Sometimes it’s the social meetings that are my favorite! I really enjoy talking with everyone and getting to know you all. Thank you!
Today we talked about connecting with our kids. Jennifer opened the meeting with a devotional about her story becoming a mom. It was a lovely, personal story from a perspective we don’t often hear about. If you missed it, you should ask Jennifer about it sometime. She offered up these two verses that are special to her:
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never leave you for forsake you.” So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?”
Lisa shared her Messy photo. It was a photo of her older two children playing together and toys in the background. She told us about how they have been playing nicely together lately and how even though things get messy with toys everywhere, she really enjoys seeing them play together and use their imaginations. Her photo is on our MOPS bulletin board if you’d like to check it out.
We, of course, enjoyed our breakfast provided by Debbie’s group – fruit, veggies and dip, egg dishes, homemade fancy bread – yum!
Discussion time was our main activity. We talked about the personality types of our children, how they feel most loved and how we use our time to stay connected with our kids.
We then used notecards to write down words to describe our children. The Leadership Team will use Wordle to make word collages and pass them out at the next meeting. See the sample at the top of this post. 🙂
Operation Christmas Child will be our activity for our next meeting. A sign up sheet was passed around to donate items. We will be filling 10 boxes!!! Thank you to Lisa, Jennifer and Amanda for donating the shipping costs for 5 extra boxes! If you missed the sign up, no worries, a Sign Up Genius will be sent out as a reminder and to sign up for any remaining items.
Amanda briefly talked about the open positions on the Leadership Team – Speaker Coordinator, MOPPETS Coordinator, and Creative Activities. We have a new Creative Activities Leader! Angela will be joining the team!!!
We ended in our Prayer and Praise Circle.
Our meetings seem to go by so quickly! We have lots of events coming up – make sure you put them on your calendar! Hope to see you there!
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MNO – Milkshake Monday – Oct 21st @ McDonalds 8:30 PM
Trunk-or-Treat – Oct 27th, Party Time 3-5 PM, Trunks Ready by 4:20 PM- Prizes!!
Photo Booth Prop Night – October 29th @ 8:30 @ the church
MOPS Photo Night! November 1st 5-8 PM @ Debi’s
Christmas Photo Fundraiser – Saturday, Nov 16th 10 AM – 6 PM at the church