Mt. Canaan hosts Tablescapes Friday
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Pastor Barbara Embry, right, is the featured speaker for the Tablescapes event Friday night at Mt. Canaan Baptist Church’s Talladega Regional Family Life Center. Embry is pictured with one of the event organizers, Mable Crosby, at one of the 43 tables that will be set up for the evening.
You’ll find friends and fellowship, an outstanding showing of creative talent and a heaping helping of inspiration at the first Tablescapes event hosted by the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church of Talladega’s Women’s Ministry Friday, May 18 starting at 6:30 p.m.

“We are so thrilled that we have had such response to this event,” said Mabel Crosby, on e of the event organizers. “We have 43 tables registered.”

Everyone is invited to attend and tickets are $15. Tickets may be ordered by contacting Crosby at 256-362-2336 or at 352-207-1837 or email her at

Pastor Barbara Embry from Christ Deliverance Church of Talladega is the featured speaker.

“Our theme is ‘Celebrating the Fruit of the Spirit,’” Crosby said. “If we as a people would live each day exhibiting love, joy, peace, patience, faithfulness, goodness, kindness, gentleness and self-control what a wonderful world it would be. It is our hope that the message will go forward and people will be inspired, strength will be renewed and spirits will be lifted. We asked Pastor Barbara Embry to be our guest speaker because we wanted someone local, and there is a wealth of talent right here in Talladega and I know she exhibits theses qualities every day in her role as chaplain for the hospital and as pastor, mentor and friend to so many.”

Not only will participants show their talents at decorating tables, they will also dress according to the table theme they chose, Crosby said.

“This is really going to be a fun part of it,” she said.

Also, men from all over the community will be serving the ladies, Crosby said.

“This says so much for the men of our area that they would humble themselves to be of service in this manner.”

“As a church we are so pleased to host this event in the new Talladega Regional Family Life Center,” Crosby said. “It is our pastor’s and our congregation’s vision that this facility be a utilized by the entire community. So it is an opportunity to introduce the facility to those who have not had the occasion to visit, in hope that it will fill a need for their church or organization.”

There are a few tickets left, but Crosby urges those who wish to attend need to contact her as soon as possible.

“I am excited about Tablescapes,” said Dr. Horace Patterson, pastor for Mt. Canaan Baptist Church.

“It fits the theme that we have designed for this facility,” he said.

“We want to be a blessing to our entire community and this program will allow us to occupy that role.”

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