topic was holiness.
Sister Darcie Finch was the guest soloist, and Sister Denice Hodge offered the prayer for the mothers. Her mother, Sister Sandra Mitchell offered the prayer for the daughters. Remarks were given by Sister Tanisha Cheek and Sondrea Tolbert, associate pastor. Deaconess Gladys Haley gave the closing prayer.
Sister Bria Williams a student at Nashville School of the Arts presented three pieces of original artwork for the occasion. The young males in the church served as escorts. It was a wonderful event and the kitchen staff did an outstanding job.