Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Local church hosts unique table setting fundraiser to benefit battered women

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
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.