Thursday, September 29, 2016

September Sponsor Shout Out!

The last day of each month, Sandhills MOPS will recognize every business who supported our organization throughout the month.  We're calling it Sponsor Shout-Out, and we hope you'll spread the word about these great businesses too!  Sandhills MOPS mommas want to extend a HUGE thank you to all our sponsors for the month of September!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sandhills MOPS Welcome Cindy Finley & Serving SP!

Last week's rainy day down pour didn't keep our MOPS mommas at home, instead they braved the rain with littles in tow for an opportunity to hear from one of our area's most motivational speakers, Cindy Finley.  It was well worth the shoe-soaked effort, because Cindy crafted a special message just for us that spoke to our hearts on matters relating to mothering in "new territory".  Specifically, she delved into the book of Joshua and pointed out specific ways in which we can best equip ourselves for conquering the expectations, obstacles, and personal desires facing mothers today.

In addition to scripture, Cindy used her own personal experiences and 'mom methods' to encourage us to embrace the wonderful gift of motherhood and our opportunity to create meaningful lives for our families.  Cindy knows a thing or two about motherhood since she's the mother to seven children, and through her ministry, she's also a fantastic example of how to pursue a passion and live a life that reflects the love of Jesus.   Please visit her website to learn more about Cindy and her RiverCross ministry.  Thank you Cindy for spending your morning with us!

A special thanks must also be extended to Serving Southern Pines, who visited us last week as well. The local meal delivery service presented each mom with a 20% off coupon, and shared delicious gluten-free zucchini chocolate chip muffins made by one of their local chefs! Serving Southern Pines delivers wholesome ready made meals right to your door, making it the perfect healthy and convenient option for moms who need a break from all that meal planning and prepping entails!  Check out SSP, and try their service!


Of course no MOPS meeting would be complete without the delicious brunch offerings prepared by some of our fabulous mommas!  Last week, the red table knocked it out of the park, and their discussion group leader (DGL) designed an exquisite tablescape and special place setting that included a gift for each mom- a beautiful bud vase bearing an inspirational message.


There's no doubt that Sandhills MOPS mommas left last week's meeting with their hearts and bellies full!

Don't miss our next meeting where we will hear from one of our own moms who'll share her expertise in creating emergency family care plans.  We will also enjoy visits from Dental Derby Pediatric Dentistry and Play Escape!
Thanks to the following businesses for their genorosity in providing last week's raffles!


Friday, September 16, 2016

Bébé Faire Bonanza! TODAY!!

It's that time of year again in the Sandhills...The fall and winter 
Bébé Faire children's consignment sale, and it starts TODAY! If you're looking for toys, gear, children's and maternity clothing, or cloth diapers, then chances are you will find what you're looking for, plus much more, at this sale! Don't miss snagging a deal today, check out the hours below and head over to the Armory at 500 W. Morganton Ave. in Southern Pines!

We have many Sandhills MOPS mommas who are consigning their gently used items in this season's sale, and we got a sneak peek at some of the offerings during yesterday's drop off.

In addition to all the great children's consignment items, You can also shop from local businesses and direct sales representatives.  On Saturday, your book purchases at the Usborne Books & More table can help benefit the Adoption and Foster Care Ministry at Christ Community Church.  

See ya there!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

MOPS Meetings & More!

Sandhills MOPS mommas enjoy much more than our regularly scheduled meetings.  We also organize group play dates, special outings/events, celebrations, and Moms' nights out!  Whether it's an ice cream social at the park, berry-picking on the farm, or a kid free dinner with uninterrupted conversation- Sandhills MOPS will fill your calendar with activities enjoyed by every mom and child no matter their interests!
Today we hosted a play date at the local hot spot indoor playground, Play Escape.  As an added bonus included in today's entrance fee, kids enjoyed a slice of pizza.  No lunch duty or clean-up for mom! We hope all who attended enjoyed some quality mom time while the kids were content in their play paradise.  For those who couldn't make it this morning, we hope to see you at our next fun event!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

2016 Kickoff Meeting- We Are the Starry Eyed!

Thanks to everyone who came to our first meeting of the year! We had a turnout of just under 50 moms on Wednesday morning, and we enjoyed meeting many new faces.  Moms were welcomed with elements from this year's theme of "We Are The Starry Eyed," and each mom received a goodie bag filled with stellar mom loot from many generous businesses!

Our hospitality team greeted moms with a smile and a gift bag!

We kicked off our meeting with a prayer, before diving into the delicious brunch that was provided by the steering committee.  Then the room filled with laughter as we watched and related to a WhatsUpMoms video clip on being late for preschool.  Following a devotion led by our co-coordinator, we got to know each mom a little more when she introduced herself and finished the sentence "Before I was a mom, I....". We enjoyed prizes galore as each steering member raffled one of her favorite things, and then we wrapped up the meeting in small groups where we chatted and answered some fun questions about our interests.

The steering committee worked hard all summer to plan a fun filled and spiritually rich fall semester for our Sandhills MOPS mommas, and we will continue to pour love into all of our planning and events throughout the year.  We are so thankful that you spent your Wednesday morning with us, and we hope you'll continue to join us! 

Sandhills MOPS 2016-2017 Steering Committee

Be sure to join us for our next meeting, where we'll share another delicious brunch and special tastes from a local meal delivery service, as well as an inspiring and starry eyed speaker that you won't want to miss!

Lastly, we want to extend a very special thank you to this week's sponsors whose generous donations filled our goodie bags:

Dental Derby Pediatric Dentist of Southern Pines
Drop Zone Kids
Coldwell Banker: Realtors Mark and Karen Caulfield
Ivy & Grace Designs
Nehemia Manufacturing Co.
Organics HappyBaby

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Book Fair Books!

We were so excited to get this shipment of FREE books in this week!  Thank you to everyone who participated in our book fair to support the Adoption and Foster Care Ministry of Christ Community Church.  We received over 50 books....$400 worth!  We are excited to get these books into the hands of children in our local community!