By LaDona O’Donnell

The Spring Tea will be Saturday, March 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Culbertson Room. This event provides a joyous afternoon of fun and fellowship with activities that are geared to elementary school children and for for all ages. After attending last year’s tea, it was encouraging to hear from a seven year-old girl, “I had such a good time” followed by a seventy year-old woman old saying, “I had such a wonderful time!”

Several years ago, the Fellowship committee thought that a Mother and Daughter Tea might appeal to our young mothers and their little girls. Since young girls like the opportunity to dress up, we decided it should be a “dressy affair.” From there, the idea grew to include grandmothers, sisters, friends, neighbors, and women of all ages who were interested in attending a festive party with good conversation, tasty refreshments, and an entertaining program. This year, we have added something new. We are inviting boys. We thought that boys should also have the chance to enjoy this special afternoon.

Those attending the tea can look forward to delicious finger sandwiches and delectable sweets, a children’s craft, and even a photo booth to capture the moment. As entertainment, we are thrilled to present notable Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Eric Rohmann to captivate our imaginations. Thanks to The Book Stall, Eric Rohmann’s books will be available to purchase at the tea and Mr. Rohmann will be happy to autograph them.

Our Annual Spring Tea has been a great success the past five years and we look forward to another memorable occasion. We hope you, your elementary age girls, boys, and other guests will enjoy the afternoon with us.

RSVP by March 4 to LaDona O’Donnell
Please include names of guests and children’s ages.
$10 payable at the door

Activity: Presidents Day Prayer

Pray for the leadership of our country with this prayer from the Prayer Book of the Armed Services or one of your choosing:

Almighty and everlasting God, guide the president of the United States, his counselors, and all others in authority over us, that they might be just in purpose, wise in counsel, and unwavering in their duty. In the administration of their solemn responsibilities, may they uphold the honor of our nation. Hear us as we pray. Amen.

“How Presidents Pray: from Eisenhower to Obama” is an interesting read from 2016.