Life Community Church invites Mahomet women to a special holiday Christmas Tea on December 13 from 10 a.m. to noon.
“We just wanted to reach out to the women of Mahomet,” Christine Augustine said. “That’s where our heart is; to expand this so that’s it’s not just a church event, but a community event.”
Augustine used to cater tea parties when she lived in Columbus before her kids were born.
“I used to think tea parties were totally silly until I got invited to one when my husband and I were dating,” she said. “I fell in love with it. God just laid a passion on my heart to encourage women through teatime.”
Augustine along with the men and women at Life Community Church plan to pamper their guests with fresh linens, china, hot scones and an encouraging guest speaker.
“It’s going to be beautiful,” she said. “We’re going to take time to do things for women that they don’t do for themselves. When they leave, they’re going to feel like this was an experience.”
“I’ve always dreamt of owning a tea room where women could come sit and be encouraged by their friendships,” she continued. “I think it’s a high value that women are able to engage in authentic relationships. And I think tea is a great way to do that because it forces us to be still.”
Guests must register for the Christmas tea by filling out an online form and mailing it with full payment to Life Community Church. Register online by Wednesday December 10th at www.lccci.org or call 217 480-5235 for more details.