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Mission Control: Where Super Moms Get Their Ideas

December 2009

“Where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them.� Matthew 18:20

Tis the Season. . . Inside this Issue: Tis the Season ~ 1 Results Are In- 2 Space Team - 2 Discovery Toys - 3 Cartoons - 3 Stealing Santa - 4 MOPS Dates - 4 Sir Speedy - 4 Moms Night Out - 5 Congratulations - 5 MOPS Classifieds- 6 Upcoming Events- 7 Next Meeting - 8

Next Meeting: Tuesday, December 8th

When we hear, "'Tis the season," especially this time of year, we mentally complete the song: "to be jolly, fa lalalala, lala la la." How inspirational! Far more inspirational than fas and las is a Bible passage written centuries ago and found in Ecclesiastes: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: *A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; *A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; *A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; *A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; *A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; *A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; *A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace In God's providence, everything has its particular time.

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Holidays fall on certain days according to our calendar, but life events fall at certain times according to God's calendar. These events don't fall randomly each one has a purpose in our life. Perhaps not all of the events listed above will happen to each of us. Some people seem more blessed than others, while some carry more burdens than do others. Some of the events are welcome and joyous; others are unwelcome and frightening. We are not privy to God's calendar but His promises are open for all to see. Whether we are in the midst of a situation that we wish would never end or we are enduring a trial we wish would never have started, we can remember that God has planned the beginning, middle, and end for a purpose. Romans 8:28 promises, "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Notice that God works all things together for good. He doesn't differentiate between what we think is good and what we think is bad. All things are used to work out His purpose in us, even when we can't figure out what He's doing or how He does it.

The Results Are In. . . .

During threatening times in Israel's early

MOPS Poll 2009

history, the prophet Isaiah comforted the people with, "You will keep him in perfect

This month we had 52 girls fill out responses for our Results Are In Survey‌.Awesome!

peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You" (26:3).

Favorites Soups= 15.4%

He let the people know that, no matter what season they were in, they could have

Salad= 26.9% Dessert= 57.7%

Ages of Children (could check more than one) Pregnant= 11.5% 0-1 Years= 25% 1-2 Years= 28.8% 2-4 Years= 48.1% 4-6 years= 40.4% 7 or Older= 38.5%

peace by trusting God and looking at Him instead of the problems. After all, He is looking at you through good times and bad, working everything out for good. Whether it's the Christmas season, baseball

At the movies? Popcorn= 78.8%

season, sneezin' season, or any event or

Candy=21.2 %

circumstance in your life, there is one thing

Favorite pet? Cat= 21.6% Fish= 15.7%

you can count on: According to a good and powerful and loving God, "'Tis the season!" ~ Alan Allegra

Dog= 52.9% Horse- 9.8%

The Space Team Coordinators: Tennille Michel ~ 417.335.4807 Mary Blackwood ~ 417.335.5437 Finance: Meoldy Alms ~ 417.561.2602 Publicity: DeAnna Sheets ~ 417.880.9936 Prayer & Care: Amy Wilhoit ~ 417.336.9822

Service Coordinator: Teresa Boyd ~ 417.634.0381

Small Groups Leaders: Jordan Miller ~ 417.230.5072

Craft Coordinator: Hollie Holderfield ~ 417.263.0484

Sarah Matthews ~ 417.334.58.12 Sara DeLawder ~ 417.230.2811

Small Group Coordinator: Kelly Skoglund ~ 404.819.6527

Stacy McNeill ~ 417.336.1111 Kara Swofford ~ 417.336.1937

Mentors: Carolyn Loften ~ 417.336.5487

Maryann Riveros ~ 417.336.8706 Vanessa Hogan ~ 417.335.3785

Peg Welte ~ 417.335.2525 Hospitality: Jen Cooper ~ 417.496.6133 Renea Daniels ~ 417.339.3335

Kathy Morgan ~ 417.339.4108

MOPPETS: Teresa Boyd ~ 417.634.0381 Jenine Conway ~ 417.239.0632

Kami Biedenstein ~ 417.348.0695

Kim Matthews ~ 417.230.6409

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Tami Guerin~ 417.880.7370

Discovery Toys

Visit the Branson PM MOPS website and sign up on the side for e-mails to be notified of any new postings.

Sara DeLawder Discovery Toys Educational Consultant 417-230-2811 Over 30 years of top of the line educational toys and games that teach and challenge your children. Children love the toys so much, they don't even realize they are learning! Create a love for learning while playing with your kids! Great specials and hostess plan. Contact me to host a party or place and order!

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Stealing Santa “Gift Exchange” Please bring a wrapped gift (less than $5) What kind of gift? Something fun, different yet unique, and not embarrassing (in good taste). Some past favorites have been Starbucks gift cards, home décor items, etc. It isn’t a matter of money that makes a particular gift a hit. So how do we play the game? The wrapped gifts are put on a table where everyone can get to them easily to pick-up, shake, inspect, and select. Player #1 picks a gift and opens it. #1 shows it around, models it, and reads it or demos it depending on what is it of course. Then, #2 is the next gift opener, she can select another unopened gift (an open it, show it around, model it, read it or demo it) or take the gift #1 had opened. If she takes #1s gift, #1 must select another unwrapped gift. A gift can only be in three peoples hands. The third person gets to keep it.

Don’t worry about the rules we will explain at the PARTY! Just come prepared to have FUN!

MOPS DATES 20092009-2010

December 8th January 12th February 9th (MOPS & POPS) February 23rd (BONUS NIGHT) March 9th April 13th May 11th Special thanks to Sir Speedy who takes care of all of our printing and copying needs. Visit them online at:

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MOMS NIGHT OUT Need a night to shop with the Kids? Maybe just a night out with your husband? What: Childcare and Pizza for your kids while you shop! Where: First Baptist Church-Branson When: December 11th from 5:30-9:00 Cost is $5 per child with a maximum of $10 (3 kids is just $10) Sign up at the next MOPS meeting or call Tennille at 335-4087 Due to space open to MOPS PM moms only!

New Arrivals: *Sarah Wilson had a handsome bouncing baby boy named Daniel Paul McCreary born on November 14, 2009 at 2:38 am.

Birthdays: December 2 3 8 8 12 18 18 20 21 29 30

Miranda Ascone Michelle Russell Larene Thrash Kendra Keys Tara Kempf Renae Sattazahn Brittany Hamman Stacy McNeill Janelle Carter Jennifer Jones Amanda Hurley

Anniversaries: December 8 Andrea & Trevor Bray 19 Sarah & John Matthews 22 Janelle & Nathan Carter 29 Kami & Michael Biedenstein

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*Lori Larimore had a beautiful girl named Malerie Jean Larimore born on November 20 2009 at 6:00 pm. Don’t forget to pray for all the pregnant mommies and mommies

I want….I Have MOPS Classified Do you have something you don’t want anymore? Are you looking for a bargain? Send your I wants….I haves… DeAnna Sheets at or fill out a card at the registration table. Do you have a need that MOPS may be able to fulfill. Fill out a confidential I want, I have, I need card and drop it off at the registration table.

I want. . . . . . .

I Want Cont. . . . . .

*Train Table (contact April at 5270091)

*Samsung Blackjack II PDA (red) phone with chargers (contact Sara at 230-2811)

*Indoor/Outdoor slide (contact April at 527-0091)

*Leapfrog ABC Radio (contact Sara at

*Tony Lama’s Ostrich Cowboy Boots Size 12D (contact Peg at 3397791)

*Eddie Bauer Puppy Dog Harness Backpack (contact Sara at 230-2811)

*Magneetos 72 piece set (contact Sara at 230-2811)

*Cocker Spaniel-Cavalier trained outside or inside (contact Jordan at 2305072)

*Veggie Tales Play Dough (contact Sara at 230-2811)

*Computer Desk (contact Andrea at 335-2720)


I Have. . . . . . .

*8.5 tan/cream Jessica Simpson heels (contact Sara at 230-2811)

We have no I have this month. Check back next month!

*Navy Blue Double Recliner (contact Sara at 230-2811)

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Wouldn’t miss it for the World Some out of this world MOPPORTunities. . . . . Bass Pro is Offering *Free Photo with Santa (4 x 6) (now thru Dec. 24th) *Free Weekend Crafts (now thru Dec, 20th) *Free games and activities COME CHECK IT OUT FOR SOME FAMILY FUN! December 5th

Forsyth’s Annual Christmas Parade

December 6th

Annual Adoration Parade Branson

December 12th

Holiday Jump 12-4 pm $5 per child Branson Boys & Girls Club (open to the public)

December 4-5, December 11-12

Santa’s Reindeer at the Titanic

December 13

Santa Train 4:30 pm Annual Hollister Train Depot Free Event

Now-Dec. 19th

Polar Express Branson Scenic Railway $35 adults, $24 child

Now-Dec. 24th

Santa Claus at Branson Landing

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What to Expect at the DECEMBER MEETING • • •

Food provided by Kim, Vanessa & Tami’s Group CHRISTMAS PARTY! Marvelous Mom Awards-be thinking about who has done something great for you. Play Stealing Santa Gift Exchange

Branson PM MOPS

DeAnna Sheets-Publicity 640 Eiserman Street Branson, MO 65616

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