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May 9, 2012
Catherine Smith of the Hagerstown (Md.) church sports a 120-year-old hat that belonged to her grandmother. (Photo by Jennifer Stefan)
An afternoon tea, themed “Women of Grace,” drew women from seven area churches recently. Dee Scalzo, women’s ministry leader for the Willow Brook church (Boonsboro, Md.), and a team of women from the Willow Brook and Hagerstown churches coordinated the event.
“I saw the Lord’s hand every step of the way in the planning,” says Scalzo, citing several examples.
Hostesses assigned to each table used their creativity and their own china service to set the tables. Many attendees brought teapots for display.
Pastor Charlotte McClure spoke to the group, encouraging women to “let God be God in the most intimate areas of our lives.” Jinnie McCaffrey of the Hagerstown church said she gleaned a lot and related to what was said.
According to Scalzo, the event was a form of friendship evangelism. Many of the participants were friends, neighbors, and Bible study students of members—and several were women who had been taking a break from church.

Jennifer Stefan

Courtney Tooley, 14, plays the flute, accompanied by her mom, Melynie Tooley, both members of the Smithsburg (Md.) congregation. (Photo by Jennifer Stefan)
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