Last weekend I was able to attend the WIN Ministry of Nazareth Christian Fellowship’s third annual Mother-Daughter brunch at the Tropical Paradise Ballroom. The theme this year was “Generations”, encouraging the older women to teach, mentor or coach a younger woman through life experiences. The program included acknowledgement of two women, Dr. Delicia Garnes and Rev. Dr. Cheryl Anthony for their services in the church and local communities as well as performances by IET (International Electric Transfusion) and legendary calypsonian The Mighty Sparrow.
Now both my father and god father are musicians, so I’m a sucker for live music. I was a bit of a skeptic when the announcement was made about a band performing at the brunch, but IET did a GREAT job. They sang and played just about every genre and catered to all. From the youngest to the oldest, everyone (especially me) was singing dancing. The best set included performances of hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s, intentionally connecting with the “Generations” theme. I’m not even sure how many of the other guests noticed, but they got a thumbs up from me for that alone. It was not my first time hearing The Mighty Sparrow, but it was pretty funny to see older women act like their teenage and twenty-something self again as he performed. He sang hits such as “Jean and Dinah”, “Melda (Obeah Wedding)” and did a rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”.
Not only did I get to spend the day with my mother, I was able to spend it with my grandmother and aunts too. It was their first year attending the Mother-Daughter Brunch and they loved it. This year’s event was by far the best and I can’t wait to attend the next. In June, WIN will be holding a Zumba class and a scheduled “Pink Tea” later in the fall. For more information, visit the Nazareth Christian Fellowship website.
The Women In Nazareth Ministry (WIN) exists to provide women with effective tools to WIN in life. Our purpose is to educate, encourage, equip and empower women so that they may experience wholeness in every area and aspect of their lives. We are victorious regardless of challenges and we pursue our destiny in Christ. We reproduce in others the same freedom that we now live.