Monday, April 25, 2016

April 26th Meeting

A reminder that everyone is encourage to come early. Remember child care opens at 9:15 so if you check your kids in early you can get settled early too!

Speaker

THE MARRIAGE IMPRINT: Messages Children Learn From Their Parents’ Marriage

We teach our children to read, to ride bikes, to pick up their rooms and mind their manners.  However the most important learning they will do in our homes has to do with learning how to love!  We, as parents, are our children’s blueprint for intimacy.  Based on what our children see in our marriage relationship, they draw conclusions and form permanent beliefs and expectations about marriage.  “Is marriage good?  Is it what I want someday for me?  Will I have a good one?”

What is your marriage teaching your children about love?  What does it say about respect, cooperation and trust?  Is your marriage preparing your children to be successful in their own love story later in life? 

Join family advocate Rhonda Nordin as she steps through essential messages children learn from their parents’ marriage.  Based on recent research that shows children form opinions and expectations about marriage from a very early age, this session has the potential to not only influence how we parent, but how we as mothers and fathers, interact with each other.  From making marriage a priority, to building trust and negotiating differences, this session helps men and women improve their marriage and prepares them to lead their children into successful adult relationships. 

For moreinformation about Rhonda click here.

Brunch
A reminder that the YELLOW TABLE has brunch this meeting.

Fundraisers
A reminder we will have one more fundraiser, this time at Chik-Fil-A on May 5th, 11-2 and 5-7. Please invite family and friends for good food and fellowship! We will need four people to “man” the MOPS table during each time slot. Sign up here.

Steering Team Childcare
Thanks to all of you who have helped with child care for our MOPS Steering Team meetings. We have been blessed by your care of the children, and there are a lot! We are reaching out and asking for volunteers for May, our last meeting of the year. Could you please help? Please sign up here.

May 10th Meeting- our last meeting of the year
A reminder that May 10th will be our final MOPS meeting of the year. Don’t miss a chance to celebrate together!!

4/12 Meeting Feedback

MOPPET Lesson Plan
Click here to view the MOPPET lesson plan for the week.   

Friday, April 15, 2016

What are you doing next year?


The MOPS Leadership

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. 1 Corinthians 12:4-7

The Steering Team provides leadership and direction for the MOPS group. Each member is to attend all steering meetings (except DGLs) and regular MOPS meetings. Have you thought about getting involved on Steering Team? 

If you would like more information on Steering Team, positions click here.
Apply today for 2016-2017 Steering Team.


Sunday, April 10, 2016

April 12th Meeting


A reminder that everyone is encourage to come early. Remember child care opens at 9:15 so if you check your kids in early you can get settled early too!

Silent Action
We welcome your participation in the Maple Grove MOPS Silent Action during our meeting this week. During the silent action, you will have an opportunity to place bids on items ranging from household goods, children’s toys, clothes and accessories! It’s a great way to get some of the things you have been needing/wanting for great prices and for a great cause.
We will be viewing these items after the announcements on Tuesday morning.
Bidding: Please bring cash or check to MOPS that morning.
Contributing: If you wish to contribute items to the Silent Action, please:
  1. Fill out a Silent Action Bid Form for each item
    1. Provide full description of item
    2. Provide suggested starting bid based on approximate current value
  2. Drop off you new or gently-used items (anything you think other moms might like) to church before Monday, April 11th before 5PM

Steering Team Childcare
Thanks to all of you who have helped with child care for our MOPS Steering Team meetings. We have been blessed by your care of the children, and there are a lot! We are reaching out and asking for volunteers for May, our last meeting of the year. Could you please help? Please sign up here

Fundraisers
Thank to everyone that participated in the fundraiser at Culvers on April 7th from 5-9PM!
A reminder we will have one more fundraiser this year. The next fundraiser is at Chik-Fil-A on May 5th, 11-2 and 5-7. We will need four people to “man” the MOPS table during each time slot. Sign up coming soon.

Service Project
Mark your calendars, our spring service project will be on April 23rd, 4:30-6:30 at Feed My Starving Children. Please talk to your DGL so we know the numbers we can expect.

Brunch
A reminder that the PURPLE TABLE has brunch this meeting.

Directory
We will send out the final directory this week. Of course if you have any updates please email us at maplegrovemops@gmail.com.

3/22 Meeting Feedback
Please take a moment to give us your feedback about the 3/22 meeting.

MOPPET Lesson Plan
Click here to view the MOPPET lesson plan for the week.    

Thursday, March 17, 2016

March 22nd Meeting

A reminder that everyone is encourage to come early. Remember child care opens at 9:15 so if you check your kids in early you can get settled early too!

Speakers

"Road To Joy Ministries"
Cindy Cole Nelson and Kathe Matthews met in a singing group and soon realized it was no accident that they formed an immediate bond. They had quite a bit in common; both were mothers of teenagers, married over 20 years, worked as accountants and had passions for Bible study, speaking and creative writing. Cindy was at work on her first Christian music album and Kathe was compiling short stories and poetry for a book she would later publish. Unfortunately, they also discovered they shared a common struggle with worry and anxiety. Road to Joy Ministries was born when it became apparent that God brought them together, not only to support each other, but to send them out to help others. Today they speak at conferences, retreat programs, and other ministry events. With God leading the way, Cindy and Kathe hope to show others that traveling down His Road to Joy is the ride of a lifetime.

Fundraiser
Maple Grove MOPS will be hoping a fundraiser at Culvers on April 7th from 5-9PM. Sister tables to be assigned for a choose 2 hour slot. Sign up information coming soon!

Silent Auction Update
A reminder that that Silent Auction will take place April 12th. This will give you a chance to sell items you aren’t using anymore and purchase the things you can really use! Please remember if you have bigger items to check with Jen and Jill before bringing them in.

Service Project
Mark your calendars, our spring service project will be on April 23rd, 4:30-6:30 at Feed My Starving Children. Please look for more information to come soon!

Steering Team Childcare
A reminder that the Pink Table has steering team child care this month. Thank you for your service.

Directory
We sent out the directory last week. Please take a moment to make sure your information is correct. If you have an update or would like to send in your picture into the email us at maplegrovemops@gmail.com.

3/8 Meeting Feedback
Please take a moment to give us your feedback about the 3/8 meeting. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WC3G9CY

MOPPET Lesson Plan
Click here to view the MOPPET lesson plan for the week.      

Saturday, March 5, 2016

March 8th Meeting

Don’t forget to bring your hammer this week!!

A reminder that everyone is encourage to come early. Remember child care opens at 9:15 so if you check your kids in early you can get settled early too!

Speaker
“Meet Mrs. Perfectionist and Mrs. Controllin’ All in One”
Our speaker is Diana Jarosiewicz. Diana has been married to Mark for 30 years. They have 5 children (one girl & four boys) from age 14-28. She and Mark have also been blessed with two granddaughters. Diana spends her time speaking to women's groups and working in the office of the family electrical business. She loves sharing her testimony and trials from life and how God has been there every step of the way in health, marriage, children and just plain life. (And life can be hard)
Diana loves talking about the great God we serve!!!

Craft
For the craft this week we will be making string board art. You can choose to make a cross or a heart shape with a bible verse on the back. PLEASE BRING A HAMMER!

Playdate
Come join us for some fun and creative play at the Play and Learn Cafe in Minnetonka on Tuesday, March 15th, 9:30-11:30!  Cost is $5 per playing baby and $7 per child.  Make sure you bring socks for you and your kids. Free coffee is available for moms groups so let’s take advantage of that! (It does say that outside coffee is not allowed in the cafe, so please leave yours at home or in the car). Here is the website for you to check it out! Hope to see you all there!
http://playandlearncafe.com/index.html

Fundraiser
Maple Grove MOPS will be hoping a fundraiser at Culvers on April 7th and 28th from 5-9PM. Sister tables to be assigned for a choose 2 hour slot.

Silent Auction Update
A reminder that that Silent Auction will take place April 12th. This will give you a chance to sell items you aren’t using anymore and purchase the things you can really use! Please look for more information to come soon. More information will be coming soon.

Service Project
Mark your calendars, our spring service project will be on April 23rd, 4:30-6:30 at Feed My Starving Children. Please look for more information to come soon!

Steering Team Childcare
A reminder that the Pink Table has steering team child care this month. Thank you for your service.

Directory Pictures
We are hoping to have the directory ready by the middle of the month. Please send your pictures into the Maple Grove MOPS email: maplegrovemops@gmail.com.

2/23 Meeting Feedback
Please take a moment to give us your feedback about the 1/26 meeting. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K9DSYVW

MOPPET Lesson Plan
Click here to view the MOPPET lesson plan for the week.      

Thursday, February 18, 2016

February 23rd Meeting

Next Tuesday is our Mentor Mom Panel!!

A reminder that everyone is encourage to come early. Remember child care opens at 9:15 so if you check your kids in early you can get settled early too!

Mentor Mom Panel
At our next meeting we will have a Mentor Mom Panel -- a chance for our Mentor Moms to share with us their experiences, lessons learned, and greatest achievements of motherhood and womanhood!
So -- do you have any questions for our Mentor Moms?
Please email our questions to MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com
This week the Orange table has brunch.

Silent Auction Update
A reminder that we have moved the Silent Auction to April 12th. This will give you a chance to sell items you aren’t using anymore and purchase the things you can really use! Please look for more information to come soon.

Service Project
Mark your calendars, our Spring service project will be on April 23rd, 4:30-6:30 at Feed My Starving Children. Please look for more information to come soon!

Steering Team Childcare
A reminder that the Orange Table has steering team child care this month. Thank you for your service.

Babysitting Coop
Did you know that Maple Grove MOPS has a babysitting coop? We have all been in a pinch and have needed child care for appointments, meetings or so many other life events. Our babysitting coop allows moms to assist each other by exchange babysitting services. Please contact Caytie Hall (caytie.hall@gmail.com) if you would like to be added to this group.

Directory Pictures
We are hoping to have the directory ready by the middle of the month. Please send your pictures into the Maple Grove MOPS email: maplegrovemops@gmail.com.

2/9 Meeting Feedback
Please take a moment to give us your feedback about the 2/9 meeting.

MOPPET Lesson Plan
Click here to view the MOPPET lesson plan for the week.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

February 9th Meeting

Next Tuesday is DAY OF PAMPERING!!

A reminder that everyone is encourage to come early. Remember child care opens at 9:15 so if you check your kids in early you can get settled early too!

Day of Pampering
One of the best days of the year has come! Day of pampering allows us to do just that, be pampered! We will be welcoming massage therapists, eyebrow waxers, essential oil consultants and more. Please arrive early to get your kids in child care, get brunch and start using the services.
Craft: Our craft this week will be gifted by the essential oils consultant. She will give each of us the chance to make one, room spray, rollerball blend, thieves cleaner, sugar scrub, or bath salts. Please bring cash with you if you would like to make second or third option.
Raffle: There will be a raffle at Day of Pampering. Please note that you can enter the drawing to win each prize only once. You are welcome to enter all of the drawings if you wish to win all prizes.
Brunch: A reminder that brunch will be catered this week.

Playdate
Our next playdate will be February 16th. Please look for more information about this coming soon.

Babysitting Coop
Did you know that Maple Grove MOPS has a babysitting coop? We have all been in a pinch and have needed child care for appointments, meetings or so many other life events. Our babysitting coop allows moms to assist each other by exchanging babysitting services. Please contact Caytie Hall (caytie.hall@gmail.com) if you would like to be added to this group.

Directory Pictures
We are hoping to have the directory ready by the middle of the month. Please send your pictures into the Maple Grove MOPS email: maplegrovemops@gmail.com.

1/26 Meeting Feedback
Please take a moment to give us your feedback about the 1/26 meeting.

MOPPET Lesson Plan
Click here to view the MOPPET lesson plan for the week.