The Cygnus Ladies at Bethany Union Church are on a mission to raise funds for charities. For many years, the group ran a church bazaar, but such events have fallen out of favor. This fall, the ladies are hoping homemade tea sandwiches, English scones and a program on the importance of bees will appeal to residents who want to pour tea for a purpose.

Coffee, Tea, Flowers & Me, will be hosted at Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd St., on Saturday, Sept. 9. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and serving will begin at 2 p.m.

On the menu are traditional fancy tea sandwiches, lemon squares, strawberries hand-dipped in chocolate, English scones with lemon curd and clotted cream, all homemade by the Cygnus Ladies. A gluten-free menu will be available, along with freshly brewed tea and coffee.

“What Could Happen Without Bees” will be presented by beekeeper Anastasia Cosby, of the Historic Pullman Beekeepers. Available for sale will be award winning Babas African violets, and all attendees will have a chance to win a fall wreath.

The donation is $15; proceeds will support the Women’s Crisis Center, Burn Camp, LaRabida Children’s Hospital and others.

Reservations are requested. For information, call (708) 975-3311.