September 21st Meeting – Friendship

Here’s the summary from today’s meeting:

  • Amanda read two poems about friends and then lead the opening prayer
  • Breakfast was provided by Group 1. It was a “Say Goodbye to Summer” theme. We had chicken salad, BLT pasta salad, fruit kabobs, homemade ice-cream with toppings, blueberry pie, lemon zucchini muffins, kielbasa, and trail mix – yummy! We had lots of time to enjoy all the goodies and catch up with everyone.
  • We participated in an extended group discussion using cards. Each mom chose a card with a word that described how we felt our role as mother was going. Then we talked about why we chose that card and how we can pray for each other.
  • We also wrote 3 questions on slips of paper of something we wanted to know about the group. Some of the questions where: “Who has lived in another country?” “What’s your favorite “me” time activity?” “Anyone a Starbucks addict?” Then, while we were in a circle, we read the questions and everyone answered.
  • Amanda closed the meeting with announcements and our circle time.
Announcements and Upcoming Events
Be sure to check your e-mail for event evites. It’s important that you RSVP so we know how many people to expect. An event may be canceled if not enough people plan on coming. If you are not receiving evites, please contact Debi to make sure she has your correct address and/or check your Spam folder. We do not send evites for meetings.
  • Mom’s Night Out @ Paddy McGees
    • 5270 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc
    • Wednesday, Sept 26th @ 8:30 PM
  • Next Meeting – October 5th
    • We’ll be doing a costume exchange – if you would like to participate, bring your costumes that you are willing to share. Debi will have all details and labels ready to go.
  • October
    • Pumpkin Patch & Bonfire on Saturday, Oct 20th
      • There will be a hayride, animals to feed, pumpkins to pick out, s’mores, hot dogs and cider, and a bonfire
      • It has been a MOPS favorite event for many years
    • Trunk-Or-Treat @ Grand Blanc UMC on Sunday, Oct 28th
      • It is organized and put on by the church youth
      • All potty trained kids are welcome
      • MOPS Hosts the Trunk-or-Treat event during the party (the last hour)
      • Decorate your trunk and hand out candy to the kids, they will trick-or-treat to each trunk
      • MOPS gives a prize to the best decorated trunk (kids are the ones that vote)
    • Play Date – (TBA) If anyone wants to host, please contact Amanda
Reminders:
  • Fall Dues are due by our October 5th meeting. You can “pay-per-meeting” but it will end up costing a little more. If you need assistance with your dues, please contact Angela or Amanda.
  • If anyone is interested in planning and leading a craft activity/food demo/etc. please contact Elizabeth
  • If you miss a meeting, please check the Welcome table at the next meeting for any missed handouts or crafts.
  • There are many opportunities to help with MOPS.  We need volunteers with devotionals, leading craft activities, and hosting play dates. Please consider signing up.  Sheets will be passed around at the meeting or you can contact Amanda.
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