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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Evening Carelink (1st Mtg - 9/11/12)

Evening Mom's Carelink kicked off this year with an amazing night on September 11, 2012.  Some of you may be wondering, “What exactly did I miss?" or "What exactly did I miss even though I was there?”  Well, I am please to be given this opportunity to fill you in.   
  
Lisa F., the Evening Coordinator, began the evening with prayer and a devotional from Proverbs 31 Ministries. Luke 14:27 “And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” 
  
When following is hard, what does this scripture mean to us?  Maybe it means that each of us will have hard times in this life. However, we are still called to follow Christ's principles of loving God and our neighbors at all times - whatever that may mean and however hard that might be.  Saying this seems so simple but putting it to practice, well that is more difficult. We all will fall short of God’s glory many times, but it is through His grace that we know we can continue to be strong in our greatest weakness. 

  
We are so excited to have this opportunity to strengthen our relationship with other moms and to grow in our relationship with Christ through our time spent together each month.
  
After introducing the team and reviewing a packet of information each mom received, we played a get-to-know you game called Speed Friendship. Everyone was paired up with one other mom and for about two minutes each had to answer a few of these questions about themselves, then the partners switched.
(1) Name three things you are thankful for;
(2) what activity to do you enjoy doing with your family;
(3) if you could only have one thing for your birthday what would it be and why; and
(4) if you could only eat one food for a week what would it be?
   
We finished the evening with a not-so-great activity: PICTURES! Yep! That is right… you heard me (or should this say... "your read me right”).  Someone forgot to tell me that we were going to have our pictures taken so I forgot to contact my personal stylist for the latest Vera Wang fashions to be brought in for my pictorial. And my hair was a disaster.  I apologize ladies but you will have to bear my “not-so-glamorous pose.” 

  
Other key points we touched on:
(1) Schedule for the Year was unveiled;
(2) Reminder to sign up for devotions from Proverbs 31 @ www.proverbs31.org;
(3) You can follow the Carelink blog by entering your email or logging on regularly at
      http://momscarelink.firstmbchurch.com/
(4) Nursery Tips and Policies; and 
(5) And the all important snack schedule! You know the saying, “May no mom go hungry or
     without food!”…. or something like that.   
   
FYI:  Teal Group it is your turn to provide snacks on October 9, 2012. 
  
IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP:
September 25, 2012 – Frozen Yogurt at CherryBerry– 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Central/Maize).  This is a social event – no child care available. 
   
October 9, 2012 - Moms… you don’t want to miss this next meeting in October…. It is when Officer Timothy Reynolds will be coming to talk to our group about Personal Safety/Child Safety.  7:00 p.m. sharp we start.
  
Until we Blog Again – Your Evening Carelink Blogger (ECB) – Kendra R.

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