Local church hosts unique table setting fundraiser to benefit battered women

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Excitement is building for Charlotte-area women counting down the days to The Park Church’s second annual Table Talk Banquet, which is set for 5:00 p.m., Saturday, March 27, at The Park Expo and Conference Center (2500 E. Independence Blvd.).

Hosted by the church’s women’s ministry known as Daughters of Divine Destiny, this unique fundraiser gives table hostesses the opportunity to display their artistic ability by decorating their own dinner tables based on biblical themes. Participants will design place settings for eight, using table coverings, dishes, glassware, silverware and centerpieces. Tables will be judged based on creativity and originality, and winners will receive prizes for their individual creations.

“Having more than 40 tables set in unique themes and beautiful colors adds a unique flair to the Table Talk Banquet and allows women to show off their decorating skills – all for a great cause,” said Minister Kim Alexander, First Lady of The Park Ministries. “Because this fundraiser is so different, we’re excited that the event is growing in popularity for women in our community.”

Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Battered Women’s Shelter, a non-profit organization that offers counseling, support and a safe haven for women and their children who are in danger of abuse from their partners.

“Domestic violence is an important issue, and it’s one that our church has zero tolerance for,” said Alexander. “Through events like the Table Talk Banquet, our women’s ministry is able to raise much-needed funds and awareness of this issue in our community. We support the Battered Women’s Shelter because they carry the load for hundreds of women and their children every year, helping them break the vicious cycle.”
In addition, Rev. Dr. Pamela Carrington Holder of New Faith Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C., will be the guest speaker at the Table Talk Banquet. She is a teacher, preacher and psalmist, who has ministered to women throughout the world for more than 10 years.

For more information on the Table Talk Banquet, contact Robin Brown at 704-606-0087, Annetta Foard at 704-451-1362 or tabletalk@upbc.org.

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