Welcome to the first group spotlight on the MOPS Australia blog for the year. Let’s get to know Michelle Woollams, and her group a little better.
Tell us a bit about your group.
Gilgandra is in the central west of NSW. We have approximately 12 Mums that come along each meeting. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. In the last few years since starting we have really bonded together to be an active group in supporting each other in our mothering.
Any tips for preparing for a MOPS morning? We have delegated lots of jobs out this year, so everyone gets a turn at setting up, cleaning up, table decos and even doing our creative activity. Doing things together really helps in preparing for a great morning.
How can other MOPS groups pray for your group? To have the opportunity to reach out to more Mums. Also that our MOPPETS will be well supported by people within the church, so we can invite more Mums.
Which do you prefer – bush or beach?
I like living in the bush, but I love going to the beach for holidays.
Is there anything else about your group that you’d like to share?
In September last year our MOPS group decided to participate in our local Cooee Festival. This involved making a float for the parade which was great promotion for our MOPS group. We also had a couple of stalls at the Festival, with cupcake decorating available to kids and a Nappy Cake stall. It was a great day for all, even though we had rainy weather, we all had fun and enjoyed getting out there into our community to share MOPS with our local town. To top off the day we actually got 1st prize in the parade, which we were very excited about. We hope to enter again this year.
Congratulations on winning first prize, and thanks for telling us about Gilgandra MOPS Michelle!
Which group will be in the spotlight next time? If you would like your group to be featured, please email Alice at: firstname.lastname@example.org