Ninth annual Rainbow Tea event held
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Photo: Special to The Star
Photo: Special to The Star
The ninth annual Rainbow Tea under (The Rainbow Study Bible Twelve Color-code guide) was held Oct. 19, 2013, at Greater Thankful Missionary Baptist Church in Anniston where the Rev. Peque English is pastor. The Rainbow Tea is the largest fundraiser of the Rushing Springs District Association with anticipation of building in 2016 at the present site of Rushing Springs District Association in Sylacauga. Approximately 275 people attended the event.

The Rev. Dr. Johnny F. McKinney served as moderator; Sister Maxine G. Moon served as president of WMEA auxiliary and Sister Diane Jemison served as chairperson.

The keynote speaker was Sister Betty Welch of Peace Missionary Baptist Church of Talladega where the Rev. Van Tony Welch is pastor and introduced his wife as speaker.

The theme for the event was, “A Covenant Sealed with a Rainbow.” Music was provided by Peace Missionary Baptist church choir. Scripture First Division of Psalm in its entirety was recited by Lil’ Jalandis Sistrunk of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Munford. She was also the 2013 first-place winner in the intermediate department of the Rushing Springs District oratorical contest. Sister Terri Bryant of Mt. Zion Church in Sylacauga, led prayer; Brother Robert English of Greater Thankful in Anniston welcomed the congregation and Sister Emma Jacobs of Kelly Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Talladega served as Mistress of Order.

The tea for next year is planned for 3 p.m. Oct. 18, 2014, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Sylacauga.
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