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seated l to r Gloria Shouse, Alice Adams, Katheryn Livingood, Margaret Wilson standing Olive Henderson and Jo Spalti

A spring tea party honoring the most senior members of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was hosted by Senior Co-Pastor, Dr. Debbie Chisolm, and the Disciples Women’s Ministries on March 22. 


Guests of honor were Alice Adams, Marybess Grisham, Anna King, Jessie Rodgers and Gloria Shouse.


Some of the honorees attending the tea— now residing in various East Dallas senior communities— are no longer able to be present at Sunday worship services on a regular basis, due to health and mobility limitations.  The tea was a way for the congregation to spend some special time with those members.  Elders provided them transportation to and from the church for the occasion.


The menu included traditional “tea” fare — scones with jam and clotted cream, consommé, assorted finger sandwiches and sweets.


Musical entertainment was provided by pianists, Carolyn Shinn and David Aston, violinist, Rosie Ninesling and soloist, Colleen Oates.


Guests of honor received a corsage of cymbidium orchard and baby’s breath upon arrival, and each went home with a “potted plant of spring flowers” made especially for them by children who attended Central’s Winter Bible School.


The spring tea honoring senior members will be a new tradition at Central.


Central Christian Church is located at 4711 Westside Dr. just off Mockingbird Lane.  It is home to a dog park (voted best in Dallas by Dallas Observer) and the Acres Community Garden named in honor of Central member Ebby Halliday Acres and her late husband, Maurice Acres.   The garden is the largest contributor of fresh produce to North Dallas Shared Ministries during the growing season.


Worship services are broadcast on WRR (101.1) at 9:00 on Sunday mornings. 


Central Christian Church is the oldest continuously operating protestant church in Dallas, but it is young at heart.  Come and see!





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