Never let the fire go out … When you hope, be joyful. When you suffer, be patient. When you pray, be faithful. Share with God’s people who are in need. Welcome others into your homes.
– Romans 12:11-13 (NIrV 1998)
Fire is a tool utilized only by human beings. Since the beginning of time, humans have congregated around its warmth for light, protection and company. Every other creature on the planet fears fire, but we’ve been given the unique ability to harness it, to use its power to improve our lives. Not only that, but poets and artists have used fire to describe the God-given spark that wakes us up in the morning and fuels our purpose and passion. Whatever the context, fire is not to be ignored.
Sisters, this is a year we will tend the fire in our hearts.
We will stop inhaling the fumes of our mistakes that tell us we are not enough, not a good enough mom, not pretty enough, not brave enough, not smart enough, not wealthy enough. Instead, we will choose to tend our God-given fire. We will love our children with an all-consuming love and use our words to warm the world. We will hold the torch up high and shed light on what matters most.
When our homes feel cold, we’ll light a fire.
When a friend has lost her spark, we’ll fan her flame.
When the world seems dark, we will be an ember of hope.
The MOPS Story
Moms have needs. Just because they take care of others does not mean that they don’t need some gentle care too. They need understanding, encouragement, time out, and sometimes a little help! They need to know that mothering matters, and that mothers matter too.
NHPBC MOPS typically meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from September to May (check dates for variations due to the public school schedule). Regular meetings are from 9:15–11:00 AM with childcare provided. Check with MOPS leaders for details on playdates and events.
Location: New Hyde Park Baptist Church (in the gym)
Times: 9:10 AM – MOPSKids drop-off starts, 9:15 AM – 11:00 AM: Breakfast & Program
Cost: $120 with early registration; otherwise $140. First visit is free!