We invite all mothers either expecting a baby or mothers of young children (age birth through Kindergarten) to join us at Minis and Me as together we explore our Minis and Me theme for the 2018-2019 year, Chasing Raindrops.
Our members may come from different backgrounds but they have similar needs and a shared desire to be the best mothers they can be. We know that God values motherhood, and mothers of preschoolers need special encouragement. Twice a month we gather to visit over brunch, learn from guest speakers, encourage one another, and enjoy some "me time" while our children have fun in our age-specific Minis program.
We meet every other Tuesday (September through May) from 9-11:15 AM.
2018 Meeting Dates:
Sept. 11 & 25
Oct. 9 & 23
Nov. 6 & 20
Dec. 4 & 18
2019 Meeting Dates:
Jan 8 & 22
Feb. 5 & 19
March 5 & 19
April 2, 16, & 30
Isaiah 45:8 "Drip down, O heavens from above, And let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, And righteousness spring up with is. I, the LORD, have created it."
The world freshly washed, raindrops sparkling on the roses, kids laughing as they run through the puddles. What is there to not love about a rain shower? The world even smells different somehow. I honestly believe we were made to crave this refreshed sense. Rain brings life, there is no doubt. All we have to do to see proof of this is to think about a time and an area of drought. The dry parched land, plants easily uprooted because their roots are shriveled from lack of a refreshing drink of water. In which case you could also think of my flower pots once I get out of the habit of watering them.
In a way this reminds me of us. Life is trying and some days it’s downright draining. You look around and all your friends seem to be thriving where they are and yet there you are stuck, rooted but barely functioning. How often we are like the earth, striving to grow and flourish but unable to? Those times when all we can do is watch and cringe, before long we are gritting teeth and that familiar ache is spreading through our chest and shoulders… you know the feeling. There has to be more. We were made to crave favor; God’s blessings if you will. It may be this is a point we were called to be resilient, able to grow despite difficult moments, able to offer a truer lasting beauty to the world around us. It means we need to go on a search for our rain drops from God. These rain drops may be harder to find but they are the most precious, gifted to us to provide exactly what we need to thrive through a particularly dry spell. It means we release what we held onto so tightly to that it made our hands sore and stiff as we open them to let go and in doing so, we simultaneously catch the rain drops as they fall from heaven.
Those clouds we have been watching, promising rain do indeed offer refreshment. It can renew and restore but can also flood. Is it only a coincidence that the God close to flood with rain? The first glimpse people have of rain is its destruction but of its cleansing power and also a great show of mercy and grace. Can you imagine the peace following that storm? I think of the sense of calm and the smell as the world freshly washed am and in awe. Rain is used often to describe God’s blessing but also of reminiscent of tears but even so those tears bring renewal and offer us a chance to grow. This is a call to chase the raindrops, actively seeking blessings, and anticipating renewal after the storm.
Is there a fee to join Minis & Me?
Yes! $40 per semester or $75 if you choose to pay for both semesters up front.
We want all moms to be able join Minis and Me so if the registration fee is a problem, please contact Pastor Joe by calling the church at 717.397.1121 to inquire about a scholarship.
What does the registration fee cover?
The registration fee covers a variety of benefits and here are a few:
- It helps to pay our child care workers that care for our children while we enjoy some grownup time.
- It helps to provide great speakers at our meetings.
- It covers meeting supply expenses.
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