MOPS has been having a great year.
We have two meetings this month: We will be participating in the Operation Christmas Child and putting together shoeboxes. This is always so much fun. During our MOPS meeting on November 16, we will talk about ways to take care of ourselves including mental health. This is very important as a new mom to know when to get help.
Annual Christmas Breakfast scheduled for Friday, December 7 at the church. This breakfast is open to all women whether they have to come to MOPS or not! We will have a wonderful speaker, Amy Wells, who will share her story and how God has been so faithful to her family in all circumstances.
Do you have a topic that you think is important to be shared in our MOPS group. Please let us now by contacting Danielle Woodcock at MOPS@yakimagrace.com or on Facebook. Be sure to like our page on Facebook as well to keep up to date on all events that might come up!
Are you a mom with a preschooler?
Looking for a great mom connection? Please join us at MOPS here at Grace of Christ. It’s a great opportunity to make connections with other moms in the same season of life.
We enjoy a lite breakfast, fellowship, and listening to speakers that feed words of inspiration into us. Childcare is provided through our MOPS Kids program free of charge. We meet from 9 to 11:30a the 1st and 3rd Friday’s of every month during the school year. See you there!
Fire is a tool utilized only by human beings. Since the beginning of time, humans have congregated around its warmth for light, protection and company. Every other creature on the planet fears fire, but we’ve been given the unique ability to harness it, to use its power to improve our lives. Not only that, but poets and artists have used fire to describe the God-given spark that wakes us up in the morning and fuels our purpose and passion. Whatever the context, fire is not to be ignored.
Sisters, this is a year we will tend the fire in our hearts.
We will stop inhaling the fumes of our mistakes that tell us we are not enough, not a good enough mom, not pretty enough, not brave enough, not smart enough, not wealthy enough. Instead, we will choose to tend our God-given fire. We will love our children with an all-consuming love and use our words to warm the world. We will hold the torch up high and shed light on what matters most.
- When our homes feel cold, we’ll light a fire.
- When a friend has lost her spark, we’ll fan her flame.
- When the world seems dark, we will be an ember of hope.
- In order to do this we will …
This is the bold reminder to think about what could go right. We will renew our minds and choose to trust that God is good. Hope will be on the tip of our tongues. Passion will flow from our hearts and we will pray big prayers. It takes tending to keep the fire alive, so we will fan our flame by choosing to do more things that make us forget to check our phones. We will choose to play with our kids instead of crossing one more thing off our to-do list. We will be women whose passion and patience inspire the people we love most.
This is the bold reminder to let things go. Fire is a tool of transformation, and often the most life-improving thing we can do is surrender. Surrender is often misunderstood as an act of weakness, when in truth it is an act of courage. What would it feel like to let yourself off the hook from living like it is all up to you? Let go of unhelpful expectations and the need to control the people and situations in your life. When we surrender, we become in tune with the swift but gentle timing of God. This year, we will take a daring step into the fire of transformation, so we can emerge truer and braver than we ever imagined we could be. We will be women who trust that God is fighting for us, so we need only to be still.
This is the bold reminder to let yourself be loved. Even though we aren’t enough in our own mind, we are enough in the mind of God. There is nothing that you can do, or have done, to ruin or fracture God’s love for you. There is no amount of striving or performing that will earn you more. Breathe freely and joyfully, and be refreshed. We will be women and moms who stand out because we live loved.
Mothers of Preschoolers connects moms to other moms for fellowship, inspiration, and to grow closer to Jesus. Children of all ages are welcome in our MOPPETS program, including a homeschooling room for children beyond kindergarten.
MOPS reaches out to any woman who is parenting young children to encourage, equip and help her realize her potential as a woman, mother (or care-giver) and leader in the name of Jesus. We love on our mommies by creating a safe environment that nurtures their physical, social, and emotional needs, thus opening a door to start tending to their spiritual needs. For our large gatherings, childcare is provided so mommies can relax, eat breakfast, socialize with new and old friends, and hear from speakers on topics such as motherhood, marriage and young family life. In the summer, we enjoy social gatherings at pools and parks. You may register your children and yourself at any meeting. Registration fees apply and scholarships are available. Contact the church for more information.
What is MOPS?
MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. MOPS International exists to meet the needs of every mom-urban, suburban and rural moms, stay-at-home moms and working moms, teen, single and married moms – moms with different lifestyles who share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be! MOPS recognizes that the years from infancy through kindergarten are foundational in a mother-child relationship and are filled with unique needs. Having a child of preschool age is not a requirement to attend MOPS-all moms with children from birth through kindergarten are invited to attend. Childcare is provided through our MOPPETS program; however, children are welcomed in our meetings at all times.
What can I expect?
Our group meets the second and fourth Friday of each month from 9:30—11:30am, from September through May. Moms have the opportunity to make new friends, share experiences, laugh together and learn Biblical principles pertaining to womanhood and parenting. We enjoy breakfast together, listen to a great speaker and make a fun craft while our kids participate in their own program.
What is the cost?
The MOPS International membership fee is $35 per year, which gives you lots of goodies, including a subscription to MomSense magazine. Suggested meeting donation is $5. Scholarships are available. Contact Danielle Woodcock, Registration & Finance, for more information.
ʕBuscas un apoyo en tu papel de mamá? Estás bienvenida a participar de nuestro grupo en español de Madres de Preescolares. ¡Te esperamos allí!