Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 12th

Join us this Thursday, October 12th at 1pm. We will be meeting at Deep Wells Farm in Lenoir City for our annual pumpkin patch visit. The cost is $11/person and kids 2 and under are free. They are cash only.

Let us know if you plan to attend so we can make sure we meet up with everyone who wants to go!

We look forward to seeing you there!


Monday, September 25, 2017

September 28, 2017

I hope everyone is having a great week so far!

Please come join us this Thursday, September 28 from 9:30-11:30 am for our next MOPS meeting. Also, please bring either cash or a check for your MOPS dues. Dues are either $35 (with childcare) or $30 (without childcare).

Can't wait to see you all Thursday!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Meeting Times

Good afternoon, ladies! A huge thank you to everyone who stopped by our open house today! It was wonderful to see everyone and get to know our newest members. This is going to be a great group and a great year!

Our first official meeting of the year will be on Thursday, September 14th from 9:30-11:30am at Erin Presbyterian. Come join us for a fun craft, snacks, coffee and conversation. Also, ask us about our private Facebook page. There, you can find more information about our group, meetings and playdates.

Member dues for MOPS are $30 (without childcare) and $35 (with childcare) per semester. If this is a financial hardship for you, please speak to us! There are other options, and we never want money to keep someone from joining our group.

The following is our list for meeting dates for the 2017-2018 year.

September 14
September 28
October 12 (since this is during fall break, we will do an all kids included outing)
October 26
November 9
December 14
January 11
January 25
February 8
February 22
March 8
March 22
April 12
April 26
May 10

As always, please send us a message if you have any questions. We can't wait to see you September 14th!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

MOPS Open House

It is that time of year... Our older kids have headed off to school (yay!), routine has sweetly reentered our lives along with the alarm clock (how many times can you hit snooze and not be late getting the kids to school?), the cooler fall temperatures are coming (we hope!) and MOPS is about to start up again!

Please come join us for our MOPS open house on August 31 from 9:30 until 11 am. We welcome established members, new members and those who just want to see what MOPS is all about. We will have snacks and coffee while we chat and get to know each other. Feel free to stop by for a short time, or come and stay the whole time! We will not have childcare at our open house, but still bring your kids. They can play and make new friends too.

Our MOPS theme this year is "Free Indeed".  We will spend time talking about what it means to free ourselves as mothers from the things in life that hold us captive (worry, stress, habits, time) and focus on living the life we want to live and parenting the way God wants us to parent, free from societies' expectations. We will have a year of crafts, guest speakers, devotions and a lot of fun!

Also, mark your calendars! The first official MOPS meeting will take place September 14 from 9:30-11:30am.

If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email and we will be happy to answer.


We cannot wait to see you all there! Let's make this a great year at MOPS!


The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor, he has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord. -Luke 4:18-19
--MOPS Theme Bible Verse

Friday, May 12, 2017

MNO!

Join us on Wednesday, May 17 for a Moms' Night Out! We will meet at Makino Japanese Buffet (8217 Kingston Pike)  at 7:00 for dinner. Hope you can come!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

End of Year Meeting

I can't believe we're concluding another year of MOPS! Please join us for our last meeting. We'll have food catered in from Panera, a fun craft, and time to hang out and share summer plans. (Play dates and mom's nights out, please!)

If you plan to attend, please check out the Panera menu at https://delivery.panerabread.com/#!/menu/category/ and contact Jodi B. with your order request. Her contact info will be on our Facebook page, found here.

I can't say it much better than Jodi B: "What I love most about our group is that we have such an amazing and diverse group of ladies, yet we are a small enough group that we all stick together and have each other's back. Being on the steering committee is so much fun and a great way to serve the group. If you haven't served before, this is a great way to jump into something new and fun." For those who plan to join next year, these open positions will need to be filled. Please prayerfully consider filling one:

Speakers - in charge of finding and scheduling speakers for meetings
Crafts - finding and coordinating craft supplies and teaching the group how to do the craft
Social Media - maintaining the Facebook page and blog
Childcare Coordinator - find childcare workers for meetings, set up curriculum if needed, set up crafts for kids, etc.

Hope to see you Thursday!

When: Thursday, May 11, 9:30 am
Where: Erin Presbyterian Church, 200 Lockett Rd. Knoxville 37919

Friday, April 21, 2017

Kindergarten

This week, we are going to talk about kindergarten. Our guest speaker is a former kindergarten teacher. She retired recently, after many years of teaching in public schools. Whether you have a tiny little one and school is years away, or you're trying to decide if your five year old should start kindergarten next fall, there should be some good information shared.

When: Thursday, April 27, 9:30 am

Where: Erin Presbyterian Church, 200 Lockett Rd. Knoxville 37919

I hope to see you all there! Please feel free to bring a snack to share.