Thursday, September 22, 2016

First Maple Grove MOPS meeting of 2016-2017!

Welcome to Maple Grove MOPS! We are so excited to have you each of you with us as We are the Starry Eyed.

We understand that for some of you this might be your first MOPS meeting ever. Here are a few things to remember for our first meeting of the 2016-2017 year.

Meeting Information
                     A reminder that Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church is located at 8585 Rice Lake Rd., Maple Grove, MN 55369.
                     Our meeting starts at 9:30
                     It is helpful to arrive a little early to check your kid(s) in their rooms
                     Steering team members will be at the front doors to direct you if needed
                     If you are not sure what table you are sitting with this year please email MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com
                     A reminder to bring a 4X6 picture of your family to our first meeting
                     Remember to save your appetite as we will have a yummy brunch for everyone to enjoy
                     At this first meeting we will be getting to know each other and learning more about what to expect at MOPS this year
                     Please remember if you have any questions or concerns please contact your DGL or email MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com

9/27 Speaker:
We will be watching a video is called "Becoming... Friends."  This is part of our MOPS theme of "Becoming..." this year.
It will feature Jen Hatmaker. Jen is the author of seven books and Bible studies, including A Modern Girl’s Guide to Bible Study. With a heart for the women of her generation, she speaks at retreats and conferences around the country. Jen and her husband, Brandon, reside in Austin, Texas with their five children, and lead the ministry work at Austin New Church.

MOPPETS
This week, everyone should have gotten an email from our MOPPETS coordinator, Lori. It included a few handouts. These are attached below. Please email MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com if you have any questions.
MOPPETS Lesson Plan
Map:

IMPORTANT REGISTRTION INFORMATION!!
Please remember to bring payment for your fall (or complete year’s) registration fee. If you have any questions related to these fees please contact Peggy Goshaw at pgoshaw@yahoo.com.

We are so excited to spend the year with you and grow together. See you next Tuesday!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Register for 2016/2017 MOPS!

MOPS will be here before we know it! There are still spots available for the Fall!

To register (a link is provided below) and email it to maplegrovemops@gmail.com. You will then receive a link (via email from MOPS Int) to pay online. If you prefer to write a check you can for $24.95 (make payable to MGEFC) and mail it to Peggy. If you choose to write a check instead of pay online. Please email Peggy (pgoshaw@yahoo.com) to receive the mailing address.

We look forward to another great year with all of you!
And don't forget to spread the word to your friends! 

Registration 2016/2017
To edit, please click on the link, go to the File Menu, choose, Download As and choose the file type you would like to download to your computer.

If you have any questions about MOPS please email, maplegrovemops@gmail.com.

Monday, May 9, 2016

May 10th Meeting

Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Our last meeting of the year
We are planning to celebrate and look back at our year. We will have plenty of time to talk and enjoy each other’s company.

Brunch
A reminder that brunch will be provided this week.

Mom’s Night Out
For our last Mom’s Night Out, we will be playing Bunco. For those of you who have never played, it is a game played with dice that is really easy to learn! Plus you get to move around a lot and get to know other moms!  There may even be prizes for the winners...  :)
We will meet on Tuesday evening, May 24th from 7-9:30 or so at the church.  Bring a snack or dessert to share.  To RSVP please contact Lindsey, lindsay.grill@gmail.com

Summer Bible Study
MOPS will be hosting a bible study this summer. We will be reading the book, “Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage” by Greg and Erin Smalley. The study will meeting every other Monday night. Time is still to be determined (either 6-8PM or 7-9PM) depending on those that sign up. It will be six week, starting June 13th. It will be hosted at Heather Hosfield’s house (4725 Yuma Lane, Plymouth, MN 55446). Sarah will be bringing sign-up this week.

4/26 Meeting Feedback
Please take a moment to give us your feedback about the 4/26 meeting. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XY2BTW8

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



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.