will host 10th anniversary Spring for Tea
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Plans are well under way
for Spring for Tea -- the "premiere event" of the Harvest of Talents for
World Hunger at Lincoln Christian Church. So reports Marcia Bidwell, who
chairs the event and comments that this marks the 10th anniversary of the
much-anticipated spring event of the Harvest Ministry.
Ticket sales will begin on Feb. 1 and
the anniversary tea will be on Saturday, April 20, in the Fellowship
Center of Lincoln Christian Church. Doors to the event open at 10:45
a.m., and tea will be served at 11:30 a.m.
The tea features a number of elegantly
appointed tea tables complete with china, silver, crystal and
offering a variety of themes and décor. Women of all ages will serve
as hostesses for the tables, attending graciously to the needs of
The tea menu will feature favorite
food selections from previous teas as well as some that are new this
year. Background music ambience will be provided by a string
quartet. Food and conversation will prevail as guests are served
traditional tea fare accompanied by cups of a special hot tea served
from a variety of delicate teapots.
As tea guests arrive, they will be
greeted and escorted to their tables by the Harvest men in black.
Before partaking of tea, the guests will enjoy a promenade of all of
the tables as they await the appointed time of serving.
A special 10th anniversary program
will be presented following the serving of tea. A number of door
prizes, provided by local businesses and individuals, will be
Tickets are sold in advance in the
church office. Bidwell reports that there is limited seating and
that the tickets sell out quickly. Tickets may be purchased
beginning Feb. 1 by visiting the church office or calling Vera
Thomas at 732-7618.
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The April tea will be the first 2013
event of the Harvest of Talents Ministry, which this year will be
celebrating its 30th anniversary. The Harvest of Talents for World
Hunger is a unique ministry of the Lincoln church. Partnering with
International Disaster Emergency Service, the annual Lincoln event
has raised $1,718,145.23 through the 29th Harvest, every penny of
which has gone to feeding programs, orphanages and missions
throughout the world, providing physical and spiritual food to those
The 30th annual Harvest of Talents
for World Hunger will be on the fourth Saturday in October in the
Fellowship Center of Lincoln Christian Church. Anyone seeking
information about the event may call the church office at