special events

ellen’s bears tea party

We continued our 5th Sunday tradition – ellen’s teddy bears tea party. This was our first ever VIRTUAL tea party due to social distancing. Ellen’s teddy bear ministry was started by a local friend to honor his deceased wife named ellen. During her battle with cancer, ellen had times of loneliness. Now Sanford neighbors donate stuffed animals to ellen’s bear ministry to provide a tangible expression of God’s love and comfort. Every 5th Sunday we gather all of ellen’s bears together to share tea and treats. We take time to talk about the importance of inclusion and acceptance.