Babbie women set annual dessert, praise event

Published 2:47 am Saturday, September 1, 2012

Some say there’s nothing better than getting together for a time of fellowship, sweet treats, praise and worship and a good message, and that’s exactly what Babbie Baptist Church’s women’s ministry is hoping to offer to local women.

For the last six years, the Seasons of the Heart women’s ministry at Babbie has played host to a ladies night out.

“Jesus impressed on the heart of one of our members to minister specifically to the ladies of our community and surrounding areas,” said Linda Linton. “She wanted it to be a night of worshipping our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ; fellowshipping with one another and of course, enjoying some fabulous desserts.”

Linton said throughout the years, worship leaders such as Beloved, Babbie Mason, Gwen Smith, Kim Bolton and Beth Crittenden have blessed them.

But this year, there’s something new.

In addition to praise and worship leader Laura Cooksey, ladies will also hear a message from Lisa Harper.

“She has several Bible studies that are great,” said Lisha Weeks. “We’re excited about this because it’s a little different than our typical set up.”

“The ladies of our church have completed several of her Bible studies and have really loved the humor and unique way of getting God’s Word across to them,” Linton said.

Harper is described as a gifted communicator whose writing and speaking overflow with colorful pop-culture references that connect the dots between the Bible era and modern life.

Cooksey has been singing since she was 5, and attended Baylor University. She has had the opportunity to provide backup vocals for recording artists, including Mandisa, Natalie Grant and Nicole C. Mullen.

Linton said she wanted to stress that this is a ministry and not a fundraiser for the church.

“To get the quality speakers and singers that we do, our ladies do fundraisers in order to come up with enough money to finance Seasons of the Heart,” she said. “Each year is an act of faith that God will send us the right speaker or singer and touch the hearts and lives of women in our community.”

Weeks said that a dessert reception will be held from 5:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.

“All the ladies in our church cook desserts,” she said. “It’s set up like a wedding reception.”

The event be held Oct. 2, and wll begin at 6:45 p.m., and is already halfway sold out.

“We usually print about 375 tickets and we’ll have 350 to 375 in attendance,” she said. “So, I encourage ladies to go ahead and get their tickets and get them quickly”

To purchase tickets contact Weeks at 493-4263 or 488-5061 or Becky Anderson at 493-4926 or 504-0511 or any other woman from Babbie Baptist Church.