We are MOPS at Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial, Colorado.
The MOPS group here at Our Father Lutheran Church (OFLC) meets on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 9:30 – 11:30 AM beginning September 4, 2015 and ending May 6, 2016. We meet on the lower level of the church in the Community Room. Child care is provided and is free of charge. Drop-off starts at 9:15 AM.
Our Father Lutheran Church is located at 6335 South Holly Street, Centennial, CO 80121
Your first meeting is free!
What is MOPS?
What is the theme for 2014/2015?
The 2015/2016 theme for MOPS is “A Fierce Flourishing“.
For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12
Sometimes we need new eyes. A perspective shift that recalibrates our hearts to the rhythm of God’s goodness surrounding us. To tune our hearts to better hear the music of the divine echoing throughout this world. That we might let that goodness seep into our bones and into our hearts so we can remember what it feels like to flourish.
Some of our potential topics this year include:
Celebrating Lavishly: Celebrating breathes life into our days. Commemorating moments helps us to become more alive, to remember what is good and recognize it. How would life change to regularly invite friends into our stolen moments with uninhibited dancing and the best food, while gathered around the biggest table with the deepest conversations?
Embracing Rest: Perhaps it is time to let go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as a measure of worth. Creating healthy rhythms in our life is one way we nourish the weary spots in our soul.
Noticing Goodness: Could it be possible that we don’t need new things but rather new eyes to see what we already have? What if we regained our sense of vision, an acute resolve to find hope in the cracks and mire of the mundane? Noticing what is good gives us the gift of perspective.
We become more ourselves when we celebrate, rest and notice, and that looks a lot like flourishing. But this flourishing isn’t the precious or exhausting kind. This is a fierce flourishing. It is a fierce protection of your most important moments, an invitation to rest and an opportunity to enjoy the people who are right in front of you.
This year at MOPS, may we become a home for found wanderers, redeemed prisoners, explorers at the edge of their comfort – all of us who were one-time captives now celebrating our unearned freedom, because we have regained the eyes to see. May this year unfold into radical expressions of your own unique Fierce Flourishing.