Our second meeting of the year was just as exciting as the first. We introduced our mentor mom, Cathy, to the group and Jennifer R. opened the meeting in prayer and by giving a devotional on being strong and courageous. If you would like to read her devotional, please click on the link at the top of the page. Our theme verse for this week was Joshua 1:9. “Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
We introduced our BRAVE STORY meeting element and invited everyone to sign up to share their BRAVE STORY with the group at one of our meetings throughout the year. The idea behind the BRAVE STORY is that each and every one of our stories matter and that God wants us to share them with others. It helps all of us to gain perspective on this life He has gifted us. Amanda was our first BRAVE STORY teller to share her personal BRAVE STORY. Amanda’s stories came from throughout different phases of her life and were touching. Thank you Amanda for being brave and allowing us to get to know you better and for giving us the gift of your beautiful, brave story.
Our challenge this week was a two point, two part challenge. First, was to accept the invitation to share your story and sign up to do so at one of the meetings this year. Second, was to share your story with someone outside of MOPS.
After enjoying a wonderful breakfast provided by our first food group, ‘Bravely Being’ , we delved headlong into a simple, fun craft that will hopefully offer inspiration and encouragement throughout the year. We completed a decorative clipboard that can be hung on the wall and used to easily hold and change out different printables. I found the idea through pinterest at http://www.unexpectedelegance.com/2014/06/09/diy-clipboard/#_a5y_p=1778135. Everyone was given the printable to place on their clipboard for the week. *Check back often, as I will try and post a printable that you can print and hang to go along with the theme of every meeting throughout the year.*
Our time came to end very quickly again and we closed our meeting in circle time with praise and prayers.
Our next meeting is Friday, October 3rd at the Grand Blanc United Methodist Church in Grand Blanc from 9am – 11am.
*Fall semester dues of $45 ($35 if you participated in the Mom2Mom Sale) are due at our next meeting, September 19th.
Please turn into Jennifer at the beginning of the next meeting (Amanda will be gone to MomCon- hope your having lots of fun Amanda!)
*If you have not had your picture taken, please come camera ready, as Jennifer R. (that’s me!) will be taking everyone’s photo for the photo directory.
*Don’t forget to complete this week’s challenge!*