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Nocona Church of Christ

Coordinator's Corner - Darci Woodyard

In this our charter year, we are full of firsts and I feel like we are doing a phenomenal job of it!  Without each and every one of you, our MOPS group would not be the same!  I am certain that we are meeting needs of many moms of preschoolers in this community and  are having a great time doing it!  Of course, we have been blessed with an awesome steering team who are so willing to serve you and very dedicated to their jobs.

 Our first annual MOPS Christmas party was so much fun!  Our speaker, Dottie McBride, gave us some spiritual food for thought about our roles as both mother and wife.  The food was great, provided by the Mimosa discussion group, and the ornament exchange got pretty competitive!  Our council coordinator was thrilled to be a part of our group and stated “the joy in your group was evident by the laughter and smiles!”  And, we are so excited to welcome 3 new members—please be sure to welcome Linda, Ginger, and Dawn!

 Thanks to all of you who took a few hours out of the traditionally busiest time of the year to help our firemen wrap presents for those in need—they were very thankful to have our help and it was a great way to give back to our community.  A big thank you to Suzanne who served as a very vital liaison between the two groups!

 As we look forward to 2004, I am sure you have made a resolution or two of sorts, whether it be to lose weight, have an earlier bedtime, start an exercise program, or be a better housekeeper.  June Brown, from Better Living for Texas, will be kicking our year off right with “Budgeting and Goal-setting for the New Year.”  And, Lesa Brown will be instructing us in a fun winter craft.

I look forward to seeing you all on the 19th!  Don’t forget to arrive at 5:45 to drop off your little MOPPETS so we can start promptly at 6:00.  This will give us more time to visit and get to know each other without feeling rushed.  Help spread the word in our community that “mothering matters” and bring a friend!

Council Coordinator - Stacia Haney

I wanted to send you a note to thank you for allowing me the privilege of joining your meeting in December.  It’s a little strange being on the other side of the table and not flitting around getting all the last minute meeting details ready, but it was a real joy to be a part of your Christmas meeting, even though my ornament was taken. HA.

I wanted to compliment you first of all for your dedicated leadership.  The passion you have for moms is evident.  A team working together can be so very powerful.  You have wonderful attendance, especially for your first year; I love the fact that you are drawing from outside your own church and even outside your own community.  I was especially impressed with your community involvement.  You are making MOPS visible and showing Nocona you care about the families there.

I know you don’t serve in MOPS to hear “thank yous” but I thought I would pass this story on so you would know you are appreciated.  As I stood in line with the other moms for refreshments, I overheard one mom say to another, “It’s so nice to be served for a change instead of always serving others.”   Jesus was a great leader and a great servant.  You are a great example as you meet even the simple needs of these moms.

The joy in your group was evident through the laughter and smiles around the room that night.  Keep up the good work, and I look forward to hearing great things from Nocona’s MOPS group.

The Art of Giving - Kelli Magruder

Whew! The holidays are over, and we can finally get back into the swing of things. If you are anything like me, you are certainly ready for things to slow down! Although the gift-giving" season is over, the spirit of giving should continue throughout the year with all of us. When I say give, I'm not speaking of something that can be wrapped in paper, or placed in a decorative bag, I am speaking of the gifts of the heart. I myself was not aware of how special these gifts truly were until my family was in need. A phone call, a simple card, and the occasional meal during a difficult time, were the very things that kept our spirits raised. This is where MOPS and the relationships you have the opportunities to build come in. Our new MOPS family has given each and everyone of us a wonderful opportunity to be able to give of ourselves in different ways. I am usually the first person to use my hectic schedule as a excuse to why I can’t attend something, or I just don't have time to make that phone call that I’ve been needing to make. We all have busy schedules, whether you are a stay at home mom, or a full time worker, we are very busy mothers! This is the time of year for New Year’s  resolutions. I'm sure many of you have already made yours, some have already been broken. This year give your list a second glance, and put one more resolution
on your list, a giving heart. Give a phone call to the MOPS mom you just haven't gotten to know yet, even though you would rather watch your favorite show. Give a smile to the people you pass on the street, even though you don't know them. Give your name to your Discussion Group Leader when its time to sign up for activities, even if you just feel like you don't have the time. Give your place in line to the person who came to the check out the same time you did, even if you are in a hurry. Give a meal to the MOPS mom that is need, even though that means your family will probably eat Dairy Queen again. The greatest gift is something that we can all afford, and it is the gift of love. Next time you have the opportunity to give that gift, make sure that you do. The smallest gesture can touch another life in the biggest way.

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
                              Stephen Grellet

Hey Mom, do you need a night out with your girlfriends?
Then come to Bent Tree Bible Church for…

Mom’s Night Out!

Friday, February 20, 2004

7:30-10:00 PM

Come laugh hysterically as the improvisation troupe HIMprov performs on stage.  Bring your friends and enjoy a unique evening of entertainment and dessert.

Check them out at

Wrapping Wrap-up - Karen Cox

Nocona MOPS participated in a very spiritual, loving and giving ministry this past December. We helped the Nocona Rural Volunteer Fire Department with their Fireman's Toybox Project. Everyone who helped out (in any way) should be extremely proud of themselves! We had a big turn out all week long and several MOPS wanting to help out on Friday Night found out that the Monday - Thursday MOPS had worked double-time and there was nothing left to do.

With the fundraising and helping the firemen (MOPS "Love Offering"), we have begun to realize that this is a wonderful beginning of making great bonds with other Moms and working together in His name. Let’s keep up the good work!


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