Monday, May 18, 2015

Mother's Day Luncheon to Honor Moms

Last Saturday we had the privilege of honoring 110 moms from around inner city Birmingham at South Highland Presbyterian Church. The program was complete with music provided by Al and Pashion Lewis, and Yvonne Fann, and a wonderful dance routine by Deidra Kimbrough. Grace’s Kitchen provided an excellent meal, with volunteers from various churches and agencies pitching in to serve the women in attendance. Janice Vickers was the luncheon speaker and focused on the roles moms play. Mrs. Vickers described that caring moms give to not only their own children but also to those in their community and beyond. The women played Bingo and had a chance to win door prizes.

It was an uplifting, positive experience for the mothers being celebrated. Deborah Foster, this year's MC, described the event as “saturated with love. It was life giving, motivating, and inspirational.” One of the attendees, remarked, “It made my day. I had my sister with me and she enjoyed it too; we’re still talking about it! It was so nice and thoughtful to do that for mothers. From the looks of it, all the mothers were enjoying it. Everything was wonderful . . . I’m already looking forward to it next year."

Grace's Kitchen, a non-profit feeding ministry, provided a great meal.
(above right) Tracy Hipps, Executive Director, visits with the moms during lunch.

Al and Pashion Lewis singing praise to our Lord and Savior

(left) Enjoying a Mother's Day themed bingo game; (right) Deborah Foster, Master of Ceremonies
Yvonne Fann singing "Give Me My Flower"
(center) Janice Vickers, guest speaker and honored moms Alice Taplet (left) and Pashion Lewis (right) receive
a dozen roses for their service to their families, churches, and communities. 

Enjoying a moving dance by Deidra Kimbrough to "I Didn't Know My Own Strength"
30 Moms were excited to win door prizes!