Racine Church Hosts First Annual Women’s Tea

Racine Church Hosts First Annual Women’s Tea

On Sunday, October 23, the Racine Seventh-day Adventist Church hosted its first annual Women’s Tea. Twenty seven women were in attendance and, although most of the ladies reside in Racine and surrounding towns, some traveled from as far north as Waukesha, WI and some as far south as Waukegan, IL. Some invited friends and there were many Non-Adventist ladies present. The ladies enjoyed a wonderful time of fellowship along with the tasty food and lovely decorations!

Attendees shared a lot of laughter and many hugs and smiles. They were treated to a varied selection of teas as well as finger foods with vegan and gluten-free options. The speaker reminded the women that they are a treasure, precious to God, not just on one day, but seven days a week. Each received seven pearls in their gift bags as a reminder of that fact. There were many other symbolic items in their gift bags in addition to the pearls, to also remind them of how valuable they are.

The ladies stated that they were blessed, that they had fun and that they enjoyed meeting new women and developing friendships.

Many thanks go to Yvonne Powyer and Abigail A’Kessler. We look forward to having this every year now!

The following encouragement from Scripture was shared with the attendees:


You are valued by God and you are so precious that God has a great interest in you, and He has invested the life of His Son, Jesus Christ to save you.


You are a Treasure 🎁 to God

“for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

Matthew 6:21 KJV

God has a Plan for Your Life

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

Jeremiah 29:11-13 KJV

God Considers You as the Apple 🍏 🍎 of His Eye 👁

“Keep me as the apple of the eye, Hide me under the shadow of thy wings,”

Psalm 17:8 KJV

God Will Give You Strength 💪 as You Wait 😴💤 Upon Him!

“but they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

Isaiah 40:31 KJV

While You Wait on God, May You Rest and Rejoice!

“Because thou hast been my help, Therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.”

Psalm 63:7 KJV

Trust In God and In His Timing and Be Courageous!

“Wait on the LORD: Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”

Psalm 27:14 KJV

God Will Protect You and Shelter You and Take Care of You.

“The LORD is thy keeper: The LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.”

Psalm 121:5 KJV

God hears👂My cry 😭 and He sees My tears 🥹

“Thou tellest my wanderings: Put thou my tears into thy bottle: Are they not in thy book? When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: This I know; for God is for me. In God will I praise his word: In the LORD will I praise his word. In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.”

Psalm 56:8-11 KJV

Weeping is But For the Night ✨, But Joy 🤩 Comes in the Morning ☀️!

“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

Psalm 30:5 KJV

The Word 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

John 1:1 KJV

Abide In, Dwell In, Ask and It Will Be Fulfilled

“If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”

John 15:7 KJV


How Would You Describe Matters of The Heart? 💗? 💕? ❤️



“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; And lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he shall direct thy paths.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV

   Search Me!

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: Try me, and know my thoughts:”

Psalm 139:23 KJV

Create in Me!

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; And renew a right spirit within me.”

Psalm 51:10 KJV

Fix My Heart!  ❤️ 💜 ♥️

“My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.”

Psalm 57:7 KJV

Peace ☮️ 🕊and Understanding 🤔 ☝️ 👌 🤔

“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:7 KJV

Love ❤️ With the Heart ♥️ Mind 🧐 and Soul.

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”

Matthew 22:37 KJV

You Are a Precious👑 🫅💎Pearl to God

“Again the kingdom of heaven is like a man who is a dealer in search of fine and precious pearls, Who, on finding a single pearl of great price, went and sold all he had and bought it.”

Matthew 13:45-46 AMPC

You Are a Pearl 💎of Great Price.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.”

Matthew 13:45-46 KJV

God Will Protect You as a Mother🐓 Hen Protects Her Chickens 🐥🐥🐣🐥!

“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”

Psalm 91:4 KJV

I Will Trust 😊 in His Truth.

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow  of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: My God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, And from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; Nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; But it shall not come nigh thee.”

Psalm 91:1-7 KJV

I Will Rejoice 😊 😃 Under the Protection 🤺 of His Wings 💸.

“Because thou hast been my help, Therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.”

Psalm 63:7 KJV

When I Am Overwhelmed, You Will Guide 👆☝️👉👇👈 Me and 🙌 Shelter Me!

“Hear my cry, O God; Attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, When my heart is overwhelmed: Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.”

Psalm 61:1-3 KJV

God Is In Control!

“If [God] sweeps in and arrests and calls into judgment, who can hinder Him? [If He is against a man, who shall call Him to account for it?]”

Job 11:10 AMPC

You Are a Beautiful Flower

🌹  🪷 🌻 🌷 🌺  🌸 💐 🥀 🪷 🌹

In God’s Garden

“I am the rose of Sharon, And the lily of the valleys.”

Song of Solomon 2:1 KJV

“Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”

Luke 12:27 KJV

“Consider the lilies, how they grow. They neither [wearily] toil nor spin nor weave; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory (his splendor and magnificence) was not arrayed like one of these. [I Kings 10:4-7.]”

Luke 12:27 AMPC

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Marvellous are thy works; And that my soul knoweth right well.”

Psalm 139:14 KJV

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: Try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.”

Psalm 139:23-24 KJV

What Is The Greatest Expression of Love 💜💙🧡💗 💕 ❤️??

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

John 3:16 KJV

John 3 :16 Magnified

JOHN 3:16




that he gave – THE GREATEST ACT

his only begotten Son – THE GREATEST GIFT




should not perish – THE GREATEST PROMISE



everlasting life – THE GREATEST POSSESSION

For God So Loved the World…The Greatest List

I hope and pray that you have experienced that love today and every day.


Amen 🙏🏼 and Amen 🙏🏼


Patricia Antoine-Norton, member of the Racine Church