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Friday, June 10, 2016

Spring Banquet 2016

Here is a photo gallery of this year's fabulous banquet.  We will do a separate post on hand outs given for spa recipes and from our speaker, Jan Kilgore Calk Madden.

Our top sellers this year!!  Teresa Kennard and Millie Scott, you did a fabulous job!  Your enthusiasm was contagious.

As guest entered, we enjoyed soothing music.  Then, during our meal, again, our guest harpist serenaded us with beautiful talent.

Part of our stage set depicting a coastal retreat.

 Thank you Pastor Kirt Denney for creating our fabulous back drop for this event.

Our in house floral designer, Beverly Seale created our arrangements.  Gorgeous!

Thank you Valerie and Victoria for collecting tickets and greeting.

Krislyn Glass and Hannah Kennard, hillarious!!!

We created our own fun during the skit scene changes.  And Naomi has some moves.  LOL

This skit was so funny.  We hope to get a copy of the entire skit and post on our blog.  You will enjoy.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Spring Banquet 2015

Color my SEAsons theme was birthed when thinking of the array of ladies that would be present, each lady uniquely in various seasons of their lives. 

Whether your season of life comprised of the young woman entering college or trying to find direction in her life, the young married lady learning to balance home, a new husband and job, the mother balancing so many hats, the empty nester and the aging woman; whatever stage of life we are in, we ALL have a need to find our purpose!

Our speaker, Sis. Edwina Dixon, so powerfully brought to us her burden and addressed to each of us to find our purpose.  Many ladies were touched and our event ended in a powerful prayer.

Using a take on SEAsons, we used the sea theme for our decor on the tables:  driftwood, live plants, sand, shells, custom fish from old wood and painted, candles and sea themed linens.

Thank you Pastor Kirt Denney for implementing our vision for the color card display.

We had an attendance of around 180 ladies!

Our catered food from La Madeline's was wonderful!  Their staff did a great job serving us.

Krislyn Glass and Hannah Madden Kennard did a fabulous skit that went through the stages of the life of a woman.  Hilarious, but so true!

Lori Adame and Teresa Kennard.  Teresa headed up our decor committee.  Fabulous work, Teresa!! ...and your team.

This was our announcement in the foyer announcing our event, by Donna Madden.

Cheryl Piver helping us Friday night.

Thank you "Frontline" men for your help.  We could not have made it without you.  Thank you Steve Kennard and Joe Hennigan for your work of excellence!

Jennie Stephens helping with the table set up and more!

Agenda  Ladies Spring Banquet, “Color My Seasons”
Welcome – Kimberly Sciscoe
Ice Breaker – Shelly Toney
Prayer – Joan Glass
Order of Tables – Jonathan Denney
Lunch by La Madeline
Announcement and Greeting – Donna Madden
·       Connect Cards
·       Twice Loved
·       Smocks of Love- Eunice Van Pelt
·       Ladies Prayer Meetings - Millie Scott
·       Newsletter Copies Available
Song – Jonathan & Keagan Denney
Skit – Hannah Kennard & Krislyn Glass
Song – Pam Denney
Introduce Speaker – Kimberly Sciscoe
Speaker – Edwina Dixon
Closing Music – Pam Denney
Door Prizes – Joyce Morgan

Special Thanks to Committee Members & their teams:
Donna Madden & Kimberly Sciscoe
Tersasa Kennard
Lily Lopez
Joyce Morgan
Crystal Dehoyos

If you have photos we did not get to include, please email to

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We Made the News

The Houston Chronicle featured our "Smocks of Love" ministry!  So thankful for this exposure to the public.  I am thankful to know our labors of love are reaching so many ladies going through a difficult and challenging time in their lives.  

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Smocks of Love, a Heartstrings Ministry

We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with MD Anderson to minister to ladies who are battling breast cancer.  We are now making "Smocks of Love" for patients to wear during their radiation treatments. Previously, the patients wore hospital gowns.  Smocks of Love now allows women to have treatments and expose only the area that needs radiation.  This helps them keep their dignity, provides warmth and is more comfortable.  Smocks of Love is a sign that someone cares about them on their difficult journey.

Each patient is given a large Ziploc bag with their personal smock to keep and a card from our church.  On this card, we have encouraging words, share our church information and invite the patient to our church for prayer.  Per MD Anderson's request, we are making 6 - 10 smocks a month. We take pre-made smocks and modify them with Velcro closures on the sides and in the front of each gown.

Thank you Smocks of Love Team for your dedication to this ministry.  

If you are interested in this ministry, we would love your help.  Volunteers are needed to help sew, shop for fabric or deliver the smocks to MD Anderson.  We all can have the opportunity to pray with them should the patient decide to visit our church.

Our co-coordinator for Smocks of Love is Eunice Van Pelt.  Eunice is a great seamstress with a big heart.  She will work with you in the areas you feel best fit your time and talents.  Her # is 281-479-3084.

Thanks to this ministry staff for your help in these areas: 

Cut out smock with the pattern provided

Sew the smocks

Shop for fabric

Bag the smocks

Stamp "Smocks of Love" inside

Place cards from our ministry in each bag

Deliver the smocks to MD Anderson

Just to be clear, these are smocks for patients that have been diagnosed with breast cancer and will enter into a series of treatments.  Our smocks are given to each patient for them to keep throughout their journey of treatments. 

This is a great opportunity to reach out to women in a very low time of their life and show we care and most of all a chance to minister to them in prayer.

These smocks have Velcro on the sides and down the front allowing exposure and keeping coverage as much as possible during their treatments.  I think we can all agree this would make the process just a little less painful and humiliating.

Please contact Eunice Van Pelt for any further questions or sign up for this ministry.  Again, her phone number is:  281-479-3084.  

If you would like to contribute to this ministry, please do so at our online giving link here.  There is an option to give to Ladies Ministry.

Donna Madden
Heartstrings Ladies Ministry Director

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Making One Tiny Step in a Right Direction

Just a little nudge you just may need to encourage your everyday life. 

On the first day of this summer, I started on the book, The Nesting Place.  I actually found someone who had the same ideas that I thought were my own.  Here is a blog post from her blog I thought you may enjoy.  Just a simple little thought. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Be A Part of Something Great

Just a reminder!!!  It is crucial that your 

Mother's Memorial Offering is in
nlt August 1!

Just so you offering of $100. will give you perks at our 

Details of Women of Wonder here.  To help promote this worthy cause for Mother's Memorial, our ladies conference in the South Texas District has given every lady who gives $100. special perks:  

You have a reserved seat at the conference.

Your name is recognized on the Women of Wonder board at the conference.

You have special privileges to enjoy a hospitality room during certain time frames of refreshments provided by the conference.

Make your plans now to attend the Ladies United in Vision,
South Texas District Ladies Conference.

March 5 & 6, San Marcus, Texas

Give your offering NOW! 

Click here and in the "To" option, Mother's Memorial is available to give to.

Have a Great Day!!

Any offering great or small is a blessing.