Haven Ministries Sponsors Annual Tea Party

Haven High Tea

Haven Ministries Sponsors Annual Tea Party

On Sunday, April 29, Haven Ministries held its Annual Tea Party at the Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville, one of Haven Ministries’ business partners. The event benefited Haven Ministries programs: the homeless shelter, food pantry, thrift store, street outreach program, and resource center.

Guests were seated at beautifully-decorated tables, each hosted by a community volunteer. The specially chosen menu for the tea included assorted scones, tea sandwiches, sweet treats, and a variety of teas. There was also a Fancy Hat Contest and Silent Auction, which offered a variety of themed baskets put together by volunteers, as well as other items donated by area businesses. In addition to learning about Haven Ministries work in the community, guests were treated to an inspirational performance by Donna Dieter.

Table hostess Mary Jourdak of Chester, who has been a table hostess every year, comments, “I love this event. The tables are beautiful and there is always a positive energy in the room. The guests are always smiling when they leave.”

Krista Pettit, Executive Director of Haven Ministries, adds, “Working with Prospect Bay Country Club is always a great experience. They always provide delectable meals and have been a true partner in donating their venue for a number of our events, including our annual golf tournament. They have truly showed what being a member of our community is all about.”

For further information about Haven Ministries, call Krista Pettit at 410-739-4363.

Love shapes the ministry, love transforms people, and hope prevails at Haven Ministries. Haven Ministries operates a Resource Center at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Centreville, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with job training, educational programming, and case management services. The Haven Ministries Food Pantry is held on the third Friday monthly at Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church in Stevensville from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Our Daily Thread Thrift Store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Homeless Shelter is open October through April at Kent Island United Methodist Church. For further information about Haven Ministries, visit haven-ministries.org or call 410-739-4363.

Pictured left to right are Joanne Santry, Veronica Holthaus, Lynn Adler, Linda Buote, Pat Miller, Laura Clifton, and Teresa Baumann.


Deb Terhune, Lisa DeLacerda and Pastor Amor Woosley High Tea

Ellen Finn and her granddaughter High Tea

Pictured is Ellen Finn and her granddaughter, who attended the tea.

Chesapeake Culinary Services

Pictured is Patty Emanueli, owner of Chesapeake Culinary Services.

Annual Tea Party coordinators

Pictured are Annual Tea Party coordinators, Liz Skibbie and Taryn Chase.

(Photos are by Cindy Sigmon of Bayview Photography, a Business Partner of Haven Ministries.)