Anderson MOPS 

2017 Fall Semester
September 14, 2017: FREE INDEED Kick Off Party!
We’re kicking off the 2017-18 MOPS year learning more about what this year’s theme means to us and hearing speaker Cherie Duffy’s take on #ThisIsMotherhood .
MOPS ON The Town (MOTT= moms & kids): Sadler’s Creek playdate
Moms Night Out (MNO= moms only, no kids): Frozen yogurt fellowship at Yogurt Mountain

October 12, 2017: GO FIRST: Abide in Our Shortcomings
Our speaker will focus on the fallacy of the Supermom and show us how abiding in motherhood is just as powerful as doing it all. We’ll also be creating adorable wood-slice pumpkins to get us in the fall spirit!
MOTT: Berry Acres Pumpkin Patch
MNO: Social at a member’s house

November 9, 2017: Letting LOVE Be the Loudest Voice
Let’s be honest mamas: Do you really take enough time to take care of YOU? Kelly Pfeiffer will be with us to give us some helpful tips on how to incorporate self-care into our lives as mothers. Our craft this month will be something we can take home and use to pamper ourselves!
MOTT: Electric City Gymnastics
MNO: Holiday Craft Night

December 14, 2017: Christmas GIVING Party!
The Bloodmobile will be on the premises so we can give one of the most important gifts of all. Bring a dish to share and we will celebrate the gifts of food and friendship!
(No MOTT or MNO scheduled in December. Plan a table play date or night out!)

2018 Spring Semester
January 11, 2018: FREEDOM in Our Financial Life
Dealing with money can be a huge cause of tension and stress, but it doesn’t have to be. Margaret will lead us through some helpful tips, gathered from the book "More than Just Making It" by Erin Odom, that we can put to use in the new year. And speaking of a new year, how about a pretty paint chip calendar?
MOTT: Backstage tour of Publix
MNO: Tamara Merriwether's house

February 8, 2018: GUTSY Love: An Honest Marriage Panel
We are bringing back the couples panel! Last year this was a favorite meeting for many. We get to benefit from the wisdom and experience of three couples at different stages in their marriage. We’ll also participate in a service project!
MOTT: Delivering Valentine’s Cards to The Legacy
MNO: None- Take a date night if you can!

March 8, 2018: Putting LOVE First With Our Children
Returning guest Lisa Fields will speak on the topic of teaching children about responsibility. Every parent dreams of having kids that are trustworthy, conscientious, and willing to take accountability for their actions. Unfortunately, kids aren’t born knowing how to be responsible – they must be taught. We’ll also make a gorgeous hoop wreath at this month’s meeting to usher in that spring-y feeling!
MOTT: Easter Egg Hunt
MNO: Sullivan’s for dessert

April 12, 2018: BE GUTSY: Setting Firm Priorities
This month’s speaker will focus on the issue of setting priorities in the management of our homes. We’ll also choose to prioritize giving and take part in a service project!
MOTT: Happy Cow Creamery and Picnic
MNO: Painting

May 10, 2018: FREE INDEED Celebration/End-of-Year Party!
Bring a dish to share and indulge today. This month is all about celebrating ourselves and the difficult, amazing job we have been called to do!
MOTT: Family Picnic
MNO: Get your table together for a party!