Meeting Review: “Embrace Your Story – Giftedness”

We hope you enjoyed the MOPS meeting on Oct 9. Thanks to Kristina and Yvonne’s Radiant Reds, and Kelly’s Vivacious Violets for providing the brunch! It was so abundant and delicious, we had to add a few new recipes on our Pinterest boards. We gave away some yummy door prize items, too –  a free Papa John’s pizza and vouchers for snacks from McDonald’s and Chick-Fil-A.

Mentor Moment

This meeting was all about giftedness. Mentor Mom Donna started the meeting with Proverbs 2:2-3. She shared that Solomon was asked specifically by God to request anything he wanted. He chose wisdom, because he knew that with wisdom everything else in life would come.

Operation Christmas Child

Next, Sara M. showed a video from Samaritan’s Purse about Operation Christmas Child.  Free boxes are available at our MOPS meetings. Sara invited every member to take a box to fill for a child this year. Sara displayed a sample gift box for a 10-14 year old boy, the group that receives the least gifts.

Then, she shared the great news that We Make Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics has donated supplies for our boxes this year! (Check out this awesome stash of toothbrushes and toothpaste!)

Guest Speaker – Pat

Our guest speaker for this meeting was our former Mentor Mom Pat, who spoke about gifted children. Pat shared common misconceptions about giftedness, various types of giftedness, and how to recognize giftedness in your child.

A Gift for Moms

Also, each mom received a “gift” from MOPS – a bookmark featuring this image from the Growing a Jeweled Rose blog.

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Our Next Meeting – Oct 23

Our next meeting is on Oct 23. The topic is “A Beautiful Mess – Caught Up in the Business of Life?” Lara’s Outrageous Oranges and Laura’s Glamorous Golds have brunch/cleanup duty.

 

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Register Now for our New Year of MOPS

Registration for our new year of MOPS is open now.

What it Costs

The annual registration fee for MOPS International is $23.95. Make your check payable to “MOPS.”

We never want the cost to stop a mom from attending MOPS. Scholarships are available for moms in need. If you cannot afford to register, please speak privately to a Mentor Mom (Melene, Donna, or Dot) or our Finance Coordinator Sara E.

Why Register

Registration fees are vital to MOPS International’s mission to ensure that no mom is alone. When you pay your registration fee, MOPS International uses that money to support groups all over the world, especially moms in low-income areas and teenage mothers in Teen MOPS groups.

The registration fee is different from the dues you pay when you attend a MOPS meeting. Our dues are paid at our regular meetings to cover a portion of our expenses, like childcare.

Who Should Register

We are required to register our members in order to maintain our charter with MOPS International. All moms who attend our group should be registered, even if they receive a scholarship. This includes all Steering Committee members, Mentor Moms, and MOMSnext members, too.

What’s In the Welcome Package

After you register, you’ll receive a welcome package in the mail from MOPS International. This year’s package includes a cute MOPS tote bag, a sing-along DVD featuring the cuddly character BOZ, and coupons.

You’ll also receive your first issue of MomSense magazine. Flip through and find some encouragement in the pages. Plus, you’ll receive an inspirational e-mail each week from MOPS International.

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