Friday, January 27, 2012

Beautiful Baby Girl

Congratulations to Robin Coburn on the birth of her baby girl, Eden Noel, born on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm weighing 9 lbs. and 4 oz. and measuring 21 1/4 inches long.

Mother and baby are doing great!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Inclement Weather Policy

In case of bad weather, Mom's Connection will follow the local school cancellation for Berkeley County School System. If school is canceled, then our meeting is canceled.

In case of one or two hour delays, the meeting will be cancelled.

Listen to local radio stations for school closings.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Upcoming Events

January 17 The Children's Closet Open House from 12-2 pm- A place to give and receive slightly used children's clothes, baby equipment, and maternity clothes located behind the Mace building of Bethel Assembly of God in Martinsburg, WV. All are welcomed and everything is FREE.

January 24 Topic Meeting- Join us at Bethel Assembly of God in Martinsburg, WV from 9:45- 11:45 am for a time of brunch, discussion, and fun! Childcare is provided.

February 14 Topic Meeting- Join us at Bethel Assembly of God in Martinsburg, WV from 9:45- 11:45 am for a time of brunch, discussion, and fun! Childcare is provided.

February 17 Bowling Night Out for mom and their husband/boyfriend- Join us at Pikeside Bowling Alley in Martinsburg, WV at 7 pm. The cost per game is $4.50 and shoe rental $3.50.

February 28 Topic Meeting- Join us at Bethel Assembly of God in Martinsburg, WV from 9:45- 11:45 am for a time of brunch, discussion, and fun! Childcare is provided.

**Our topic meetings are now located in the main building of Bethel Assembly of God in a new activities room.**

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Special Announcements

1. Spring Semester Schedule is available.

2. In order for moms to keep our helping in childcare limited, we need to recruit more childcare workers. If you know of anyone who would be interested in committing to either one or two meetings a month from 9:40-11:45 am, please see our new Childcare Director, Tina Allamong. We are looking for kind, caring individuals who enjoy babies/children. We give a $10 thank you gift card each time someone helps.

3. Money was collected for our friend who recently lost her son. Thank you to everyone who gave! A VISA gift card will be given to her this week.

4. Robin is having a baby girl and is due this month. We would like to put together a Consumable’s basket for her of diapers, wipes, lotion, desitan, etc. Please bring items with you at our next topic meeting to bless her!

5. Marci needs help on Wednesday evenings from 6-6:45 pm at the Children’s Closet. If you can help her, please let Marci Faro or Lisa Fraley know as soon as possible. We are asking for a once a month commitment.

If you have any questions on our events or meetings, please contact Lisa Fraley at

Becoming an old woman

When I look in the mirror I see every flaw on my face: the long wrinkle running vertical beside my mouth, my sagging brow over my right eye, the gray hairs appearing around my temples, and much more. Even though I don’t enjoy looking in the mirror as I once did, I still find myself thinking about the old woman I hope to become some day. I wonder what I will look like and what can I do now to be the woman I want to see in 30 years.

When I think about becoming an old woman, I’m not talking about how I want to look but instead what kind of person I will mature and grow into in my spirit. How I truly am in my spirit will determine the expression or demeanor I will have on my face.

So over the next few meetings, I’m going to discuss briefly what kind of old woman should we want to become. This might seem like a morbid thought but it’s really a celebration of life because we should desire and long to live so long as to become old women.

The Bible says in Proverbs 31:30 “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

Think about how you want to look, what kind of expression do you want to carry on your face, and how do you want to make other’s feel in your life if your blessed to grow old.

Thank you,
Opening for today's topic meeting 1/10/2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Our first meeting in the new year...

Our first meeting for the new year is Tuesday, January 10 from 9:45-11:45 am. We will be meeting at Bethel Assembly of God, Martinsburg, WV in our new room in the main building. Our Welcome Center will be located in the main building to assist you in finding the location and helping you in any way. All childcare rooms will remain the same (Infants-toddlers in the main building; preschoolers-homeschoolers in the Mace building).

We will continue in our Care Circles discussing the book "He Loves Me" by Wayne Jacobsen.

As always, I look forward to seeing everyone! Let's look forward to the good things this new year will hold for each of us! The Apostle Paul says, "One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philip. 4:13-14


Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Prayer for the New Year 2012

Dear Heavenly Father,

I thank you for your covenant promise of protection. Right now, I call upon the covenant I have with you and plead the blood of Jesus over my husband, my children, and myself. Angels, I charge you to watch over my family to protect us, for we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus. Go before us, behind us, beside us, and all the way around us. Keep us from calamity, evil, and misfortune. (Name all your family members to the Lord.)

No evil will befall my family in the name of Jesus! No weapon formed against them will prosper, and every lying tongue that rises up against them I do condemn, for this is my heritage as a servant of the Lord.

I thank you, Father, that great is the peace of my children. Their righteousness is of you. They do not walk in their own righteousness, but in your righteousness by the blood of Jesus. I thank you for that, Lord. They will not get off track in life, none of their steps shall slide for you Holy Spirit will guide them every step of the way. Father, your Word says that we, Your sheep, know your voice. It ways you will show us things to come. It says the voice of the spirit will come to us and say, "This is the way, walk in it". I stand on these promises, Lord, and ask that you teach us to hear Your voice. Help us to recognize when you are speaking to us, and we will obey.

Now I stand in Your holy of holies and open my spirit to receive the wisdom you have afforded me. I put myself in a position to hear and receive instruction from You. I enter the secret place of the Most High by the blood of the Lamb, and I purpose to live my life in your presence.

I thank you that you are faithful to Your word. Father, I thank you that what you say is certain and sure. When you say You will deliver us, we can rely on that promise. So right now I receive your supernatural protection and deliverance for my family and me in Jesus' Name.