Meeting Review: “A Beautiful Mess – Caught Up in the Busyness of Life?”

We hope you had a good time connecting with other moms at our MOPS meeting on Oct 23. Thanks to Laura’s Glamorous Gold’s and Lara’s Outrageous Oranges for providing the brunch! We gave away some fantastic door prizes – a Tidewater Value Check coupon book and a copy of “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World” by Joanna Weaver.


Andreia W. introduced two MOPS fundraising efforts that are starting now:

  • Value Check coupon books – $12 each
    These books provide over $800 in food and entertainment discounts from local vendors. MOPS members are asked to sell 5 books each. Unsold books must be returned by Nov 13.
  • Flower Cards – $40 each
    These punch cards are good for a free bouquet from any Norfolk Florist location every month for a year. MOPS members are asked to sell 3 cards each. Unsold cards must be returned by Dec 18.

The top two sellers of each item will win CASH Prizes! Our annual fundraising income is critical to our group, especially for our MOPPETS child care expenses. Please see Andreia to get flower cards and coupon books to sell.

Speaker Laura R. – Mary & Martha

Laura shared the story of Mary and Martha from Luke 10:38-42 and her own story of how she personally learned to slow down to draw closer to the Lord with less stress and greater joy.

Sara M., Christin, and Colleen performed an entertaining skit about a modern-day Mary and Martha (based on this video). Martha is caught up in the busyness of life and her friend Mary helps her make time for what’s most important.

A Gift for Moms – Dish Towel with Verse

Each mom received a dish towel and a biblical verse to think of when she’s working in her own busy life:  “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.” (Colossians 3:23).


A take-away for moms from our “Mary and Martha” presentation: a dish towel with verse Col 3:23.

Our Next Meeting – Nov 13

Our next meeting is Nov 13. Operation Christmas Child boxes are due at this meeting. Please see all the details in our October MOPS newsletter.

Sara’s Gorgeous Green and Stefanie’s Beauteous Blue tables have brunch/clean-up duty. Please look for the event invitation to be posted on our private Facebook group. See you there!


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