The Blessing of High Tea

21 November 2011

The Leadership Team at Stafford MOPS in Brisbane, sure know how to do morning tea in style!  Their High Tea mornings have become an annual event, and an undoubted highlight of their MOPS year.  This year they combined their special morning with a fundraiser for breast cancer, and treated their mums to a pink extravaganza.

Hospitality Leader, Jude Gardner, puts a lot of work into a high tea morning but says it’s worth it.  She believes that every mum needs to feel special and valued, and goes to great lengths to ensure that this achieved at MOPS.  Tiered stands on every table, fresh flowers, jugs of iced tea, pink mocktails, decorations, little treats at every seat, coffee served in china cups, background music… it is certainly a special occasion.  Jude and the rest of the Leadership Team work together to provide all of the food and even serve the mums as a way of blessing them!

Two Christian women from within the group shared part of their personal faith story, or testimony.  One talked about how God was growing and stretching her, while the other shared about the way God had provided for her family’s needs with “little miracles.”  It is so important in our MOPS groups to share real stories about how God is working in the lives of real mums.

The Stafford mums also had a chance to show off their pink frocks, shoes and accessories – with plenty of girly prizes up for grabs!  Don’t they all look amazing?

Food for thought:

  • When was the last time you SERVED your mums?
  • Do the women in your group know that they are VALUED and DEARLY LOVED?
  • Do you provide an opportunity for a testimony to be SHARED each year?



2 Responses to “The Blessing of High Tea”

  1. Mareesa says:

    We recently had a pamper morning, with no discussion planned. We did our nails, soaked our feet, and gave each other hand/foot massages. For craft we made bath bombs. The ladies said it was lovely just to catch up with each other and relax 🙂
    We didn’t share a testimony though, will have to remember that for next year!

  2. Joan Gordon says:

    What a wonderful tradition you have at Stafford with these lovely special teas…and the opportunity to share Jesus.

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