2016 Fall Semester

September 8, 2016:  First meeting of the year!!!

We hope you will join us as we kick off the 2016-17 MOPS year and explore our "We are the Starry-Eyed" theme elements of HOPE, KINDNESS & WONDER.  We're looking forward to some "mamas only" time including tasty eats, inspiration & encouragement, crafting, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones!  Hope to see your beautiful faces there!!!

MOPS On The Town (MOTT = moms & kids):
Chick-Fil-A (on 81) kitchen tour & playdate - Tuesday, Sept. 20 @ 9:00 am
Moms Night Out (MNO = moms only, no kids):
FROYO @ Yogurt Mountain - Tuesday, Sept. 27 @ 7:30 pm

October 13, 2016:  HOPE

One thing we all need during the ups and downs of motherhood is HOPE!  Sharie King will join us to discuss hope through the seasons of motherhood and we can't wait be encouraged by her wise words.  We'll also be introduced to Anderson Interfaith Ministry's WACS (Women And Children Succeeding) program and participate in our first service project of the year. 

MOTT:  Pumpkin Patch @ Trinity UMC - date TBA 
MNO:  Girls Night In @ Jenny Pray's house - Tuesday, Oct. 18 @ 8:00 pm

November 10, 2016: KINDESS

For many of us, one of the biggest challenges in mothering can be to manage our emotions.  We all want to show KINDNESS to our children and this month we will address anger, frustration and guilt and share some practical steps to help keep these feelings in check.  In keeping with the season we will make a special "thankfulness" craft that the whole family can enjoy! 

MOTT:  Electric City Gymnastics 
MNO:  Craft Night @ Boulevard - Monday, Nov. 28th @ 7:00 pm

December 8, 2016:  WONDER-ful Christmas Party!!!

Sometimes moms just wanna have fun!!!  And talk and eat and do a service project too!  Join us in December for all this good stuff!

(No MOTT or MNO scheduled for December)

2017 Spring Semester

January 12, 2017: HOPE

Join us as we kick off the new year with a message of HOPE!  We will also reveal the details of a special 28 day challenge designed by MOPS International and complete a cute and unique craft.  There's no better way to start the new year than with a bunch of MOPS mamas! 

MOTT:  Corner Bagel Shop tour 
MNO:  Game night

February 9, 2017: Hope, Kindness & Wonder

HOPE and KINDNESS can do WONDERS for a marriage!  This month a panel of married couples will come and share their experience and wisdom with us, and we'll have the benefit of hearing both the husbands' and wives' perspective on marriage and parenting.  You won't want to miss it, and we'll participate in a service project too! 

MOTT:  Deliver Valentines cards to senior adults @ The Legacy - Friday, Feb. 12th
MNO:  (not scheduled this month to leave more time for a date with your sweetheart)

March 9, 2017: HOPE

We just can't get enough of Lisa Fields and she's back again to share parenting tips and discipline techniques from the popular Love & Logic course.  Lisa provides HOPE for moms of young (and older) kids and lots of practical advice and encouragement!  We also have a craft that you and your kiddos are sure to love!

MNO:  Cooking or Painting class

April 6, 2017 (*meeting on first Thursday due to Spring Break*):  KINDNESS

Moms need friends more than ever during these sometimes challenging days of parenting little ones! This month we will hear from Jen Hatmaker (via video) as she addresses the importance of mama friendships.  We'll also complete our last service project of the year. 

MOTT:  Happy Cow Creamery
MNO:  Bowling

May 11, 2017:  WONDER - End of the Year Celebration!!!

The last meeting of the year will be a time for celebrating the journey and beauty of the moms around us and for enjoying our time together!  Get ready for some photo booth fun, the WONDER of encouraging words, and an awesome last craft. 

MOTT:  Wren Park Splash Pad
MNO:  To be initiated by Discussion Group Leaders