Thursday, November 17, 2016

November 22 Meeting

There is so much to be thankful for, like MOPS two weeks in a row! Can’t wait to see everyone, Tuesday, November 22nd, 9:30-11:30.  A handful reminders as we look forward to our meeting.

Everyone is encouraged to come early. We know this is so often easier said than done, but the earlier you arrive the more time you will have to check in your kids. Make sure to ask the greeters to help direct you of where to check in.

At our next MOPS meeting we will be making sandwiches for Minneapolis Recreation Development, Inc., which is headed up by Allan Law.  In addition, we will be having a warm blanket and clothing drive for his organization.  They are in need of blankets and adult gloves, scarves, and hats.  All items can be used (as long as they are clean), or of course, they can be purchased new as well. 

We’re very excited to tell you that Allan Law is planning on joining us for the last half hour of our meeting! 

Below is a link to a video about Allan Law and how he cares for the most vulnerable in our city as well as a link to their website.  I’d encourage you to watch the video and pray for him and our city. 

Link to videos about Allan Law and what he does

Link to Minneapolis Recreation Development, Inc.'s Website 


Here's a little more information about Allan Law:
The organization is headed up by Allan Law, and their Mission is “Love One Another.”  Allan Law's entire life has been consumed passionately and unselfishly serving the poor, vulnerable, disadvantaged youth, and their families. Since 1967, he has volunteered more than 175,000 hours, and he has personally spent almost $500,000 serving…. with love and compassion and delivering a message of hope to those most in need. Allan was a teacher in the Inner City Minneapolis Public School System for 32 years.  He founded Minneapolis Recreation Development, Inc. in1967.  Allan is the sole delivery person and spends every night from 9pm to 10am driving the inner city streets of the Twin Cities in search of people to help. He works overnight because that’s when shelters are closed and homeless people living on the street are most vulnerable.  On any given night, there are an estimated 7,000 homeless people in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area, and over 2,200 of them are children under 17. The goal of MRD is to feed and provide emergency assistance to as many of them every day as possible.

Our MOPS Gameraiser is now open through the month of November!
SimplyFun builds smarter kids and stronger families through play with their great award winning games for your early learners and your entire family. 
1) View website here:
2) Visit www.mopsfundraising.com
3) Enter MOPs ID: 31569
4) Browse games by categories provided: Toddler & Preschool / Early Elementary / Upper Elementary / Teen & Strategy / Family
Check out the helpful videos describing how to play each game
Place orders online -- games delivered to your home

Brunch
The Aquarius table has brunch for the 22nd meeting. Please remember that Mentor moms will be at the front door only until 9:20 to help you with your food.

Next MOPPETS Childcare
For steering meeting on Tuesday, December 6th is the Pegasus table.

Meeting Feedback
Could you please take a few precious minutes to give us your precious feedback on Maple Grove MOPS so far this year?  We would be so grateful!!!
Please click on the link below for our top 10 questions for you -- your responses are anonymous!

As always if you have any questions or concerns please email us: MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com. 

John 8:12. “When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life."

November 22 Meeting

There is so much to be thankful for, like MOPS two weeks in a row! Can’t wait to see everyone, Tuesday, November 22nd, 9:30-11:30.  A handful reminders as we look forward to our meeting.

Everyone is encouraged to come early. We know this is so often easier said than done, but the earlier you arrive the more time you will have to check in your kids. Make sure to ask the greeters to help direct you of where to check in.

At our next MOPS meeting we will be making sandwiches for Minneapolis Recreation Development, Inc., which is headed up by Allan Law.  In addition, we will be having a warm blanket and clothing drive for his organization.  They are in need of blankets and adult gloves, scarves, and hats.  All items can be used (as long as they are clean), or of course, they can be purchased new as well. 

We’re very excited to tell you that Allan Law is planning on joining us for the last half hour of our meeting! 

Below is a link to a video about Allan Law and how he cares for the most vulnerable in our city as well as a link to their website.  I’d encourage you to watch the video and pray for him and our city. 

Link to videos about Allan Law and what he does

Link to Minneapolis Recreation Development, Inc.'s Website 


Here's a little more information about Allan Law:
The organization is headed up by Allan Law, and their Mission is “Love One Another.”  Allan Law's entire life has been consumed passionately and unselfishly serving the poor, vulnerable, disadvantaged youth, and their families. Since 1967, he has volunteered more than 175,000 hours, and he has personally spent almost $500,000 serving…. with love and compassion and delivering a message of hope to those most in need. Allan was a teacher in the Inner City Minneapolis Public School System for 32 years.  He founded Minneapolis Recreation Development, Inc. in1967.  Allan is the sole delivery person and spends every night from 9pm to 10am driving the inner city streets of the Twin Cities in search of people to help. He works overnight because that’s when shelters are closed and homeless people living on the street are most vulnerable.  On any given night, there are an estimated 7,000 homeless people in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area, and over 2,200 of them are children under 17. The goal of MRD is to feed and provide emergency assistance to as many of them every day as possible.

Our MOPS Gameraiser is now open through the month of November!
SimplyFun builds smarter kids and stronger families through play with their great award winning games for your early learners and your entire family. 
1) View website here:
2) Visit www.mopsfundraising.com
3) Enter MOPs ID: 31569
4) Browse games by categories provided: Toddler & Preschool / Early Elementary / Upper Elementary / Teen & Strategy / Family
Check out the helpful videos describing how to play each game
Place orders online -- games delivered to your home

Brunch
The Aquarius table has brunch for the 22nd meeting. Please remember that Mentor moms will be at the front door only until 9:20 to help you with your food.

Next MOPPETS Childcare
For steering meeting on Tuesday, December 6th is the Pegasus table.

Meeting Feedback
Could you please take a few precious minutes to give us your precious feedback on Maple Grove MOPS so far this year?  We would be so grateful!!!
Please click on the link below for our top 10 questions for you -- your responses are anonymous!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G76FT7S

As always if you have any questions or concerns please email us: MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com. 

John 8:12. “When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life."

Thursday, November 10, 2016

November 15th Meeting

We are looking forward to our meeting next week, Tuesday, November 15th, 9:30-11:30.  A handful reminders before next week.

Everyone is encouraged to come early. We know this is so often easier said than done, but the earlier you arrive the more time you will have to check in your kids. Make sure to ask the greeters to help direct you of where to check in.

Speaker Information
This month we will be watching a video titled, “Becoming…Good Sleepers” featuring Jenni June.
Jennifer Metter, founder of Jenni June TM LLC, is a Certified Child and Family Sleep Consultant, Certified Lactation Counselor, Host and Mom of 4 teenagers!
She is Host of series, “Baby Care with Jenni June” for the BabyLeague Network and has taught baby and toddler sleep classes for ClubMomMe, BabyTalkLA, Nordstrom, Babies R us and popular LA Mom’s groups.
Beyond Jenni’s vast life experience, including 13 years of volunteer mentoring for women and youth and 15 years of homeschooling her own four (now grown) children, her certifications and credentials include:

Craft:
We will be creating Holiday Blocks at our meeting on the 15th.

Play Date
Our next play date will be at the Maple Grove Community Center Pool.
Date: Friday, Nov 11, 10AM-12PM
Location: Maple Grove Community Center Pool http://www.maplegrovemn.gov/community-center/swimming-pools/
Details: $5 per person (unless you are a lifetime member- enter through Lifetime)
Please RSVP to MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com.

Brunch
The Cassiopeia table has brunch for the 15th meeting. Please remember that Mentor moms will be at the front door only until 9:20 to help you with your food.

A reminder about our next meeting
A reminder that our next meeting will be next Tuesday, 22nd (the week of Thanksgiving).

Next MOPPETS Childcare
For steering meeting on Tuesday, December 6th is the Pegasus table.

Facebook Group
Maple Grove MOPS has its own Facebook group! To join, please follow this link and ask to join the group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/513094448793618/

MOPPETS
Click here to view the MOPPETS curriculum for this month.

As always if you have any questions or concerns please email us: MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com. 

John 8:12. “When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

Thursday, October 20, 2016

October 25th Meeting

We hope everyone had a wonderful first meeting and that you are looking forward to our meeting next week, Tuesday, October 25th, 9:30-11:30.  A handful reminders as we look forward to our meeting.

Everyone is encouraged to come early. We know this is so often easier said than done, but the earlier you arrive the more time you will have to check in your kids. Make sure to ask the greeters to help direct you of where to check in.

Speaker Information
Our speaker will be Mary Dieter!
Mary Dieter is the 3rd of 7 children raised in an Irish Catholic family on the Iron Range in the mining town of Chisholm, MN.
What started out as a personal study for her and her 5 children expanded into public speaking engagements throughout the state of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. She has been a frequent lecturer at school (ECFC), educational seminars (Gifting), workshops, women’s retreats, youth conferences, and numerous civic gatherings.
As a graduate of Minnesota School of Women’s Ministries she served on the State Leadership Team representing the Red River Valley. She has come alongside women for over 30 years through Bible Studies, Prayer Retreats, Mentoring, along with starting and sustaining women’s ministries in various churches.
Mary has ministered in Guatemala with her husband in vision care and with her sister churches in Ukraine. She served with Emergency Medical Services for 16 years… with she feels was a ‘”call within the CALL.”
When asked to do or serve she filters through her mission statement for life and for work, “I desire to educate, encourage and excite others to become whole and holy.
She is married to Dr. Michael Dieter, an optometrist, and together raised 5 children. Like all married couples at times they have come “toe to toe” but by God’s grace they have for 43 years been able to see “eye to eye” They pray TOGETHER…OUT LOUD…EVERYDAY… for their personal lives, the lives of those in the family of God, their children and their 13 grandchildren.

MOPPETS Dress up
Reminder next meeting is dress up day for all children in MOPPETS!

Favorite Things
Please bring 2-3 of your favorite things to share with your table.  (Examples: favorite recipe, accessory, phone app, Bible verse, book, picture, music, make up, jewelry, snack, date night idea, drink, etc.)

Fall Frolic Family Fun
Friday, October 28 | 6:00-9:00pm | Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church
Games, prizes, inflatables, food, dunk tank! Grab a handful of invitations outside every kids’ room and invite your neighbors and friends to join you for a night of fun for all ages!
You can help us out by dropping off fun-sized candy beforehand and signing up to help too!

Brunch
The Orion table has brunch for the 25th meeting. Please remember that Mentor moms will be at the front door only until 9:20 to help you with your food.

DATE CHANGE!
We are switching our Tuesday, November 8th MOPS meeting to Tuesday, November 15th.  Tuesday, November 8th will be our November play date instead.
To Clarify:
Tuesday, November 8th will be our November play date (TBD)
Tuesday, November 15th is our first November MOPS meeting
Tuesday, November 22nd is our second November MOPS meeting

Mom’s Night Out
We are meeting at Kristi's house (17112 62nd Ave N. Maple Grove) this Friday, Oct. 21, at 7pm.
From 494 and Bass Lake Rd:
Go west about 3 miles to and take a left on Lawndale Lane (same as Dunkirk). Her house at the end of the culd-a-sac.
Please bring a dish to share and dress appropriately as we are planning a bonfire outside.

Facebook Group
Maple Grove MOPS has its own Facebook group! To join, please follow this link and ask to join the group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/513094448793618/

Next MOPPETS Childcare
For Steering meeting on Tuesday, November 1st is the Milky Way table

As always if you have any questions or concerns please email us: MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com. 

Psalm 139:12 “Even the darkness is not dark to You, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.”

Important MOPS Meeting Date Change!

We are switching our Tuesday, November 8th MOPS meeting to Tuesday, November 15th.  Tuesday, November 8th will be our November play date instead.

Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church is a voting place on the 8th, and with the anticipated large number of voters this election year, we needed to move our MOPS November 8th meeting to Tuesday, November 15th.

Thank you for your understanding, ladies.  We’re sorry for any inconvenience this causes you.  We really hope you can make it on the 15th instead of the 8th.  We have a great meeting planned!  Our amazing MOPPETS workers have graciously made this change to their calendars, so they will be ready to love and care for your sweet children on the 15th.

Just to clarify:
Tuesday, November 8th will be our November play date (TBD)
Tuesday, November 15th is our first November MOPS meeting
Tuesday, November 22nd is our second November MOPS meeting

Important MOPS Meeting Date Change!

We are switching our Tuesday, November 8th MOPS meeting to Tuesday, November 15th.  Tuesday, November 8th will be our November play date instead.

Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church is a voting place on the 8th, and with the anticipated large number of voters this election year, we needed to move our MOPS November 8th meeting to Tuesday, November 15th.

Thank you for your understanding, ladies.  We’re sorry for any inconvenience this causes you.  We really hope you can make it on the 15th instead of the 8th.  We have a great meeting planned!  Our amazing MOPPETS workers have graciously made this change to their calendars, so they will be ready to love and care for your sweet children on the 15th.

Just to clarify:
Tuesday, November 8th will be our November play date (TBD)
Tuesday, November 15th is our first November MOPS meeting
Tuesday, November 22nd is our second November MOPS meeting

Thursday, October 6, 2016

October 11th Meeting

We hope everyone had a wonderful first meeting and that you are looking forward to our meeting next week, Tuesday, October 11th, 9:30-11:30.  A handful reminders as we look forward to our meeting.

Everyone is encouraged to come early. We know this is so often easier said than done, but the earlier you arrive the more time you will have to check in your kids. Make sure to ask the greeters to help direct you of where to check in.

Speaker Information
Our speaker next week is our very own Caiyte Hall.
Caytie has been in MOPS for 4 1/2 years. She relies on "me too" moments to get her through these years with young kids. She and her husband Dylan live in Maple Grove with their two children Hannah and Noah and their dog and cat. 
Caytie loves to be in the kitchen baking and trying out new recipes that her picky eaters would prefer she leave on Pinterest. She has recently decided to learn how to decorate cakes and gets a thrill watching you-tube videos and practicing new techniques.

Payment Information
Please remember to bring your MOPS payment next week. If you need more information about your registration, please check with your DGL or Peggy (pgoshaw@yahoo.com) for more information. 

Picture
A reminder to bring a 4X6 (horizontal) picture. Even one from an IPhone works! Remember this is for your placemat we will be completing this week. 

Brunch
The Pegasus table has brunch for the 13th meeting. Please remember that Mentor moms will be at the front door only until 9:20 to help you with your food.

Mom’s Night Out
Note that we have changed out Mom’s Night Out scheduled for October 21st.  Kristi Klee has graciously opened up her house for a Bon-Fire/Game Night. More details coming soon!

Playdate
Bring your kids and let’s celebrate the beginning of fall! We will be getting together for one last outside play date. More information coming soon!
Location: TDB
Time: Tuesday, October 18h at 9:30-11:30 AM

Facebook Group
Maple Grove MOPS has its own Facebook group! To join, please follow this link and ask to join the group! 

Next MOPPETS Childcare
For Steering meeting on Tuesday, November 1st is the Milky Way table.

MOPPETS Lesson Plan
Follow this link to learn more about the MOPPET Lesson Plan for this week.

As always if you have any questions or concerns please email us: MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com. 


Psalm 139:12 “Even the darkness is not dark to You, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.”