Women of Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) from all of North Texas gathered at Central Christian Church in Dallas Saturday morning to enjoy a year-end Christmas brunch.
Fifty representatives from Lewisville, Garland, Rockwall, Oak Cliff and other surrounding areas came together to enjoy brunch, games, stories and camaraderie during the Advent celebration.
Tables were decorated in red and green with Island Pines and Tom Smith Christmas Crackers.
Central’s pastor, Rev. Dr. Ken Crawford greeted the group and delivered the blessing. Area Minister and President of the North Texas Area of the Christian Church, Dr. Larry Ross, also joined the women for brunch. Colleen Oates, accompanied by Central’s Music Director, David Aston, led a Christmas Carol sing-a-long.
Brunch included a waffle bar with assorted toppings of maple syrup, fresh fruit, nuts, and whipped cream; a variety of egg strata; made-to-order cappuccino by our own barista, Gus Dracopoulos and his wife Valda; hot wassail and home-made almond biscotti.
The festivities ended with Colleen and David’s beautiful performance of “May the Lord Bless and Keep You,” based on Numbers 6:24-26 and a signature song at Central.
The ministries of Disciples Women are part of the movement for wholeness in a fragmented world by providing opportunities for spiritual growth, enrichment, education, and creative ministries to enable women to develop a sense of personal responsibility for the whole mission of the church. The organization is a network of women committed to the justice-seeking, compassion-focused mission of Jesus Christ with no membership requirements or conditions.
The Disciples Women’s organization of Central meets monthly to hear a guest speaker and enjoy lunch with one another. You do not have to be a member of the church to attend the meetings. All are welcome and encouraged to visit anytime. For more information contact Shelia Huffman, President at firstname.lastname@example.org.