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Pittman Park Methodist womens ministry hosts tea
Madison Phillips
Madison Phillips

Pittman Park United Methodist Church women's ministry invites area ladies to join them for tea on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The event, aptly titled "Fill My Cup," has the theme "Less is More" and focuses on Ecclesiastes 2:11, which reads: "Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun."

Leading the conference, Kathy Bradley — author, popular speaker, Statesboro Herald columnist and an assistant district attorney for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit — will inspire those in attendance with her Southern grace and congenial personality.

Madison Phillips, a Georgia Southern University sophomore and Bulloch County native, will provide praise and worship music interspersed throughout the afternoon.

Bradley's program consists of two segments with a tea sandwiched between them. Guests will enjoy hot spice tea and dainty finger foods.

Bradley, the author of the award-winning book "Breathing and Walking Around: Meditations on a Life" and Georgia Author of the Year Award for Essay winner, plans to focus on the tendency of women to be multitaskers.

"That's not always a good thing," Bradley said. "Women rarely take time for themselves. The ‘Fill My Cup' tea is a reminder for women to do just that."

Bradley said her overall passion stems from the idea that everyone has a story.

"Everyone's story is important," she said. "We're all part of one big story. And each of our individual stories needs to be told for the big story. We can't know what our story is unless we slow down and think about it."

Just as Bradley wears a number of hats professionally, her audiences do as well. Bradley's speaking engagements include teachers, women's ministry groups, writers, Rotarians and various other volunteer and service organizations.

"Every time I stand in front of someone, even when I'm standing in a courtroom, I want others to make the connection that we're all human beings worthy of love and attention, and we want to share that with others," she said. "And in sharing that with other people, we convince them that they are worthy of love and attention. You can't share that unless you believe it of yourself."

Phillips, the 19-year-old daughter of Tony and Diane Phillips, is the lead female singer in Pittman Park's weekly contemporary service.

"I am so blessed to be able to sing praise and worship to my Lord and Savior each Sunday," Madison Phillips. "I enjoy using the talent that the Lord has blessed me with to glorify Him."

Singing her first Christmas solo at age 3 for her church's Christmas Cantata began Phillips' lifelong love of singing, a talent she shared statewide twice at the Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageant.

Phillips, a former Miss Statesboro High School and Miss Wiregrass Trail, was a Best Interview Preliminary Award winner.

Tickets for the event are $5. Call the church office at (912) 681-3213 or go to www.pittmanpark.org to register.

 

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