Tea Time Talk this month pursued the theme of all the "hats" we have worn during our lives.
The task: Borrowed 'hats' from our preschool were drawn from the bag and people shared a wee story.
As each participant put on a hat we learned how the hat might connect to their experience. Jack Adams, while putting on the conductor's hat, talked about his father working for the railway. We should have had a bathing cap as Joan McL, our olympic swimmer from the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, was with us. John was so thrilled to choose a grad's hat as he never had such a celebration living in England during the war. Rev. Liz's hat was a purchase from the Portobello Road market in London this summer.
The women looked very elegant in wide-brimmed hats. We wondered:- when did wearing hats and gloves to church go out of fashion? (our guess was the 60's).
Liz executed the TTTopic in a very meaningful/interactive way and the result was a wonderful example of how sincere and honest sharing, with humour, creates community!
The tea/coffee, raisin bread and squares were extra special as the Friendship Group, who provide these treats, had baked for the Sunday "Sentimental Journey" Concert as well and so there were lots of delicious varieties.
Tea Time Talk is an informal opportunity to check in with each other. We hear a thought-provoking story from our minister and usually ponder a question at our table groups and then enjoy tea/coffee and dessert. It is the 4th Tuesday 0f the month from 2 p.m. to 3.30. There is no programme in July and August. In December the meeting is usually moved a week earlier.
Next Tea Time Talk is October 27th
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