Crossroads spills the tea about community outreach
The sisters tea party, held by Crossroads Community Church, served homemade tea in mason jars, fresh fruit, and an abundance of spiritual talks paired with music. Worship leader Amy Dykes and her Tereasa Dykes mother-in-law decided to put together the event to bring a little fellowship with different churches in the area.
“We wanted to bring women in the community together,” Amy Dykes said.
Amy Dykes was able to incorporate her own original songs in the sermons. She kept the music diverse for the crowd because of the variety of churches that attended. She wanted everyone to appreciate and participate despite their differences in preference and style.
“Our message was based around the scripture Jerimiah 3:19, talking about how God loves and wants a relationship with us,” Amy Dykes said. “I used my own experiences as an example in the music and sermon as well.”
The women of the church put together the food keeping things light with sandwiches and fruit, staying on a summer theme. There was a variety of tea including the classic sweet, but also fruity. Names were drawn for prizes. The winners were awarded jewelry and devotionals.
The group discussed how they make an impact on the community. The pastures wife Tereasa Dykes talked about her growing organization: Wings of Love Safe Haven. The organization provides assistance to the growing problem of abused women and children and separation with their families.
“Overall the turnout was great,” Dykes said. “The event was comfortable because some husbands still accompanied their wives, so it wasn’t a closed club. Talking about our faith and works within the community is always a good thing.”