Saturday, March 11, 2017

March 14th Meeting

Our next meeting is, March 14th, 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.

Craft
A reminder that we will creating necklaces on Tuesday. If you would like to personalize yours, please consider bringing an idea from the following list. If you forget or if you would like something that we will provide for you, we will have plenty of pretty paper and quotes for you to use inside of your charm.
Whatever you bring must be FLAT and 1" in diameter. I have a 1" hole punch if you'd like to cut your object at the meeting.
-Printed picture (please have the developer print on MATTE paper)
-Computer printed picture/quote/etc - please print on CARDSTOCK
-Map cutout of a hometown
-Drawn picture/Handwritten "mommy" or something like that - on CARDSTOCK
-Lace/fabric piece
-Something printed with your name/initials/kids initials/monogram/wedding date, etc - on CARDSTOCK
-A piece of a playing card

Spring Break
If you have kids who are not registered with MOPS but will need care during spring break, we will know if you plan to bring them with you. Please email MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com with the details any additional kids you plan to bring with you.

Brunch
The Cassiopeia table has brunch for the 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, April 4th, are Milky Way, Taurus, and Pegasus tables (or anyone who was not able to help earlier or who can help again).

MOPPET Information
Here is the class information for MOPPETS for the month of March.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0SSSoX1n6LPdWZ2YmVySUFlc2c/view?usp=sharing

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

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.” Ephesians 5:8

Monday, February 27, 2017

February 27th Meeting

Our next meeting is, February 27th, 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.

Speakers
Our speakers joining us on Tuesday will be Travis and Dawn Rosinger are from Minneapolis, MN and are high school sweethearts. They have been married for twenty-three years and have two college age children. Travis has a Bachelor's Degree in Christian Ministry and a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership.  Along with being a full-time pastor for over twenty years, Travis has taught Human Relations and in the Business discipline at colleges in Minnesota and Iowa. He is currently Pastor of Adult Ministry at The Grove Church in the Twin Cities and is a regular speaker at schools, colleges and marriage events both in the United States and internationally.  Along with being a very active pastoral ministry partner, Dawn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and is an experienced women's and marriage speaker focusing on women's issues and marriage unity.  She has a heart to encourage and challenge women and couples to grow in their faith and impact their world. Dawn also works full-time in management at a dental practice.  Travis and Dawn are both very passionate about helping couples fight for their marriages and live a vibrant, full life!  Loving The Fight marriage seminars and marriage events are a key focus of their lives and ministry.

Spring Break
If you have kids who are not registered with MOPS but will need care during spring break, we will know if you plan to bring them with you. Please email MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com with the details any additional kids you plan to bring with you.

Brunch
The Orion table has brunch for the 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, March 7th is the Cassiopeia table.

MOPPET Information
Here is the class information for MOPPETS for the month of February. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0SSSoX1n6LPNmJPSHFxb05ITHM/view?usp=sharing

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


"Your Word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path." - Psalm 119:105

Friday, February 10, 2017

February 14th Meeting

Our next meeting is, February 14th, 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.

DAY OF PAMPERING

  • Tuesday is the day of Pampering! Being a mom is one of the hardest (and best) jobs on earth but you need the chance to be pampered too!
  • A few things to remember for our meeting
    • Remember you and your kids to wear comfortable clothes (Pjs if you want).
    • Valentines
      • If your kids are 2.5 years old by September 1st, you can bring valentines for their room to share. Please write To: Friend so they can hang them out themselves. Also, please do not bring candy or trinkets because of allergies and choking hazards.
    • We have a large number of vendors coming to serve us!
      • Make up and Lips- SeneGence
      • Nails- Nails and Spa as well as Sonny Nails
      • Hair- Spark Salon
      • Yoga- Club Pilates
        • 3- 20-minute mini sessions, (9:45, 10:15, 10:45)
        • Bring a yoga mat if you have one.
    • Craft
      • We will be making a rice heat pack at this meeting.
    • Drawing
      • We have an abundance of gifts we will be drawing names for at our next meeting. The Drawing will be done at 11. Further instructions will be given the day of.
    • Silent Auction
      • We have two items for the silent auction. These items will have a starting bid of $20.  These are both currently priced between $450 and $500 online. More information will be included on the bidding sheets. Pictures are included below.

Spring Break
If you have kids who are not registered with MOPS but will need care during spring break, we will know if you plan to bring them with you. Please email MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com with the details any additional kids you plan to bring with you.

Brunch
The brunch will be catered by donors, including, Original Pancake House, Harvest Bread Company, 3 Squares, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Cold Stone Creamery.

Next MOPPETS Childcare
For steering meeting on Tuesday, March 7th is the Cassiopeia table.

MOPPET Information
Here is the class information for MOPPETS for the month of February. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0SSSoX1n6LPNmJPSHFxb05ITHM/view?usp=sharing

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


"Your Word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path." - Psalm 119:105

Monday, January 23, 2017

January 24th Meeting

Our next meeting is, January 24th, 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
Cheryl Eliason will be joining us tomorrow. Cheryl Eliason speaks with passion and conviction to women, parents, and youth of all ages. You will enjoy her enthusiastic and candid style that addresses the "where we live" challenges of parenting. The emphasis in her programs is prevention and training. Her heart is to equip parents as the primary educator of values to their children and to encourage women in all facets of life.

Spring Break
If you have kids who are not registered with MOPS but will need care during spring break, we will know if you plan to bring them with you. Please email MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com with the details any additional kids you plan to bring with you.

Brunch
The Pegasus has brunch for the 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, February 7th is the Orion table.

MOPPET Information
Here is the class information for MOPPETS for the month of January.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0SSSoX1n6LPeF9BUm1femJabzQ

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

John 1:4, “In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

January 10th Meeting

Our next meeting is, January 10th, 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
Our very own Kari Leaman will be presenting next week! Before having children, Kari was an elementary school teacher.  She graduated from the Ohio State University in 2006 with a degree in Early Childhood Development.  She then earned her Masters in Elementary Education and Middle School Science at the University of Minnesota in 2008.  Over the next five years, she had five different teaching positions in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade in four different schools.  While each year brought on new challenges, she was able to learn and grow from each different age, culture, and socio-economic status.  Kari is excited to share with you today about experiencing wonder with your children!

Craft
Our activity on Tuesday will be making Bucket List Ribbons! You will choose a season and write 15 things you'd like to do with your child/ren during that season on clothespins. As you complete activities, you may take the clothespin off of your ribbon. Repeat as you wish with future seasons AND have a cute house decoration to easily hang.

Spring Break
If you have kids who are not registered with MOPS but will need care during spring break, we will know if you plan to bring them with you. Please email MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com with the details any additional kids you plan to bring with you.

Brunch
The Milky Way has brunch for the 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, February 7th is the Orion table.

MOPPET Information
Here is the class information for MOPPETS for the month of January.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0SSSoX1n6LPSWtCS2Q1VU83Xzg/view?usp=sharing
As always if you have any questions or concerns please email us: MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com. 

John 1:4, “In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

December 13th Meeting

Our next meeting is, December 13th, 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.

Christmas Dress
Everyone is also encouraged to come dressed to celebrate Christmas! Come with your sweaters, wearing red and green, your fun leggings, and your crazy hats!

Speaker
We will be watching a short MOMCON video on Hope. We will also welcome Pastor Jon Platek to share the Christmas message with us!

Gift Exchange
Please bring a gift for the gift exchange (if you would like to participate).

Brunch
The Taurus 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, January 3rd is the Aquarius table.

Please 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. 


Isaiah 9:2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. 

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."